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Roman Catholic
Codroy Valley and Vicinity 
Church Records.

Baptisms:     1864-1886
Marriages:    1867-1884   
Deaths:         1872-1886 

Marriages:

 

These are some of the marriages I was able to decipher from the church records as they were,  in a good many cases written in French and Latin and in some cases a bit of both. This was quite common in the R.C. church records as many of the missionary priests were French and also Latin was used in the Masses as well. My French has had very little use in recent years and my Latin is nonexistent. So to the best of my knowledge the information I am providing you here is relatively accurate. These records are all photocopies of the original church records so the writing even in English leaves a lot to be desired. You will find that many of the names have an odd spelling and this is generally because they were spelled as they were pronounced in a lot of cases.

 

On this 12th October 1870, Donald of Hugh Gillis of the Highlands in Bay St. Georges and Elizabeth Downey of Big River were married by me in according to the rites of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in the presence of Daniel Gillis and Margaret Murphy.

 

On the 6th of June 1870 Dominic (I think this is the name) Jennings and Flora MacLean were married in the presence of Thomas Downey and Ann Downey.

 

June 28, 1876  Paul Hall of Joseph Hall of Codroy and Martha Jane Collier daughter of John Collier of the same place were married by me according to the rites and ceremonies of the Holy Catholic Church in presence of Patrick Jennings and Alice Cormier.  By Thomas Sears.

 

On the 3rd of June 1878 in the church of St. Anne in Big River, I, the undersigned, missionary Priest have joined in the holy sacrament of matrimony after the three ceremonial publications during three different  festival days, the Catholic couple, Thomas, son of Michael Downey and Rachel, daughter of William Ryan of Grand River and I have imported to them the nuptial benediction according to the rite of the Roman Catholic Church ,after their mutual consent in presence of the witnesses, Patrick Michael Downey and Ann Mary Downey.  By D.P. Dochy

 

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November 18, 1878  I the undersigned received the mutual consent to the matrimonial alliance between Michael Hall and Mathilda Schumph both of this parish and imparted to the the matrimonial benediction in the presence of, John Campbell, Simon Schumph, Mary O’Quinn and Jane Gale.

 

On this 8th day of May 1879 I have received the mutual consent to a marriage alliance between Martin Jennings and Ann, daughter of Michael Downey of St. Anne here imported to them the nuptial benediction in the presence of Joseph McDonald and Anastasia Downey.  By Thomas Sears. P.AP.

 

On this 8th day of January 1880 I received the mutual renewal of marriage engagement between James Hall of Codroy and Mary Ann Parsons of Codroy and imported the nuptial benediction in the presence of  ?(could not pick out this name) Parsons and Esther Hall. By Thomas Sears.

 

On this 11th day of August 1881 I have received the mutual consent to a marriage alliance between Archibald Gillis, son of Hugh Gillis, Highlands and Christine Gillis, daughter of Donald Gillis , Grand River, Codroy. And imported the nuptial benediction.

 

On this 25th day of October 1881 I have married Paul, son of the late Paul Hall and Catherine Gillis, widow of Highlands, St. Georges Bay, and Miss Ann, daughter of James Downey and Margaret Ryan of Grand River. According to sacred rites and ceremonies of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in the presence of Stephen Hall and Mary Hall.  By  H.F.L. Steinlein, Missionary Priest.

 

On this 29th day of August 1883 William Aucoin, son of ?(could not read) Aucoin and Miss Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Captain Paul Hall and Margaret  McNeil were married by me according to the rites and ceremonies of the Holy Catholic Church in the presence of Paul Aucoin and Ann Hall.

 

On this 27th day of November 1883 Patrick Downey of Thomas Downey and Catherine McLean of Grand River and Sarah McLellan of Daniel McLellan and Catherine Gale, Highlands were married by me in the presence of Thomas Jennings and Catherine Ann McLellan.

 

On this 16th day of September 1884 John Hall of Codroy and Christina Martin were married by me according to the rites of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in the presence of Paul ?  and Mary Gallop.

 

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On this 29th day of April, 1883, Joseph Jacobus Bruce in Grand Codroy River married Maria Inks of Campbells Creek.

 

 

On this 13th day of July 1885 Thomas Collier son of Thomas Collier married Lucy Hall daughter of Paul Hall and was blessed by me and witnessed by Michael Hall and Mary Hall.

