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The Newfoundlander 1827-1830
Miscellaneous News Articles


The first issue of the Newfoundlander appeared in August 1827, and the paper continued in weekly and biweekly form until late 1884. Published successively by various members of the Shea family (John, William Richard, Ambrose and Edward D. Shea qqv), it contained local news, court and legislative reports, shipping news, fishing reports and extensive foreign news. The paper remained politically neutral until the 1840s, when it began to decry rural poverty and to oppose the proposed establishment of denominational education. With the introduction of the Amalgamated Assembly in 1843, the Newfoundlander advocated a return to representative government. After Ambrose Shea won a seat in the legislature in 1848, Edward Shea's was the dominant voice in the paper. For the remainder of its life (with the exception of the period 1869-73) at least one, and frequently both, of the Shea brothers were prominent members of the legislature. By 1865 the paper had become the main confederate newspaper, opposing the administration of Charles Fox Bennett from 1869 to 1874. After 1874 the Newfoundlander supported the Carter and Whiteway governments. (From The Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador.)


THE NEWFOUNDLANDER - August 8, 1827 – September 30, 1830 National Archives - MF 33 Reel # 1


Wednesday, September 26, 1827
Died on Friday last, after a protracted illness, ROBERT, eldest son of the late MR. JAMES LILLY, of this town, aged 27 years. – His funeral took place on Sunday, most respectably attended.

Wednesday, October 24, 1827
Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. F.J. Carrington, MR. JOHN CUMMING, master of the Schooner, Pretty Lass, to SUSAN, daughter of the late MR. EDWARD ANGEL, of this town.

Wednesday, December 5, 1827
Married yesterday evening, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, BENJAMIN SWEETLAND, Esq. , of Caplin Bay, Merchant to TRYPHENA, the youngest daughter of the late GEORGE GADEN, Esq., Merchant of this place.

Died on Wednesday last, MR. AUGUSTINE McNAMARA, an old and respectable inhabitant of this town, aged 73.

Wednesday, December 26, 1827
Died on Monday evening last, JAMES, the infant son of MR. JAMES WEST, aged 6 years. His death was occasioned by his clothes having caught fire, about a week ago, while alone in a room; and before assistance could be rendered, burnt him in so dreadful a manner that, up to the hour of his death, he suffered excruciating torture. His funeral will be tomorrow (Thursday) between 11 and 12 o’clock, when the friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend.

Wednesday, January 9, 1828
Died suddenly, on Wednesday last, while on the road to his house, MR. BURREL RUTLEDGE, for many years a respectable inhabitant of this town.

Suddenly, on Monday evening, MR. WILLIAM DEARIN, aged 37 years, - His funeral will take place tomorrow (Thursday), at 3 o’clock, when the friends of the family are respectably requested to attend.

Married n Saturday as by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, THOMAS BENNETT, Esq., of the firm of Messrs. C.F. Bennett & Co., Merchants, to HANNAH, youngest daughter of MR. GEORGE HUTCHINGS, of this town.

Wednesday, January 23, 1828
On Thursday evening last, MR. CHARLES DENNING, aged 86 years – one of the oldest native inhabitants of this town. –The numerous and respectable attendance at his funeral , which took place yesterday, evinced the high esteem, in which this gentleman was held by the community.

On Sunday morning, after a long and tedious illness, MRS. ANN SNELLGROVE, wife of MR. JOHN SNELLGROVE, of this town, aged 68 years. – She maintained through life pleasing urbanity of manner; - but it is needless to dwell on the many excellent qualities of this amiable woman: - she died beloved and esteemed by all her friends, who in silence mourn her sad and long expected fate. Her funeral will take place this day, at 2 o’clock, and her friends are particularly requested to attend. – Communicated.

On the night of Sunday last, after a lingering and very painful illness, which she bore with fortitude and pious resignation, MRS. STENTAFORD, wife of MR. JOHN STENTAFORD, of this town, aged 42 years. – In this lady were united all the mild and amiable qualities which reflect peculiar luster on the female character; - and it must be soothing to her afflicted family to know, that she carries with her to the silent grave, the blessings of the poor, to whom she was a constant benefactor, and the regret and esteem of all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Her funeral will take place on Friday next at 11 o’clock, and the friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
“Sweet be her rest within the tomb,
And dear her memory in the bower,
And pure the tear that mourns the doom,
Of CHARLOTTE, in the lonely hour!”


On Monday last, after a short illness, HENRY, second son of MR. JOHN BRAY, aged 19 years. - His funeral will take place on Friday next, at 11 o’clock, from his father’s residence, Duckworth Street.

January 30, 1828
Married on Sunday the 13th instant, at Carbonear, by the Rev. Nicholas Devereux, MR. LORENZO MOORE, to MISS CATHERINE KENNEDY, - and on Sunday the 20th, MR. WILLIAM B. BRANSCOMB, to MISS MARGARET KENNEDY – all of Carbonear.

February 13, 1828
Died on Monday, the 4th instant, MR. DAVID O’LAUGHLIN, aged 45 years, respectable tradesman in this town. His funeral took place on Thursday last, attended by the members of the Benevolent Irish Society, and the members of the St. John’s Mechanics Society, in procession.

On Monday last, MRS. BARRON, wife of MR. LAWRENCE BARRON. Her funeral will take place this day (Wednesday), at half past three o’clock, when her friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

February 20, 1828
Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN WESTCOTT, Watchmaker, to ANN, second daughter of MR. SIMON SOLOMON, of this place.

Yesterday evening, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. THOMAS RYALL, Wheelright, to MRS. MARY CARBERRY, of this place.

Died on Saturday afternoon last, at a quarter past 4 o'clock, after a very short but painful illness, in the 42nd year of her age, MRS. ANN BUSTEED, wife of GEORGE WASHINGTON BUSTEED, Esq., Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court; - to the irreparable loss of an affectionate husband and family of 8 children - and the inexpressible grief of an extensive circle of friends, to whom her amiable, unassuming manners, and many virtues, had endeared her.

