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Qualy, Capt. ...

stationed at Ferryland garrison 1764;

Quin, Laurence

fined £5 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Quinn, Stephen

fined £10 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Quinn, Thomas

fined £5 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Quinn, William

murdered at Ferryland July 6, 1752 by William Murphy while working on Maurice Hagathee's fish; Quinn complained that Murphy was not cleaning the fish properly and proceeded to hit Murphy with a fish; Murphy responded likewise and Quinn then hit him with a mop before going to report the matter to Hagathee; Murphy lay in wait for Quinn and hit him with a longer (a fence rail) and killed him. Murphy was sentenced to death, but later pardoned and deported;

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Rade, de la, Monsieur...

French privateer whose men were taken by Calvert in 1628;

Ragan, John

fined £6 for his part in the religious riot of 1788; not paid, transported home, ran away;

Rancogne, Sieur de...

officer of Placentia who arrived at Ferryland from St. John's on November 11, 1696;

Raynor, Captain

sent with Capt. Pearce as co-governor and representative of Baltimore to Ferryland in 1660, after Baltimore's right to the colony was renewed;

Reales, John

resident of Ferryland living on Bouys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Reddy, Kearon

fined £20 and transported home for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Reddy, William

fined £2 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Redwood, Captain Nicholas

Commissioner for "managing and ordering the affairs and interest of [the] Commonwealth in Newfoundland" from June 1652 to June 1653;

Regenwyn, Captain ...

Captain of the Dutch ship Unity, 40 guns, during the Dutch raid of 1673;

Rice, Henry

resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Rich, John

resident of Ferryland in 1693 when he made over his account to Joseph Buckley (of Salem?);

Richards, Jenk.(?)

Master of the Fidelity of Waterford fishing at Ferryland in 1701;

Rivers, Antonius

alias for Anthony Whitehair, q.v.;

Rix, Henry

at Ferryland in 1726 when he sold shore fish to Edward Burd;

Robbins, "Widow"

wife of William I[?]; planter at Ferryland from 1675 to 1677, not mentioned as widow at this time; in 1681 is referred to as boatkeeper and widow with children;

Robbins, William I [also Robins]

Ferryland planter boatkeeper in 1673; married with children in 1675, 1677; inhabitant of Ferryland in September 1673, when Governor Lovelace enumerated inhabitants who had lost their commodities, stores, cattle household goods, etc. to the Dutch;

Robins, John

at Ferryland summer of 1726 when he sold bank fish to Edward Burd;

Robinson, David

Master of the William and Thomas Ketch of London fishing and buying fish at Ferryland in 1698;

Robinson, William

listed in 1677 census of Ferryland as having a wife, two sons, 15 men servants and 1 woman servant;

Roberts, David

one of several merchants of Bideford and Barnstaple and commanders of ships resorting to Ferryland who petitioned the Board of Trade in 1707 for protection for the fishery at Ferryland;

Roberts, Richard

resident of Ferryland in 1708 with wife, three children, five servants, one boat and one train vat; resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Roberts, William I

"Tenant of Avalon" who on August 30, 1663, enacted regulations for householders and fishermen at Ferryland "in the name of the Right Honourable Cecil, Lord Baltimore, absolute Lord and Proprietor of the Province of Maryland and Avalon";

Roberts, William II

"Tenant of Avalon" who on August 30, 1663, enacted regulations for householders and fishermen at Ferryland "in the name of the Right Honourable Cecil, Lord Baltimore, absolute Lord and Proprietor of the Province of Maryland and Avalon"; a William Roberts bought tobacco at Ferryland from Joseph Buckley (of Salem?) in June 1693;

Roberts, Widow

listed in 1681 census as Ferryland planter with four children 2 1/2 boats and 13 men;

Robinson, William

planter who had three boats at Ferryland in 1677; also in 1677 one dwelling house, two storehouses, one servant lodging, two train vats, three rooms and one stage;

Rodes, John

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697;

Rogers, Henry

Master of the Russel of London buying fish at Ferryland or Aquefort in 1699;

