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|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 - 1842
Thursday, January 6, 1842
At a late hour on Thursday evening last, the body of a man was
discovered lying dead near Bell's Farm , on the Portugal Cove Road, and the same
having been reported to the Coroner, A.Hogsett, Esq., two persons were
dispatched to bring in the deceased to the town; and on Friday morning an Inquest
was held on the body, when it was found, in evidence that the unfortunate
man was a Swede named JOHN RYAN, and that he had died from exhaustion and
expose of the inclemency of the weather. -Veridct accordingly. - Ledger
Thursday, January 20, 1842
Died, on Thursday last, Mrs. ELEANOR BOGGIN, relict of the late Mr. JOHN
Thursday, January 27, 1842
Died, on Wednesday night the 19th inst., aged 81 years, Mr. FRANCIS TREE.
Died, at Harbor Grace on Sunday night, the 16th inst. THEODORE BAYFIELD,
aged one year and five months, the youngest son of JOHN STARK, Esq.,
Chief Clerk and Registrar of Northern Circuit Court.
Died, at Halifax, in the Province of Nova Scotia, on the 28th December,
aged 24 years, JANE FRANCES, wife of GEORGE RENNIE YOUNG, Esq., Barrister at
law, and eldest daughter of THOMAS HOLDSWORTH BROOKING, Esq., of London.
Thursday, February 3, 1842
Died, on Sunday morning, after a lingering illness, Mr. JOHN FRY, a
native of Exeter, aged 70 years. His funeral will take place this day.
Died, on Tuesday evening, after a short illness, ELIZABETH ANN, eldest
daughter of Mr. HENRY LANGLEY, aged 15 years. The funeral will take
place on Saturday morning.
Thursday, February 17, 1842
Died, on the 18th of November last, at Little Placentia, after a long
and painful illness, Mr. JOSEPH TUCKER, aged 61 years.
Died, on the 9th of Dec. last at Great Placentia, in the 77th year of
her age, MARGARET, relict of the late JOSIAH BLACKBURN,Esq.
Died, on the 24th ult. At Harbor Grace, Mr. J. SHARP, for many years
High Constable - aged 50 years.
Died, on Friday morning last, (at the residence of her son, PARICK KOUGH
Esq.) in the 86th year of her age, Mrs. JORDAN, after a lingering
illness of several years.
Thursday, April 14, 1842
Died, at Catalina, on the 19th January last, Mr. JOHN THOMSON, of that
Died, on the night of Monday last, Mrs. ELIZABETH SHEARS, aged 83.
Died, on Saturday morning, LOUISA JANET, infant daughter of JOHN H.
WARREN, Esq., merchant.
Died, on Monday last, Miss ELIZABETH CANTWELL, aged 45.
Thursday, April 28, 1842
Died, on Tuesday, the 19th inst., in the 60th year of his age, after a
lingering and painful illness, Mr. PATRICK HUIE.
Died, suddenly at Bonavista on the 18th inst. Mr. ROBERT COLLINS, aged
26 years, - a native of Dumfrieshire, Scotland.
Died, on Monday morning last, after a short illness, MARY, eldest
daughter of Mr. JOSEPH TOWAN, of this place, aged 20 years. Her funeral will
take place tomorrow.
Thursday, May 5, 1842
Died yesterday morning at Riverhead, Mrs. HARDING, wife of Mr. MICHAEL
HARDING. Her funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday).
Died in Burin, on Saturday afternoon, the 23rd April, in her 36th year,
after a protracted illness of the greatest severity, ELIZABETH, second
daughter of Mr. HENRY BUTLER, Esq., J.P., and wife of Mr. FREDERICK
ROWDEN PAGE, merchant, of that place.
Thursday, June 2, 1842
Married, on Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. Forristal, Mr. GEORGE G.
GEDDES to MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. MORRIS CUMMINS, both of this
Died on Thursday morning last, after a long and severe illness, Mr.
MICHAEL DUNN. His remains were interred on Sunday last.
Died, on Saturday morning last, after a lingering illness, aged 47
years, Mr. PATRICK MACKEY, for many years a leading Sealing Master out of this
port. His remains were interred on Tuesday, attended to the grave by
the Naïve's Society and a large number of respectable inhabitants.