February 27, 1828
A man named THOMAS POWER, in returning from the Woods, on Saturday last ,was crushed to death by the upsetting of his slide of wood. He was alone when the accident occurred, but was found about an hour afterwards (it was supposed), lying quite dead under the load. The unfortunate deceased was an industrious poor man, and bore an excellent character; - he has left a wife and four children to lament his loss.

March 5, 1828
Died on Friday evening last, after a very painful and lingering illness, MRS. ELLEN HEARN, (widow of the late MR. JOHN HEARN), aged 48 years.

April 2, 1828
On Wednesday night last, after a lingering illness, which she bore with fortitude and resignation, MRS. MARGARET SCANLAN, wife of MR. JOHN SCANLANL, of this town, aged 38 years. Her funeral took place on Saturday, numerously and respectably attended.

Yesterday morning, in the 52nd year of his age, RICHARD WENMAN GREEN, Esq., Fort Major in this Garrison. - His funeral will take place on Saturday next, at 2 o'clock, when the friends of the family are requested to attend.

On the 31st January, at Lowton, Lancashire, in the 25th year of her age, SARAH, wife of JAMES CROSS, Esq., Merchant, of this place, and daughter of our respected townsman, GEORGE LILLY, Esq. Possessed of every filial endearment - conspicuous for urbanity of manners - and exercised in the practice of every virtue that could adore the female character - her premature and irreparable loss will be long severely felt by her beloved husband, parents, and relatives and deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

At Bristol, on the 5th of February last, MR. WM. MULLOWNEY, Merchant, formerly of Harbour Grace, and having for many years carried on an extensive business in that town.

April 9, 1828
Married, last evening, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN DeGRAVE RYLAND, to ELIZA FRANCES, second daughter of MR. GEORGE BURTON, of this place.

May 7, 1828
Died on Saturday morning last, at the advanced age of 88 years, MRS. MARGARET ROBERTS, an old and respectable inhabitant of this town, and relict of MR. THOMAS ROBERTS, late Master Armourer in the Ordnance Department on this station. Her funeral took place on Monday and was very respectably attended.

May 22, 1828
Died on Monday evening last, after a very short but most distressing illness, which she bore with pious fortitude and exemplary resignation, MRS. ELLEN PHILLIPS THOMAS, wife of HENRY P. THOMAS Esq., Merchant, in the 31st year of her age. This highly accomplished and intelligent lady took with her to the grave, not only the sincere grief of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, who knew her most intimately, and to whom her many amiable qualities had justly endeared her, but also the sorrow of those who enjoyed not that pleasure, and in proof of the high esteem in which she was generally held in this community, the greater number of Merchants' houses and vessels in port have during the last two days displayed their flags at half mast. - Her funeral will take place this day at 11 o'clock, at which the friends of the family are requested to attend.

Yesterday evening, much, and few could be more deservedly regretted, after a shock and severe illness of 6 days, MR. JOHN BURKE, Shopkeeper, in this town, aged 62 years. As the father of a numerous family, whom he has left to deplore his irreparable loss, he was a kind and affectionate parent, an indulgent and tender husband, truly sincere and generous friend, and one to whom the enviable appellation of "an honest man," might with great truth and justice be applied. Mr. Burke was one of the oldest members of the Benevolent Irish Society - in which body he filled, for many years, the office of Chairman of the Committee of Charity, and distributer of its quarterly votes, with such labor and marked attention to economy, and strict integrity, as to call forth repeated votes of thanks. He died in the Treasureship of the Society, loved and esteemed by his brothers, members, sincerely lamented by all the respectable inhabitants of this town, and those who had the pleasure of knowing so excellent and upright character, who will long cherish his memory with veneration and regret. - His funeral will take place on Saturday evening next, at 4 o'clock, when the friends of the family are requested to attend.

Married, on Saturday evening, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. GEORGE PHILLIPS, book-binder, to HANNAH MARTIN, daughter of MR. THOMAS MARTIN, of this place.

On Monday evening, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. RICHARD RANKIN, of Island Cove, to MISS ELIZABETH NURSE, of this town.

Thursday, May 29, 1828
Deserted from the service of Wise, Baker & Howard, the following YOUNGSTERS, who came out Passengers in the Brig Hazard, this Spring from Ireland: -
JAMES MURPHY, a Ship's carpenter, 6 feet high, about 23 years of age, dark hair, wore a Blue Jacket and Trousers 0 a Native of Ross, County Wexford.
PATRICK PYNE, a Taylor, 5 feet 5 inches high, dark hair, about 40 years of age, wore a Blue Coat and Small ( couldn't pick out this word) - a Native of Ross Perkin, County Wexford.
PETER CORROGAN, 5 feet 5 inches high, sandy hair, about 22 years of age, wore a Blue Coat and Breeches - a Native of Sutton's Parish, County Wexford. JOHN LACY, 5 feet 5 inches high, sandy hair, about 18 years of age, wore a Fustian Coat and Trousers - a Native of Newtown Barry, County Wexford.
Any person harbouring or employing the above deserters, after this notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the Law.
South Side, St. John's
17th May, 1828
Thursday, June 12, 1828
Married on Monday evening last, by Rev. Mr. Fleming, MR. THOMAS SUMMERS, to MISS MARGARET FLANNERY, both of this town.

Thursday, June 26, 1828
Married on Wednesday evening last, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. HENRY SNOOK, of this place, to MISS HARRIET ROGERS, of Burin.

At Great Placentia, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Hearn, MR. HENRY W. MARTIN, of Poole, to MISS MARGARET THERESA MEALICAN, of Waterford.

