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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

27 September, 1698; [Commodore] John Norris
extract from "An Abstract of the Planters and Boat-Keepers..."

Great Britain, PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/1 (125i), 262.
CNS microfilm. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: planters, cod, fisheries, servants, boats, census (1698).


An abstract of the planters and boatkeepers [bye-boat men] and what voyages they have made this year in Newfoundland, 1698.

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Names of the
Ports and Coves
from St. John's
to the Northward
and Southward
Caplin Bay Ferryland
Number of Planters 1 6
Number of Servants
They Keep
5 42
Number of Women 1 5
and Children - 5
What Quantity of Fish
the Inhabitants and
Servants make [quintals]
200 1850
What Number of Boats the Inhabitants Keep 1 9
Number of Inhabitants
designing to stay this
year in the Country
[over winter]
6 43

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