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Community surnames extracts from Seary's Names of the Island of Newfoundland, 1835 Voters Lists, 1864-65 Hutchinson 1871 Lovell's Directory, 1894-97 McAlpine's Directory, 1898 McAlpine's Directory, 1904 McAlpine's as well as some parish records and cemetery inscriptions.

There were names in these communities that were not picked up by Seary and I believe
that the some of the entries for the earlier Hr. Grace (HGRC) were surnames of these
Conception Bay communities

A couple of examples of why I believe this is as follows:

Barron/Barren (Holyrood) There is a James on the 1835 Voters List for Holyrood
and on the 1864-65 directory as a fisherman. Seary shows a James Barron or Barren of Hr.
Grace Parish, 1806 (NF. Archives HGRC)

Targate (Holyrood): There is a John Targate on the 1835 Voters List for Holyrood,
as well as on the 1864-65 directory and the Targate surname still appeared on the 1871 Lovell's,
although John was no longer listed. Seary shows a John Targate of Hr. Grace, 1813 (NF Archives HGRC)

Based on the above, I believe that one can safely assume that if this name appears to be a match
for one of your ancestors from the Conception Bay Centre area, ten chances to one, it is. The
people "up the bay" as it was called, used St. Paul's Anglican and Immaculate Conception Parish till they became a part of the parish of Brigus in 1833.

 

 

COMMUNITY OF TURK'S GUT (MARYSVALE):

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BARTLETT , BREEN, CROKE, DONAHUE, FLAHERTY, FOGARTY, FLYNN, FOWLER, HAYES,, HEDDERSON, HOYLES, KEHOE, KING, LEARY, MCCUE, MCHUGH, MORIAR(I)TY, O'LEARY, POWER, ROSE, RYAN, SHEA, SIMMS, SPARK(E)S, STREET,WHELAN

 

 
 

 

BARTLETT:		a surname of England, a double diminutive 
			of the baptismal name  Bartholomew.  (Reaney).  
			See BADCOCK and also BARTLE.   Traced by Guppy 
			especially in Dorset, and also in Oxfordshire, 
			Somerset, Northamptonshire, Kent, 
			Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall.

In Newfoundland:	John Bartlett, of Turk's Gut 
			(now Marysvale),  1803  (CO 199.18)
			John Bartlett, planter of Turk's Gut, 
			1871 (Lovell's Directory)
			Joseph Bartlett, farmer of Turk's Gut, 
			1871 (Lovell's Directory)
			Thomas Bartlett, farmer of Turk's Gut, 
			1871 (Lovell's Directory)
			John Bartlett, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Robert Bartlett, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Thomas Bartlett, Sr., fisherman of Turk's 
			Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Thomas Barltett, Jr., fisherman of Turk's 
			Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			William Bartlett, Sr., planter of  Turk's 
			Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			William Bartlett, Jr., fisherman of Turk's 
			Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Bart Bartlett, fisherman of  Turk's Gut, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)