Thursday, July 3, 1828
Married on Saturday last, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN B. THOMSON, Merchant, to MISS BOUCHER, daughter of the late ALEXANDER BOUCHER, Esq., of this place.

Died at Bonavista, on Sunday se'n night, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Esq., Merchant, of that place - aged 44 years. - On the Tuesday preceding his death, he had occasion to arise at a very early hour in the morning to give some particular directions respecting a bait skiff - and after retiring from the window at which he stood, he had scarcely reached his bed, when he was violently attacked by paralytic stroke, which proved fatal. - He was long and deservedly respected in the mercantile world, and has left a wife and 5 children to lament his premature death. - Gazette

Thursday, July 24, 1828 Married on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN CANNING, Merchant, to THEODORA SOPHIA, third daughter, - and MR. JAMES CHRISTIAN OEHLSCHLAGER, Merchant, from Hamburgh, to CATHERINE MATHILDA, fourth daughter of MR. WM. ARMSTRONG, of this town.

Died on Tuesday morning last, after a short illness, MISS MARY ANN BROPHY, daughter of the late MR. JOHN BROPHY, aged 24 years. Her funeral will take place this day, at 2 o'clock, from her mother's residence.

Thursday, July 31, 1828
Birth - At Bath, on the 11th ultimo, the Lady of THOMAS HOLDSWORTH BROOKING, Esq., of a son.

Died on Thursday morning, aged 17 years, ELIZABETH, third daughter of MR. HENRY RADFORD, of this town. - Her funeral took place on Sunday, and was respectable attended.

Died - At Harbour Grace, on Thursday evening last, the infant son of JOHN ROCHFORD, Esq., aged 20 months.

Died - On Monday evening last, aged 86, MR. WILLIAM WALSH, after a long and tedious illness, which he supported with Christian fortitude. - His remains will be conveyed to the grave this evening, at 3 o'clock, P.M., from his late residence Duckworth Street, when his friends and acquaintances are solicited to attend without further notice.

Thursday, August 14, 1828
Died on Wednesday the 6th instant, after a long and tedious illness, aged 17 years, JOHN, son of the late MR. JOHN TORNEY. - His funeral took place on Saturday last.

Thursday, September 4, 1828
Married at Trinity, on the 18th ultimo, by the Rev. W. Bullock (?), MR. ROBERT BAYLY, sub-collector, of H.M.V (?) Customs, to MISS SARAH KELSON.

Died, on the 4th August, in the 50th year of his age, after a short but severe illness, MR. MICHAEL EANNON, a native of Ireland, but lately from St. John's, Newfoundland, where he had been many years a respectable and worthy resident. - Halifax Acadian Recorder.

Thursday, September 11, 1828
Married on Friday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, the REV. JOHN CHAPMAN, of Twillingate, to MISS REBECCA COCKFIELD, of Richmond, Yorkshire.

Died on Sunday last, after a lingering and painful illness, much esteemed and regretted by all who knew her, MARGARET, wife of MR. BRYAN PHENY, aged 25 years. Her remains were conveyed to the grave yesterday evening, attended by a very numerous and respectable assemblage of the inhabitants.

Thursday, September 18, 1828
Died at Waterford, on the 18th July last, a few days after his arrival from this island, Assistant Commissary General GEORGE MANVELL.

Thursday, September 25, 1828
Died on Thursday morning last, ELIZA EMILY, daughter of HENRY THOMAS, Esq.

Thursday, October 2, 1818
Married on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. James Sinnott, JOHN WALSH, Esq., M.D., of the University of Edinburgh, to ELIZA ANN, daughter of MR. JOHN DOWSLEY, of this place.

Died on Friday last, of apoplexy, MARY, wife of MR. GEORGE KNIGHT, shipwright, aged 41. - Her funeral took place on Monday.

On Saturday last, after a short illness, HENRY, youngest son of MR. WILLIAM BARNES, blockmaker, aged 6 years. - His funeral took place yesterday.

Thursday, November 13, 1828
Married on Sunday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Flemming, MR. EDWARD POWER, of this town, to MISS ELIZABETH VEIN CAHILL, of Waterford.

Died yesterday morning, after a very short illness, MR. PATRICK MYHAN, aged 44 years. He was deservedly respected for his upright and honest principles through life, and his death is sincerely regretted by all who knew him. - His funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) evening, at 3 o'clock, when the friends and the acquaintances of the family are requested to attend.

Thursday, December 4, 1828
Married at Fort Townshend, on Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, LIEUT. J.W. COLLINGTON, Royal Artillery, to JANE, second daughter of LIEUT. COOKE, R.V.C.
Yesterday, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. DAVID COXSON, watchmaker, to CHARLOTTE, eldest daughter of MR. WM. FREEMAN, of this town.

Thursday, December 11, 1828
Married on Monday evening, the first instant, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN ROGERS, blacksmith, of Ferryland, to MISS MARY RYAN, of this town.

Died, at Plaster Cove, Gut of Canso, in the 56th year of his age, MR. ALEXANDER HAIRE (?), formerly a most respectable merchant in this town.

Thursday, December 18, 1828
Married on Friday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. ROBERT PINSENT, Port de Grave, merchant, to MISS LOUISA BROOM WILLIAMS, third daughter of MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS, of this place.
Died, on Sunday last, aged 2 years 7 months, CHARLES JOHN, son of the REV. MR. LAUGHARNE.

Thursday, December 25, 1828
Married, on Friday evening last, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, STEPHEN LAWLER, Esq., Merchant, of the firm (Doyle & Lawler) to MISS LOUISA GRAY, daughter of the late COL. ROBERT GRAY, one of the Member so His Majesty's Council, and Provincial Treasurer, of P.E.Island.
On Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. ALFRED WILSON, apothecary, to MISS JANE THISTLE HILLYARD, both of this place.