Romney, Peter

Justice at Ferryland in 1788; tried and fined participants in the religious riot of that year;

Ronan, Matthew

proprietor of a licensed house retailing liquor at Ferryland in 1797;

Roper, John

Master of the sack ship Mary Ketch at Ferryland in 1698;

Rose, Henry

resident of Ferryland in 1708 with wife, no children, five servants, one boat and one train vat;

Ross, Capt. Walter

stationed at Ferryland garrison 1760;

Rowe, Daniel

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697;

Rowe, John

merchant or adventurer of Plymouth, England, who petitioned the Council of State in 1650 for the recall of Sir David Kirke from Ferryland; involved in the Newfoundland trade;

Rowe, Robert

Fisherman; at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Rowsliffe, Phillip

at Ferryland in 1707 when he signed a statement that Philip Kirke was the rightful owner of the Pool Plantation;

Ruck, G.

one of a number of merchants of Bideford who petitioned the Board of Trade on January 21, 1706 to have fortifications built at Ferryland;

Ruckes, Richard

one of several merchants of Bideford and Barnstaple and commanders of ships resorting to Ferryland who petitioned the Board of Trade in 1707 for protection for the fishery at Ferryland;

Rusell, Richard

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697;

Russell, Griffith

rented the Pool Plantation from Mary benger in 1707; resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Russell, Mary

at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Ryan, Nicholas

fined £5 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

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Salisbury, Charles

one of several merchants of Bideford and Barnstaple and commanders of ships resorting to Ferryland who petitioned the Board of Trade in 1707 for protection for the fishery at Ferryland;

Salmon, John

Master of the Pellican fishing at Ferryland in 1681;

Sancho

slave frred by John Benger of Ferryland in his will dated June 10, 1791;

Saunders, John

resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Savage, A.

one of several merchants of Bideford and Barnstaple and commanders of ships resorting to Ferryland who petitioned the Board of Trade in 1707 for protection for the fishery at Ferryland;

Sayer, William

Dartmouth resident; Fishing Admiral at Ferryland in 1597;

Searle, John

resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Serah

slave freed by John Benger of Ferryland in Benger's will dated June 10, 1791;

Shanahan, John

fined £5 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Shannahan, Cornelius

fined £1.1 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Shapley, Edward

resident of Ferryland living on Bouys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Shapley, Nicholas

master of the David of Ferryland in 1640s; carried cargo of wine, sugar, cloth, cordage, salt and tobacco from New England to Ferryland in 1648;

Shapoon, John

mentioned as "boatkeeper" at Ferryland in Capt. John Berry's census of 1675;

Sharpus, Eliz.

wife of William; at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Sharpus, William

Tailor; at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Sheehe, Arthur

fined £5 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Sheehe, James

fined all his wages and £18.11 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Short, Christopher

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697;

Short, William

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697; resident of Ferryland in 1707 when he attested to the fact that the Pool Plantation was the rightful property of Phillip Kirke; resident of Ferryland in 1708 with wife, 1 child, eleven servants, two boats and one train vat;

Shortall, James

proprietor of a licensed house retailing liquor at Ferryland in 1797;

Shortt - see Short

Simonds, John

Master of the Rebecca of Dartmouth fishing at Ferryland in 1701; Admiral at Ferryland in 1701;

Simons, Isreal

Master of the Ann of Plymouth fishing at Ferryland in 1675;

Slade, Daniel

Master of the Orange Tree of Plymouth fishing and buying fish at Ferryland in 1700; Master of the sack ship Orange Tree trading at Ferryland in 1701;

Slaughter, John (also Slauther)

Ferryland planter from 1628 to 1639; Caplin Bay planter from 1651-1652;

Slaughter, Thomas

Master of the Owners Desire of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1700;

Sliny, Thomas

according to testimony of Thomas Phoran (1850), Sliney lived at the Pool and may have kept a room there (in late eighteenth/early nineteenth century;

Smale, Edmond

Master of the Mermaid of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1675;

Small, Edward

Master of the sack ship Mermaid of Bideford trading at Ferryland in 1676;

Small, Peter

Master of the Patience of Bideford fishing at Ferryland in 1700;

Smith, Anthony (b. c. 1592)

alias for Pole, Anthony, q.v.

