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Old RC Cemetery
Bennett's Lane
Harbour Grace
Harbour Grace District

Complete Transcription

This was the first Roman Catholic cemetery in Harbour Grace. The land was donated to the Catholic Church in 1799 by the Thistle family of Harbour Grace. - Dave Wells

SURNAME GIVEN BORN DIED AGE SPOUSE OTHER
Condon Frances   February 20, 1842 65 years    
Richard   October 21, 1870 63 years   son of Frances
Coughlan Jane   December 26, 1811 77 years    
Coughlan Mary   January 1, 1830 62 years [William Coughlan]  
Coughlan William       [Mary Coughlan] [date of death & age illegible]
Coughlan William Jr   June 9, 1803 9 years   [son of William and Mary Coughlan]
Donovan Catherine   March 29, 1858 28 years    
Dunford Eleanor         granddaughter of Thomas and Mary Lombard
Dunford Thomas   June 11, 1851 60 years   native of Gracedien , Waterford, Ireland
Ferrarese Francis Xavier   January 1, 1801 68 years   [surgeon at Carbonear] [native of Italy, actual nameFrancisco Ferraresi]
Ferrarese Mary   ???? ??, 1811   [Francis Xavier Ferrarese] [family name later changed to Ferrar]
Foley Judith   6 July 1810 44 years Thomas Foley of Harbour Grace  
Foley Thomas   June 17, 1839 78 years   merchant; Native of White Church, Wexford, Ireland
Fox Alice   April 7, 1829 37 years James Fox [of Harbour Grace] [daughter of John McGrath]
Fox James   October 12, 1852 68 years   died St. Johnís
Green Catherine   July 24, 1845 32 years   [bp Sept 17, 1815 to Daniel Green and Rachel Gosse]
Green Daniel   May 29, 1852 65 years    
Green Eliza   August 9, 1849 34 years   sister of Bridget Margaret McCarthy
Green Elizabeth   7 March 1852 33 years John Green  
Hartery Darby   October 1813     [native of Dungargin , Waterford, Ireland]
Heyes Peter   March 8, 18?? 77 years    
Kean Richard   June 27, 1820      
Keefe Michael   May 21, 1851 68 years    
Keefe Joanna   October 1861 70 years [Michael Keefe]  
Kehn Richard   June 9, 1808 48 years   also six children who died young
Lombard Thomas   November 13, 1821 66 years   surgeon
Lombard Mary   February 22, 1828 64 years Thomas Lombard  
Martin Ann   ?????? 25, 18?9 21 years Thomas Martin  
Martin ???????     3 years   son of Thomas and Ann Martin
McCarthy Bridget Margaret   August 29, 1850 27 years    
McGrath John   February 6, 1820 60 years    
McKee Anne   June 29, 1815 2 years   [baptised Sept 26, 1813; daughter of Nicholas McKee and Margaret Magher]
Mitchell William   August 6, 1840 62 years   native of Somerset, England
Molloy Margaret   September 1849 18 years   [daughter of William Molloy]
Molloy William   14 October 1837 47 years   Surgeon
Mullowney David   May 10, 1810 52 years    
Mullowney Ellen   August 8, 1803      
Murphy Johanna   September 10, 1811 64 years Edward Murphy  
Phelan Eliza   December 17, 1830 35 years    
Power Margaret   November 18, 1850 60 years   native of Waterford City
Power Peter   November 16, 1802 62 years    
Prendergast Anastasia   September 27, 1811 36 years James Prendergast mother of 9 [maiden name Power]
Prendergast James   July 5, 1840 78 years    
Sullivan Ann   August 10, 1856 40 years    

Others Reported to be Buried in this Cemetery
(but no headstone is visible) as follows:

(Anyone with additional information, please contact us.)

The following two transcriptions were gleaned from the historical writings of H.F. Shortis, an amateur historian who was a native of Harbour Grace and Archbishop Howley‘s church history.. - Dave Wells

SURNAME GIVEN BORN DIED AGE SPOUSE OTHER
Ewer Thomas, Rev.   3 February 1833 84 years    
Phelan Patrick Rev.   3 September 1799     [RC missionary Hr. Grace, drowned returning from Grates Cove]

Transcribed by David Wells (1984 05)
and Contributed (2009 06)

Revised by Craig Peterman ( March 22, 2013)

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