January 8, 1829
Married, evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. WILLIAM PICKER, to MISS SARAH HAMLIN, both of this place.

Thursday, January 15, 1829
Birth - At Sussex - place, in London, late in October, the Lady of the HON. CAPT. FRANCIS MAUDE, R.N. of a son and heir.
Died, on Wednesday, the 7th instant, after severe illness, in the 46th year of his age, MR. NATHANIEL HILL, for twenty years past a respectable tradesman and worthy inhabitant of this town. He has left a widow and 8 children to lament his irreparable, loss. - His funeral took place on Monday last, - respectable attended.

January 15, 1829
On Saturday last, after a severe illness, MR. WM. CARSON, youngest son of WM. CARSON, Esq., M.D., aged 15 years. - His remains were yesterday conveyed to the grave, by a large concourse of the most respectable inhabitants.

Thursday, February 12, 1829
Died, on Monday last, after a short but painful illness, MR. SAMUEL WOODLEY, aged 51 years, a respectable inhabitant of this town. His funeral will take place on Saturday next, at one o'clock, when his friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

Thursday, May 7, 1829
Birth - At Jersey, on the 2nd January last, the lady of CAPT. EAGER, R.N. of twin boys. - Who, by late advices from thence, are with the mother doing extremely well.
Died, on Thursday morning last, after a few hours illness, at her husband's house, Henry Street, in this City, MRS. JAMES MORRIS. In this truly amiable woman were associated those happy and rare qualities which endear human life, and inspire firm hopes of a better. A dutiful attachment to her husband - a prudent and sensitive affection for her children - a sincere and disinterested devotedness to her friends - have uniformly marked her high sense of social virtues; whilst a piety ardent and unaffected - a charity generous and unostentatious - a life religious and pure - have edified her acquaintance, and must have secured for herself the eternal rewards of the just. - Waterford Chronicle, March 28.

Thursday, May 14, 1829
Married, on Tuesday, the 31st ult., at Hawkshead, by the Rev. George Parks, Wm. HART GADEN, Esq., merchant, St. John's, Newfoundland, to MISS ELIZA BURTON, of Graythwaite-hall, Windermere, Westmorland. -Liverpool Albion, April 13.

Thursday, May 28, 1829
Married, on Saturday evening last, by Rev. Dr. Scallan, and immediately afterwards, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, JOSEPH SHEA, Esq., M.D., to MARGARET, eldest daughter of WILLIAM CARSON, Esq.,M.D., all of this place.
Died, on Thursday morning last, after a short illness, LIEUT. HENRY FRANCIS MARTIN VIGOREUX, of the 84th Regiment, son of LIEUT. COL. VIGOREUX, Royal Engineers.
Died on the 18th of April, at Rose Bank, near Falkirk, PETER HENDERSON, Esq., of the firm of Henderson, Bland & Co. of this town.

Thursday, June 4, 1829
Married on the 6th May, St. Michael's Church, Liverpool, MR. SAMUEL JOB, (second son of JOHN JOB, Esq., of Park place, Liverpool), to ELIZABETH, daughter of WILLIAM COOKE, Esq., of Kensington.
Died, on Tuesday morning last, after a short but painful illness of only three days, aged 21 years, MR. JAMES MANSON CURRIE, of the parish of Dun(?), Argyleshire (Scotland). - His funeral will take place from the house of Mr. Kydd, this day (Thursday), at 11 o'clock, when his friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
On Tuesday evening, after a very short illness, PATRICK, eldest son of MR. HENRY DUGGAN, aged 26 years. - His funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday), at 4 o'clock, from his father's residence, when the friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

Thursday, June 11, 1829
Died on Thursday last, after a lingering illness, MR. HENRY MADDOCK, youngest son of the late MR. LUKE MADDOCK, of this town, aged 33 years. Amiable, kind and sincere in all the relations of life, he died regretted by those who estimate the purest integrity and moral value.
On Saturday last, MR. JAMES CHURCHWARD, Ship Master, of Burry Pomeroy (England) aged 46 years.
Same day, after a short illness, MR. PATRICK HEANEY, Schoolmaster, aged 46 years.
The Red Indian woman, SHANANDITHIT - better known by the name of NANCY - who was taken some years ago by MR. PEYTON, and lived for the last twelve months in this town, died of consumption of the lungs on Saturday last, aged, it is supposed, about 28 years. She resided during her stay in St. John's, with the Attorney-General and W.E. Cormack, Esq., who procured her the best medical attendance, and paid her every attention, but the morle of life, so different from that to which she had been accustomed, appeared to have hastened her dissolution.
An inquest was held on the 7th just., before Wm. Dickson, Esq., Coroner, on the body of EDWARD CALLANAN, found drowned near the wharf of Mr. Henry Shea. >From the evidence produced, it appeared, that about two o'clock on Sunday morning, the deceased left the house of a person called COONEY, for the purpose of returning to his lodgings near Admiral's beach, but unfortunately wandered to the wharf, and, it was supposed, in endeavouring to get on board a vessel, had fallen overboard. - Verdict, Accidently drowned.

Thursday, July 9, 1829
Married, at Brigus, on Wednesday, the 24th ult., by the Rev. John Boyd, MR. SAMUEL SPRACKLIN, of that place, aged 70, to MRS. ELIZABETH FINCH, aged 54, widow of the late MR. SAMUEL FINCH, ship-builder of Trinity. The happy couple appeared in excellent health and spirits, and at the conclusion of the ceremony immediately set off for the country residence of the bridegroom, to enjoy solus cum sola, the felicities of the honeymoon. At Harbour Grace, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. N. Devereux, MR. THOMAS BUTLER of Port-de-Grave, to MISS ELEANOR BREEN, of this town. - Mercury
Died, on Sunday the 27th ult., after a lingering illness, aged 46 years, MR.RICHARD KNIGHT, shipwright, and old and respectable inhabitant of this town.

