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Conception Bay Mercury Newspaper Announcements

Marriages & Deaths from the Conception Bay Mercury as transcribed by Sue O'Neill and posted on NF-roots mailing list. The CONCEPTION-BAY MERCURY, Harbour Grace ran for the years 1829-1834.

The Mercury began publication on Apr. 17, 1829 and the last issue located Dec. 19, 1834. The Conception-Bay Mercury was printed weekly by W.S. Comer, who also ran a stationary store in Harbour Grace. It included foreign and shipping news, legal notices, court proceedings, advertisements, occasional letters to the editor and news items from St. John's papers. There were local news items which mainly described fires, unusual weather or accidents. The paper was editorially noncontroversial and not obviously sectarian. In 1832 it drew fire from the Public Ledger for a special issue which condoned participants in a Harbour Grace riot. The Conception-Bay Mercury's side of the story is unfortunately not available because no issues for 1832 have been located.

Holdings: Memorial University - 1829, 1834 Microfilm;
Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador Dec. 16, 1831 Original (Special items cabinet drawer 4);
Provincial Reference and Resource Library - 1829, 1834 Microfilm.

Key: relict = widow; inst. (instant) = in the current month; ult. (ultimo) = in the previous month

The records were transcribed by SUE O'NEILL and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY in February 2000. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

PUB. DATE EVENT DETAILS
1829
May 15, 1829 MarriageOn Wednesday last, by the Rev. J. Burt, Mr. Charles PARSON, Jun. of Bears Cove, to Miss Rachel ROWE of Carbonear.
May 15, 1829 MarriageLast evening by the Rev. J. Burt, Mr. Charles THOMPSON, merchant, to Miss Elizabeth CHURCHILL, both of this town.
August 7, 1829 MarriageOn Monday last, by the Rev. F. H. Carrington, A.B., Lieutenant Smyth GRIFFITH, Esq., of Goshen, St. Elizabeth's Jamaica, to Harriet COURTNEY, second daughter of the late Richard Wenman GREEN, Esq., many years Fort Major of this Garrison; and grandaughter[sic] of Benjamin GREEN, Esq., late Treasurer of Halifax N.S.
July 28, 1829 DeathOn Thursday last, after a long illness, deeply regretted by all who knewhim, Mr. James JOHNSTON, cabinet -maker, of Burristowness, (Scotland) aged 56 - and many years a respectable inhabitant of this town.
Sept 18, 1829 MarriageOn Wednesday evening last, by the Rev M.A. Fleming, Mr. Thomas HAYES, Shopkeeper, of this town, to Miss Ellen O'REGAN.
Sept 18, 1829 MarriageOn Sat. evening, the by Rev. F.H. Carrington, Mr. Kenneth M'LEA, (Agent for the House of Messrs. James Steward & co., of this town) of Greenock, to MissElizabeth BRINE, second daughter of Mr. John BRINE.
September 18, 1829 DeathLately, at Bonavista, Gerard FORD, Esq., J.P., a very old and respectable inhabitant of that harbour.
September 25, 1829 MarriageLast evening, by the Rev. M.A. Fleming, Mr. James WHELAN, baker, to Miss Mary DEE.
December 18, 1829 MarriageAt. St. Paul's Church in this town, on the 14th inst., by the Rev J. Burt,Mr. James CROCKER, to Miss Rachel PEPPY, both of this town.
December 18, 1829 MarriageOn the 15th inst., Mr. George CROCKER of Carbonear, to Miss Jane PERCEY, of Western Bay.
December 18, 1829 MarriageSame day Mr. Edward PIKE to Miss Ann SPENCER, both of Carbonear.
December 18, 1829 MarriageOn Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Mackin, Mr. Philip MULCAHY, to Miss Eleanor JONES, both of River Head.
December 18, 1829 MarriageOn Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, Mr. Henry TRAPNELL(in the employ of Messrs. Robert Alsop & Co.) to Miss Sarah MOORS, of BlackHead, milliner.
December 18, 1829 MarriageAt Baltimore, on the 2d Nov. by the Most Rev. James Whitfiel, Archbishop of Baltimore, Jerome Napoleon BONAPARTE, to Susan Mary, only daughter of the late Benjamin WILLIAMS of that city.
