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Lovell's 1871 |
Provincial Business Directory
| HARBOR BRITON |
A large fishing settlement and place of considerable trade, in the district of Fortune Bay. It is the capital of the district. The Circuit court holds an annual circuit here in the autumn. It has a very fine and beautiful harbor with an arm 9 miles long, and is the packet station for the western mail route. It is a port of entry and a post town. Distant from Garnish by packet, fortnightly 25 miles, from St. John's by steamer once a fortnight 240 miles, fare $8. Mail fortnightly. Population 360.
Binie Patrick Birkett Thomas, stipendiary magistrate Boyce John, , Boyce William, , Brennan Robert, , Burnes Andrew, , Chapman Benjamin, planter Chapman John, fisherman Cox Thomas, fisherman Cox William, dealer Ennis Richard, jun., planter Ennis Richard, sen., fisherman Foot Emmanuel, , Gallop William J., merchant Garvy John, planter Hardy Henry, planter Hardy James, , Hearn James, , Hearn John, , Hearn Patrick, trader Herrott William, fisherman Hollett Theodore Holly James, , Holly James, fisherman Hubert, Gaden & Co, merchants Hubert Philip, merchant Hunt James, fisherman Hutchings Samuel, , Jurson Jonas, planter Langmead Richard, fisherman Molloy John & A. Skinner, fishermen Newman, Hunt & Co, merchants Ridoubt George, planter Saxon Thomas, , Simms John, trader Skinner Matthew, fisherman Stone James, fisherman Strickland Robert, fisherman Strickland John, fisherman Taylor James, , Thomson Edward, fisherman Thompson Richard, , Tibboe William, planter White rev. William K., ch of England
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.
Transcribed by Carla Woodworth-Lynas
Page Revised: January - 2003 (Don Tate)
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