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Lovell's 1871 |
Provincial Business directory
| BRIGUS |
An important town on the north side of Conception Bay, the capital of the district of Brigus. The town has of late years decreased in its amount of business, but still there are about 30 vessels owned and trading from it. The cod fishery is prosecuted vigorously, 829 boats being so engaged. The cultivation of the land has received considerable attention, and Brigus consequently can boast of some fine farms. The town is situated in a rocky hollow, with high barren hills on two sides. The harbor is small but safe. It is a port of entry and post town. The northern circuit court holds a session here every autumn and a magistrate holds court daily. New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Portugal Cove by steamer 18 miles, fare $1.40; by road from St. John's 46 miles, from St. John's by steamer and stage 28 miles. Mail weekly. Population 2000.
Andrews Robert, fisherman Andrews William, fisherman Anderson William, M. D. Antle Stephen, master mariner Antle Thomas, fisherman Antle William, fisherman Barnes John, No occupation entered Bartlett Abraham, master mariner, planter Bartlett Captain John Bartlett Isaac, fisherman Bartlett John, master mariner, planter Bartlett Moses, fisherman Bartlett Mrs. Elizabeth, wid Abraham Bartlett Mrs. Mary, wid Moses Braker Charles, fisherman Braker James, fisherman Braker Samuel, fisherman Bride Thomas, fisherman Burn James, fisherman Burn John, fisherman Burn Robert, fisherman Butler Thomas, high constable Cole Mrs. Margaret, wid James Critch Henry, blacksmith Critch William, laborer Crosbie George G, general dealer in dry goods, groceries, provisions, crockery, boots and shoes Daly James, storekeeper Dermody John, tavern Donovan John, shoemaker Fardy Patrick, carpenter Freeman Michael, druggist Freeman Mrs. Mary, wid Michael, store French William, planter French William, planter Gall Patrick, shoemaker Gall William, fisherman Gardner Benjamin, operator New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Co Garland Mrs. Mary Ann, wid E. Green William P, storekeeper Green William, sen, school teacher Gushue George, clerk Heckett Tobias, constable Harvey Job, fisherman Harwood William, accountant Haussey Patrick, ship owner Haussey Patrick, ship owner Hearn John, deputy crown lands surveyor Heutle John, fisherman Heutle Thomas, fisherman Heutle Thomas, jun, fisherman Hickey Nicholas, carpenter Hunt William, tinsmith Janes John, blacksmith Jerrett George C, general dealer in dry goods, groceries, provisions, hardware, boots and shoes & c. Jerrett William, carpenter Jones Edward, fisherman Kehoe Michael, fisherman Kehoe Thomas, fisherman Kelly James, fisherman Kelly Thomas, general store Kierly John, fisherman King Henry, fisherman King John, fisherman Lawrence Robert, school teacher Leamon Mrs. Susannah, wid John Leamon Robert J C, general importer and dealer in British and foreign goods, provisions & c. Ledrou Charles, fisherman Loveys Mrs. E, wid Anthony Maiden William, fisherman Markham James, tailor Molly James, sailor Mosdell James, fisherman Munden Azariah, general importer and ship builder Munden Mrs. Susannah, wid Nathaniel Munden Thomas, fisherman Munden Ambrose, shoemaker Gardner B, operator, Newfoundland, New York and London Telegraph Co., Norman Mrs. E, wid Christopher Norman Nathan, ship owner Norman Robert, ship owner Noseworthy John, fisherman Nowlan John, storekeeper Nowlan Mrs. Mary, wid John Nowlan Patrick, general dealer in dry goods, groceries, provisions, hardware, boots and shoes, crockery, & c., also in lumber and coal Nuttall John C, clerk of peace, sub collector of customs O'Keeffe Very Rev. Edward, R. catholic, vicar general Sister Mary of the Angels, superioress, Order of Mercy Convent Peedle William, fisherman Percey George, fisherman Percey Henry, fisherman Percey Captain Esau Percey Miss Eliza, school teacher Percey Nathan, fisherman Ploughman John, fisherman Ploughman Philip, fisherman Pomery William, fisherman Power Patrick J, school teacher, planter Pritchard William, fisherman Quinlan James, fisherman Quinlan Peter, fisherman Rabbitts Nathaniel, master mariner, planter Ridgeway Joseph D, cooper Ringwood John, policeman Roberts Charles, fisherman Roberts George, fisherman Roberts Henry, store keeper Roberts Israel, fisherman Roberts James, laborer Roberts John, fisherman Roberts Moses, fisherman Roberts Mrs. Jane, wid John Roberts Noah, carpenter Roberts Noah, trader Roberts Stephen, fisherman Roberts William, fisherman Rose William, fisherman Sanders Henry, fisherman Sanders James, fisherman Shean Mrs. Bridget, wid Richard Shenston rev. William E, Wesleyan Smith John, storekeeper Smith Mrs. Lilia, wid William Smith Nicholas, shipwright Spooner John, fisherman Spracklin Anais, fisherman Spracklin Charles, fisherman Spracklin Mrs. Mary, wid Thomas Spracklin Richard, fisherman Spracklin Samuel, fisherman Spracklin Thomas, storekeeper St. George's Church, rev R H Taylor Stantaford Mrs. Sarah, postmistress Strickland William, blacksmith Sullivan John, hotelkeeper Sullivan John, hotelkeeper Summers John, butcher and cattle dealer Sweetland Mrs. Charlotte, wid Henry TarahanJames, storekeeper Taylor rev Robert Holland, ch of England Walker William, fisherman Walsh James, saloon Walsh John, fisherman Walsh Richard, fisherman Washer Henry, fisherman Washer William, fisherman Waterhouse Rev John, Wesleyan Watts Henry, fisherman Whalen James Whelan Mrs. Mary Ann, wid Caleb Wilcox John, fisherman Wilcox John, magistrate and commissioner of pilots Wilcox Mrs. E, wid James Wilcox Thomas, master mariner Wilcox William, fisherman Woodmason Gabriel, joiner Wright William, carpenter
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.
Contributed and Transcribed by Glynn Hewlett
Page Revised: January - 2003 (Don Tate)
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