December 18, 1829 DeathSuddenly at Carbonear, on Monday evening last, John RIDOUT, Shipwright, of Stalbridge, in the county of Dorset, Eng.
December 18, 1829 DeathAt. St. Vincent, on the 11th October last, aged 41 years, the Hon. John DALZELL, Colonel of Militia Senior Assistant Justice, Speaker of the Houseof Assembly, and an eminent merchant in that Island.
December 18, 1829 DeathAt his house in Mecklenburgh square, London, on the 3d of November last, Marmaduke HART, Esq. of the firm of Hart & Robinson; who, for a period of time exceeding half a century, was extensively concerned in the Newfoundland trade, and first established the business of those firms of which he so long continued to be the prior at St. John's and in London. The integrity of his principles - his unremitted industry and punctuality, directed by his experienced judgment and discretion in all affairs of business procured and secured to him, through life, the confidence of an extensive circle of respectable and valuable correspondents; and, amidst the vicissitudes of a trade so fluctuating as one founded in the fisheries, these valuable qualities honourably raised him, from small beginnings, to wealth and independency. Until within a very few months preceding his decease, he pursued his daily avocations in business with his habitual vigour; when his health began to fail him, and his constitution rapidly sank, under the infirmities of age, in his 75th year. - His death is deeply lamented by many relatives and select friends, to whom his virtues and amiable qualities had endeared him; and his loss is sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of acquaintance, who will long associate with respect for his memory the kindness and hospitality he was ever ready to dispense to them. The account of Mr. HART's death was received here by the November mail, viz Halifax, on Tuesday last; and upon its announcement, the strongest demonstrations of esteem and regard were noticed throughout the town by the flags at most of the mercantile establishments, and on board several of the vessels in port, being displayed at half mast.
November 6, 1829 MarriedOn the 15th September last, at St. James's Church, London, James COCHRANE,Esq., Barrister-at Law, (late Acting Assistant Judge in this Island,) to Ann Teresa Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Lieut.-Col William HALY, A.D.C.
November 6, 1829 DeathOn Sunday night last, after a long and painful illness, which he bore withgreat fortitude and resignation, Mr. William MEALICAN, aged 34 years - a native of Waterford, Ireland.
October 6, 1829 MarriageAt Port-de-Grave on the 3d inst., by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr. George Charles Davis GARLAND, of this town to Mary Louisa, youngest daughter of Mr. William ANDREWS of the former place.
October 9, 1829 MarriageOn the evening of Thursday last, by the Rev. F. H. Carrington, Lieut.William GORDON, of H.M.S. Tyne, to Margaret Georgiaus, second daughter o Lieutenant-Colonel VIGOREUX, Commanding Royal Engineers.
October 9, 1829 DeathAt Carbonear on Friday last, aged 75, Judith, relict of the late Mr. Thomas MAHAR, for a series of years a respectable inhabitant of this town. Her remains were removed from the house of her son-in-law, Mr. Nicholas McKIE, on Monday last, and brought to this place for interment, followed by a numerous and respectable concourse of persons.
October 9, 1829 DeathAt Spaniard's Bay on Monday last, in her sixty-sixth year, Mrs. Jane COLLINS, widow of the late Mr. Timothy COLLINS of that place.
October 2, 1829 MarriageAt Bay de Verds, on the 15th Sept. by the Rev. Mr. Mackin, Mr. James KEHOE, to Miss Johannah NOONAN.
October 2, 1829 DeathAt Chimney Tickle, Labrador, on the 11th August, aged 65 Mr. Samuel GORDON, a respectable planter of Mosquitto. His remains were interred in the Churchyard of this place yesterday afternoon.
September 11, 1829 MarriageAt Bay Bulls, on the 29th ult. by the Rev. J. Robertson, Mr. Thomas GLEN, Merchant, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Richard REED, Esq., of this place.
September 11, 1829 MarriageOn Saturday evening last, by the Rev. F. H. Carrington, Mr. James WISEMAN,to Susannah, daughter of Mr. William STEARS, of Blockmaker's hall.
September 11, 1829 DeathYesterday morning, after a long illness, in the 37th year of his age, Mr.William WHITE, a native of Totnes, Devon.