Thursday, July 16, 1829
Married on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOSEPH TOWAN, Watchmaker, to MARY, daughter of MR. RICHARD PERCHARD.
On Sunday, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN MEADUS, of Poole, Dorset, to MARY SUSAN ANN, third daughter of MR. WM. PHIPARD.

Thursday, July 23, 1829
Married, on Wednesday evening, the 15th instant, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, the REV. CHARLES BATE, Methodist Missionary for Island Cove and Perlican, to MISS SARAH BEARNES.
Died, on Sunday evening last, about 5 o'clock, after a short illness of only 6 days, MR. MATTHEW GUSWALE, Jun., late Packet-Master, of Portugal Cove, aged 29 years. His death was occasioned by Erysipelas, with which he was severely attacked. He was a man of steady habits, and generally respected by all who knew him. - Gazette

Thursday, July 30 1829
On the afternoon of Sunday last, a man of the name ROBERT GRACE, was found drowned in that part of Brine's River commonly called the Soldiers' Hole. The body was discovered by some boys who were bathing in the River, one of whom, seeing some extraordinary substance at the bottom, and supposing it to be a bundle of clothes, dived for it, when to his great terror, he caught hold of the leg of the unfortunate man. A bag, containing a heavy stone, was found to have been securely tied round the neck, and from this, as well as from other circumstances, the coroner's jury returned a verdict of - suicide by drowning. IBID
Married, on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. SAMUEL WILLS HUTCHINGS, Master of the Brigantine Billow, to MISS CLEMEATINA ASH, eldest daughter of MR. WILLIAM ASH.

Thursday, August 20, 1829
Married, Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Fleming, MR. WILLIAM FITZPATRICK, Baker, to MARGARET, widow of the late MR, THOMAS FITZGERALD, of this town.
Died, on the 4th inst., at Placentia, very sincerely regretted by his numerous flock and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, the REV. ANDREW CLEARY, Roman Catholic Clergyman and Rector of the district of Placentia Bay, aged 53 years. His funeral took place on the 6th instant.

Thursday, August 27, 1829
Died on Thursday last, after a tedious illness, MR. JAMES JOHNSTON, CABINET-MAKER, AGED 56. - His funeral took place on Sunday, and was respectable attended.

Thursday, September 10, 1829
Married, on Saturday, the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. WILLIAM BEARNS, of Ashburton, Devon, to ELIZA, daughter of MR. JOHN PERKINS.
Same day, at Bay Bulls, by the Rev. J. Robertson, MR. THOMAS GLEN, Merchant, to JANE, youngest daughter of the late RICHARD REED, Esq., of this place.
On Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JAMES WISEMAN, to SUSANNAH, daughter of MR. WILLIAM STEARS, of Blockmaker's-hall.
Last evening, by the Rev. M.A. Fleming, MR. THOMAS HAYES, Shopkeeper, of this town, to MISS ELLEN O'REGAN.
Died, lately, at Bonavista, GERALD FORD, Esq. J.P. a very old and respectable inhabitant of that harbour.

Thursday, September 17, 1829
Married, on the evening of Saturday last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. KENNETH O'DEA, of Greenock, to ELIZABETH, second daughter of MR. JOHN BRINE, Merchant, of this place.

Thursday, October 8, 1829
Married, on the evening of Thursday last, by the Rec. F.H. Carrington, LIEUT. WILLIAM GORDON, of H.M.S.Tyne, to MARGARET GEORGIANA, second daughter of LIEUT.-COL. VIGOREUX, Commanding Royal Engineer.
Died, at Carbonear, on Friday evening last, in the 75th year of her age, relict of the late MR. THOMAS MAHER, of Harbour Grace. Her remains were escorted on Monday, to the latter place, by a large and respectable concourse of different denominations.

Thursday, October 29, 1829
Married, on the 15th Sept. last, at St. James Church, London, JAMES COCHRANE, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, (late Acting Assistant Judge in this Island) to ANN TERESA ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of LIEUT.-COL. WILLIAM HALY, A.D.C.

Thursday, November 5, 1829
Married, on Tuesday evening, the 27th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr. Herron, MR. JAMES HOGAN to MISS HONORA BURROWS, both of this town.
At Port-de-Grave, on the 3rd ultimo, by the Rev. C. Blackman, MR. CHARLES D. GARLAND, of Harbour Grace to MARY LOUISA, youngest daughter of MR. WILLIAM ANDREWS, of the former place.
Died on Saturday night last, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with great fortitude and resignation, MR. WILLIAM MEALICAN, aged 34 years - a native of Waterford, Ireland. His funeral took place yesterday evening, numerously and respectable attended.
An inquest was held on Saturday last, on the body of MICHAEL DOHERTY, a fisherman, of this place, who died suddenly in the street, near the premises of Messrs. McBride & Kerr, on the morning of that died. - Verdict, died by the visitation of God.

Thursday, November 12, 1829
Died, on Friday last, returning from the Labrador, very sincerely regretted, MR. LAWRENCE POWER, aged 63 years. - His remains were landed on Saturday, and conveyed to the grave on Tuesday evening, numerously and respectable attended.

Thursday, November 26, 1829
Died, on Saturday morning last, after a long illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude, MARY, wife of MR. THOMAS BLAKE, of this place, aged 47 years. - Her funeral took place on Tuesday, and was respectable attended.
On the 23rd September, at sea, while on passage from Demerara for this port, MR. JAMES TODREDGE, of the Quebec. He was an able and intelligent Shipmaster, esteemed by all who knew him, and has left, in this place, a disconsolate wife, and young family, to deplore in him the loss of their only support. - Quebec Mercury, Nov. 3

Thursday, December 3, 1829
COLONEL SKINNER of the Royal Artillery, died at Woolwich, on the 26th of October. The news of the death of his son, in India, reached England about the same period.
Died, at Fernando, PO, LIEUT. A.O. CARRINGTON, Royal Marines, son of the late Rev. Carrington, Vicar of Topaham, Devonshire, and a Prebebdary of Exeter. - London Courier, Oct. 9
On Sunday last, the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming conferred the Holy Order of Priesthood on MR. EDMON DOYLE, in the Roman Catholic Chapel of this town. The Rev. Gentleman is, we understand, intended as an assistant in the St. John's district.

