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Barnestaple Mariners

Compiled by Thomas Cole

Note: Several of the early names found around the Avalon Peninsula, or as Newfoundland traders in England, are from Barnstaple: Dennis Anthony, John Doddridge, Robert Lane, Lake, John Rolston, Christopher Pollard, Thomas Pollard, John Pollard, Hopkins, Richard Dennis, Richard Webber, John Tucker, Griffith Russell, Thomas Hammett, George Shurte, John Pierce, Robert Pierce, John Delbridge, and Benjamin Williams.

Key to Sources and Abbreviations

ADM - Navy Board: Admiralty records.

Admon - letters of administration.

Book - The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ahopkins/index.htm

Census 1675 - Newfoundland census compiled by Berry (CO 1/35 f. 137-148) ship census; & PRO, CO 1/35 (16ii), 126-132 & MHA 16-C-2-037; Berry Planters Census, 1675 (CO 1/35 f. 150 -156).

Census 1676 - Newfoundland census compiled by Wyborne PRO, CO 1/38 (79), 218-220 fishing ships & MHA 16-C-2-141; Wyborne Census of English Inhabitants, (CO 1/38 ff. 239 - 242); Russel Ship Census, 1676 (CO 1/38 f. 222-224); compiled by Rich, Fishing Ships, St. John's, 1676 (CO 1/39 p. 60).

Census 1677 - Newfoundland census compiled by Poole, (CO 1/41 f. 168 - 172) ships census; & PRO, CO 1/41 (62 viii,ix), 167-168 & MHA 16-C-2-157; Poole Census, 1677 (CO 1/41 ff. 157 - 166).

Census 1678 - Newfoundland census compiled by Robinson, Coventry Papers CO/VOL. LXXVIII , two lists: ships & planters.

Census 1680 - Newfoundland census compiled by Robinson, Inhabitants of St. John's and Quidi Vidi, 1680 (CO 1/46 f. 25); Robinson Census of Fishing Ships, St. John's etc, 1680 (CO1/46 f. 27); Robinson Fishing Ships (St. John's), 1680 (CO 1/46); Robinson ByeBoats of St. John's (CO 1/46 f. 22).

Census 1682 - Newfoundland census compiled by Daniel Jones, Captain HMS Diamond., CO 1/49 (51v), 192.

Census 1698 - Newfoundland census PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/1 (125i), 262 & (126ii), 273-277.

Census 1681 - Newfoundland census compiled by Story, (CO 1/47 f. 113 - 122).

Census 1682 - Newfoundland census compiled by Jones, ByeBoat Census, Southern Shore, 1682 (CO 1/49); Jones Fishing Ship Census, St. John's, etc., 1682 (CO 1/49 f. 193 - 194); Jones Planters of St. John's, etc. 1682 (CO 1/49 ff. 196 - 197); Jones ByeBoat Keepers of St. Johns, 1682 (CO 1/49 f. 19).

Census 1684 - Newfoundland census compiled by Wheeler, Planter Census, 1684 (CO 1/55 f. 257); Wheeler, Fishing Ships Census, 1684 (CO 1/55 f. 254).

Census 1692 - Newfoundland census compiled by Crawley, Planters Census, 1692 (CO 1/68 ff. 271 - 272).

Pet 1697 - Petition to William III PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/1 (6), 14.

Census 1699 - Newfoundland census compiled by Andrew Leake [Captain HMS Hampshire, CO 194/1 (150), 333-345.

Census 1700 - Newfoundland census compiled by [Captain] Stafford Fairbourne, CO 194/2 (16i), 45-53.

Census 1701 - Newfoundland census compiled by Captain Graydon, CO 194/2 (46xii), 167-183v.

Census 1708 - Newfoundland census compiled by John Mitchell 2 December, 1708; Captain HMS Warwick CO 194/4 (78iii), c. 257v- 260, ) ships census & CO 194/4 (76ii), 253-256v, see f. 253 inhabitants census.

CO - PRO Colonial Office records. http://www.swgc.mun.ca/nfld%5Fhistory/CO194/

CRO - Cornwall Record Office.