Modern Status:		widespread

BREEN: a surname of Ireland, O' Braoin. See also BREWIN. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Offaly and Roscommon. In Newfoundland: John Bime, farmer of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Breen, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Breen, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: scattered
CROKE: a surname of Ireland, Croc, "In Co. Kinkenny since the early 14th century." (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: Edmund, farmer of Turk's Gut (now Marysvale), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Croake, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Croake, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
DONAHUE: a variant of the surnames of Ireland O'Donoghue, Donohoe, O Donnchadha. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght originally in Co. Cork, later in Cos. Kerry, Galway and Cavan. In Newfoundland: Daniel Donahoe, farmer of Turk's Gut (now Marysvale), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
FLAHERTY: (O) Flaherty surnames of Ireland, Oflaithbheartaigh - bright ruler. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Kerry and Galway, In Newfoundland: James Flaherty, farmer of Turk's Gut , 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Flaherty, farmer of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Flaherty of Turk's Gut married at Hr. Main Parish, Feb, 1872 James Flaherty of Turk's Gut married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov, 1883 Timothy Flaherty, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpines Directory) Patrick Flaherty, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Flaherty, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Flaherty, at Avondale. O'Flaherty, Scattered.
FLYNN: (O) FLYNN, surnames of Ireland, also Flinn, Flyng, O Floinn, Ir. flann - ruddy. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght found the names "numerous and widespread." In Newfoundland: Denis Flynn, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Denis Flynn, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Flynn, widespread, O'Flynn rare.
FOGARTY: a surname of Ireland (O) Fogarty, O Fogartaigh, Ir. forartach - expelling. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: James Fogarty, school teacher (Turk's Gut) of Southern Gut, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Rare at St. John's.
FOWLER: a surname of England and Ireland, in England from Old Englsih fuzelere - hunter of wild birds, fowler, in Ireland for Fowloo, a variant of FOLEY. See also FOWLOW. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Found widespread by Guppy especially in Gloucestershire and Dorset, and by Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: Lawrence Foulow, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence Foulow, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
HAYES: a surname of England, Ireland and Guernsey (Channel Islands), of the same origin as HAY(E), or from Old English *hxs - (dweller by the ) brushwood, or from the English place names Hayes (Devon, Dorset, Kent, Middlesex), Hays (Sussex); in Ireland, also for (O)Hea, O hAodha. (Reaney, MacLysaght, Turk). Traced by Guppy in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght especially in Munster. In Newfoundland: John Hayes fisherman, of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
HEDDERSON: a variant, apparently notrecorded elsewhere, of ? EDISON. In Newfoundland: James Edderson, of Turk's Gut (now Marysvale), 1796 (CO 199.18) James Hedderson, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Hedderson, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Jacob Hedderson, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Hedderson, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: widespread
HOYLES: HOYLE: surnames of England, Hoyle of Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands); In England from Old English Hol (h) - hole, (dweller in the) hollow, reflecting the South Yorkshire dialectal pronunciation of 'hole'; in Ireland a variant of (Mac) Coyle, Mac Ilhoyle (see Coyle). (reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Turk.) Guppy Traced Hoyle in Yorkshire WR and Lancashire, Hoyles in Lincolnshire. In Newfoundland: John Hoyles, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
KEHOE: a surname of England and Ireland, with variants KEO(U)GH also of Ireland; in England "from Caieu, a lost town in the vicinity of Boulongne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais)," in Ireland for (Mac)Keogh, MacEochaidh, (Reaney, MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced (Mac) Keogh in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary, Roscommon, Wexford, and usually Kehoe in wicklow. Keough is the Midland form. In Newfoundland: Miss Kehoe, school teacher of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Kehoe, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Keough, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kehoe, scattered, Keough, widespread
KING: a surname of England , Scotland and Ireland, from Old English Cyng, a nickname from cyn(in)g - king, or also from cyn(in)g - king, a nickname for one of kingly appearance or qualities, of for one who had acted the part of a king in a play or pageant or had been 'king' of some festivity, or had seen service in a royal household. In Ireland, King is usually an English name, but it is also widly used as an anglicized form of several names, including CONROY, by pseudo-translation. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght). Guppy found King widespread in England, especially in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire, and Scoland, except the North. In Newfoundland: William King, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William King, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
LEARY: see O'LEARY
McCUE: a surname of Ireland, formerly MacCoo, a form of MacHUGH, Mac Aodha-son of Hugh. (MacLysaght). See McHUGH, MACKAY. Traced by MacLysaght especially in Co. Fermanagh. In Newfoundland: Charles McKue, of Turks Gut (now Maryvale), 1805 (CO 199.18) James McQue, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John McKew, planter of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Joseph McKew, farmer of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas McKew, farmer of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Charles McKew, farmer of Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
McHUGH: a surname of Ireland and Scotland, Mac Aodha. See McCUE. (MacLysaght, Black). Traced by MacLysaght in North Connacht and west Ulster, and by Black in Edinburgh "probably of Irish origin." In Newfoundland: see above (McCue) John McHugh, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of John McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas of John McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Charles McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of Charles McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James McHugh, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James McHugh, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas McHugh, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of Thomas McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas of Thos McHugh, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered,
MORIAR(I)TY: surnames of Ireland (O) Moriarty, O Muircheartaigh, Ir. muircheartach - navigator. (MacLysaght). See also MOREY. Traced by MacLysaght especially in Co. Kerry. In Newfoundland: Thomas Moriarty, farmer of Turks Gut (now Marysvale), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Moriarity, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Moriarity, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Moriarity, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Moriarity, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Moriarity, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Moriarity, scattered; Moriarty, Marysvale.
