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List of Deaths
Brigus South - Ferryland District
and
Brigus (North), Conception Bay - Port de Grave District

Information in the columns Birth, Name, Age, Death was obtained from a file contributed to PANL, i.e. the
Provincial Archives of Newfoundland & Labrador (now known as The Rooms Provincial Archives).

 

Information in these coloums was transcribed by Amalie Lewis Tuffin from her research notes taken in August, 1998. It was posted on this site March 19, 1999. We are not sure if the researcher was aware, at that time, that there were two settlements in Newfoundland named Brigus. Information in these columns was added by Kevin Reddigan from research to clarify which Brigus, Newfoundland was actually associated with each record.

Verification Source Legend:

BDM - Births, Deaths and Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810-1890
VSF - Vital Statistics - Ferryland District
VSPDG - Vital Statistics - Port De Grave District
   
Birth Name Age Death Died at Verification Source Notes
             
1/1860 Power, Catherine Ann 21 yrs March 2, 1882 Brigus South BDM Catherine Ann Mary (Katie) "youngest daughter of Nicholas and Ellen Power"
abt 1825 Gregory, John 57 yrs May, 1882 Brigus South BDM Exact date not given in BDM, but newspapers reported the event 13 May 1882.
1881 Byrne, Mary A. 13 mos Oct 16, 1882 undetermined   Surname present in both settlements, but no match to this event.
abt 1808 James, Elizabeth 74 yrs Nov 6, 1882 Brigus North?   Surnames James and Janes in Brigus North area, but couldn't match with either one.
abt 1851 Walsh, Bridget 32 yrs Feb 24, 1883 Brigus South BDM BDM shows husband's name as "Walter Walsh".
abt 1854 Shean, Thomas 29 yrs April 22, 1883 Brigus North BDM BDM shows Thomas John, 21, was the "eldest son of the late Capt. P. Shean". It says he died on April 21, 1883.
abt 1863 Manning, Thomas 20 yrs June 4, 1883 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG shows date of death as June 4, 1893 at South River, therefore he was born abt. 1873.
abt 1810 Sullivan, John 73 yrs June 10, 1883 Brigus North BDM "a native of Bally Legett, County Wexford, Ireland. He lived here 53 years."
abt 1854 Keefe, Thomas Henery 29 yrs Aug 24, 1883 Brigus South BDM parents were "James Keefe and Annie Keefe."
abt 1803 Power, Mary 80 yrs Nov 27, 1883 Brigus South BDM " the widow of the late Nicholas Power, a native of Waterford, Ireland. She died at her son's residence". BDM says she died at Casey's Lane, St. John's but her late husband was from "Brigus South". Age also recorded as 82.
abt 1864 Battcock, Ellen Mary 19 yrs Nov 27, 1883 Brigus South BDM "eldest daughter of Michael and Sarah Battcock." BDM incorrectly shows location as Brigus, Conception Bay. Ellen mentioned on old family headstone in Brigus South Cemetery.
abt 1867 Greene, Mary Joseph 16 yrs Dec 2, 1883 Brigus South BDM "second daughter of Thomas Green, Brigus South"
abt 1815 Burke, (sr) James 78 yrs Dec 3, 1883 Brigus North BDM "a native of Brigus" (Conception Bay).
  Kavanagh, Ferdinard n/g June 7, 1884 Brigus North BDM "eldest son of Thomas and Mary Frances Kavanagh." BDM states that he died on 14 June 1884.
1804 Hayes, Bridget 80 yrs June 29, 1884 Brigus South BDM "widow of the late John Hayes of Brigus South, a native of St. Mary's."
1868 Norman, Aggie 17 yrs April 6, 1885 Brigus North BDM Aggie Anne "youngest daughter of Henry and Jane Norman."
1853 Power, Miss Sarah 32 yrs April 19, 1885 Brigus South BDM 32 yrs? Age recorded as 80 or 82 in BDM
1859 Kavanagh, Mary Magdalen 26 yrs Aug 29, 1885 Brigus North BDM wife of Thomas F. Kavanagh - age also shown as 25 in BDM
1884 Mackey, Ester 1 yr 8 ms April 27, 1886 Brigus South BDM parents were "Patrick Mackey and Johanna Mackey."
1857 Gregory, Matilda 29 yrs Aug 6, 1886 Brigus South BDM "youngest daughter of the late John and Anastasia Gregory."
1802 Delaney, Mary 84 yrs Nov 2, 1886 Brigus North BDM "widow of the late Capt. Thomas Delaney. She died suddenly."
  Gushue, Mr. George ? Feb 17, 1887 Brigus North BDM "Deceased was George Gushue, sub collector of Customs." BDM says he died at Fernleigh, Brigus at age 62, therefore he was born abt. 1825.
1809 Kelly, Thomas 78 yrs Feb 20, 1887 Brigus North BDM "a native of Kilkenny, Ireland who had lived "here for 40 years." Funeral held from the residence of his son-in-law, Michael Power, George St., St. John's."
1881 Hayes, Bessie 6 yrs March 4, 1887 Brigus South BDM "second daughter of Michael and Mary Hayes."
1802 Norman, Harriet 85 yrs April 3, 1887 Brigus North BDM BDM says that Harriet Walters Norman "was the widow of the late Capt. James Norman."
1866 Gregory, Michael 22 yrs June 2, 1887 Brigus South BDM "youngest son of the late John and Ann Gregory." BDM gives no exact death date and says he was 21. Newspapers recorded the event on 4 Jun 1887.
1863 Delahunty, John 24 yrs June 26, 1887 Brigus North BDM "youngest son of John and Mary Delahunty."