Smith, Captain Thomas

at Ferryland in 1726 when he sold 200 quintals of shore fish to Edward Burd;

Southerd, Angus

Master of the Ruth of Topsham (eight guns) fishing(?) at Ferryland or Aquefort in 1699;

Spinster, John

at Ferryland in 1726 when he sold 100 quintals of shore fish to Edward Burd;

Stafford, Benjamin

Master of the Expedition of Topsham fishing at Ferryland in 1681;

Starre, George

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697;

Staughton, John

of "Capelinge bay"; knows that Calvert did not spend more than £1,800; did buy and build boats and build stages; used 32 boats in the fishery;

Stephens, George

at Ferryland in 1707 when he signed a statement that Philip Kirke was the rightful owner of the Pool Plantation; Master of the Pearl Pink of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1708;

Stevens, John

1628-1639 Ferryland planter; 1651-1652 planter at Renews; deposition taken at Ferryland August 24, 1652; did not know of any imposition collected by Calvert from the fishermen; "...agrees that Calvert set forth war ships and fortified the harbour of Ferryland and that he kept boats and built stages to use in the fishery";

Stock, Fr. Simon (Thomas Doughty in secular life)

Carmelite priest, may have been partly responsible for Calvert's conversion; may have given the name Avalon to the colony "in imitation of old Avalon wherein Glassenbury stands, the first fruits of Christianity in Britain, as the other was in that part of America;"

Stoning, Robert

at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Story, James

Captain of the HMS Antelope; conducted census of 1681;

Stourton, Erasmus (1603-1658)

educated at Cambridge; Reverend Preacher of Church of England; at Ferryland Sept. 26, 1627 until ??; reports that Calvert brought two priests, "Longvyll" [Thomas Longville] and Anthony Smith, and "the number of forty papist or thereaboutes with him in 1628; reported that the priests said mass and baptised the child of protestant William Poole "according to the customes of the church of Rome..."; from 1631 until his death he was rector of Walesby in Lincolnshire;

Strange, George

Master of the Delight of Bideford fishing at Ferryland in 1676;

Strange, George

one of a number of merchants of Bideford who petitioned the Board of Trade on January 21, 1706 to have fortifications built at Ferryland;

Strange, John

Master of the Ann of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1698; Master of the Ann of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland or Aquefort in 1699;

Strange, John

one of several merchants of Bideford and Barnstaple and commanders of ships resorting to Ferryland who petitioned the Board of Trade in 1707 for protection for the fishery at Ferryland;

Strange, John

Master of the Diamond of Bideford fishing at Ferryland in 1708;

Street, Robert

Commissioner for "managing and ordering the affairs and interest of [the] Commonwealth in Newfoundland" from June 1652 to June 1653;

Stuart, William

master carpenter who completed the Ferryland courthouse on October 10, 1790;

Stucky, Thomas

one of a number of merchants of Bideford who petitioned the Board of Trade on January 21, 1706 to have fortifications built at Ferryland;

Sulavan, Dennis

fined £2 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Summers, Richard

Master of the Boneto of Plymouth fishing at Ferryland in 1681;

Swanley, William

Agent for Cecil Calvert in 1663; one of a group of "Tenants of Avalon" who on August 30, 1663, enacted regulations for householders and fishermen at Ferryland "in the aname of the Right Honourable Cecil, Lord Baltimore, absolute Lord and Proprietor of the Province of Maryland and Avalon";

Sweetland, Henry J.

treasurer of committee to build Ferryland courthouse in 1788 ; Justice at Ferryland in 1788 who tried and fined participants in the religious riot of that year;

Sykes, Walter

Commissioner for "managing and ordering the affairs and interest of [the] Commonwealth in Newfoundland" from June 1652 to June 1653;

