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Lovell's 1871
Provincial Business Directory
A town of the east side of Placentia Bay, and the capital of the district of Placentia, is one of the oldest towns in the colony; it was settled by the French in 1626 and strongly fortified. It successfully resisted an attack made upon it by the English Squadron and was held by the French as a continual menace to English supremacy in this island. The town is built for the most part upon a low beach, which is sometimes covered with water. A little to the south of the town is a large hill with a remarkable cliff on the middle of the beach. The harbor is very fine and large. It has two arms, the North East and South East, along the shores is a considerable population engaged in farming and salmon fishing. The scenery of these arms is very beautiful. The fishing from Placentia is mostly carried on in large boats. It is a port of entry, and a post town, and is the packet station for the mail boat plying in Placentia Bay and for the Overland Western postal route. The Circuit Court holds a session here every autumn and a magistrate holds court daily. A fine road connects it with St. John's, from which it is distant 80 miles. Mail fortnightly. Population 400.


Barron Frank, fisherman
Barron Martin, fisherman
Bonia Maurice, fisherman
Bradshaw T.L., merchant
Burke Pearce, fisherman
Carroll Michael, fisherman
Collins James, fisherman
Collins John, fisherman
Collins Samuel, fisherman
Collins Thomas, farmer
Condon rev. E., R. catholic
Corbin William, farmer
Croucher Amos, fisherman
Dee Maurice, fisherman
Delaney James, fisherman
Doody William, fisherman
Fitzpatrick John, fisherman
Fitzpatrick Pierce, planter
Flinn Thomas, fisherman
Fowloo Matthew, fisherman
Furlong James, fisherman
Furlong John, fisherman
Furlong Patrick, fisherman
Grant Andrew, fisherman
Grant Edward, fisherman
Hartigan Michael, fisherman
Hanrick James, fisherman
Kelley James, fisherman
Norman William, fisherman
Mooney Francis, fisherman
Mooney James, fisherman
Mooney Thomas, fisherman
Morrissey Michael, fisherman
O'Donnell J.P., fisherman
O'Rielley Thomas, merchant
Phippard William, fisherman
Quinn Richard, fisherman
Rieley Edward, fisherman
Rieley Garrett, of Garrett, fisherman
Rieley Garrett, of William, fisherman
Rieley Thomas, of Garrett, fisherman
Rieley Thomas, sen., fisherman
Rieley Thomas, of William, fisherman
Rieley William, sen., fisherman
Rieley William, of William, fisherman
Roche Lawrence, fisherman
Roche Richard, fisherman
Rose William, fisherman
Sinnott Elijah, fisherman
Sinnott Edward, fisherman
Sullivan Humphrey, fisherman
Smith James John, fisherman
Sinnott John, fisherman
Sinnott Patrick, fisherman
Ste Croix Christopher, fisherman
Wallace John, fisherman
Walsh Edward, fisherman
Walsh James, fisherman
Walsh Patrick, fisherman
Walsh Richard, fisherman
Wise Richard, planter



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.

[Project Lovell's ]

Transcribed by Rick Power

Page Revised: January - 2003 (Don Tate)

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