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Transcribed by Marilyn Pilkington.  While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.


Harbour Grace Surrogate Court

Timothy Collins re Jersey Room

May 25 & 26, 1820


Timothy Collins, sworn & examined. Witness knows Jersey room and has done so for upwards of thirty years he made fish on it two years 30 and 31 years ago Le Viscompte then held it there were then no buildings on it, except the store now standing on it the stage called island stage was then standing, and in a good state Mr. Viscompte had lately built it witness landed his fish there and carried it back of the Jersey rooms to a small flake to make it this flake was on a different room there were the remains of a few beams, on which the flake of the Jersey room had stood, but it was not fit for use at the time There was no wharf of any consequence then standing, except the old one now there but there might be more of it then than now. After this Thomey took possession of the room and built a new flake on it Witness is quite sure when he made his fish there, Le Viscompte had possession of the Jersey room and that it was before Thomey had it.


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