Thursday, December 10, 1829
Died, at St. Vincent, on the 11th of October last, aged 44 years, the HON. JOHN DALZELL, Colonel of Militia, Senior Assistant Justice, Speaker of the House of Assembly, an eminent merchant in that island.

Thursday, December 17, 1829
Married, on Monday last, at Carbonear, by the Rev. J. Burt, NICHOLAS STABB, Esq., Deputy-Sheriff of the Northern District, to RACHEL, sister of THOMAS CHANCEY, Esq., Merchant, of that place.
On Tuesday last, MR. JOHN SMITH, Merchant, to MISS MARY PAINE, both of this place. - Conception Bay Mercury, Dec. 11
Died, on Monday last, after a short illness, SUSANNA, the only daughter of MR. WILLIAM HAYWARD, of this town, aged 6 years.

Thursday, December 24, 1829
Married, on Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR.THOMAS EPPES GADEN, third son of the late GEORGE GADEN,Esq., of the firm of Hart, Eppes, Gaden & Robinson, to JANE ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN BRINE, Merchant, of this town.
Died, on Monday last, after a Magering (?) illness, MR. THOMAS CULLETON, a respectable inhabitant of this place. His funeral took place yesterday, and was respectably attended.

1830


Thursday, January 7, 1830
Died, on Wednesday, the 30th ult., of a decline, which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, MISS CATHERINE WALSH, aged 26 years, much regretted by her relatives and a numerous circle of acquaintances.

Thursday, January 14, 1830
Married, at Petty Harbour, on Thursday last, by the Rev. Mr. Herron, MR. JACOB ANGEL, to ANN, eldest daughter of MR. MATTHEW MORRIS, of this town.

Thursday, January 21, 1830
Married, on Sunday evening, the 10th inst. By the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. HENRY JOHN SAUNDERS, of this place, joiner, to MISS MARY WILLIAMS, of Bay Bulls.
Died, on Thursday evening last, after a long and severe illness, aged 3 year and 9 months, HENRY CANVIN, only surviving son of Stephen Lawler.

Thursday, January 28, 1830
Married, on the 14th instant, by Rev. F.H. Carrington, LIEUT. JOHN BULGER, R.N., to ELIZABETH, sister of MR. T. HOULTON, of this town.

Thursday, February 4, 1830
Died, on Monday morning, much regretted by her friends, MARY, wife of MR. WM. CONWAY, Southside, aged 34 years. - Her funeral took place yesterday, n

umerously and respectable attended. Thursday, February 18, 1830
Died on Monday night last, after a short illness, aged 36 years, MR. GEORGE RENNELL, son of the late DR. RENNELL, of this place. - His funeral will take place this morning (Thursday), at 11 o'clock, from the St. John's Charity School. The friends of the deceased are respectfull invited to attend.

Thursday, February 25, 1830
Married, on Monday evening last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, MR. HENRY SIMMS, Teacher, to MISS MAHER, both of this place.
On Saturday last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, MR. JAMES CUDDERY, to MISS MYHAM, relict of the late MR. PATRICK MYHAM, of this town.
Died, at Harbour Grace, on Sunday, the 31st ult., MR. JOSEPH GEORGE GILLAM, aged 29 years, a native of Bristol, and, for some years past, bookkeeper to H.W. Danson, Esq., of this place.

Thursday, March 4, 1830
Died, on Sunday morning last, after a very short illness, sincerely regretted by her friends and acquaintances, MRS. ELEANOR PARKER, wife of MR. WILLIAM PARKER, of this town, aged 26 years. - Her remains were conveyed to the grave on Tuesday evening, attended by a numerous and respectable concourse of the inhabitants.

Thursday, March 11, 1830
Died, at Dartmouth (England), in January last, NICHOLAS BROOKING, Esq., late collector of H.M. Customs at port and brother of the HON. ARTHUR H. BROOKING, Collector of H.M. Customs, St. John's, Newfoundland.


Thursday, March 18, 1830
Died, on Thursday evening last, at Harbour Grace, after a very painful and protracted illness, in the 49th year of his age, deeply lamented by his family, and universally regretted, JORDAN HENDERSON, Esq., of the firm J. & B. Henderson, merchants, of that town.

Thursday, April 1, 1830
Died, on Monday the 22nd ult., after a long and painful illness, MARY, only daughter of MR. THOMAS CAHILL, blacksmith, of this town, aged 18 years. - Her funeral took place on Thursday last, and was respectably attended.

Thursday, April 8, 1830
Married, at Sheldon, in the county of Devon, England, on the 5th of February last, ANDREW HOWARD, Esq., of the firm of Wise, Baker & Howard, of this place to MISS MIRIAM ROW, daughter of the late THOMAS ROW, Esq., former merchant of this town.

Thursday, April 15, 1830
Married, on Sunday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Doyle, MR. JOHN GRACE to MISS MARY RIELLY, both of this town.
Lately, at Bonavista, by the Venerable George Coster, Archdeacon of Newfoundland, H.J. HANSARD, Esq., (son of the late MAJOR H.J. HANSARD) to MARGARET, third daughter of the late WM. BELL, Esq.
Died, on Thursday morning last, after a painful and lingering illness, HENRY, infant son of MR. THOMAS BECK, merchant, of this town, aged 7 years.
On Sunday last, at the residence of Mr. John Dicks, Water Street, MR. ROBERT HOAR, joiner, a native of Charmouth, Dorset, England, aged 40. - His funeral took place on Tuesday, and was respectably attended.

