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Brenda Young , Gander March 3, 2001
ST. JOHN’S OVER A CENTURY AGO.
Living Conditions in Newfoundland, as Revealed in the First
Volume of The Royal Gazette.
WRITTEN IN 1907, BY THE LATE J. W. WITHERS, THEN KING’S
For Printing a Weekly Paper to be
Royal Gazette asscf Newfoundland Advertiser,
Intended for the Diffusion ofUseful as
well as Ornamental Knowledge, News
and Liberal Amusement in General.
The work will be published early every Wednesday morning and sent to the houses of subscribers in town, and to such public houses, inns, etc., as the Outharbor subscribers may direct.
The Royal Gazette, &c., will be printed on a neat type and good densy paper, in a folio form. The terms of subscription will be One Guinea per annum, payable half yearly.
In order to evince the uprightness and integrity of the Editor’s intentions, he will not ask for subscriptions in advance; he will first publish regularly three months, after which be makes no doubt every gentlemen whose name graces his list will readily pay the half year on demand.
As profession of service is no proof of sincerity, the Editor will not trespass on the time of the public with a line about the merits of the undertaking—time and experience will be the proper judges of its general utility.
Advertisements will be gratefully received and inserted at One Dollar a square for the first and Eighteen pence for each subsequent insertion.
The preceding articles include the general plan upon which the work is meant to be edited, and which it is hoped upon being properly executed will meet with the countenance of the public.
The Editor hereby pledges himself to use his host endeavours to render The .Royal Gazette a work of merit; and as far as his exertions or abilities will permit, worthy the patronage of the public.
Should a moderate number of subscribers previously offer, so as to afford a tolerable prospect of success, the first paper will be issued on Wednesday, the 6th of May next. By the Public’s most obed’t
(Signed) JOHN RYAN.
St. John’s, Newfoundland,
Sept. 10th, 1806.
Thos. Tremlett, John Harries, John Rennell, George Thesiger, A. H. Brooking, H. Phillips, Dan. Coughlan, John Broom, - R. Hutton, George and Thomas Keough, John Murray,
Thomas Forth Winter, Alex. Miller, Hunt, Epps & Gaden, William Elmer, Thos. Williams,
D. Rennie, Nich. and Jos. Gill, John Ryan for George Elliot, Hunter & Co.,
Alex. Boucher, Thomas Meagher, Hunt, Stabb, Preston & Co. R. Pike, W. Skerrett, Thomas Cook, James O’Donel for Dr. Lambert, John Houston, Wm. B. Rowe (2), Alex. Haines, William Haley, W. Tonge, J.Macbraire, James Melledge, Parker &Knight (4), Pat.Hines (3), D. Duggin, Dan.Codner & Co.. Crawford, Robertson & Co., Patton. Baine & Co.,
Luke Maddock, Tim.Ryan, Wm. Goff, J. Williams, Henry Shea, J. Ryan for W. Newman, Eighard Langley ,Walter MacAllaster, John Dowsley, Augustus Mainson, Jer Hearn,
John Masters, John Stentaford, John and Peter O’B. Riordan, John Bonver, George Winter, Adcombe G. Henley, Corelius Quirk, Philip Breenlen, Robert Parsons, William B. Thomas, Henry Batten, John Way, Richard Cooke, Wm Notting, Lionel Chancey, Joseph Krornagh, Wm. Best, John Barnes, Simon Solomon, Peter LeMessurier, Dan. Marett & Co.,
John Barry, Wm. Walch, Timothy Flannery, Benj. Walters, Pat. Flannery, John P. Grace,
John Scott, Charles Hutchings, David Brien (3), B.Johnson, John. Travers Peter McAuslan, George Lilley, John Snelgrove, Joseph Costello, James June, Joseph Whiteway, Samuel Prowse, R. E. Armstrong, Francis Hanlain, Thomas George Mackim, Richard King,
