This is my second attempt to reply, hopefully will get it this time. The family of Joseph Woodward relocated to Boat Harbour in 1905 in pursuit of fishing rooms that had been abandoned by Bradbury and Butt families. They were informed of the opportunity by a daughter who had worked as a servant for the Bradbury family the previous year before returning to Bear Cove. There is one Bradbury buried in Cooks Harbour, there may be more, there are many unmarked graves in the old cemetery. It was assumed the Bradbury family moved to Labrador to be closer to their summer fishing grounds. The Campbells ran the Cape Norman lighthouse for many generations and were very close to residents of Boat Harbour and Cooks Harbour, they still reside in the area.
Many thanks for your reply, what is fact and what is fiction is very difficult to judge. What does surprise me is that the Bradbury family employed a servant. I have always assumed that the fishermen families in Newfoundland were dirt poor and perpetually in debt to the fish merchants.
Thanks once again - George Smith