 

 

On this 25th day of November 1885 Patrick Jennings married Esther Hall, daughter of Captain Paul Hall of Grand River and blessed by me. Witnesses were James Downey and Ann Hall. By Joseph P. Palmer.

 

On this 16th day of November 1886 Farquar McLellan of Donald McLellan of Broad Cove, C.B. and Catherine McLellan(Broad Cove) and Margaret McEwen of Donald McEwen and Catherine McEwen{odd that the parents have the same first names eh!} were married by me in the presence of Archibald and Anetta Ryan, Grand River.

 

On this 18th day of May 1887 Thomas Downey of Michaeal Downey and Esther Hall, Grand River and Zela Aucoin of {looked like......Olusime} ? Aucoin and Sophie Doucette were married by me in the presence of James Gale and Louisa Blanchard.

 

On this 8th day of June 1887 Paul Aucoin of  ?   Aucoin and Sophie Doucette and Ann Hall of Paul Hall and Margaret Mc Neil were married by me in the presence of John Doucette and ? Aucoin.

 

On this 25th day of November 1890 Stephen Hall son of Joseph Hall and Mary Ann Hall, Codroy and ? Hynes, of ? Hynes in the presence of Lauchlin McIsaac and {looked like Sr. Adie Jennnings}.

 

On this 11th day of July 1895 Thomas Jennings of Daniel Jennings and Ann Jennings and Esther Hall of John Hall and Catherine Hall were married by me in the presence of Richard Hynes and Minnie Jennings.

 

 

On this 26th day of November 1896 married at Grand River, Joe Hall son of Paul Hall and Margaret McNeil to Margaret Jane Gale of John Gale and Mary Cormier. Both of Grand River, aged 22 years. Witnessed by  Joe Bruce and Elizabeth Gale.

 

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On this 17th day of January 1898 John Jennings aged 40 years and Sarah Gale aged 25 years were married by me in the presence of Dan Jennings and Ellen Gale.

 

Deaths:

 

August 30, AD 1872, Thomas Downey aged 47 was drowned by accidentally falling out of a boat just in front of this Church of St. Ann’s. His remains were discovered and as he had previously performed his Easter duties was interred in concerated ground in the Cemetery of St. Ann’s by Thomas Sears.

 

April 7th, 1880, Allan Gillis, son of Hugh Gillis of Highlands, St. Georges Bay, after being lost in the forest and having spent 6 days wandering about was taken with lock jaw and died. Fortified by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church he was interred on Sunday past in the new cemetery at St. Ann’s.

                                                                

 

September 2nd 1884, Rachel wife of Thomas Downey aged about 25  and was interred in the New Cemetery. In death she was fortified by the rites of the Church of the Holy ~~~~ ( I could not read this) by Thomas Sear.

                                                                     

 

This day, July 25th 1885 I buried Margaret Gillis, daughter of Hugh and Ann Gillis of Little River. Who died on the 21st aged 4 years and 4 months.  Joseph P. Palmer

 

June 8, 1881 died at Grand River, Paul Hall, widower, aged 89 years 3 months, after having been to his pascal duties some weeks previous, administered by the Rev. J. Veronnsau, and was interred on Friday 10th inst. in the new cemetery of St. Ann’s Church. Born March 1st. 1792.  Henry F.L. Steinlein.

 

On the 19th November 1881, I buried the mortal remains of Daniel Jennings of Bridgeport, C.B. aged about 65 years who died on the 17th inst. fortified with the rites of our Holy Church.

 

On March 11, 1882 died Sarah Ann, daughter of James Hall and Mary Ann Parsons (Frances) of Codroy. Born January 03, 1882 buried on the 15th March in the old cemetery, by H. F. L. Steinlein.

 

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On June 6th, 1882 died Mary Gale, nee Jennings, wife of Thomas Gale, aged 75 years and was buried on the 8th inst. having been fortified with the rite of the church, by Thomas Sears.

 

Died at Grand River on the 28th February 1883, Ann Hall, widow, (nee Zwicker) [this is what it looked like] born in Mahone Bay, near Lunenburg, N.S.  on 7th Dec. 1795.  Aged 87 years, much regretted, interred on 1st March.

 

Died on the 17th April 1883 William Hall, oldest son of Edward Hall and Catherine Leahy in the 26th year of his age, deeply regretted by all. (Shot himself accidentally on a vessel). Interred in the 19th inst.