R.Tuffe for Wm. Armstrong, Dominie King, John Wall, Goss & Butler per L. Knight,
Bombardier Lindas, Wm. Noble, David Dodrick, Philip Christian, Capt. Muddle,
James Anderson, John Murch, Anthony Steward, Alex. Hutchinson, Sergt. J. P. Klein,
Sergt. Alex McLeod, James Strikley, Robert Hammill, Mr. Parker. Mr. Linagar,
Capt, Summerville, Dr. Thomson, George Trapnell, Thomas Murphy, J. Biggs, Dr. Trembell, Peter McKie., His Excellency John Holloway, Esq., John Villeneufue & Co., John Dunn,
Mr. Lanlgey, Wm. Power, Miller & Fergus , Arnall, Dalton & Arnall, Dinah Elliott,
G. Kemble & Co., James Kennedy, John Tanner, John Haley, Mrs. Geo Best, Dr. Dunnogan, Henry Parsons, Wm. Denning, Dr. Connors, Dr. Shea, Dr. Dan. O’Connor, Dr. Richard Shea, Joseph Tumbaun, Wm. Pinsent, Thomas Mullowney, Mr. Langley, Wm. J. Delany,
Thomas Ever. Dr. Sterling, Richard Kelan, Mrs. Maloney. J. Churchill & Co., James Brown,
James Cawley, Samuel Newman, David Dunell, Joseph Gover, Wm. Taylor, James Lane John and R. Brine, Thomas Atkens, Richard Langley, Archibald Nevins, Richard Hammond,
Thos. Murphy, Robert Dooling, Michael Murphy, Win. Branscombe, John Harvey,
Wm. Phipard. Pat. Murrin for Wm. Power (2), Ml. Farrell, John Brophey, Robert Lee, George Hutchings, John Winter, M Warren (paid),Boden, W. Withycombe (paid 5/3). W Rendell, jr., John Williams, Wm. Stephenson, Murphy & Gleeson, John Burke, Walter Murphy,
Follett, Hoyles & Co., Edward Kenney, John Godfrey, Lieut. Estaff, Wm. MacLeod,
W. Warren, T. A. Ruggles, Francis Gillman (N. S. R. Quartermaster), F. Goff, John Steward, Wm. Kirby, Benjamin Johnson, Joseph Church, John Byrne, Richd. Purcell. R.A., Alex.. Dunbsten, Rover Angel, Mrs. Withycombe. M. Neave & Sons, James Sinyard, John Keith,
John Shuett, Michael Currun, Pat. Murrin, Charles Jade, R. Keefe, Arch. C. Dodd, Esg.. Richard Hooper. Mr. Solomon, Constable Phippard, Sergt. Grant, Mr. Street, Sergt. James Brophy, John Duncanson, Sergt., John Congdon, Mr. Byrne, Mrs. King, Adjt. Moores, Mr. McCarthy, Sergt. Dent, Jacob Harbs, Mr. Roe (2), Sergt. McCullach, Matthew Henesey.
W. P. Carter, Sergt. John Brady, George Gutheridge. Sergt. Stewart, Williamson, M.D.,
Wm. Matthews, Stuart S. Hill, Rev. Parson Vialette, Sergt. James Brophy, Mr. Warren,
Stephen Woollcock, Jonathan Parsons, Mich. Curran, Mr. John Wall,
Thomas Dolentv & Co.. Gosse, Chancey & Co., A. Nevins, Roberts & Moore,
John O’Donald, Michael Hennessy, Robert Kenny, James Brown, R.A., Levi McCulloch, Parsons & Gover, Dr. James Oakley, Mrs. Towill, N. Gibbs, Lieut. J. McNab, John Guest,
Wm. Raystone, Thos.Parr, Esq., Mrs. Lilly, Kearney & St. John, Alexander Camel,
M. O’Lannigan,Note: This te Wm.Lilly, Jordan & Henderson, Wm. Jordan, Thomas Parsons, Wm. Adams, Philip Coats, Wm. Brien, H. E. Gaden. Wm. Cull Mr.Hampton, George Moulton,
Peter Brown, Richard Bishop, Rev. A. Fitzpatrick, Dr. Nich. Brand, Mrs. Butler,
Mr. McCarlmon, Mr. Canada, Wm. Barnes.
Source: Pages 162 and 163-When Was That? By H M Mosdell, M.B.
Together with an Appendix“St John’s Over a Century Ago”
by the Late J W Withers, St John’s, Nfld
Trade Printers and Publishers, Limited 1923
Reprinted by Robinson-Blackmore Printing and Publishing Ltd 1974
This page transcribed by Brenda Young, Gander (March, 2001)Page Last Modified: Tuesday March 26, 2013 (Don Tate)
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