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Broom Pt.
1838 census - St. Barbe District
Areas from Bonne Bay to Savage Cove,

Name of Settlement Name of Residents Number in Family Years Here Native Place Occupation
Broom Pt. Wm. Short 4 30 Dorsetshire Fished for salmon and lobster at Lobster Cove

Notes: The communities listed in the original document submitted by Mr. Gould have been sorted with one community per page but I have included his notes for the document on each and every page.

Notes: The above list was retrieved from a report to the British Colonial Office given by the captain of the Crocodile in . It gives a hint of the sparsity of the population and how separated they were from one another by geography. Their common 1838 occupation {the fishery} and their native ancestry appears to be the only bonds or threads which held them together along the rugged coast line.

Notes from Bud Gould.
The above information is Transcribed Exactly as it was given to me.
? Coombs is George Coombs.
? Dredge is William Dredge.
John Gould from England is really Alexander Duncan from Scotland.

Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

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