 

June 6th, 1883 John William, born 19th May 1883 son of James Hall and Frances Mary Parsons of Codroy, interred on the 8th inst. in the old cemetery.

 

September 18, 1883, died David Hall, son of Edward Hall and Catherine Hall at Northwest River, Grand River. Aged 17 years, interred on September 20th, 1883.

 

November 13, 1883, died Michael Downey of Michael Downey and Esther Hall Grand River. Aged 24 years, born August 15,1859. Interred November 5th, 1883.

 

Died June 5th 1885  (I think it was James) son of Paul and Jane Hall, aged 18 years, and buried by me on the 7th day of June 1885.  Joseph P. Palmer.

 

Died at Rattling Brook, John James McDougal of fever, aged 21 years. Buried at Rattling Brook. The last sacrament was administered to him by his Lordship B. McNeil.

 

 

SICK CALLS:

 

Nov. 05, 1950    Mr. Michael Hall  88 yrs. Milville  ...... Act of Communion

Nov. 07, 1950    Mr. Michael Hall  (unconscious) ...........Died

                                                                   

Baptisms:

 

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Born April 12, 1848 Sandy Gillis of Hugh Gillis and Margaret MacEachin and baptized July 5th 1852 by John Vereker.Sponsers were Archibald MacEachin and Mary LeBlanc.

 

Born June 15, 1854 Hugh Gillis of Louis Gillis{you said he was sometimes called Louis by Fr. Belanger} and Margaret MacEchin by Alex Belanger. Sponsors Tatien Aucoin and Adelaide LeBlanc.

 

Born July 12, 1854 Angus McGinnis to Sandy McGinnis and Anne Gillis Baptized July 24, 1854, sponsors George Madore and Marie Conenne ?{not real sure of this name}.

 

Born  June 24, 1858 John Henry Bruce of John Henry Bruce and Sarah MacLean. Baptized July 15, 1858, sponsors John Henry Bruce and Mrs. Julia Bruce at Big River.

 

Born June 29, 1863 and baptised on August 15, 1864  Thomas Downey of James Downey and Margaret Ryan. Sponsors, Michael Downey and Ellen Ryan at Grand River.

 

Born August 08, 1863 and baptized on August 15, 1863 at Sandy Pt. St. Georges, Mary daughter of Alec and Anne Gillis. Sponsors Angus McLellan and Margaret Gillis.

 

Born June 08, 1863 and baptized on May 18, 1864 Elizabeth Hall of Paul Hall and Margaret McNeil. Sponsors John McNeil and Sarah McNeil.

 

Born March 25th 1864 and baptized April 10th 1864 Archibald Daniel son of Donald MacIsaac and Jane MacLellan. Sponsors Angus MacIsaac and Mary MacLellan at Church Point Mission, North Side Grand River by Alex Belanger.

 

Born October 20 1866 at Grand River and baptized August 12, 1867 Ann daughter of Paul Hall and Margaret McNeil. Sponsors Exupere O’Quinn and Domatilla O’Quinn.

 

Baptized on May 2, 1867 Esther Hall of John Hall and Catherine Gillis, sponsor Elizabeth Hall.

 

April 16, I baptized John born February 21, 1869 of the marriage of John Hall and Margaret McNeil. Sponsors Edward Gale and Judy Hall.

 

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October 14, 1870 I supplied the ceremonies of baptism to a child Catherine, born August 23, 1869 of Paul Hall and Maltite? Chisson. Baptism was addressed privately by Michael Downey and Jane Downey.

 

March 31, 1872 I baptized Bridget born November 21, 1871 of Angus McDougall and Margaret Beaton, sponsors John McDougall and Mary M. McDougall.

 

May 09, 1872  I baptized Mary Ann, born April 14th of John Hall and Mary Jane Sealey. Sponsors Thomas Hall and Anastasia Murphy.

 

Sept 14, 1872 I baptized Thomas born Sept 09, of Paul Hall and Maltite Chesson. Sponsors John and Anastasia Downey.

 

Sept 14, 1872 I baptized Ellen Madeline born August 16 of John Hall and Jessey McNeil. Sponsors Edward Cormier and Ann Downey.   (Now there are 4 John Hall’s?)