August 28, 1829 DeathOn the 4th instant, at Placentia, very sincerely regretted by his numerous flock and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, the Rev. Andrew CLEARY, Roman Catholic Clergyman, and Rector of the district of Placentia Bay, aged 53 years.
June 5, 1829 MarriageMarried here on Saturday evening last, by the Rev. Denis Mackin, Mr. Martin KELLY, to Miss Julia, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Darby HARTRY, of this town.
June 5, 1829 MarriageAt Carbonear on Tuesday evening to the Rev. J. Burt, Mr. Samuel Hayward TAYLOR, to Miss Elizabeth MANANY, both of that place.
June 5, 1829 MarriageOn Saturday the 11 April, by the Rev. John Hemsman, Charles F. BENNETT,Esq., of St. John's, Newfoundland, son of Thomas BENNETT, Esq. Of Shaftsbury, Dorset, to Isabella, seventh daughter of W. SHEPPARD, Esq., of the Royal York Crescent, Clifton.
May 8, 1829 DeathOn Wednesday morning last, at Mosquitto, aged 64, Mrs. Patience PYNN, widow of the late Mr. Joseph PYNN, and mother of Captain W.B. PYNN, of the Brig Lark, Carbonear.
1834
November 21, 1834 MarriageOn the 16th inst., by the Rev. Wm Murray, Wesleyan Missionary, Mr. Wm PARSONS, to Miss Louisa BARNES, both of this place.
November 21, 1834 MarriageAt. St. John's, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. F.H. Carrington, Mr. Jean Charles TOUSSAINT, to Miss Mary Anne CORVAN.
November 21, 1834 MarriageOn the 15th inst., by the Right Rev Dr. Fleming, Mr. George LEWIS, baker, to Ellanor[sic], second daughter of Mr. Thomas FARRELL.
November 21, 1834 DeathAt. St. John's on the 13th inst., Mrs. THOMSON, relict of the late Mr. John THOMSON, shopkeeper, aged 38 years.
December 5, 1834 MarriageAt Carbonear, on the 27th ult., in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, by the Rev. James G. Hennigan, Mr. John BUTT, to Miss Mary CLARK, both of Freshwater.
December 5, 1834 MarriageOn Saturday evening last, by the same, Mr. Samuel DOWLAND, to Miss Susan COSS, both of that place. *(Sue's note, this entry was below the entry for the marriage of BRITT and CLARK in the newspaper. I assume the minister and the place are the same as the entry above)
December 12, 1834 MarriageOn the 7th inst., by the Rev. J. Burt., Mr. William YETMAN, to Miss Mary ASH.
December 12, 1834 MarriageSame day by the same, Mr. Edward MENCHEN, to Miss Susan FRENCH.
December 12, 1834 MarriageOn the 9th inst., by the same, Mr. Solomon BROWN, to Susanna GOSSE
December 12, 1834 MarriageOn the 10th inst., by the same, Mr. Matthew MENCHEN, to Frances BADCOCK.
December 12, 1834 MarriageAt Carbonear, yesterday, by the Rev. J. Burt, Mr. James BURT, to Mary BRIDLE.
December 12, 1834 MarriageAt Port-de-Grave, on the 13th Nov. at St. Luke's Church, by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr. Jacob DAW, of Hibb's Hole, to Olive, daughter of the late Mr. DAW of Ship Cove.
December 12, 1834 MarriageOn the 18th at St. Mark's Church, Bareneed, by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr. Edward FRENCH, to Anne, daughter of Mr. J. STEVENS of Bareneed.
December 12, 1834 MarriageOn the 20th Nov. at St. Luke's Port-de-Grave by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr.Jonathan NOSEWORTHY, of Cupids to Miss Ann ROW, of the same place.
December 12, 1834 MarriageSame day by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr. Charles MUGFORD, of Sandy Cove, to Mrs. Mary MORGAN.
December 12, 1834 MarriageSame day by the same Mr. Issac DAW, to Miss Patience LEAR.
