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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

1 September, 1681; James Story [Captain HMS ANTELOPE]
extract from "An Account of what fishing Ships, Sack Ships, Planters and Boatkeepers from Trepassey to Bonavista..."

Great Britain, PRO, Colonial Office, CO 1/47 (52i), 113-121v.
MHA 16-D-1-006. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: planters, cod, fisheries, ships, boats, servants, census (1681).


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An Account of what fishing Ships, Sack Ships, Planters and Boatkeepers from Trepassey to Bonavista and from thence to Fair Island, the northward part of Newfoundland

...Ferryland

Masters' Names Ships' Names from
whence
Whither
Bound
Thomas Toper RUBY Barnstaple  
John Pope junior DIAMOND Barnstaple  
Richard Dormis TORRINGTON Barnstaple  
John Bass JOHN Topsham Straights
[Mediterranean]
Richard Summers BONETO Plymouth  
John Salmon PELLICAN Plymouth  
John Whitefield EXPEDITION Barnstaple  
Benjamin Stafford EXPEDITION Topsham Straights
[Mediterranean]

Caplin Bay

John Loveing ELIZABETH Barnstaple  
Richard Webber RAINBOW Barnstaple  
John Clay ELIZABETH Falmouth Straights
[Mediterranean]
Benjamin Hickes KATHERINE London Straights
[Mediterranean]

[Ferryland]

Ships' Names Boats Men Quintals
RUBY 08 40
DIAMOND 02 10
TORRINGTON 03 19
JOHN 07 800
BONETO 08 40
PELLICAN 03 19
EXPEDITION 04 20
EXPEDITION 01 07 900
[Caplin Bay]
ELIZABETH 07 39
RAINBOW 02 11
ELIZABETH 08 1200
KATHERINE 14 2000

(12) 38 222 4900
Planters Wives Children Boats Men

...
??? Webber
- 1 child
Ferryland
John Yard wife 5 children 02 08
Samuel Adams wife 5 children 02 10
Widow Roberts - 4 children 02« 13
Henry Donen wife 2 children 01« 04
Christian Dench wife 1 child
David Kirke [II] wife 1 child 07 35
Thomas Filmore wife 2 children 01 04
Peter Halowing wife 3 children 01 05
Lady Hopkins - - 03 15
Ezekial Debble wife 01« 08
William Tomes - - 02 20
Benjamin Baker Merchant
Caplin Bay
Christopher Pollard wife 6 children 03 15
(14) (9) (33) [sic] 25 137*

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