 

Sept 11, 1872 I baptized Patrick Michael born July 5th of Edward Hall and Catherine Sealey. Sponsors Angus and Mary McDougall

 

July 07, 1873, I baptized Mary born February 08, 1873, of Paul Hall and Margaret McNeil. Sponsors Ellen Jennings and John Hall.

 

July 06, 1873, I baptized John Henry born September 15, 1872 of Julian Broissard and Margaret Schumph, sponsors Joseph Broissard and Mathilda Schumph.

 

July 07, 1873, I baptized Thomas Joseph, born January 03rd. of Thomas Downey and Esther Cormier. Sponsors James Cormier and Ann Downey.

 

June20, 1874, I baptized Thomas born February 17, 1874 of John Hall and Mary Jane Sealey, sponsors Basil Downey and Elizabeth Hall.

 

June 17, 1876,  I baptized William Francis born March 22nd of John Hall and Mary Jane Sealey, sponsors James and Ann Murphy.

 

June 20, 1876, I baptized Catherine Jane born October 01, 1876 of John Hall and Jane McNeil. sponsors Thomas Downey and Anastasia Downey.

 

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June 25, 1876, I baptized Flora Jane born April 24, 1876 of Angus McDougall and Margaret Beaton, sponsors Alec Gillis and Ann Gillis.

 

November 25, 1878, I baptized Angus Archibald born November 19, 1878 of Angus McDougall and Margaret Beaton, sponsors Robert and Kate McDonald.

 

November 19, 1879 I baptized Mary Judeth born October 22, of Michael Hall and Matilda Schumph, sponsors Julian Broussard and Margaret Broussard. {This one was a bit difficult to read so I won’t swear all the facts are correct ok}

 

December 28, 1879 I baptized Mary Ann born Sept. 20th of Paul Hall and Jane Collins. Sponsors John Hall and Charlotte Hall.

 

April 16, 1880 I baptized Paul Victor(I think) born April 12, 1880 of Martin Jennings and Ann Downey. Sponsors Michael Downey and Maria Cormier by proxy of Anastasia Downey

 

July 6, 1880 I baptized Mary ?  born June 1st of James Hall and Mary Ann Parsons his lawful wife. Sponsors Stephen Hall by proxy of Henry Phippen and wife Mary Hall.

 

I supplied the ceremonies of baptism to Mary Charlotte who was born May 19, of John Hall and Mary Jane Sealey. Baptism was privately administered May 20, 1880 by Rev.Joseph Vernneau near St. Georges sponsors Henry Phippen and wife Charlotte Hall.

 

August 7,1887 I baptized John Dominick, born 4th August, of Martin Jennings and Ann Downey. Sponsors John Downey  by proxy for Paul Downey, student and Miss Anastasia Downey.  H.F.L. Steinlein, Missionary Priest.

 

On the 8th day of January 1882 I baptized at Grand River Elizabeth Ann born 30th October 1881 daughter of James Murphy and Catherine Jennings, the Godfather was Josoph McDonald and the Godmother was Catherine Kennedy.

 

February 26, 1882 I baptized Sarah Ann born January 3 of James Hall and “Fanny” Parsons, sponsors Paul Hall and  ?  Hall.

 

April 13, 1882 I supplied the ceremonies of baptism to an infant Frank Joseph born 2nd inst. of John Downey and Mary McDonald. The Godfather was Patrick Flaherty of Ireland; the Godmother was Mrs. Catherine McKinnon.

 

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On the 5th day of June 1882 I the undersigned baptized Mary Ellen born yesterday of Thomas Downey and Rachel Ryan. Sponsors James Downey and Miss Mary C------     Thomas Sears.

 

June 21, 1882 I baptized Bridget born May ll, 1882 of John Hall and Mary Sealey. Sponsors James Hall and  ? Christina Martin. {Again this last name was difficult to decipher.}

 

March 25, 1883 I baptized Daniel, born February 22 of Hugh Gillis and Ann McIsaac. The Godfather was Daniel Hall of Highlands and Godmother was Mary Ann McEwen.

 

April 8th, 1883 I baptized Milard Joseph born 6th of inst. of Martin Jennings and Ann Downey. Sponsors James Downey and (looked like)  Alice Jane Borny.  ????

 

April 15, 1883 I baptized Catherine Ann born March 7, 1883 of John Broissard and Mary Ann McDougall. The Godfather was William Broissard and Godmother Mrs. Sarah M. Broissard.