DRO - Devon Record Office.

fl - flourished or active in this year.

HCA - High Court of Admiralty.

Hull - University of Hull, UK.

IGI - International Genealogical Index, Latter Day Saints, Utah.

IR - Board of Inland Revenue.

Journal - The Journal of James Yonge (1641-1721), Plymouth Surgeon, ed., F.N.L.Poynter, (London).

Nfld - Newfoundland.

NDRO - North Devon Record Office.

Pet 1707 - Petition of Bideford and Barnstaple residents relating to Ferryland, Nfld 1707, CO 194/4 [Reel B-207] Vol. 4 (1707-1710).

Pet 1710 - Petition of Bideford residents relating to convoys and security in their Newfoundland affairs.

Pet 1726 - Petition of Bideford and Barnstaple residents relating to Placentia, Nfld 1726, CO 194/ 8 [Reel B- 210] Vol. 8 (1725-1730).

Pet 1728 - Petition of (home parish not stated) relating to Placentia, Nfld, 1728 CO 194/ 8 [Reel B- 210] Vol. 8 (1725-1730).

PCC - Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

PRO - Public Record Office

PWDRO - Plymouth and West Devon Record Office.

SPD - State Paper Domestic.

List of Barnestaple Mariners

Allen, John Will 1693. PCC will mariner of HMS Oxford
Allen, John 1807admon of Northam. IR 26/338.
Andrews, John 1761. 1761 NDRO B1/2864 debt
Babb, George 1758(3)/1766. 1758 NDRO B1/2792 debt; 1758 NDRO B1/2800 debt; 1785 NDRO B1/2191 debt; 1766 B1/3002.
Babbidge, William 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Baker, David 1675 ship Pearle in Ferryland Nfld; 1677 ship May Flower in Cape Broyle Nfld; 1678 (Barker) ship Pearle in Calvert Nfld 1675 census; 1677 census; 1678 census.
Baker, David 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Bagg, George 66(4)  
Baller, B 1728 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1728.
Barnes, Nicholas 1708 ship Fortune in Ferryland Nfld 1708 Census
Barnes, Thomas 1660nf  
Baston, Samuel 1739 NDRO B1/3415 lease.
Batter, John will1691 PCC will mariner of HMS Lenox of Billiford under Barnstaple.
Bawden, Joseph 1679. NDRO Bond in Bastardy 1679, Eliz' Miller both of Barum.
Bawden, Richard will1762, otherwise Bowdon. PCC will mariner of HMS Sunderland of Barnstaple.
Bowden, Walter 1660. SPD
Beaple, Richard 1658 will. PCC will mariner now belonging to the Dartmouth Frigate in the States Service of Barnstable.
Beavins, Thomas Somers 1764(2). NDRO B1/2477 & B1/2482-3 assault.
Benger, Robert 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1707.
Bennett, Christopher 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Benson, J 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Berry, S 1728 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1728.
Bickford, John 1707 in Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1707.
Biddlecombe,George 1707 (Buddicom) in Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1707.
Bisse, Robert Will 1647 mariner PCC W1647
Bise, Robert    
Blackmore, George 1707 in Nfld from Topsham? Census 1708
Blackmore, George 1744 will PCC W1744 mariner of HMS Somerset
Blackmore, Hugh 1756 mariner NDRO 1756 B1/2771 debt.
Blackmore, John 1696 in Ferryland Nfld Pet 1697 near Barnestaple.
Blackmore, Joseph Will 1809 mariner PCC W1809 of Northam
Blake, 1671 nf  
Blake, Thomas 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Blake, Robert 1815 will PCC Will 1815 mariner
Boyner[s], John 1760 (Boynes) 3 references;1762 (3), wife Susannah 1760 NDRO B1/2835a debt;1762 NDRO B39Z/1-2 deeds;1762 - 2 other references.
Bowcher, William Will 1804 Mariner. PCC W1804.
Brayley, George 1767 master mariner the brig Cato from New England. ADM 106/1153/18.
Brocke, William 1651 mariner NDRO B1/212A lease
Brooks, John 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Brooks, William 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Browning, Charles 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple Pet 1707
Bryant, Humphrey 1677 (Bryan) ship Hester in Calvert Nfld; 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Census 1677; Pet 1707.
Buck, George 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Budd, William William BUDD; Rating; Born: Barnstaple; Age on entry: 30; Dates served: 29 November 1815-2 March 1818; Date and Type of Application: Greenwich 19 August 1839. William BUDD; Rating; Born: Barnstaple; Age on entry: 30; Dates served: 29 November 1815-2 March 1818; Date and Type of Application: Greenwich 19 August 1839. Admiralty: Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Coastguard and related services: Officers' and Ratings' Service Records (Series II) ADM 29/19/284
