"The Penney's of Tack's Beach, Newfoundland, Canada"
"I started this tree some time ago, researching the Penn(e)y's of Tack's
Beach, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Tack's Beach was a community
that was resettled (abandoned) in the mid 1960's. My family resettled from
there to Fortune, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland in 1965.
The English community of Tack's Beach began in the mid 1800's and my
research of the Newfoundland Archives and church records reveal that three
Penney brothers settled in Tack's Beach sometime in the 1880's or 1890's.
Their father, a James Penney, came from Greens Harbour, Trinity Bay,
Newfoundland. That is as far as my research had taken me. The tree also
includes a lot of research about the Simms family of Gaultois and Muddy
I had my tree information posted on the internet for some years looking for
information on my Grand-father James Penney. Then in October, 2004 I
received an email from Betty(Cumby)Weir (third cousin) making the connection
with James Penney. His Grand-father (William Penney) came from Dorset,
England to Carbonear, Newfoundland in the early 1800's.
The tree also contains information about my mother's tree, the Senior's from
Port Elizabeth, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.
The tree also contains information on the Kavanagh's and Coles of St.
John's, Newfoundland; plus many more family names in the various branches of
the tree - see surname list."
Lawrence W Penney