 

April 15, 1883 I baptized Margaret Jane born February 12 of Michael Hall and Matilda Schumph. The  Godfather Simon Schumph and Godmother Lucy Hall.

 

August 17, 1874 I baptized Ellen born April 20 of Edward Hall and Catherine Sealey. Sponsors James McNeil and Alice Young.

 

On the same day I baptized John James born July 26, 1874 to Angus McDougall and Margaret Beaton. Sponsors James McDougall and Mary Campbell.

 

Sept. 30 1872, Baptized at Block, Grand River, Codroy Ann of Daniel Jennings and Ann Downey. Sponsors Hugh Gillis and Ann Gillis.

 

February 12, 1884 I baptized John Henry of Paul Hall and Martha Jane Collier. Born December 12, 1883 sponsors Alexander McLellan and Alice Jane Young.

 

February 17, 1884 I baptized Joseph born 15th February 1884 of John Hall and Mary Sealey. Sponsors ? Hall and Elizabeth Jennings.

 

September 17 1884 I baptized Daniel Joseph born 17th of Patrick Downey and Sarah McLellan. Sponsors John Broissard and Ann Broissard.

 

September 30, 1884 I baptized Magdalen of James Hall and Fanny Parsons. Born 22nd Sept 1884 sponsors Joseph Hall and Jane Hall.

 

 

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March 25, 1885 I baptized Catherine Jane of Michael Jennings and Mary Hall born Feb. 19, 1885 sponsors Paul Hall and Lucy Hall.

 

April 2, 1885 I baptized John Patrick of Michael Hall and Mathilda Schumph. Born 26th sponsors David Schumph and Jane Flynn.

 

 January 22, 1886 I baptized Catherine Ann of Patrick Downey and Sarah McLellan born December 11, 1885. Sponsors M. Blanchard and E. Blanchard.

 

February 08, 1886 I baptized Thomas Sears son of Daniel Hall and Sarah Cashin born February 07, sponsors Simon Cashin and Anne Jennings.

 

These are some that I found in Baptisms 1874 - 1886 in St. Georges R.C. Parish records.

 

McLellan Born August 7 1877 Joseph of John McLellan and Catherine Gillis. Baptized August 22, 1877 sponsors Marcelline Aucoin and Alfred Halbot. { This shows that Catherin Gillis was married to John McLellan and Not Angus??}

 

Gillis   Born July 31, 1878 Michael Joseph Baptized October 27, 1878. of Dan Gillis and Elizabeth Downey

 

 McLaughlin  Born Dec. 16 1878 Margaret, baptized March 25, 1879 of Angus McLaughlin and Ann Downey. Sponsors Archibald Beaton and Sarah McLaughlin.{ Angus, married to Ann Downey ? }

 

McLellan  Born Sept. 16, 1880, Catherine Ann, baptized Sept. 26, 1880 of Angus McLellan and Amy Downey. Sponsors Alex McEachern and Mrs. Rod McDonald.

 

Gillis  Born Nov. 1, 1880  Mary Margaret,  baptized Dec. 21, 1880  of Dan Gillis and Elizabeth Downey. Sponsors Dougal McLellan and Amy Downey.

 

McLellan  Born April 8, 1881 Margaret Ann, baptized April 9, 1881 of John McLellan and Catherine Gillis. Sponsors Alexander Gillis and Mrs. Hector McDonald. {Again married to John not Angus}

 

Gillis  Born June 15, 1882 John Allan, baptized Sept. 29, 1882 of Archibald Gillis and Christine Gillis. Sponsors Angus McPherson and Esther Hall.

 

McLellan  Born Sept. 21, 1882 Sarah, baptized Sept. 29, 1882 of Angus McLellan and Anne Downey. Sponsors Marie Gillis and Alexander Gillis.

 

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McLellan  Born May 18, 1882 Douglas Archibald baptized May 21, 1882 of John McLellan and Catherine Gillis. Sponsors Hugh McLellan and Catherine Thomas.

 

McLellan  Born July 20, 1884 Catherine Ann baptized Aug. 3, 1884  of John McLellan and Catherine Gillis. Sponsors Dougald McLellan and Sarah Gillis.