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Burzacott George 1771 mariner NDRO B735/1 lease
Burzacott, Thomas 1766 mariner NDRO B1/3008 Affidavit and warrant.
Cardett/Carket, William 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple; 1708nf. Pet 1707; Census 1708.
Carter, William 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. 1708 in Ferryland Nfld ship Moody of Topsham. Pet 1707; Census 1708.
Casey, Giles 1803 Giles CASEY; Rating; Born: Barnstable, Devon; Age on entry: 17; Dates served: 6 December 1803-17 January 1835; Date and Type of Application: Admiralty 3 June 1835. Admiralty: Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Coastguard and related services: Officers' and Ratings' Service Records (Series II) ADM 29/11/19.
Chaneau, Peter 1711 Peter Chaneau, sailor; French church in Barnstaple. DRO QS/21/1711/38 Sacrament certificate.
Chappell, Christopher 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Chapple, James 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Chappell, Sam 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Chappell, William 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Chopp, John 1677 ship Providence in Fermeuse Nfld Census 1677.
Christmas, J. 1728 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1728.
Clements als Clentman, William Era (1550-1650) William Clements alias Clentman of Barnstaple, Devon, mariner, admits that he owes £8 5s. High Court of Admiralty, and Supreme Court of Judicature, High Court of Justice, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division: Admiralty Miscellanea HCA 30/840/43.
Coates, George 1780 mariner NDRO 1777 B/T42 deed 1. George Coates of West Down, mariner. 2. John Coates of Barnstaple, blacksmith. Premises: tenement in the borough of Combe Martin.
Cole, John 1675nf??  
Commyns, John 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Commins, William 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Coombes, Richard 1675nf Census 1675
Cooke, Nicholas 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Cornish, George 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple Pet 1707
Crangs, Peter 1675 (Craig)ship Consort in Ferryland Nfld; 1678 (Crange) ship Consent in --- Nfld Census 1675; Census 1678.
Cutley, John 1729 wife Elizabeth NDRO B1/2273 court Eliz. wife of Jn. Cutley of Barnstaple, mariner Theft of cloth by Agnes wife of Wm. Leachland.
Darracott, George 1681 ship Resolution in Trepassey 1681. Census 1681
Davie, Cha 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Deavie/Davie, John 1704 will seaman PCC will 1704.
Davey, John 1706 adm rec  
Day, Robert Will 1811 of Northam Court of Barnstaple will of Robert Day, mariner.
Delatour, Peter 1723 NDRO courts assaulter.
Delbridge, John 1624 (1632nf) Royal Institution of Cornwall archives HU/14/17;Plymouth & West Devon Record Office 1/360/31; xxxxxxxx
Dennis, Ann (Mrs D) 1699 will NFLD. PCC will 1699 Toad's Cove, Newfoundland.
Dennes, Anthony 1641. North Devon Athenaeum, MS 3987, Vol 17.
Dennys, John 1584. E 134 Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Depositions taken by Commission.
Dennis, John Sr& Jr 1825 shipowners NDRO B11 Z/37. gents.
Dennis, Richard 1677 ship Dorington Merchant in Ferryland Nfld 1677 Census 1677.
Doddridge, Robert 1590 shipowner Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Pleadings, Series I, Elizabeth I to Charles I.
Dormis, Richard 1681 ship Torrington in Ferryland Nfld Census 1681
Dowman, Andrew 1757. NDRO court papers B1/2788.
Downing, Jeremiah 1768 seaman died. Admiralty, Naval Forces (died at Barnstaple).
Drew, William 1814 adm rec ADM 29/19 Greenwich: warrant officers and ratings.
Dyer 1755 nfld trade  
Dytmay, Richard 1424. SC 8/216 10751-10800. Individual petitions PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL.
Edgely, Nathaniel 1767  
Edwards, John 1820/36 MM  
Eavens, John 1672 of Fremington  
Elton, John 1793/wife Alice  
Ennys, N 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Falksbury?Charles 1707 in Ferryland Nfld (likely Charles Salisbury) from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Fishley, Robert 1675 Ship Sumderbay? In Fermeuse Nfld; 1678 (ffishley) ship Leander Bag? In ----- Nfld  
