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HATCHET COVE

Old 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
ROBBINS Caroline     1845 Dec 3rd 1910 children "To the memory of a beloved mother - Aged 65 years. Our mother here lies underground - The dearest friend we ever found"
ROBBINS Eliab     1840 Nov 23 1897   "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. From hence forth, yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them.Rev. Ch. 14 Ver 13"
SMITH Sarah Jane wife of Isaac John 1880 Nov 29th 1901 husband "So blooms the human face devine - When youth its pride of beauty shown - Fairer than spring the colours shine..."

Transcribed by Frank King (1999)

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