Thursday, April 29, 1830
Married, on Tuesday evening, the 20th instant, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. GEORGE ANDERSON, to JEMIMA, eldest daughter of the late JOHN RENNELL, Esq., M.D.
Died, in February last, at Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, MRS. CATHERINE TATAM, relict of LIEUT. WILLIAM TATAM, of the Royal Navy, and sister of the MISSES KEATLUG of this town. - We cannot perform the melancholy duty imposed upon us by the death of this amiable Lady, without paying an humble tribute of regard to the many virtues and mild endearing qualities for which she was particularly distinguished. She was a native of Newfoundland - and we know of none who reflected more luster upon the place of her birth, or whose memory will be more fondly cherished by those numerous friends who felt justly proud of her acquaintance. Their sincere sorrow for that void in the domestic social circle which cannot be filled up, is the strongest testimony of her big, but unobtrusive worth.

Thursday, May 6, 1830
Married, on Friday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. HENRY PARSONS, of this place, cabinet-maker, to MISS HARRIET BEARNES, of Ashburton, England.
Died, at Golden Grove, Jamaica, aged 24 years, JONATHON, youngest brother of COLONEL SIR ROBERT STEELE, Knight, K.C.S., and CAPTAIN STEELE of the Forte.


Thursday, May 13, 1830 Married, on Sunday the 25th ult., at Bareneed Church, by the Rev. C. Blackman, MR. JOHN BESANT (in the employ of Messrs.Gosse, Pack, and Fryer, at Bay Roberts), to PATIENCE, youngest daughter of MR. WILLIAM ELMES, of Bay Roberts.
At Port-de-Grave, on Sunday the 2nd instant, by the Rev. C. Blackman, MR. JOHN GIFFORD, to MRS. MARGARET DENNING, widow of MR. WILLIAM DENNING, late Merchant of that place.


Thursday, May 20, 1830 Married, at Cork, on the 24th April last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Murphy, PATRICK MORRIS, Esq., Merchant, of St. John's, Newfoundland, to MISS BULLEN, daughter of DR. BULLEN, of that city, - immediately after the ceremony, the happy couple set off for Dublin, on their way to London, where they purposed spending their honeymoon.
At Bermuda, on the 8th April last, JOSEPH ROSE, Esq., Master of H.M.S. Tyne, to EMILY, third daughter of Deputy Assist. Com. General LEE.
On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Frederick H. Carrington, B.A., MR JOHN HANLEY, to SUSANNA BUTLER, second daughter of MR. JOHN FRY - all of this town.

Thursday, May 27, 1830
Died, at Dartmouth (England) on the 6th ult., aged 27 years, HANNAH, only sister of THOMAS H. BROOKING, Esq., merchant of this place.

Thursday, June 3, 1830
Died, at Harbour Grave, the 21st ult., MRS. ANN McDONALD, aged 27 years.
At same place, the 24th ult., aged 34 years, MR. D'EWES COKE PATTINGTON ROWE, sometime partner in business with the late Dr. Warner of this town.

Thursday, June 10, 1830
Married, on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, MR. MICHAEL M'LEAN LITTLE, of this town, to MARGARET, youngest daughter of the late MR. RICHARD GRAUDY of Duncannon, County Wexford, Ireland.
Died, on Thursday last, after a short illness, much and deservedly regretted by his numerous friends, LIEUT-COLONEL HENRY MORDANT GAGE VIGOREUX, aged 47 years, Commanding Royal Engineer at this station. His remains were interred on Monday with the usual military honours.
At Greenspond, on the 23rd ultimo, after a severe illness, much respected and regretted, JOHN EDGAR, Esq., Surgeon, aged 52 years. - Mr.Edgar had discharged the office of a Magistrate in that district for more than twenty years, and he left a numerous family to deplore their irreparable loss.

Thursday, June 17, 1830
Married, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN WYATT, to MISS CATHERINE WYSE, youngest daughter of the late MR. PETER WYSE, Shipwright, all of this place.
At Crockers Cove, on Tuesday, the 8th instant, by the Rev. N. Devereux, MR. EDWARD HANRAHAN, of Mosquito, to MARY, daughter of MR. FELIX M'CARTHY, of the former place. Conception Bay Mercury, June. 11.
Died, in this town on Monday evening last, NICHOLAS JOHN, the infant son of MR. WILLIAM DALTON, of Carbonear. The death of this child was remarkable sudden and extraordinary. He was seized with a convulsive fit, on the above evening, and expired in his nurse's arms, in a few minutes afterwards. He had been. Previously, in apparent good health.

Thursday, June 24, 1830
Died on Friday last, aged 29 years, ELIZABETH, wife of MR. J.B. BULLEY, merchant, of this place, much and deservedly regretted by all who knew her. - Her funeral took place on Tuesday, and was most respectably attended.

Thursday, July 8, 1930
Died, in February last, at the Island of Ascension, LIEUT. CARRINGTON, R.M., of Topsham, - brother of the Rev. F.H. Carrington of this town.

July 22, 1830
Married, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. CHARLES COOPER, (Master of the brig Admiral Lake, of Halifax) to SUSANNA, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN WHITER (?), of His Majesty's Customs in this town.
Died, in Ross (Ireland), the latter end of May last, MISS AMELIA ANNA GOFF, aged 19, eldest daughter of PADE (?) GOFF, Esq., of Prince Edward Island. - much lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends.
Suddenly, on the 20th May, at Layton, Shaftesbury, at the advanced age of 85, THOMAS BENNETT, Esq., for many years an Alderman of that borough. He was highly esteemed as the friend and advocate of the poor, the firm supporter of consistent independence, and was much and deservedly respected for his inflexible integrity of conduct through Hie. To the ? he was blessed with unusual ability of mental faculty. - Bristol Gazette
At Greenock, on the 24th May last, after a tedious illness. PAT(?) HUXTER, sen., Esq., of the firm of Messrs. James H. ? & Co.
At Halifax, N.S. on the 4th instant, most sincerely regretted by a large circle of acquaintances, to whom she was endeared by her many virtues and amiable qualifications, MRS. RYAN, widow, of the late PATRICK RYAN, Esq., merchant, of that place, and sister of PATRICK DOYLE, Esq., of this town.

