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List of Fishing Rooms, Bonavista Bay
Census of 1805-1806

# Name Location Claimant Origin Occupant By right date Memo
1 George Barber's Room On Pond Island,east end of the harbour of Greenspond GeorgeBarber Built by the claimant's family George Barber, Greenspond Inherited July 27, 1805 1 Stage
2 Joseph Barber's Room On Pond Island,east end of the harbour of Greenspond Joseph Barber,Greenspond Built by the claimant's family Joseph Barber, Greenspond Inherited July 27, 1805 1 Stage
3 Mary Hutchins'Room on Pond Island,east end of the harbour of Greenspond MaryHutchins',Greenspond Built by the claimant's family MaryHutchins',Greenspond Inherited July 27, 1805 1 Stage
4 Phil Black's Room On Pond Island, east end of the harbour of Greenspond Phil Black, Greenspond Purchased 1793 Phil Black, Greenspond Right of-Purchase July 27,1805 1 Stage
5 Lester's Lower Room on Pond Island,east end of the harbour of Greenspond Benjamin Lester &Co.,Poole,Dorset Purchased 1782 Benjamin Lester &Co. Poole Right of Purchase July 27,1805 3 Stages includes houses, flakes, stores,etc
6 Read'sRoom On Pond Island,middle of the harbour of Greenspond Keat and Read,Greenspond Purchased

1802

Keat and Read,Greenspond Right of Purchase July 27, 1805 3 Stages
7 Barry's Room On Pond Island,middle of the harbour of Greenspond Edward Barry and Benjamin Johnson,Greenspond Purchased 1799 Right ofPurchase July 27, 1805 1 Stage
8 Attwood's Room On Pond Island, west end of Pond Harbour Esau Attwood, Greenspond Built by claimant27 yrs. ago(1778) Esau Attwood,Greenspond Right of Original Possession July 27, 1805 1 Stage
9 Saunders'Room On Pond Island, RobertSaunders Purchased 17 yrs. RobertSaunders, Right of Possessio July 27,

1805

1 Stage
10 Burry'sRoom On Pond Island,west end of Greenspond Harbour David Burry,Sr.

Greenspond

Built by claimant30 yrs ago

(1775)

David Burry,Sr.

Greenspond

Right of Original Possession July 28,1805 1 Stage
11 McCarty'sRoom On Pond Island,west end of Greenspond Harbour John McCarty,Greenspond Built by Claimant 1801 John McCarty, Greenspond Right of Original Possession July 28,1805 1 Stage
12 Windsor's Room On Pond Island,west end of Greenspond Harbour John Windsor,Greenspond Built by Claimant 1799 John Windsor,Greenspond Right of Original Possession July 28,1805 1 Stage
13 Stratton's Room On Pond Island,west end of Greenspond Harbour Thomas Stratton, Greenspond Built by Claimant 1802 Thomas Stratton, Greenspond Right of Original Possession July 28, 1805 1 Stage
14 Manuel's Room On Pond Island,west end of Greenspond Harbour William Manuel, Twillingate Built by Claimants Family 50yrs. ago (1755) Richard Kennedy, Greenspond Held by lease: 4 pounds sterling per year July 8, 1805 1 Stage
15 Lester's UpperRoom On Pond Island,west end of Greenspond Harbour Benjamin Lester &Co.,Poole Purchased 20 Yearsago BenjaminLester &Co.,Poole Right ofPossession July 28, 1805 2 Stages
16 White's Room SW side,or middle part of Greenspond Harbour John White & Edward Pond,Greenspond Built by Claimants 1804 John White &Edward Pond,Greenspond Right of Original Possession July 28, 1805 1 Stage
17 Kean's Room Ship Island,Greenspond Harbour Kean,Esq., GreatBritain Built by Claimants family 80 yrs ago(1725) Thomas Street,Poole Held by Lease July 28, 1805 1 Stage
18 Green's Room Ship Island,Greenspond Harbour Thomas Green,Greenspond Purchased two years ago(1803) Thomas Green,Greenspond Right of Purchase July 28,1805 1 Stage
19 Ben Carter's Room Ship Island,Greenspond Benjamin and Joseph Carter,Greenspond Built by Claimants family 80 years ago (1725) Benjamin and Joseph Carter,Greenspond Right of inheritance July 29, 1805 1 Stage
20 Burton's Room Ship Island, Greenspond Thomas Street,Poole Purchased from the original owner Thomas Street,Poole Right of Purchase July 29, 1805 1 Stage
21 Samuel White's Room East sideof Ship Island,Greenspond Samuel Rolls, Poole By will of Samuel White Benjamin and Lester &Co. Poole Held bylease July 29, 1805 2 Stages
22 Crocker's Room Little Grout's Island,Greenspond William Crocker,Greenspond Built by Claimant 1802 William Crocker,Greenspond Right of Original Possession July 29, 1805 1 Stage bound on all sides by sea
23 Bourne's Room Grout's Island,Greenspond John Bourne,Greenspond Purchased John Bourne,Greenspond Right of Purchaseand Possession Aug 24,1806 1 Stage
24 Pig Island Room Pig Island,Greenspond John Feltham &Samuel Skiffington Greenspond Built by Claimant 1802 Feltham and Skiffington Right of Original Possession July 29, 1805 1 Stage bound on all sides by sea
25 Burry's Room West side of Newell's Island,Greenspond Thomas Burry &Co. Greenspond Built by Claimants Father Thomas Burry and Co. July 29, 1805 1 Stage
26 Brown's Room West side of Newell's Island, Greenspond William Brown and his Brothers and Sister, Bonavista Inherited from their Father John Ducy,Greenspond Lease 4 pounds sterling July 29, 1805 1 Stage with flakes and such
27 Parker's Room West side of Newell's Island, Greenspond John Parker,Greenspond Built by Claimant 1806 John Parker,Greenspond Right of Building and Possession Aug 20, 1806 1 Stage

Page Contributed by Cyndi Alcock
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (September 2002)

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