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Lovell's 1871 |
Provincial Business Directory
| BELLE ISLE AND LANCE COVE |
An island on the south side of Conception Bay district of St. John's east. It is about nine miles long and three broad, and is remarkable for the fertility of its soil. Geologically it is most interesting, being of the Lower Silurian age, whilst the rocks of the main land quite adjacent are of the Huronian age. The strata lie almost horizontally, which enables one of the lofty coast line to obtain complete sections of the formation. The cliffs near the sea are remarkably grand and imposing, some of them being over four hundred feet high and overhanging, worn in some places into most fantastic shapes and gorges. There are two settlements or villages on the island, one at the west end called Lance Cove and one on the south side name the Bench. Farming is engaged in to a considerable extent, in conjunction with the cod and herring fishery and Belle Isle butter is noted for its good quality. It is distant to Lance Cove from Topsail by ferry three times a week 5 miles, and to the Beach from Portugal Cove by ferry tri-weekly, 3 miles. Population 500.
Beckford Henry, fisherman Bennett Edward, fisherman Bennett Francis, fisherman Bennett John, fisherman Bowdran John, fisherman Bowdran Medolph, fisherman Bowdran Patrick, fisherman Brown Patrick, fisherman Brown Thomas, fisherman Clement William, fisherman Conners John, farmer Cooper James, fisherman Cummins Anthony, fisherman Cummins James, farmer Cummins John, fisherman Doyle James, farmer Dwyer Dennis, fisherman Dwyer Edward, fisherman Dwyer John, fisherman Dwyer John, fisherman Dwyer Martin, fisherman Dwyer Martin, fisherman Dwyer William, fisherman Fitzgerald John, farmer*1 Fitzgerald Matthew, fisherman*1 Fitzgerald Patrick, fisherman Fitzgerald Thomas, fisherman Foley Francis, fisherman Hammond James, fisherman Hammond Michael, fisherman Hammond Thomas, fisherman Harvey William, school teacher Harrigan John, fisherman Hiscock George, fisherman Jackman Matthew, farmer Jackman Peter, fisherman Kavanaugh Edward, fisherman Kavanaugh Robert, fisherman Kavanaugh Thomas, fisherman Kelly Patrick, farmer Kennedy William, fisherman Kent Edward, fisherman Kent George, fisherman Kent Peter, fisherman Kent Terence, fisherman Kent William, fisherman Kent William, fisherman Leahy Thomas, fisherman Murphy Edward, fisherman Murphy Patrick, fisherman Murphy Patrick, fisherman Murphy Peter, farmer Normore Edward, fisherman Normore James, fisherman Normore Solomon, fisherman Normore Thomas, fisherman Parsons Edward, fisherman Parsons John, fisherman Parsons Joseph, fisherman Penril Thomas, fisherman Pitts John, farmer Power Edward, fisherman Power John, farmer Power, Michael, fisherman Power Thomas, farmer Quigley Peter, farmer Redmond Patrick, fisherman Reece Alfred, fisherman Reece George, jun, fisherman Reece John, fisherman Reece Solomon, fisherman Reece William, fisherman Reece William, jun., fisherman Rice George, fisherman Rice Thomas, fisherman Roberts Nathaniel, fisherman Rough John, farmer Searel James, farmer Skehan Henry, fisherman Skehan Thomas, fisherman Skehan Thomas, fisherman Sparks William, fisherman Stiles William, fisherman Whelan John, fisherman
The entries have been transcribed as they appear in the 1871 Lovell's directory.
Over the years, many of the names have become colloquialized or spelled differently.
* See the following errata
|NAME||DESCRIPTION OF ERROR||REPORTED BY|
|Fitzgerald *1||The correct surname for John & Matthew should be Fitzpatrick, not Fitzgerald as reported in the original document.||Bern Fitzpatrick|
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