History of the Colony of Avalon

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Underdown, Commodore John

conducted census of 1706;

Upcodd, Phillip

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

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Waddinge, 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;

Wale, Peter

Master of the sack ship Betty Galley buying fish at Ferryland in 1701;

Walles, Oliver

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;

Wallis, Edmond

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

Wallis, George

Avalon planter and tenant of Calverts in 1663; "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";

Wallis, Ned

according to testimony of Thomas Phoran (1850), Wallis lived at the Pool at the point of beach (in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century;

Waltham, Michael

Master of a ship of Weimouth; Wynne reports that "...hee went in person to the Ile of Speare, in a Boate of his owne, to helpe to fetch our men and provision from aboord the Benjamin, hee hath besides done mee many good Offices, and hath sent mee many presents of Fresh-fish, and his Mate bestowed on mee a good Hen";

Watkins, John

Master of the sack ship Elizabeth Brigantine of Boston trading at Ferryland in 1701;

Webber, Edmund

resident of Ferryland in 1708 with 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;

Wells, Francis

Master of the Love of London fishing and buying fish at Ferryland in 1698;

Welsh [Walsh?], James

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

Welsh, John

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

Welsh [Walsh?], John (Giant)

"Giant" part of the original designation; fined £5.5 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Weston, Peter

Justice of the Peace at Ferryland, July 8, 1772;

Whealan, James

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

Whelan, Edmond

fined £2.2 for his part in the religious riot of 1788;

Wheler, Francis

Captain HMS Tiger who conducted census of 1684;

Whitbourne, Thomas

proprietor of the Thomas Whitbourne Inn, a licensed house retailing liquor at Ferryland in 1797;

White, Arthur

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 1708 with wife, six children, ten servants, two boats 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;

Whitefield, John

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

Whitehair, Anthony (aka Antonius Rivers)

Secular priest reported to have gone to Ferryland with Calvert [when?];

Wickley, John

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

Wickly, Henry

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

Wicky, Richard

Master of the Betty Galley of Barnstaple fishing at Ferryland in 1700;

Williams, Brint

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;

Williams, Edward

Master of the Fidelliter fishing at Ferryland in 1700;

Williams, 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;

Williams, 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;

Willington, Peter

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

Willis, George

in charge of shore men at Ferryland during the voyage of Robert Holmes of Salem, Mass. in 1708;

Willsheare, Robert

"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";

Wilson, Thomas

Smithe; at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Witall, Richard

Master of the sack ship William and John trading at Ferryland in 1684;

Wotton, Peter

Boats-master; at Ferryland winter of 1622/23;

Wrixon, Amy

[wife of William?]; planter at Ferryland from 1631 to 1638; Newfoundland planter in 1661;

Wrixon, William

[husband of Amy?]; planter at Ferryland from 1631 to 1638; in 1670 owed a debt of £24 to John Croad of Salem;

Wyett, 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;

Wyborne, Captain John

took census from Bonavista to Trepassey on December 7, 1676;

Wynne, Captain Edward

Welshman and soldier; first governor of Colony of Avalon; at Ferryland 1621 - ???; left colony before 1625;

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Yard, John

listed as Ferryland planter in 1675; wife and three female children; in 1681 listed as Ferryland planter with wife and five children;

Yawe, Master...

Master of a ship of Barnstaple (whose owner is called Strange); Wynne writes in 1621, "...hee did spare mee halfe his Stage; the which did stand me in great steede to put my provision in at the first landing of them";

Yonge, James

surgeon who, at age 16, worked for several seasons in south Avalon; his Journal of 1663 shows a house marked "Lady Kirk" somewhere close to where the Parks Canada property is today; this has always been assumed to be the Mansion House; the map is probably more accurate than Fitzhugh's of 1693 but it is not known whether the Mansion House was really this far east; a structure found at about this location in 1993 produced silver-embroidered buttonholes and a silver cuff- or waistciat link suggesting that someone of means had occupied the house when it was destroyed by the French in 1696.

Young, Richard Jr.

Master of the ship Mary and Betty fishing and buying fish at Ferryland in 1698; Master of the Mary and Beth of Topsham fishing at Ferryland or Aquefort in 1699;

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Zeny, Henry

Master of a ship of Milbrooke; carried packet directed to Master Jennings, in which were letters to Calvert;

Zeyle, Abraham Fernando van

Vice admiral of the Dutch fleet which attacked Ferryland in 1673; aboard the Arms of Leyden, 40 guns;

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