Thursday, July 29, 1830
Married, on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, WM. VA(?) LANCE, Esq., to MISS MARGARET McGILL, third daughter of JOHN DUNSCOMB, Esq.
On Monday evening, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR WM. LILLY to MRS. SUSANNAH M'ALLASTER.
Died, on Friday morning last, after a short but painful illness, MR. JOHN BROOM, jun., son of JOHN BROOM, Esq., Chief Magistrate of this town, aged 44 years. - His funeral took place on Sunday, and was most respectably attended.
At. St. Mary's, on the 3rd instant, regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance as well so deeply lamented by his family and all his relations, WM. PHIPARD, Esq., merchant, aged 59 years, twenty of which he filled, with honour and respect to himself, the situation of Senior Magistrate of that district. - Ledger

Thursday, August 5, 1830
Married, on Sunday evening last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, MR THOMAS TERRAHAN to MISS MARY BATES.

Thursday, August 12, 1830
Died, on Monday morning last, after a short but painful illness, MARGARET, relict of the late MR. PATRICK REDMOND, of this place, aged 66 years.

Thursday, August 19, 1830
Married, on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN WINTER, of H.M. Customs, to ANN, fourth daughter of the late JOHN RENNELL, M.D.
Died, on Saturday last, aged 25 years, MR ROBERT PAGE, of Dartmouth, master of the Schooner Adventure, of (?) now lying in this port. His remains were conveyed to the grave on Monday last, very respectably attended.

Thursday, August 26, 1830
Married, on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, JOHN MOORE GODET, Esq., of Bermuda, to EMILY, eldest daughter of WILLIAM STEVENS, Esq., Deputy Assistant Commissary General of the Forces.
At Edinburgh, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Lee, SAMUEL CARSON, M.D., St. John's, Newfoundland, to MARGARET, youngest daughter of the late REV. WILLIAM SAWERS, A.M. Minister of Crookham, county of Northunberland. Scotsman, July 14.

Thursday, September 2, 1830
Married, at Sydney, on the 18th ult., by the Rev. Charles Inglls, MR. WILLIAM ALEXANDER HAIRE, Surgeon, eldest son of the late MR. ALEXANDER HAIRE, of this place, to MARGARET BANNISTER EVELINA, third daughter of the late PHILLIP DUMERESQ, Esq., Collector of H.M. Customs of that port.
Died on Monday morning last, aged 68 years, MR. JAMES VAVASOR, Cooper, an old and respectable inhabitant of this town. The friends of the deceased are respectfully solicited to attend his funeral this day (Thursday), at half-past three o'clock.

Thursday, September 16, 1830
Died, on Monday night last, after a short but painful illness, ELIZABETH GRACE, aged 22 years. - Her funeral will take place this day, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of her brother, opposite the Roman Catholic Chapel.

Thursday, October 7, 1830
Married, at Brigus, on Thursday the 16th Sept., MR. WM. STENTAFORD, (in the employ of Charles Cosens, Esq.) to MISS LUCY NORMAN.
Died, on Tuesday last, after a protracted illness, aged 38 years, MRS. BRIDGET FOLEY.- Her funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock from the residence of MR. MATTHEW MORRIS, (Fresh Water). The friends of the deceased are respectfully requested to attend.
Died, in August last, in Devonshire (England), THOMAS TREMBLETT, Esq., formerly Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

Thursday, October 14, 1830
Married, at Blackhead, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. Richard Knight, Wesleyan Missionary, the REV. JOHN SMITHIES, W.M., to HANNAH, daughter of MR. WM. WITT, jn, merchant, of Skinner Street, London.

Thursday, October 21, 1830
Married, on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, CAPT. JOHN WAKEHAM (of the brig Apollo), to MISS SUSANNAH TUCKER, of this town.

Thursday, October 28, 1830
Married, on Sunday evening last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, MR. THOMAS CASEY, of this town, to CATHERINE, second daughter of MR. MICHAEL BURKE, of Tilton Harbour.

Thursday, November 4, 1830
Died, on Friday morning last, after a severe illness, MR. HENRY SHEA, merchant, of this town, aged 63 years - of which forty-six were passed in Newfoundland. His remains were conveyed to the tomb, on Monday last, attended by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming and his clergy.

Thursday, December 16, 1830
Married, at Trinity, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. William Bullock, MR. JAMES COLLIS, to MISS SUSDIN, both of that place.

Thursday, December 23, 1830
Married, on Thursday last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, MR. LAWRENCE BARRON, President of the Mechanics' Society, to MISS MARY FANNON, of Waterford.
Same day, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, MR. JOHN BIRRAGAN, of this town, to MISS ROSALIE RIELLEY, of Placentia.
On Saturday evening last, by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, CAPTAIN R.B. SMITH of Halifax, to MARY, second daughter of MR. TIMOTHY FLANNERY, of this town.
Yesterday evening, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, MR. JOHN WILLIAM SAUNDERS, of Renews, merchant, to MRS. MARY STRACHAN, a relict of the late JAMES COULTER STRACHAN, Esq., Surgeon, Royal Vetern Companies.
Died, at Dartmouth on the 9th Nov., aged 68 years, MR. THOMAS BROOKING, late Surveyor of the Customs at that port.

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