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.|
|Baller, B||1728 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.||Pet 1728.|
|Barnes, Nicholas||1708 ship Fortune in Ferryland Nfld||1708 Census|
|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.|
|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|
|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, 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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Gammon, Robert||1677 ship Unity in Fermeuse Nfld.|
|Gaskins, Thomas||diedPre1795 wife Elizabeth|
|Gibb, John||will1807 of Northam|
|Glaze, Mark Robinson||will1828RM|
|Gribble||1755 nfld trade|
|Hammett, Thomas||1663 nf|
|Hanford, George||1681 ship Esther in Trepassey Nfld|
|Harding, William||1857 wife Elizabeth|
|Harris, John||1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple|
|Hartnoll, William||1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.||Pet 1726.|
|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|
|Jeffrey, John||1790/bn St Burean, Cornwall|
|Jewell, Edward||1678 will1679HMS|
|Jones, James||will1806 of Northam|
|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.|
|Land, Robert||1641 gent nf adventure|
|Lerawile, George||Will 1703|
|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|
|Metherell, Anthony Jr||1763|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Renalls, William||1706 will hms|
|Roberts, David||1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple|
|Renalls, Nathaniel||will1706 HMS|
|Roch, William||1767 hms|
|Ruckes, Richard||1707 in Ferryland Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple|
|Rumsam, George||1820 master|
|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, 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|
|Simons, William||1673 will seaman HMS|
|Slaughter. Thomas||1700 ship Owners Desire in Ferryland Nfld from Barnstaple|
|Slee, George||1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.||Pet 1726|
|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, T||1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.|
|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||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.|
|Thompson, James||1767 seaman sick|
|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, John||1726 in Placentia Nfld from Bideford or Barnstaple.|
|Webber, Richard||1681 ship Rainbow in Calvert Nfld|
|Whimple, Henry||1820 master|
|Whitfield, Henry||Bn1831 adm rec|
|Whitfield, John||1681 (Whitefield) ship Expedition in Ferryland Nfld|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
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
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.)|