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Lovell's 1871 |
Provincial Business Directory
| FERRYLAND |
The capital of the district of Ferryland, is situated on the Strait shore south of St John's being the eastern coast of the peninsula of Avalon. It is one of the oleest, if not the oldest, regularly settled town in the island. It was founded by Sir George Calvert afterwards Lord Baltimore, in 1623, under a patent which gave him the exclusive right over all of what is known as the peninsula of Avalon. Lord Baltimore himself lived for some years in hisnewly established colony, and left it only on account of repeated disturbances from the French. To this the United States owe the settlement of Maryland and the founding of the town of Baltimore. The land about Ferryland is rather low, though undulating and a great deal has been kept under cultivation. The town is very prettily situated, and bears the evidences of its past history in its ruined batteries and in its general tone of respectability. The harbor is a fine and safe one. Ferryland is a port of entry and a post town. The Circuit court holds an annual session in the autumn and a magistrate holds court daily. The sheriff of the southern district resides here. Distant from St John's by road 44 miles, by steamer, fortnightly, 40 miles, fare $2. Mail weekly Population 680.
Antle, James, fisherman Barnable,James, fisherman Barnable, John, fishrman Bolan, John, fisherman Brien, Terence, fisherman Brennan, James, fisherman Brennan, Patrick, planter Carter, Arthur, farmer Carter, James, fisherman Carter, W.T.S., preventive officer Canning, Michael, fisherman Clow, M., fisherman Costello, John, planter Culletou, Martin, fisherman Cummins, John, fisherman Curran, Martin, fisherman Delahunty, John, fisherman Delahunty, Joseph, planter Delahunty, Patrick, fisherman Devereux, John, fisherman Devereux, Martin, fisherman Farrell, Thomas, fisherman Gregory, John, fisherman Hanrahan, Edmund Healy, Andrew, fisherman Hynes, John, fisherman Johnston, James, fisherman Jordan, John, fisherman Jordan, Maurice, fisherman Keefe, Daniel, fisherman Keefe, John, fisherman Keefe, Thomas, fisherman Keefe, Val, fisherman Kelly, James, planter Kelly, Peter, fisherman Keough, John, fisherman Keough, Michael, fisherman Kerwin, James, fisherman Kinsella, Richard, fisherman Kinsella, Thomas, fisherman Kinsella, William, fisherman Lovett, William, fisherman Lynch, William, fisherman Lynch, Lewis, fisherman Mahon, William, fisherman Mead, George, planter Meany, James, fisherman Meany, William, fisherman Mills, Robert, fisherman Moore, James, fisherman Morry, Henry, fisherman Mountain, William, fisherman Murphy, Nicholas, fishrman Murphy, Rev. J., R. Catholic Morry, John, farmer Powels, Robert, fisherman Power, Michael, farmer Pruit, Peter, fisherman Quirk, Edward, planter Reid, William, fisherman Reid, William, fisherman Ryan, Matthew, fisherman Ryan, Patrick, fisherman Shanahan, John, fisherman Shanahan, William, fisherman Sisk, John, fisherman Skinner, Rev II, Ch of England Slaney, David, fishrman Slaney, Michael, fisherman Slaney, Thomas, fishrman Stafford, Martin, fisherman Staney, Thomas, planter Stephenson, John, fisherman Sullivan, John, fisherman Sweney, John, fisherman Sweney, Solomon, jun, fisherman Sweney, Solomon, sen, fisherman Tobin, Patrick, fisherman Walsh, Patrick, fishrman Walsh, Patrick, fisherman Walsh, Peter, planter White, John, farmer Williams, John, fisherman Williams, Thomas, fisherman Williams, William, fisherman Winser, Henry, farmer Yetman, William, fisherman Yetman, William, sen, 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.
Contributed and Transcribed by Judy Barker
Page Revised: January - 2003 (Don Tate)
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