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Newfoundland's South Coast - BUFFETT

 

 

This page is for listings of the surname BUFFETT, and people with research interest.

Note: Early instances of this name may be spelled BEAUFIT or BEAUFORT, this is how the Rev. Edward Wix baptised many of these people.

Bill Crant
Beth Bakenhus


Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

Matthews traced Buffett in Dorset as the name of captains and planters.

In Newfoundland:

Early instances: Margaret Bufett, French planter of Placentia, 1714 (CO 194.6); Thomas Buffett, merchant of St. John's, 1762, died ? 1795 (CO 194.15, 40); William, trader who sustained losses when St. Pierre was surrendered to the French in 1763 (CO 194.16); John Burfitt, of Burin, 1805 (D'Alberti 15) Reuben Buffett, of Grand Bank, 1817 (DPHW 109); Mary Ann, of Fortune, 1817 (DPHW 106); Reuben, of Jacques Fontaine, 1819 (DPHW 109); William Beaufort or Beaufit, of Grand Jervis, 1830 (DPHW 30); James Beaufit, of Port aux Basques, 1835 (DPHW 30); John, of Mosquito (Hermitage B.), 1835 (DPHW 30); William, fisherman of Pushthrough, 1845 (DPHW 102); William Beaufort, of Harbour Le Cou, 1853 (DPHW 101); William Buffett, planter of Jersey Harbour, 1857 (DPHW 104); Snook, planter of Long Harbour (Fortune B.), 1859 (DPHW 104); Snook Buffitt or Beaufit, fisherman of Rose Blanche, 1860 (DPHW 99, 102); Ambrose and Benjamin Buffit, planters of Belleoram,1871 (Lovell); George and Samuel Buffett, fishermen of Garia, 1871 (Lovell); Benjamin (and others), of Lower Burgeo, 1871 (Lovell).

Modern status: Essentially South Coast names.

Place names: Buffet Cove 47-37 55-56; ----- Point 47-37 55-57; Jenny Buffet Island 47-40 58-16; Buffett Bank 47-32 54-02; ----- Harbour 47-32 54-05; -----Head 47-29 54-05; ----- Island 47-32 54-03; ----- Point 47-38 56-10; -----Tickle 47-38 56-10; Buffetts Island 47-38 57-34.

Early Instances:

Husband: Benjamin BUFFETT
Born: 1778 in: Grand Bank, NF
Died: NOV. 16, 1865 in: Grand Bank, NF
Married: C. 1800 in: Grand Bank, NF
his age: 22 her age: 20
Wife: Christina FORSEY
Born: C. 1780 in: Grand Bank, NF
Father: George FORSEY
Mother: Esther PETITE
Children:

    1 Benjamin BUFFETT
    MBorn: C. 1800 in: Jersey Harbor, NF
    Died: ? in:
    2 John BUFFETT died at age: 78
    MBorn: C. 1802 in: Grand Bank, NF
    Died: C. 1880 in: Jersey Harbour, NF
    3 George B. BUFFETT
    MBorn: OCT. 21, 1805 in: Grand Bank, NF
    Died: ? in:
    4 William BUFFETT died at age: 86
    MBorn: 1808 in: Grand Bank, NF
    Died: 1894 in: NF
    5 Sarah BUFFETT died at age: 80
    FBorn: 1815 in: Grand Bank, NF
    Died: 1895 in: NF
    6 Eleanor BUFFETT died at age: 67
    FBorn: 1827 in: Grand Bank, NF
    Died: 1894 in: NF
1.): Benjamin BUFFETT
Born: C. 1800 in: Jersey Harbor, NF
Occupation: Sea Captain
Father: Benjamin BUFFETT Mother: Christina FORSEY
Married: 1832 in: Francois, NF
his age: 32 her age: 29
Wife: Edith DURNFORD died at age: 92
Born: C. 1803 in: Francois, NF
Died: 1895 in: Burgeo, NF
Father: Samuel DURNFORD
Mother: ? Ann
Children:
    1 Morgan BUFFETT died at age: 52
    MBorn: C. 1834 in: Mercers, NF
    Died: 1886 in: at sea
    2 Samuel BUFFETT died at age: 82
    MBorn: 1836 in: Burgeo, NF
    Died: 1918 in: Burgeo, NF
    3 Harriet BUFFETT
    FBorn: 1837 in: Burgeo, NF
    Died: APR. 7, 1874 in: Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay
    4 William BUFFETT
    MBorn: 1841 in: Mercer's, NF
    Died: ? in:
    5 Benjamin BUFFETT
    MBorn: NOV. 11,1843 in: Burgeo, NF
    Died: 1887 in: Drowned
2.): John BUFFETT died at age: 78
Born: C. 1802 in: Grand Bank, NF
Died: C. 1880 in: Jersey Harbour, NF
Father: Benjamin BUFFETT
Mother: Christina FORSEY
Lived at Mosquito
Married: C. 1822 in: Francois, NF
his age: 20 her age: 21
Wife: Rebecca DURNFORD died at age: 33
Born: C. 1801 in: Francois, NF
Baptized: APR. 24, 1835 in: Francois, NF (WIX)
Died: C. 1834 in: Mosquito, NF
Father: Samuel DURNFORD Mother: ? Ann
Children:
    1 William BUFFETT
    MBorn: 1822 in: Mosquito, NF
    Died: ? in:
    2 Ann BUFFETT
    FBorn: 1824 in: Mosquito, NF
    Died: ? in:
    3 Susannah BUFFETT
    FBorn: 1826 in: Mosquito, NF
    Died: ? in:
    4 Mary BUFFETT
    FBorn: 1830 in: Mosquito, NF
    Died: ? in:
    5 Pricella BUFFETT
    FBorn: 1832 in: Mosquito, NF
    Died: JUNE 2, 1902 in: Great Jervois, NF
    Wife: Jane GRANDY
    Married: C. 1835 in:
    his age: 33
    Father: UNKNOWN
    Mother: UNKNOWN

      Children:
      1 John BUFFETT
      MBorn: JAN. 24, 1836 in: Mosquito, NF
      Died: MAY 11, 1875 in: Jersey Harbour, NF
      2 Reuben BUFFETT
      MBorn: C. 1838 in:
      Died: ? in:
3.): George B. BUFFETT
Born: OCT. 21, 1805 in: Grand Bank, NF
Father: Benjamin BUFFETT
Mother: Christina FORSEY
Married: NOV. 16, 1837 in: Burin, NF
Wife: Elizabeth MITCHELL Born: DEC. 21, 1814 in: NF
Died: AUG. 26, 1853 in: NF
Father: UNKNOWN
Mother: UNKNOWN
Children:
    1 Samuel William BUFFETT
    MBorn: AUG. 25, 1835 in: Burin, NF
    Died: DEC. 13, 1872 in: Garia, NF
    2 Susanna BUFFETT FBorn: FEB. 29, 1840 in: Burin, NF
    Died: ? in:
    3 Christiana BUFFETT
    FBorn: SEP. 5, 1841 in: Burin, NF
    Died: ? in:
    4 Mary Ann BUFFETT
    FBorn: SEP. 19, 1843 in: Burin, NF
    Died: FEB. 2, 1844 in: Burin, NF
    5 Hannah M. BUFFETT
    FBorn: NOV. 22, 1844 in: Burin, NF
    Died: Dec. 22, 1935 in: Camden, NJ, USA
    6 Lucretia BUFFETT
    FBorn: OCT. 26, 1846 in: Burin, NF
    Died: ? in:
    7 George F. BUFFETT
    MBorn: SEP. 4, 1851 in: Burin, NF
    Died: ? in:


Beth Bakenhus - bbakenhus@worldnet.att.net
Researching:
BUFFETT, Hannah, daughter of George B.; Burin, 1844 onward

Bill Crant
Researching:
BUFFETT , Pricella b. 1830, Mosquito possibly daughter of; John and Rebecca ? or William and Susannah ? Grand Jarvis (Wix, DPHW 30, PANL).

 

 

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