December 12, 1834 MarriageSame day at St. Luke's Port-de-Grave, by the same, Mr. William DAW of Back Cove, to Anne, daughter of Mr. C. CURLEW, of Bareneed.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 22d Nov., at the same, by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr. C. RALPH, Junr, of Sandy Cove, to Miss Providence MORGAN.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 25th Nov., at St. Luke's Church, Port-de-Grave, by the same, John, third son of Mr. Joseph BUSSEY, of Cupids, to Louise, eldest daughter of Mr. Chas. TUCKER, of Port-de-Grave.
December 12, 1834MarriageSame day at Bareneed Church, by the Rev. C. Blackman, Mr. Adam HAWE, of Brigus, to Sarah daughter of the late Mr John RICHARDS, of Southampton, Eng.
December 12, 1834MarriageAt Port-de-Grave, on the 27th ult., at St. Luke's Church, by the same, John, youngest son of Mr. William PRITON of Hibbs's Hole, to Mary, grand daughter of Mr. James BUTLER, Meadows, Port-de-Grave.
December 12, 1834MarriageSame day and place, by the Rev. C. BLACKMAN, Mr. Henry LEAR, of Hibbs's Hole, to Patience grand daughter of Mr. W. PETTON, of the same place.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 2d Dec., at St. Luke's Church Port-de-Grave, by the same, Mr. John LEAR, of Hibbs's Hole, to Rachel, daughter of Mr. C. CURLEW, of Bareneed.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 4th inst., at the same place, by the same, Mr. John Taylor HILL, to Anne, youngest daughter of Mr. G. KELLAND, of Port-de-Grave.
December 12, 1834MarriageSame day at Bareneed Church, by the same, Mr. Thos RICHARDS of Port-de-Grave, to Miss Elizabeth BOONE, of Bareneed.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 7th inst., at St. Luke's Church by the Rev. C. BLACKMAN, Mr. John DAW, to Jane, daughter of Mr. Joseph MORGAN, both of Port-de-Grave.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 8th inst., at St. Matthew's Church, Bay Roberts, by the same, Mr.Geo. PARSONS, to Jane, daughter of Mr. Francis BADCOCK, both of that place.
December 12, 1834MarriageAt St. John's, on the 29th inst., by the Rev. John Haigh, Mr. Joseph BARTER,cooper, to Hannah, eldest daughter of Mr. John SNOW, both of that town.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn Monday evening last, by the Rev. F. H. Carrington, Mr. John STEPHENSON,of that place, to Martha, youngest daughter of Joseph TUCKER Esq., of Placentia.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn Monday evening, the 24th ult., by the Rev F. H. Carrington Mr. Henry WILLS, to Charlotte, third daughter of Mr. Thomas BALL, carpenter, of that town.
December 12, 1834MarriageOn the 3d inst., at the Congregational Church, by the Rev. D. S. Ward, Mr.John KNIGHT, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. Wm PATTAN.
December 12, 1834MarriageAt English Harbour, on the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. Adam Nightingle,Wesleyan Minister, Mr. James TOCHER, of Aberdeen, to Miss IVAMY, daughter of Mr. Martin IVAMY, of English Harbour, Trinity Bay.
November 14, 1834 MarriageAt Pernambuco, on the 6th Sept, last, Mr. John DOWSLEY, junr. Merchant,(second son of Mr. John DOWSLEY of St. John's) to Thereza Maria Pires RAMOS, eldest daughter of Dr. Francisco de Paula Pires RAMOS - all of the former City.
November 14, 1834 MarriageOn Sunday morning last, at Brigus, by the Rev. J. Pickavant, Mr. Wm GUZWELL, of St. John's, to Miss Maria BARRETT, of the former place.
November 14, 1834 DeathAt Harbor Breton, Fortune Bay, on the 19th October, after a short illness, Richard SHEEHAN, Esq. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, aged 36 years.
November 14, 1834 DeathOn Thursday the 9th of October last, at her father's residence in Cadogan Place, London, after a few days illness, Marcella, third daughter of Arthur Holdsworth BROOKING, Esq., late Collector of His Majesty's Customs in this Island.
November 14, 1834 DeathOn Friday night last, at her residence, the New Forest, near this town, Mrs.Sarah HARRIS, relict of the late Mr. John HARRIS, and the daughter of Nicholas GILL, Esq. formerly Chief Magistrate of this Island, in the 79th year of her age.
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