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From the Thomas R. Cole Collection
Report on Fishing 1698

 

 

Prowse, DW., A History of Newfoundland From The English, Colonial, and Foreign Records, 1895. Belleville: Canadiana reprint series 33, Mika Studio, Belleville, Ontario. 1972., page 280:-

Letter from Wm Coch [TC Note: Cocks/Cox] of Bonavista to Col. Norris 7 Sep. 1698.

I think it my duty to acquaint your Honour that to the north side of this bay are many extraordinary harbours and better fishing; one William Wyng has fished there some years (it being 14 leagues NWN from this place) who has still increased the inhabitants of this place very considerably, and this year one Nowill [TC Note- Newell] has been that way who has more fish for his two boats than they have for shallops, so that next summer several of the inhabitants of this harbour design to remove thither and their masters of ships that have fished there this year intend to be likewise, for it is certain the fewer boats are kept in a place the better the fishing.

I write this that those sent to settle afffairs may have power as far as Cape Frills. I think a draught ought to be drawn of that place. There is room for five hundred sail.

[TC Note - Most likely William Cox.]

Report on Fishing 1698

Prowse, DW., A History of Newfoundland From The English, Colonial, and Foreign Records, 1895. Belleville: Canadiana reprint series 33, Mika Studio, Belleville, Ontario. 1972., page 280:-

Letter from Wm Coch [TC Note: Cocks/Cox] of Bonavista to Col. Norris 7 Sep. 1698.

I think it my duty to acquaint your Honour that to the north side of this bay are many extraordinary harbours and better fishing; one William Wyng has fished there some years (it being 14 leagues NWN from this place) who has still increased the inhabitants of this place very considerably, and this year one Nowill [TC Note- Newell] has been that way who has more fish for his two boats than they have for shallops, so that next summer several of the inhabitants of this harbour design to remove thither and their masters of ships that have fished there this year intend to be likewise, for it is certain the fewer boats are kept in a place the better the fishing.

I write this that those sent to settle afffairs may have power as far as Cape Frills. I think a draught ought to be drawn of that place. There is room for five hundred sail.

[TC Note - Most likely William Cox.]

 

 

Page contributed by: Thomas R. Cole, February 2000
Page revised: August 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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