Flemming? George 1677 (Hemming?) ship Ceraphim in Trepassey Nfld.  
Fox jas 1726  
French, Edward will1626  
Gammon, Robert 1677 ship Unity in Fermeuse Nfld.  
Gaskin, Samuel 1790  
Gaskins, Thomas diedPre1795 wife Elizabeth  
Gibb, John will1807 of Northam  
Gifford, John 1675nf  
Glaze, Mark Robinson will1828RM  
Gorrell, John 1842  
Greenwood, John Pre1821  
Gribble 1755 nfld trade  
Griffith, Thomas 1736  
Hammett, Thomas 1663 nf  
Hanford, George 1681 ship Esther in Trepassey Nfld  
Hanger, Edward will1667  
Harding, William 1857 wife Elizabeth  
Harris, John 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Harris, John 1759  
Hartnoll, William 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Hayman, Thomas 1682nf  
Hobbs, John 1683  
Hogg 1755 nfld trade  
Hogg, Thomas of Fremington 1811 shipown  
Holmes, George 1809 adm rec  
Hooper, Alexander 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.; 1742;1769 Pet 1726;
Hooper 1755 Nfld trade  
Hooper, John 1803 RM  
Hooper, William 1820 master  
Horwoode, Henry will1618  
Howard, Nathaniel will1705  
Jeffrey, John 1790/bn St Burean, Cornwall  
Jelbert, James 1728  
Jennings, Thomas 1761  
Jewell, Edward 1678 will1679HMS  
Jones, James will1806 of Northam  
Jones, Samuel 1743  
Keck?, H 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Keen, Richard 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple; 1708nf  
Keen, William 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
King, Amiss 1707 in Ferryland, Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
King, Robert 1677 ship Lambe in Cape Broyle Nfld.  
Knill, Richard 1746  
Lake, 1664nf  
Lancey, Thomas 1772  
Land, Robert 1641 gent nf adventure  
Langdon, John 1731  
Lemon, Robert 1772  
Lerawile, George Will 1703  
Leworthy, John Pre1836  
Leworthy, William 1820 master  
Ley, Thomas 1766 NDRO B1/3008 Affidavit and warrant.
Lock, John 1819 RM  
Lovdey, John 1762 master  
Loeing, John 1681 (Loeing) ship Elizabeth in Calvert Nfld  
Lovering, John 1681 ship The Adventure in Trepassey Nfld  
Lovering, William 1803 adm rec  
Luxen, 1622 in Ferryland Nfld per Wynne in Calvert's Colony  
Lyell, John 1692 of Northam  
Maine, William 1810 will  
Manings, Richard 1659 will  
Marshe, John 1641 master to nfld  
Marshall, John 1676 ship Richard and Sarah in Ferryland Nfld; 1677 (Martiall) ship Richard and Sarah in Fermeuse Nfld; 1681 ship Amity in Aquaforte Nfld  
Martin, Richard 1707 in Ferryland, Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Martingalle, Samuell will1690HMS  
Metherell, Anthony Jr 1763  
Miller, James 1660 SPD
Morcombe, William 1590 shipown  
Morris, Symon 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Newell, Richard 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Nichols, Thomas will1807 of Northam  
Nichols, William 1629 a 38  
Nicholas, Henry 1681 ship Vinyard in Trepassey Nfld  
Niles, Thomas 1696 in Ferryland Nfld; 1707 in Ferryland from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Parker, Alexander 1820 master  
Parker, John 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Parminter, J 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Parminter, Richard 1728 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Parsons, John of Pilton 1641 sailor  
Pemberton, Joseph 1707 in Ferryland from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Peirce, Robert 1668nf  
Pierce, John 1670/77nf  
Pile, Samuel 1824 from Bristol wife Maria.  
Perriman, John 1675 ship Unity in Aquaforte; 1677 ship Amity in Fermeuse Nfld; 1678 ship Unity in Fermeuse Nfld.  
Peeters als Whetter, William 1638 will  
Peters, John 1762/5 shipwr, 1774 wife Mary  
Phillips, George 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Phillips, Thomas 1699 ship Elizabeth in Ferryland Nfld from Barnstaple  
Pike & Law 1812 shipown  
Pine, George bn 1798 1826 adm rec  
Pitte, Gomez 1424  
Pollard, Christopher 1675nf  
Pollard/Poullard John 1696nf  
Pollard, Thomas 1693nf  
Pope John 1681 (John Pope Jr) (Hope?) ship Diamond in Ferryland Nfld  
Popham, Walter 1677 ship Lows Increase in Trepassey 1677.  
Power, John 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Prance, Thomas 1763 master  
Pyke Nfld trade 1755  
Pyne, George 1585 shipown  
Quance, John 1677 ship Friendship in Cape Broyle Nfld  
Reddaway, Thomas 1820  
Reed, John 1731/1732  
Reed, John 1786  
Renalls, William 1706 will hms  
