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HATCHET COVE

New Methodist Cemetery
Trinity Bay District

Hatchet Cove is a small fishing community just South of Random Island in Trinity Bay District, Newfoundland. It was first settled around the 1850's. The community, though small, has families who are typically one of two religions - Anglican or United Church of Canada. There are four small cemeteries found within this community.

The OLD ANGLICAN cemetery is located on the southeast corner of the community, along the coastline. It is somewhat difficult to locate, having to traverse private property and negotiate a hidden path through the woods. A new wire fence has been erected within the past two years. The cemetery is covered with thick undergrowth and many of the graves are barely discernable.
The OLD UNITED CHURCH cemetery is located in the south west corner of the community. A small path through the woods leads to the cemetery located about a kilometer from the community. It lies on the coastal side of the path and is surrounded by a wire fence. Although it covers an area large enough for a dozen or more graves, only three headstones are present. Because of the dates it would be more appropriate to refer to this cemetery as the 'old Methodist cemetery'.
The NEW UNITED CHURCH cemetery is located in the center of the community, towards the western side of the hill. It is well cared for and most of the graves have headstones that are in excellent to good condition. The traditional family plots appear to be maintained.
The NEW ANGLICAN cemetery is located in the north west corner of the community. It lies beside the road leading to the next community of St. Jones Within. This cemetery is also kept in very good condition.

The headstones were read, recorded and transcribed by FRANK KING, May 1999. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.


SURNAME 1stNAME 2ndNAME RELATION BORN DIED ERECTED BY NOTES
NEW UNITED CHURCH CEMETERY
SMITH Joan Rita   Nov.29,1941 Aug. 17,1996 Family "Wonderful memories woven in gold - These are the memories we tenderly hold - Deep in our hearts her memory is kept - To love, to cherish and never forget"
SMITH Nathaniel     1899 1985   Beyond the sunset ...
SMITH Alice M.     1903 1993   Beyond the sunset ...
SMITH Belinda Marie   1938 1973 family "The call was sudden - The shock severe - To part with one - We loved so dear"
BLUNDON Eliab   husband of Lydia Ann June 5,1892 March 5,1973 his wife and family "The pearly gates were opened - A gentle voice said come - and with farewells unspoken - he gently entered home. Age 80 years, 9 mons."
BLUNDON Lydia Ann wife of Eliab August 29,1894 Oct. 24,1975 the family "God took her home it was his will - Within our hearts she liveth still. Age 81 yrs 2 mons"
ROBBINS William Thomas husband of Elizabeth Jane 1886 April 30th 1943   "Thou art gone but not forgotten - Never shall thy memory fade - Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger - Round the grave where thou art laid. Aged 66 years, 10 months"
ROBBINS Elizabeth Jane wife of William Thomas 1896 April 21st 1989   "Til the day breaks and the shadows flee away. Age 93 years, 5 mons"
ROBBINS Eli John husband of Annie Irene 1902 1995   "Beyond the sunset. LOBA"
ROBBINS Annie Irene wife of Eli John 1914 living   "Beyond the sunset. LOBA"
ROBBINS Marion M. daughter of Elizabeth Dec 30th 1924 Mar 12th 1925   Safe in the arms of Jesus
ROBBINS Elizabeth   wife of Benoni 1901 29 October 1995   "Though thy face be lost to sight, to memory thou art dear. LOBA. Age 94"
ROBBINS Benoni   husband of Elizabeth 1898 6 June 1990   "Able seaman Royal Naval Reserve WW1 2719X"
ROBBINS Eleazor   husband of Belinda 1872 1967   To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
ROBBINS Belinda   wife of Eleazor 1874 1968   To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
ROBBINS Stephen     1909 1997   Gone but not forgotten.
ROBBINS Eliab   son of Eleazar & Belinda April 4,1898 March 8,1926   "R.N.R. ( Royal Naval Reserve) - Gave his service to King and country for four years. - Its hard to say the one we loved so soon should pass away. - To sleep within the silent grave art moulder in the clay."
ROBBINS Wesley Sheirlock son of Eleazer & Belinda June 1907 July 15th 1909   Age 2 yrs 1 month 15 days
ROBBINS Allan McKinley son of Eleazar & Belinda Dec. 25,1912 April 12,1913   "In loving memory of Beloved child of"
ROBBINS Caroline   daughter of Stephen & Edna 1905 Mar 11th 1936   "In loving memory of - Beloved daughter of - Aged 20 years 7 months"
ROBBINS Edna   wife of Stephen Aug 29,1889 April 18,1977   "Not lost to memory nor to love - But safe in our father's home above."
ROBBINS Stephen Taylor husband of Edna Aug. 22nd 1878 Aug. 24th 1959 his wife "He shall sleep but not forever - There will be a gorgeous dawn - We shall meet to part no never - on the resurrection morn."
ROBBINS Eliab   child of Stephen & Edna 1913 Sept 21st 1913   "Two darling children of Stephen and Edna Robbins. Age 10 days"
ROBBINS Alice Maud child of Stephen & Edna 1920 Sept 7 1922   "Two darling children of Stephen and Edna Robbins. Age 2 years 2 months"
ROBBINS William Lench child of Stephen & Edna April 20th 1927 April 30th 1927   "Aged 10 days. Asleep in Jesus"
ROBBINS Belinda   child of Stephen & Edna Feb 2nd 1931 Feb 23rd 1931   "Aged 21 days. Asleep in Jesus"
ROBBINS Henry John husband of Elsie R. 1888 Jan 8th 1954   "Age 66 years. Our loved one sleeps here."
ROBBINS Elsie S. wife of H.J. Robbins 1893 Oct. 3rd 1962   "Take her in thine arms dear Lord - and never let her be - The wonder of love - between our hearts and thee"
ROBBINS Isaac Eliab   Dec 22,1926 Jan. 1 , 1927   At home in heaven
ROBBINS William Thomas son of John & Elsie 1914 Dec 22nd, 1916    
wooden cross     foot of Delilah Brown       This may be John Brown husband of Delilah Brown
BROWN Delilah Pearl wife of John Brown Aug. 24,1923 Jan. 24,1951 her husband and family "God knows how much I miss her - Never shall her memory fade - Our thoughts shall ever wander - To the spot where she is laid."
BROWN Shirley     Feb 10 1945 Feb 25 1945    
Wooden cross     left of Shirley Brown        
Wooden cross     2nd left of Shirley Brown        
Wooden cross     3rd left of Shirley Brown        
Wooden cross     4th left of Shirley Brown        
Wooden cross     5th left of Shirley Brown        

Transcribed by Frank King (1999)

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