1863 Power, Walter Frances 25 yrs Nov 1888 Brigus South BDM Francis' parents were "Nicholas Power and Ellen Power". BDM gives no exact death date. Newspapers recorded the event on 27 Nov. 1888.
  Critch, Francis *1 ? Sept 20, 1890 Brigus North BDM "a native of Brigus, the only son of the late William and Alice Critch." BDM says he died on Sept. 29, 1890, of thyphoid fever, at Toronto, ON.
1825 Batcock, Mary Cashin 66 yrs Feb 19, 1891 Brigus South Family Research Research indicates she was the wife of John Battcock & dau. of John Cashin and Mary Walsh of Cape Broyle.
1870 Keough, Margaret 21 yrs April 9, 1891 Brigus North?   VSPDG recorded serveral deaths for the surname Kehoe in Brigus North area, but no match was found for this individual.
1809 Burke, William 82 yrs April 26, 1891 undetermined    
1864 Walsh, Walter 27 yrs May 20, 1891 Brigus South VSF VSF states Walter was only one day old and he died on May 19 of extreme delicacy. His mother died the next day.
1864 Walsh, Mary Ann 27 yrs May 20, 1891 Brigus South VSF Name given as Mary Jane in VSF. It says she died of child birth (complications).
  Nowlan, Alice ? July 18, 1891 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG gives her age as 48 therefore she was born abt. 1843. She died from Bright's Disease.
1891 Brophy, Maggie 7 mos March 16, 1892 Brigus North? VSPDG VSPDG says she died of consumption.
1829 Harding, Agnes 63 yrs June 28, 1892 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG recorded that Agnes "Hardy" Green of Brigus, 63, died of phthisis on July 1, 1892??
1870 Connelly, Johannah 22 yrs Oct 16, 1892 Brigus North?   Several directories show Connelly families in the Brigus/Cupids area before 1894, but no match was found for this individual.
1820 Hearn, Bridget 70 yrs Jan 27, 1894 Brigus North?    
1835 Whelan, James 59 yrs March 23, 1894 Brigus North VSPDG retired planter
1816 Power, Ellen 78 yrs March 23, 1894 Brigus South VSF VSF shows death as March 24.
1864 Brophy, Mr. James E. 30 yrs Oct 27, 1894 Brigus North?    
1819 Kelly, Margaret 76 yrs March 10, 1895 undetermined    
  Foley, Alice ? June 18, 1895 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG states she was 40 yrs old, therefore she was born abt. 1855.
1858 Cleary, Kate 37 yrs Sept 29, 1895 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG says she died of consumption.
1850 McKay, Johannah 45 yrs Oct 6, 1895 Brigus South VSF VSF says Joanna Mackey, 55, died on Oct 18, 1895. If this is the same individual, she was born abt. 1840.
1872 Leary, John 25 yrs Jan 26, 1897 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG says John was from Turk's Gut and he died from consumption.
1816 Canning, Thomas 81 yrs Jan 27, 1897 Brigus South VSF VSF states he was born in Ireland. Research indicates he was living with his dau. Mrs. William Battcock, who was born at St. John's.
1838 Byrne, Ann 59 yrs April 24, 1897 Brigus South VSF VSF says she died of heart disease.
1830 Peddle, Ann 57 yrs May 17, 1897 Brigus North VSPDG There is a record in VSPDG for May 17, 1897 which states that "Catherine" Peddle died at Brigus, however, her age is given as 84 years?
  Power, Agnes ? July 23, 1897 undetermined   Surname present in both areas, but no match found for this individual.
1894 Lamb, John Clement 3 yrs Sept 26, 1897 Brigus North?   In McAlpine's 1898 Directory, two heads of families, Patrick Lamb, a butcher, and John Lamb, an accountant, are listed at Brigus and Irishtown (Brigus) respectively.
1823 Battcock, John 73 yrs Jan 2, 1898 Brigus South VSF VSF says his age was 75 yrs.
1823 Morrissey, Maggie 76 yrs Sept 7, 1899 undetermined   Surname present in both areas, but no match found for this individual.
1823 Morrissey, Mary 76 yrs June 8, 1900 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG record states she was 78 and born in Ireland.
  Doyle, Catherine ? Jan 18, 1900 Brigus North VSPDG VSPDG states that she was 60 yrs old, therefore she was born abt 1840.
1803 Walsh, Mr. Michael 66 yrs April 1, 1879 Brigus North OR South?? BDM BDM shows that Michael Walsh, 66, "a native of County Wexford, Ireland" died at Brigus, Conception Bay. It doesn't give his exact date of death, only that the various newpapers reported the event on April 10, 1879. However, McAlpine's and Lovell's 1871 Directories do not show a Michael Walsh at Brigus, Conception Bay or vicinity, but both list a Michael Walsh at Brigus South. It is possible that the location may have been given to the newspapers as Brigus, C.B., an ambiguous abbreviation that was sometimes used to denote either Brigus, Cape Broyle or Brigus, Conception Bay.

 

ERRATA
NAME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REPORTED BY
Critch, Francis *1 There are 2 Ontario death records for Francis Critch, bricklayer. They contain the same information except that one gives his age at death as 30 years, the other as 31 years. He was buried at Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto 21 Sep 1890. He married Elizabeth Ann Newell of Burnt Head at Brigus, Conception Bay in 1886. Linda Elkins-Schmitt

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