Roberts, David 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Renalls, Nathaniel will1706 HMS  
Roch, John will1738  
Roch, William 1767 hms  
Rolstone, Hugh 1766  
Rolston, John 1675nf  
Rowe, George 1706nf  
Rowe, Robert 1693.  
Ruckes, Richard 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Rumsam, George 1820 master  
Russell, Griffith 1708nf  
Salisbury, Richard 1677  
Saunders, William 1809 King's seaman  
Savage, A 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Servant, Henry 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Shapton, John 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Shepard 1755 nfld trade  
Skamp/Scamp, George 1626 age 28  
Scamp, John 1677 ship Swallow in Calvert Nfld  
Scott 1663nf  
Scott, John Died Pre1787 wife Jane of Plymouth.  
Shapton, Bartho 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Shapton, John 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Shaxon, Francis Admon1809 of Northam.  
Shipcott, Thomas RM 1823  
Shobrooke, Benjamin 1764  
Shurte, George 1641  
Simons, William 1673 will seaman HMS  
Slaughter. Thomas 1700 ship Owners Desire in Ferryland Nfld from Barnstaple  
Slee, Edward 1683  
Slee, George 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726
Slocombe, Anthony 1755  
Smale, John 1677 ship Patience in Cape Broyle Nfld;  
Small, Edmond 1675 (Smale)ship Mairmaid in Ferryland Nfld; 1677 (Swale?) ship Mairmaid in Calvert Nfld; 1678 ship Mairmaid in ----- Nfld  
Smith, Edward 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Smith, George 1766  
Smith, T 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Speciall, Matthew will1707  
Stafford, Robert 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Stephens, George 1708 ship Pearl Pink in Feryland Nfld from Barnstaple  
Stephens, Henry Bn1824 adm rec  
Stephens, Richard Admon1810 of Northam.  
Stephens, Stewley 1765 ship wr  
Stott, Richard 1739 master  
Strange 1621nf  
Strange 1755 nfld trade  
Strange, Edmond 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Strange, John 1698 ship Ann in Ferryland from Barnstaple; 1699 ship Ann in Ferryland or Aquaforte Nfld from Barnstaple; 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Barnstaple; 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple Pet 1726.
Stribling, George will1828  
Tamplyn, 1851MM  
Teague, John will1659  
Thompson, James 1767 seaman sick  
Tooker, John 1680  
Toper. Thomas 1681 (Tope?) ship Ruby in Ferryland Nfld  
Trend, John of Whitstone exRM Married 1831  
Tristam, Robert 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Tucker, John 1676 ship Barnstaple Merchant in Trepassey Nfld; 1677 (Turder?) ship Barnstaple Merchant in Trepassey Nfld; 1700 ship Golden Lion in Ferryland from Barnstaple.1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Tucker, Walter 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Veale, William 1830 MM  
Velley, Charles 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Velley 1755 nfld trade  
Vernam, Thomas 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple. Pet 1726.
Vye, Thomas 1798 of Ilfracombe  
Way, Thomas Bn1835 adm rec  
Webber, George 1742  
Webber, John 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Webber, Peter 1704nf  
Webber, Richard 1681 ship Rainbow in Calvert Nfld  
Wilkey, George 1763/1771  
Whimple, Henry will1802  
Whimple, Henry 1820 master  
Whitfield, Henry Bn1831 adm rec  
Whitfield, John 1681 (Whitefield) ship Expedition in Ferryland Nfld  
Williams, Benjamin 1703nf  
Williams, Edward 1684 ship Gift in Renews Nfld; 1700 ship Fidelliter in Feryland Nfld  
Williams, John 1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple  
Williams, John of Northam 1811  
Wiskey. G 1728 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
Wickey, George 1729  
Wicky, Richard 1700 ship Betty Galley in Ferryland Nfld.  
Wiley, John 1706 will hms  
Wilkie, George 1763/71 NDRO B735/1 lease.
Wilkey, Henry 1675 ship Seaflower in Aquaforte Nfld; 1678 ship Seaflower in ---- Nfld; 1700 (Wicky) ship Barnstaple Merchant in Ferryland or Aquaforte.  
Wilson, Robert will1610 sailor Willson  
Wood, John 1669nf  
Wyatt, John 1708nf  
Wyott, James 1740  
Yawe. 1621 ship Master (owner Strang) in Ferryland Nfld from Barnstaple per Wynne in Calvert's Colony  
Yeo, William 1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.  
 