 

 

McLellan  Born July 3, 1884 Honora (not sure of this name....looked like Honora) baptized Nov. 22, 1884 of Angus McLellan and Ann Downey. Sponsors Arthur Cashin and Catherine McLellan.

 

Gillis  Born March 3, 1885 Elizabeth baptized April 8, 1885 of Donald Gillis and Elizabeth Downey. Sponsors Hugh Gillis and Mary McLellan.

 

McInnis  Born June 12, 1885 Mary baptized Sept. 14, 1885 of John McInnis and Catherine McLellan. Sponsors Angus McLellan and Sarah McIsaac.

 

Gillis  Born March 13, 1885 Hugh Roderick baptized March 24, 1885 of John Gillis and Johanna Beaton. Sponsors Hugh McLellan and Mary McLellan.

 

Aug. 12, 1874 I baptized James born June 12 of John McGinnis and Catherine McGinnis, sponsors James McGinnis and Mary McDonald.

 

 

Sept. 3, 1876 I baptized Angus Louis born Aug. 19 of John Gillis and Jane Beaton, sponsors Hector McDonald and Mary Gillis.

 

July 31, 1881, I baptized Mary Josephine born April 19, 1881 of John Gillis and Jane Beaton, sponsors Alexander and Margaret Gillis.

 

These next four entries were written in French.....I did my best to translate them:

 

Nov. 29 1883 Jacobean {difficult to read} born Sept. 26, 1883 of Paul Hall and Anna Downey, sponsors Hugh McLellan and Sarah McIsaac.

 

Nov. 29, 1883 Archibald born Oct. 27, 1883 of Alexander McEacherin and Margaret Gillis, sponsors Daniel Gillis and Ann McLellan.

 

Born April 8, 1885 Elizabeth of Donald Gillis and Elizabeth Downey, sponsors  ?  Gillis and Marie McLellan.

 

Born April 12, 1885 Podericum??{this is what it looked like...sorry} of Alexander McEacherin and Margaret Gillis, sponsors Angus McLellan and Catherine Hall.

 

 

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Baptized Sept. 5, 1886 Margaret Ellen of Angus Gillis and Mary Ann ?  born July 24, sponsors Malcom Campbell and Mary McDougal.

 

Baptized Sept. 26, 1886 Ann Margaret of Patrick Jennings and Esther Hall, born Sept. 18. Sponsors Thomas Jennings and Ann Jennings.

 

Nov. 7 ,1886 I baptized Mary Adeline of John Hall and Christina Martin. Born Oct. 16, 1886 sponsors Charles Martin and Mary Ann Hall.  { written in the margin was.....Married Arthur Gantin at Searston on November 03, 1907}

 

McLellan  March 20, 1887 I baptized Ronald of Farquar McLellan and Catherine McGwen born Feb. 18, 1887 sponsors John McEwen and Margaret McArthur. {could this the Ronald you spoke of in your letter who married Isabel Gillis?????}

 

March 18,1887 I baptized John Dominic of Richard Jennings and Mary Hall born March 8, sponsor Esther Blanchard.

 

March 30, 1887 I baptized Mary Catherine of William McLellan and Ann Gillis, born February 21, 1887 Codroy. Sponsors ? Gillis and Esther Collins.

 

Sept. 23, 1887 I baptized Beatrice Mary of Paul Hall and Margaret Jane Hall, born July 22. Sponsor Elizabeth Hall.

 

October 13, 1887 I baptized Thomas James of Patrick Downey and Sarah McLellan born Oct. 8. Sponsors Thomas Blanchard and Anastasia Blanchard

 

Feb. 17, 1888 I baptized Amanda Dorothy of Patrick Jennings and Esther Hall, born Feb. 11, 1888. Sponsors John Jennings and Mary Hall.  { written in the margin was....Married George McIsaac at Searston  May 29, 1906.}

 

Downey   Baptized August 2, 1888, Mary Rachel of Thomas Downey and Zela Aucoin, born July 31, 1888, sponsors James Downey and Dorothy Aucoin.  {written in the margin was... Married   ?   McLellan February 07, 1921}

 

December 2, 1888 I baptized Bridget Anastasia of Martin Jennings born November 24, 1888 sponsors John Dominic and Lizzy ?

 

At Grand River Church St. Anns Paul Hall son of Michael Hall and Matilda Schumph, born August 21, 1888 and was baptized on September 18, 1888 sponsors Paul Hall and Lucy Hall.