Thursday, June 23, 1842
Married, last evening by the Rev. W.S. Ward, W. WARREN, Jun., Esquire,
merchant, to ELIZA, eldest daughter of H. WINTON, Esq., Editor of the
Thursday, June 30, 1842
Died, on Saturday last, after a short illness, aged 87, Mr. GEORGE
BRACE, a native of this country.
Died, on the 23rd January last at Sydney, New South Wales, after a few
days illness of bilious fever, WILLIAM HART GADEN, Esq., Belgian Consul for
the Colony and formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland and Liverpool. To his
widow and eight young children his loss is irreparable. - Sydney Herald.
Thursday, July 14, 1842
Married, on Thursday evening last, at Portugal Cove, by the Rev. Mr.
WM. DONNELLY, Esq., merchant of Spaniard's Bay to ISABELLA, daughter of
the late JOHN FERGUS, Esq., merchant of Bay Roberts.
Married, on Wednesday, 15th June by the Rev. Dr. McCaul, Principal of
Upper Canada College, Lieut. Col. FURLONG, Commander H.M. 43rd Regiment of
light Infantry to SOPHIA, second daughter of H.J. BOULTON, Esq., of Holland
House, in this city, later Chief Justice of Newfoundland. - Toronto paper.
Died, on Sunday morning of measles, BURTON JEFFARES, infant son of Major
BINDON, Royal Newfoundland Companies - aged 2 years.
Died on Monday morning last, ANASTASIA, infant daughter of JOHN KENT.
Thursday, July 21, 1842
Married, on Saturday, the 9th inst. by the Right Rev. Dr. Fleming, Mr.
MICHAEL HARDING, to MARY, relict of the late Mr. JAMES HALLY, both of
Died, on Saturday last, aged 52 years, Mr. NICHOLAS DEMPSEY, cooper.
His funeral took place on Monday last.
Died on Sunday last, Mr. JOHN MOLLOY, carpenter, aged 22 years. - His
funeral took place on Tuesday last.
Died on Monday last, at Brigus, Mr. WALTER WHELAN.
Thursday, July 28, 1842
Married on Tuesday by the Rev. T.F.H. Bridge, Mr. ROBERT HUNT, to
ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of JAMES BRINE, Esq., of this town.
Died yesterday morning, ALEXANDER, son of Mr. DANIEL HILL, aged 22
Died on Tuesday night last, aged 12 years, EMMA, daughter of Mr. WILLIAM
Thursday, August 4, 1842
Died, on Sunday morning last, after a protracted illness, aged 60, Mr.
JAMES BRINE, a native of this place. His funeral took place yesterday morning
at 8 o'clock.
Died on Monday morning last, aged 30 years, JOHN, third son of the late
ROBERT DOOLING. His funeral took place yesterday.
Died, on Tuesday last, WILLIAM JOHN, eldest son of Mr. JOHN BARRON, aged
14 years and 9 months. His funeral will take place this evening.
Died, on Wednesday 27th July, after an illness of 3 weeks, aged 3 years,
HENRY CROWDY, son of GEORGE HENRY EMERSON, Esq.
Thursday, August 25, 1842
Married, at St. Thomas's Church, on Thursday last, by the Right Rev. the
Lord Bishop of the Dioceses, R. TALBOT, Esq., of the Royal Regiment of
Artillery to HENRIETTA, eldest daughter of the REV. CHARLES BLACKMAN.
Married, at Harbor Grace on the evening of Tuesday week, by the Rev. T.
Anguin, the REV. SAMUEL SPRAGUE, Wesleyan Missionary, to JEAN MANSON,
eldest daughter of Mr. JOHN CURRIE, of that place.
Died, on 17th July last, in Dublin, Capt. H. MOORE, of the full-pay
retiredlist of Royal Marines, after 37 years of public service - aged 53 years,
and brother of EDWARD L. MOORE, Esq., of Her Majesty's Customs at this port.
Thursday, September 1, 1842
Died on Friday last, after a painful illness, Mrs. CATHERINE HARRIS,
aged 54 years. Her funeral took place on Monday last.