Other Notes

Barnstaple
Fishing in Newfoundland 1678:
Robt ffishley, ship: Leander Bag, from Barnstaple, bound for (to a markett).
Henr Wilkey, ship: Seaflower, from Barnstaple, bound for Streights.
David Baker, ship: Pearle, from Barnstaple, bound for Rochell.
Peter Crange, ship: Consent, from Barnstaple, bound for St. Sebastien.
Edmond Small, ship: Mairmaid, from Barnstaple, bound for Bilbao.
Jno Perriman, ship: Unity, from Barnstaple, bound for (to a markett).

North Devon Record Office - ref. B1/4116 - date: 1641
Contents
Bond
George Shurte of Bideford, merchant, to Robert Land of Barnstaple, gent. in £60 Covenant that the ship "Pelligreene" (90 tons) (Master: John Marshe) bound from Barum to Newfoundland to fish, should return to sell etc. in Barnstaple

North Devon Record Office - ref. B456/12 - date: (?18c)
Memorandum concerning memorial to John, Joseph, Thomas and Richard Ley, brothers buried in unconsecrated ground about 2 miles from Barnstaple on 17 Aug 1646, victims of plague brought to Bideford by ship from the Levant, with inscription and description of 'a double row of Elms' adjoining.
(Note: this is the derivation of the placename 'Seven Brethren', south of the River Taw).

 

Colonial Office: Newfoundland Original Correspondence

CO 194/1 [B-205]
8-9   Merchants, traders and Seamen from Barnestaple. The King Petition concerning the destruction in Nfld. and congratulations to the King on his safe return home.
13-14 Sept. 21, 1696 The inhabitants of Barnestaple King William III Concerns the attacks of the French and the need for ships and land forces to be sent to Nfld to secure the English fishery.
15v       Note saying the petition from the inhabitants of Ferryland (Barnestaple) was read November 27, 1696.
17-18 Nov. 30, 1696 Merchants and Traders of Barnestaple The King Their proposal on the rules and regulations for the Nfld fishery.
106 Mar. 12, 1697 Some merchants in Barnestaple Popple concerning desire for a convoy for their fishing ships bound for Nfld.
 
