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Partial Marriage Records
King’s Cove Roman Catholic
Boxes 1, 2, & 3



During the summer of 1999 while in St. John's NFLD, I gathered the following information at PANL.. These records are from the KING's COVE RC boxes 1, 2, & 3. This file is incomplete - as time was limited I could only record those entries that interested me.

PLEASE USE THESE RECORDS WITH CAUTION. I've reluctantly placed them here but they are the best that could be done given the state of the records. After some thought, I decided that they were better then nothing, and could be used to assist people who wanted to submit a specific request to the parish for the original records.

There are several things to note:

  • The early instances contain a birth location in Ireland which should help those ready to continue their search across the ocean.
  • The spelling of names sometimes vary from what you might expect or know. For the principal name that I sought, the name appears as Keough, Kehoe, Kough. Another name I was looking at appears as Heaney & Heney in the records. Another is Aylward which appears as Alward, Alwart.
  • The writing in these records was very difficult (sometimes impossible to read). I've noted those instances where I was uncertain with a ?
  • Please use this as a means to locate your relatives but not as a primary source. Use this info to check further with PANL. I had 2 1/3 days to get as much info as I could from these records and I didn't go back to proof read as carefully as I would have liked to do. Also, Keep in mind the writing can be often mis-read. In my own instance, (where I already knew the name of a spouse) I read the letters differently from the person I asked to do a previous search. My interpretation of the writing was confirmed when I performed baptismal searches, but I could see where a person could read the writing as they did. A strange example of this occurred when someone not familiar with the family being researched read a name as Walken, when it was in fact Holohan. When I saw the writing myself, I saw how the letters could seem to be Walken. (Then, throughout the records, [baptism and marriage] this person's name appeared as Holohan, Hollihan).
  • The dates were very difficult to discern. The individual records did not contain a date. Instead the year would be written at the beginning of a year, the same with the month. Then, only numbers were written in the first column. One had to continually go back and determine what the month, year and date were, after a record was found. These records were examined and copied in chronological order.
A posting to one of the genealogy lists had this to say about these records: King's Cove parish Records

............... These records were in a desperate state. Much of the handwriting was almost illegible and parts of it had to be read with the help of a magnifying glass. I copied the spelling as it appeared in the records. Any names I couldn't read I marked with a blank. Ironically, after struggling through these records for four straight days, the archivist informed me on my last day that they had just received permission from the parish priest at King's Cove to re-copy the orginial records. So, hopefully this summer, the rsearch will be easier on the eyes. ........

........As you know the priest didn't put the date at the top of each page and you had to keep turning back to see what year you were in....

Please contact Jeri Keough if you have further information about this file.