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Talbot, Sir Robert

with Calvert at Ferryland winter of 1628/29; married Grace Calvert [at Ferryland?];

Talling, John

resident of Ferryland displaced after the French attack of 1696; one of the signers of a petition to William III to provide protection for the Ferryland settlement; petition made at Appledore in 1697;

Tannock, John

Master of the Paragon of Plymouth fishing at Ferryland in 1675;

Tapley, Samuel

boat's master in one of the boats operated at Ferryland in 1708 by Robert Holmes, Salem, Mass.;

Taylor, Amie (born 1601)

Ferryland planter 1628, 1629; Newfoundland planter, not at Ferryland, in 1638 and 1639; in 1651 and 1652 listed as Fermeuse planter; deposition taken at Ferryland 24 August 1652; claimed that Calvert spent £1,700 on improvements at Ferryland and that he built 150 fishing boats as well as stages but she does not know how much profit he made;

Taylor, John

resident(?) of Ferryland in 1693 when he had dealings with merchant Joseph Buckley (of Salem?);

Taylor, Sidney

in 1629 and for "divers years" a Ferryland planter;

Taylor, Walter

owed debt of £12 to John Croad of Salem in 1670; not known whether he was at Ferryland;

Tediman, Thomas

Master of the Penelope of London fishing at Ferryland or Aquefort in 1699;

Tetherly, William

at Ferryland in 1707 when he signed a statement that Philip Kirke was the rightful owner of the Pool Plantation;

Thomas, John

resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Thomas, William

listed as planter at Ferryland in 1675; co-owner, with Ezekial Dibble, of two boats, one stage; had 10 men in 1675;

Thorne, Anthony

Master of the Elizabeth of London fishing and buying fish at Ferryland in 1698; Master of the Elizabeth of London fishing at Ferryland or Aquefort in 1699;

Tilliard [Tylliar], Captain Henry

sent by Kirke to Ferryland as Captain of the Pembroke in 1638; agent for Sir David Kirke; no record of his having done much; Hill not expelled from mansion house until Kirke arrived later that summer;

Toms ("Tommes"), William

planter at Ferryland from 1673-1681; had three boats at Ferryland in 1677; also in 1677 one dwelling house, two storehouses, one servant lodging, one train vat, three rooms and one stage; inhabitant of Ferryland in September 1673, when Governor Lovelace enumerated inhabitants who had lost their commodities, stores, cattle household goods, etc. to the Dutch; listed as Ferryland planter in 1681 with wife, 1.5 boats and 20 men;

Tomes - see Toms

Toper, Thomas

Master of the Ruby of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1681;

Tree, Francis

Deputy Sheriff for Ferryland in 1825;

Tree, Francis

proprietor of the London Inn, a licensed house selling liquor at Ferryland in 1797;

Trephon

child of John Benger's slave Serah freed in Benger's will dated June 10, 1791;

Treworgie, John (sometimes Treworgy)

nephew of Nicholas Shapley who was master of David of Ferryland in 1640s; Treworgie was a Maine merchant who became governor of Ferryland 1653-c.1659; was resident in Newfoundland since 1651; not known to have been in Newfoundland after 1660;

Trick, Lawrence

resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Try, John

Vice Admiral at Ferryland in 1708; Master of the Owl Frigate of Bristol fishing at Ferryland in 1708;

Tucker, John

Master of the Golden Lion of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1700;

Tucker, John

Master of the Returne of Boston buying fish at Ferryland in 1698;

Tucker, John

at Ferryland in 1707 when he signed a statement that Philip Kirke was the rightful owner of the Pool Plantation; resident of Ferryland in 1708 with wife, five children, five servants, one boat and one train vat; resident of Ferryland living on Buoys Island who wrote Governor Dudley of Massachusetts in May, 1709, thanking him for relief received from the Hope, commanded by Captain William Pickering; these people had probably taken refuge on Buoys Island as a result of the French threat;

Tucker, Richard

Master of thee Young Mens' Delight of Plymouth fishing at Ferryland in 1675;

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