Died on Monday last, after a few days illness, Mrs. CUSACK, beloved wife
ofMr. JOHN CUSACK, merchant, of this town. Her funeral will take place
Thursday, September 8, 1842
Married, at St. Thomas's Church on Monday, September 5, by the Lord
Bishop of the Diocese, HENRY JOHN HARVEY, Esq., Lieut. Royal Navy and second
son of his Excellency Major Genreal Sir JOHN HARVEY, K.C.B. & K.C.H. (Governor)
and the Hon. Lady HARVEY, grandson of General the 1st Lord Lake and nephew
of the present Viscount to ELLA LOUISA, eldest daughter of AUBREY GEORGE,
Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, grand-daughter of WILLIAM, son of the Right Hon.
Lord CHARLES SPENCER and cousin to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough.
Married at McNab's Island on the 24th August by the Rev. John Scott,
JAMES S. CLIFT, Esq., merchant of St. John's, Newfoundland to ELIZABETH, third
daughter of JOHN LIDDELL, Esq., of this place. - Halifax paper
Thursday, September 15, 1842
Died on Tuesday morning last, after a protracted illness, aged 24 years,
ELLEN, fourth daughter of Mr. PATRICK BRAZIL of this town. Her funeral
will take place this evening.
Thursday, September 22, 1842
Married on Tuesday evening at St. John's Church, by the Rev. T.F.H.
Bridge, Mr. WILLIAM LILLY of H.M. Customs to EUNICE ISABELLA, eldest daughter of
the late GEORGE P. HOLBROOK, Esq., R.N. Surveyor General of this Island.
Married at McNab's Island, N.S., on Thursday the 8th inst., HUGH W.
HOYLES, Esq., Barrister of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland to JEAN, fifth
daughter of JOHN LIDDELL, Esq., of Halifax, N.S.
Married at St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove, on the 13th inst., by
the Rev. John Kingwell, Mr. RICHARD HAMLIN of this town to ELIZA, second
daughter of the late Mr. GEORGE CRANE of the former place.
Thursday, September 29, 1842
Married on Sunday morning last by the Rev. Dominick Murphy, Capt.
WILLIAM STANTON of the brig (Lady Stafford) of St. John's, Newfoundland to Mrs.
MARIA FLANAGAN, second daughter of Mr. MICHAEL MAHONEY, architect of
Grattan's Hill in this city. - Cork Examiner
Married on Tuesday evening last by the Rev. Mr. Forristal, Capt. P.
CULLETON to CATHERINE, second daughter Mr. JOHN LONG, builder, of this town.
Thursday, October 6, 1842
We regret to hear that a very lamentable occurrence has taken place
within these few days past which has plunged a numerous family in the utmost
distress. Mr. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, who is well known and respected here,
left St. John's a few days since for Burin, when shortly before the boat
entered harbor, Mr. CAMPBELL was knocked overboard by the jibing of the
boom and although every effort was made to save him. He was unfortunately
drowned. - The Ledger, Sept. 30.
Died recently at Harbor Grace, Mr. WILLIAM S. COMER, late editor of the
Conception Bay Mercury.
Thursday, October 27, 1842
Married at Glasgow on the 26th September last, at St. Peter's Church, by
the Rev. W. Arnott, Mr. FREDERICK RENNIE, merchant of St. John's,
Newfoundland, to CATHERINE THORBURN, only daughter of Mr. W. McNAB, accountant,
Thursday, November 24, 1842
Died on Sunday last aged 70 years, Mr. THOMAS SUMMERS, taylor.
Died at Laura, near Plymouth, on the 28th ult, after a severe and
painful illness, MARY BECKFORD, the beloved wife of Capt. BOWKER, R.N.
Thursday, December 1, 1842
Died on Thursday morning last, Mrs. JOHN KELLY. Her remains were
interred on Sunday last.
Died on Monday last, aged 83 years, Mr. JOSEPH WOODS, a respected
native, Shipwright. His funeral took place yesterday.
Thursday, December 8, 1842
Died on Sunday evening last of consumption, Miss MARGARET CULLEN. Her
funeral took place on Tuesday last from the residence of her
brother-in-law, P. KOUGH, Esq.
Thursday, December 15, 1842
Died on Thursday last after a short illness at the residence of her
son-in-law, the Hon. William Thomas, ANN, relict of the late WILLIAM
JEFFERY DIXON, Esq., of Naples. Her funeral will take place this day.
Thursday, December 29, 1842
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