 

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 July 31, 1888 I baptized Sarah Ann of Patrick Downey and Sarah McLellan born July 30, 1888. Sponsors Cecelia Murphy and Rev. D. McInnis.

 

January 27, 1889 I baptized Agnes, daughter of Mary McDougal born January 6, 1889 at Wreck House. Sponsors Dougal McDougal and Bridget McDougal.

 

February 10, 1889 I baptized Joseph Daniel of Farquar McLellan and Margaret McLellan born February 9, 1889. Sponsors Archie McIsaac and ?  McGwen.

 

October 24, 1889 I baptized Selina Ann of Thomas Downey and Zela Aucoin born October 21, 1889. Sponsors John Dominic and Sophie Aucoin.

 

February 2, 1890 I baptized Julia Francis of Paul Hall and Jane Hall of Codroy born August 25, sponsors Paul Young and Elija Gillis

 

Sept. 17, 1891 I baptized John Angus of Farquar McLellan and Margaret McLellan born August 22, 1891 sponsors James and Catherine McNeil.

 

Sept 10. 1893 I baptized Caroline Ann of Farquar McLellan and Margaret McLellan, born August 31. Sponsors John McLellan and Mary Hynes.

 

October 26, 1893 I baptized Elizabeth of Patrick Jennings and Esther Jennings, born Oct. 22 sponsors Kate Jennings and Joseph Hall.

 

September 15,1895 I baptized Alexander Archibald of Farquar McLellan and Margaret born Sept. 9, 1895 sponsors Charles Blanchard and Flora McNeil

 

Sept. 6, 1896 I baptized at Grand River Veronica daughter of Thos Jennings and Esther Hall born at Grand River August 21. Sponsors Ann Jennings and Esther Hall.

 

****October 17, 1897  I baptized at Grand River Edward Paul son of Joseph Hall and Margaret Gale, born October 1, 1897. Sponsors Isadore Gale and Matilda Gale

 

January 23, 1898 I baptised James son of Farquar McLellan and Margaret McEwen born January 18, 1898. Sponsors Joseph McIsaac and Margaret McIsaac.

 

February 26, 1898 I baptized Thos Joseph son of John J. McIsaac and Maggie Campbell, born February 23, 1898 at Little River. Sponsors Dan McIsaac and Jessie McG??

 

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  March 1, 1898 I baptized Richard Joseph son of  Thos Jennings and Esther Hall born Caplin Cove February 14. Sponsors Susannah Gale and Albert Young.

 

 

March 1, 1898 I baptized at Grand River Paul Francis Joseph son of Patrick Jennings and Esther Hall born Caplin Cove. Sponsors William O’Quinn and Mary Hynes.

 

These last two are a bit confusing as they have the same mothers but different fathers...unless Patrick and Thos are the same person??

 

 

On the 1st of October 1881 I joined in matrimonial union Angus Gillis  son of Daniel Gillis and Margaret McNeil and Mary Beaton, daughter of Angus and Margaret Mullins. Mutual consent given, I blessed their marriage before Alexander Gillis, James Leach, Isabella Gillis and Ann Guarnier. Father Dochin was present.      R.T. Phippard (Priest)

 

 

November 26. 1883 Marriage of Donald Gillis and Catherine Gillis was witnessed by Maria Gillis.    {This was written in Latin and French and this is as much as I was able to decipher}

 

Confirmation held in the Chapel of St. Columa Killi.(looked like), Highlands, St. Georges Bay.

 

June 14, 1876  Catherine McLellan, Flora McLellan, Margaret McInnis, (looked like... Srs. Ann Maria McFherson, Mary Gillis, Isabella Gillis, Margaret Gillis Mary McDonald.

 

June 15, 1876   Hugh and Donald McLellan,  James Gale,  ?  Downey, Archibald and Angus Gillis, Hugh Gillis, John and Alexander Gillis, Catherine Gillis, Sarah Jane McLellan, Paul and Dan Hall.

 

 

The data I have provided here is as accurate as the records from which it was obtained and I hope I am forwarding it to you without any typographical errors. When transferring 14 pages of marriages, deaths and births it is possible that I have made errors.

 

Gloria Bruce

 

 

Transcribed and Contributed by Gloria Bruce (July 2003)

Page Revised: July 2003 (Don Tate)

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