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Swain's Island and Wesleyville
Bonavista Bay District
From "The Sea, Our Life-Blood
A History of Wesleyville, Newfoundland"
by Rev. Naboth Winsor.
Permission to use graciously given by his widow,
Mrs. Mildred Winsor.
|A list of some of the Land Grants obtained for Swain's Island and Wesleyville, 1860 - 1900|
Please note the names given to the different parts of what is now Wesleyville
|Abbott, Richard||1880||Swain's Island.|
|Best and Sons, Charles||1876||Western Island of Swain's Island.|
|Biddlecombe, Robert; and Tiller, James||1871||Swain's Island.|
|Breaker, James||1877||North West Island of Swain's Island.|
|Hoyles, Joseph||1890||Swain's Island.|
|Mullett, John||1877||Western Swain's Island.|
|Andrews, Noah and Kenneth||1880||Mainland to the northwards of Swain's Island, and known as Lobster Cove.|
|Andrews, Edgar||1897||Woody Island, near Lobster Cove, Three Island Harbour.|
|Best, William and Edward||1886||West side of Bennett's Cove.|
|Bishop, James||1890||Bennett's Cove.|
|Carter, Benjamin||1885||Three Island Harbour.|
|Carter, John||1886||Mainland near Swain's Island.|
|Cross, Thomas||1886||Coal Harbour.|
|Gibbons, Thomas sr., Richard, John, Mark, and Thomas jr.||1886||Mainland North East of Swain's Island, part of Coal Harbour.|
|Hann, George, Peter and Charles||1881||Mainland opposite Swain's Island.|
|House, George||1897||Sleepy Cove near Wesleyville.|
|Roberts, Thomas sr., Eli, John, Abram, Samuel sr., Samuel jr., Thomas jr., Caleb||1884||Three Island Harbour, near Swain's Island|
|Sainsbury, Japheth||1864||East side of Sleepy Cove.|
|Tiller, Stephen and George||1887||West side of Bennett's Cove.|
|Tiller, James||1887||Bennett's Cove.|
|Winsor, George||1864||Mainland opposite Swain's Island.|
|Winsor, Cornelius and Japheth||1887||Wesleyville near Bennett's Cove.|
|Wicks, Samuel sr., John, James, Charles, and Israel||1887||Bennett's Cove.|
Page transcribed by: Donna Randell
Page revised: Oct. 2002 (Terry Piercey)
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