CO 194/2 [B-205]
346 2 March 1703 Webber (Mayor of Barnstaple) Board Account of ships designed for Newfoundland from this port and to Portugal and then to Newfoundland with salt. The want of men together with reports that Newfoundland is overrun by the French, discourages the merchants. Provides list of ships with tonnage, guns, men. The ones for Portugal as well.
 
CO 194/3 [Reels B206 & B207]
38 5 Feb. 1704 Peter Webber (Barnstaple) Lords of Trade Requests better and earlier protection for the next convoy to Newfoundland.
265-267 13 July 1705 (Barnstaple) Lords of Trade Memorial requesting fortifications at Ferryland, from Bay Bulls to Renews and leave their fishing gear in storehouses built there. There should also be a sufficient number of soldiers left to guard and defend. According to the ancient custom and late act of parliament, we want the first captain arrived to be the Admiral. Plus, the memorial provides a description of the success of the French fishery. Note: an Abstract of the memorial is provided at p.266
 
CO 194/4 [Reel B-207]
40v-41 10 Jan. (rec'd) & 24 Jan. (read) 1707 Merchants of Barnstaples and Bideford at Ferryland   They are requesting that Capt. George Paddon be allowed to continue providing convoy, protection and providing bait for the merchants fishing in the region of Ferryland. Every fifth name was picked: John Parker, Archibald Cummings, Charles Falksbury?, John Strange, John Harris, Charles Browning, David Roberts, William Keen.
486-486v 31 Jan. 1710 Richard Gready, Mayor of Barnstaple Popple Four fishing ships will be sent to Newfoundland this year. They conceive that six convoys will be enough for their protection.
 
CO 194/8 [Reel B-210]
23 25 Feb. 1727 H. Pelham, Whitehall Lords Representation from the merchants of Bideford and Barnstaples against Gledhill. Please examine the issue and report back to us.
23v-26v ? Feb. 1726 Merchants of Bideford and Barnstaples trading to Placentia Lords [Enclosed with above] Representation against Gledhill who discourages all "substantial and sober" planters from settling there. He should not meddle in the trade. All names here provided: Edmond Strange, George Phillips, William Hartnoll, Thomas Blake, John Commyns, william Chappell, John Strange, William Babbidge, J.Shapton, Thomas Vernam, J. Power, Alex Hooper, J. Brooks, C. Bennett, W. Yeo, Sam Chappell, W. Brooks, David Baker, C.Chappell, B. Shapton, Walter Tucker, Cha. Velley, Nich. Cooke, Richard Newel, Geo. Slee?, J. Benson, T. Smith J. Parminter, Robert Tristam, Edward Smith, Robert Stafford, Henry Servant, Cha. Davie, S. Berry, N. Ennys.
191-192 7 Feb. 1726 Merchants of Bideford and Barnestaples   The petition on p.192 is against Samuell Gledhill. They attest that this petition and the contents are true. George Buck, John Webber Alderman, William Chaple, John Strange, David Baker, William Brooks, James Chapple, John Brooks, John Power, Christopher Bennett, William Yeo, Christopher Chapple, John Shapton, William Babbidge, Alexander Hooper, Thomas Vernam, Edmond Strange, George Phillips, William Hartnoll, Thomas Blake, William Commins.
193-193v 28 Nov. 1728 Richard Newell, Mayor Lords of Trade Similar petition against Gledhill. Signed by: Rich Parminter, J. Christmas, B. Baller, S. Berry, Walter Tucker, Charles Velley, J. Webber, G. Wiskey.
 
CO 194/14 [Reel B-212]
23 20 Dec. 1755 Merchants from Barnstaple Lords of Trade Petition. They usually send 20 sails and employ 1 000 men, but this year will not send one sail. The French have greatly encroached on the island in the NE and NW. They have caught great quantities of fish at a lesser cost than ours. They undersold us at the markets. They have not had the benefit of convoys of late and they wish for the convoys to start again. Forestalling and engrossing should be banned. Signed by approx. 75 merchants ( Pyke, Gribble, Dyer, Strange, Shepard, Velley, Hooper, Hogg, etc.)