Mon/Day Year Husband Wife Witness 1 Witness 2 Place
6-Aug 1803 James Aylward of Bonavista Hanna Marsh of Keel’s Rick Keating Catherine Legg  
9-Aug 1803 James Ryan of King’s C Mary Long of Bonavista Patrick Ryan, Thos. Long, Catherine Long    
10-Aug 1803 *Thomas Sullivan of Clon?omel? Catherine Aylward of Keel’s Daniel Hurley Edward Green  
12-Aug 1803 Thos Long of G?un?ghal Catherine Legg of Bonavista      
3-Nov 1815 Patrick Keough Bridget Walsh Thomas and Elinor (or Ellen) Walsh  
Bet. Sept 27            
& Oct 25 1819 Michael Dooley of Waterford Mary Solivan? (Sullivan) off Clonmel      
Thomas Solivan Catherine Con?? KC        
14-Dec 1820 Denis Murphy of County Cork Hanna Kelly of Plate Cove ??? Mary Kelly PC
19-Dec 1820 Thomas Fennell Eleanor Walsh of Bonavista Michael Fennell Hanna Walsh Bonavista
  1822 ?? Barker Mary Aylward ??? Patsy??? KC
8-Nov 1822 Thomas Murphy of Carlow Ann Phileps of Bonavista Wilfred ?McMulloly Margaret Dooley Bona.
Aft Oct 7 1823 Michael Walsh of Adamstown Eleanor MacKey of Bonavista. Patrick Neil Margaret Dooley Catal
County Wexford (This entry might have been added after the page was completed)
12-Jul 1824 Daniel Mullins Ellen Aylward Michael Burke ??? Burke Tilt Hbr
9-Nov 1824 William Murphy Catherine Fitsimmons Thomas Neal Patsy Ryan KC
22-Nov 1824 Thomas Murphy Mary Handcock James & Ann Hancock KC
17-Jan 1825 William Aylward Catherine Barker alias Walsh Robert Barker Honora Ryan KC
2-Feb 1825 John Keffington Patience Walsh alias Aylward James Keffington Mary Tobin? Broad Cv
1-May 1825 Martin Dooley Catherine MacKay ?? Williams Mary O’Donnal Ragged Hbr
14-May 1825 James Furlong Mary Egans Patric Murphy Sara (Ann) Colmans Trinity
26-Aug 1827 William Gorman Co. Kilkenny Bridget Ryan of Bonaviata James Connors Eliza Carpenter? Keels
1-Sep 1827 Andrew Keough Katherine Aylward Michael Costello Johanna Aylward KC
28-Oct 1828 John Dooley of Grates Cv Catherine ??Galivan Michael McLaughan Catherine Duggan Ragged
Of ?? Co. Kilkenny     Hbr      
23-Nov 1828 Thomas Aylward Charlotte ?Brines? Richard Aylward Mary ?Tunns??? KC
17-Dec 1829 Daniel Keogh (or Keily) Betsy ?Dealy? Of Ragged Hbr Terry Lean? Kitt O’donnell  
2-Nov 1830 Michael Harty of Lismore Mary Keough of ?Tintone? Thos Hagan Hanana Fatley KC
20-Sep 1832 William Barker Mary Kehoe John Whalen Catherine Barker  
29-Jun 1835 John Philpot Johanna Heaney Patrick Heaney Margaret Heaney  
?? 183?1? Moses Kehoe of Old ?Pop?? Elizabeth Byran of Tiliting Hbr John Burke El?anor Burke Tilting
15-Sep 183?3? Edward Kehoe Elenor Byran John Mc Laughlan Elinor Neil Trinity
15-Nov 1836 Patrick Furlong Margaret Heaney James Dooley Mary Power  
17-Oct 1837 Patrick Heaney Mary Burke Pierce Heaney Catherine Murphy  
28-Jul 1843 James Tracey Mary Kehoe Thomas Kehoe Hannah Kehoe  
7-Nov 1844(5) Thomas Kough of Bonavista Mary Holihaan Patt Kough Hana Kough  
(Holihan could be interpreted as Waliken and Hana could have been Anna)
16-Aug 1846 John Heaney or Meaney Bridget Atward Lawrence Alward ?Mary Alward  
(The names of the Bride & witness here are most likely Alyward’s)
?Dec 1 1845 James Murphy May Ryan of King’s Cv Thomas Ryan Margaret Ryan  
22-Sep 1846 Thomas Fitzgerald Elinor Keough Michael Ryan Elinor ?Fleming?  
15-Aug 1846 Michael Walsh Anastasia Walsh James Mathews Elinor Hogan  
Aug 5 or 9 1846 Pierce Heaney Anastasia Walsh Patrick Walsh Catherine Byran  
(The entry above for Pierce Heaney and Michael Walsh appeared consecutively in the books. It is possible that there were 2 Anastasia Walshe’s BUT it is also possible that a transcription error occurred. Original Books or 2nd source should be checked)
5-May 1846 Samuel Barker Katherine Keough Patrick Keough Mary Keough  
8-Nov 1846 William Dooley Mary Murphy John Murphy Mary ??Brecane?  
7-Nov 1848 James Morgan Anna Kough Thomas Smith Mary Driscoll  
4-Nov 1848 Simon Heney Eliza MacKey Michael Walsh Ellen Halihan  
31-Oct 1849 James Keough Margaret Dooley Michael Walsh Ellen Fennell  
(From other sources it was uncertain as to what James’ wife’s maiden name was. Margaret is definitely a DOOLEY here)
22-Oct 1850 John Heaney of Plate Cv Mary McLaughlin Michael Driscoll Ellen Murphy  
1-Nov 1850 Patt Lariga??n of Parish Ann Dooley John Murphy Mary Driscoll  
Kullenak? Tipperary            
18-Oct 1850 John Dooley of Plate Cv Catherine Blackemore? Michael Dooley Ellen Dooley  
22-Nov 1855 Phillip Shallow Bridget Walsh Thomas Neils Mary Walsh Tickle C
28-Nov 1855 Andrew Keough Mary Driscoll John ?Shievens? Ellen Murphy PC
(I wonder if John Shievens should be Chievers)
13-Aug 1856 John Murphy Bridget Ryan James Sulivan Johana Ryan KC
4-Nov 1858 George Butt Margaret Keough Denis Hollohan Susan Clance? Cat Hbr
9-Nov 1862 William Keough Mary Phelan Andrew Keough Rebecca Phelan Broad c
18-Nov 1864 Pierce Heaney Sarah Quinton William Philpott Mary Heaney  
23-Nov 1864 William Philpott Catherine Keough James Keough Susan Keough PC
7-Jan 1892 James Ryan Mary Catherine Kehoe of Open Hole James Kehoe Mary Ryan  
7-Jan 1892 John Moss Mary Quinton James McCormick Catherine Ryan  
8-Jan 1892 Robert Russell Hannah Tracey Michael Driscoll Bridget Long  
15-Jan 1893 James Kehoe Mary Rose? Of Open Hall Jerimiah Kehoe Ann Francis Chievers  
27-Nov 1895 Patrick Heaney Ann Fitzgerald Patrick Kehoe Margaret Chievers  
14-Jun 1901 Bernard Kehoe Bridget Heaney John Kehoe Elizabeth Heaney  
10-Jul 1902 Daniel Kehoe Mary Heaney Jas Murphy Emile Rum???ele  
15-Jan 1905 Denis Murphy Mary Keough Thomas Keough Elizabeth Heaney OH
18-Jan 1905 Michael Keough Catherine Philpott John Keough Johanna Philpott  
15-Nov 1908 John Barker Mary Catherine Keough William Barker Jane Hollohan  

Submitted by Jeri Keough (February 12, 2000)

*Terry Sullivan notes: "... a marriage For Thomas Sullivan Aug 10,1803 is incorrect.
The names given are "Thomas" Sullivan and Catherine Aylward.
This should read "James" Sullivan."
As always, we recommend that these and any records should be verified.

Contributed by: Jeri Keough February 12, 2000

Page Revised: September 2002 (Don Tate)

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