O'LEARY: LEARY, surnames of Ireland (with a ? Newfoundland variant LEARIE, O Laoghaire. "Laoghaire was one of the best known personal names in ancient Ireland" interpreted by Woulfe as calf-keeper. (MacLysaght, Woulfe). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Cork. In Newfoundland: Michael Leary, fisherman, of South Side Turks Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Leary, fisherman, of North side Turk's Gut, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Leary, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Learie, rare. O'Leary, scattered.
POWER: a surname of England and Ireland, from Old French Pohier - the man from Poix (Picardy), or from Old French povre, poure - poor, or ? from Old French poer - one (em)power(ed) to do something, a herald. MacLysaght notes that the de in the Irish form de Paor should be le, - the poor man, consequent on a vow, POWERS - son of Power appears to be rare. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght). Guppy traced the variant Poore in Hampshire; Spiegelhalter traced Poore and Power in Devon; MacLysaght traced Power mainly in Waterford and adaccent counties, among the fifty most numerous Irish names. In Newfoundland: John, of Turks Gut (now Marysvale), 1802 (CO 199.18) James Power, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Power, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Power fisherman, of Turk's Gut, North side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Power, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Power, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Power, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Power widespread, Powers rare, Poor rare
ROSE: a feminine baptismal name and a surname of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, also in Jewish usage. The baptismal name derives from the Old German Hrodohaidis containing the elements fame and kind, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Ro(h)ese, later Royse, in Middle English Rose, as if derived from Latin rosa - rose, whence the surnames Rose, Royce. Other origins of the surname are from an inn-sigh -at the sign of the Rose; from Scots Gaelic and Irish roe - promontory, headland, cape; from Welsh rhoe - moor, heath, plain; from the English place names Roos (Yorkshire ER), Roose (Lancashire), Ross (Herefordshire, Northumberland), derived from the preceding. The Jewish surname is usually an abbreviated form of German compond names based on the flower, such as Rosenbaum - rose-tree, Roseenthal - rose-valley, ROSENBERG - rose-hill. (Withycombe, Reaney, Cottle, Ekwall). See ROSS and also ROUZES. Traced by Guppy in contiguous counties from Lincolnshire to Dorset, by Spiegelhalter in Devon; and found scattered by MacLysaght, but settled in Co. Limerick since the mid-seventeeth century. In Newfoundland: James, of Turks Gut (now Marysvale), 1801 (CO 199.18) Thomas, of Turks Gut (now Marysvale), 1801 (CO 199.18) Nicholas Rose, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Rose, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Rose, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Robert Rose, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Rose, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Rose, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread, especially at Bell Island.
RYAN: a surname of Ireland (O)Ryan, O Maoilriain now abbreviated to Oriain, "from an old personal name of obscure meaning." (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght especially in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Patrick Ryan, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Ryan, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Brian Ryan, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Brian Ryan, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Ryan, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Ryan, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Ryan, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Ryan, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Ryan, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) David Ryan, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Ryan, Sr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread, throughout all districts.
SHEA: a surname of England, (O) SHEA of Ireland; in England a variant of SHAVE, SHAW; In Ireland (O) Shea, O Seaghdha, Ir. seaghdha - hawklike, stately. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght primarily in Co. Kerry, later in Cos. Kilkenny and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Thomas Shea, farmer of Turk's Gut - South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Daniel Shea, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Dennis Shea, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Shea, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Jeremiah Shea, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Shea, widespread.
SIMMS: SYMES, surnames of England. SIMMS of Ireland, from Sim(m) a pet-form of Simmond (See SIMMONDS) or Sime a pet-form of Simon (See SIMON). (Reaney, Cottle). Guppy traced Sim(m) in Cumberland and Westmorland, Sims in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Glouchestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire and Symes in Dorset. Spiegelhalter traced Simes, Simms and Syms in Devon. MacLysaght traced Simms in Cos. Antrim and Donegal. In Newfoundland: Family tradition, John Sims, of Turks Gut (now Marysvale), 1803 (CO 199.18) James Simms, planter of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Joseph Simms, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Simms, farmer of Turk's Gut South Side, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Simms, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Simms, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Simms, widespread, Symes, in the Burgeo-La Poile district (Electors 1955)
SPARK(E)S: surnames of England from Old Norse sparkr, sprxk - lively, sprightly, or ? Old English spearca - spark, small portion, or ? the Old English personal name Spearh(e)afoc - sparrowhawk. (Reaney, Cottle, Spiegelhalter). Guppy traced Sparkes in Sussex, Sparks in Devon and Somerset; Spiegelhalter traced Spark(e)s in Devon. In Newfoundland: William Sparks, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Sparks, farmer of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
STREET: a surname of England from Old English strxt - (dweller by the) street, Roman road, (or later hamlet), or from the English place name Street (Herefordshire, Kent, Somerset, Devon)0. (Reaney, Cottle). See also STRATTON, STRETTON. Traced by Guppy in Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and Wiltshire and by Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: George Street, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) George Street, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) James Street, Sr., farmer of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) James Street, Jr., fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
WHELAN: a surname of Ireland, with a variant WHALEN, (O) Whelan, Faoldin, Ir. faol - wolf, a variant of PHELAN, or sometimes an abbreviation of Whelehan, or occasionally a synonym of Hyland. Whalen is recorded by E.C. Smith but not by MacLysaght. MacLysaght found Whelan numerous in the country between Cos. Wexford, Tipperary and Wexford, and rare in Ulster. In Newfoundland: Thomas Whelan, fisherman of Turk's Gut, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Whalen, widespread, especially at St. John's, Whelan, widespread, especially at St. John's, Colliers and Bauline.

 

 

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