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Avalon South Region - St. John's District

"The Newfoundlander" Newspaper Announcements

1877 - 1881 (Partial)

Place of publication: St. John's.
Earliest issue located:Aug. 8, 1827 (no. 3)
Last issue located: Dec. 30, 1884.

Frequency:
Weekly, Aug. 8, 1827-May 22, 1845.
Semiweekly, May 26, 1845-Jan. 28, 1847.
Weekly, Feb. 4, 1847-Apr. 29, 1852.
Semiweekly, May 3, 1852-Dec. 30, 1884.

Printer and publisher:
John Shea, Aug. 8, 1827-May 18, 1837.
William Richard Shea, May 25, 1837-Mar. 14, 1844.
Ambrose Shea, Apr. 18, 1844-Jan. 29, 1846.
Edward Dalton Shea, Feb. 2, 1846-Dec. 30, 1884.

Description:
The Newfoundlander contained domestic news, court cases, legislative proceedings, poetry and prose, extensive foreign news, shipping and fishing news, public notices and advertisements. Although it had a lively correspondence column, the Newfoundlander refrained from editorial commentary on domestic politics until the 1840's. The Newfoundlander was Liberal and Catholic in its editorial policy and disagreed with the Public Ledger and later, the Express, on many issues. In 1843, it opposed the Colleges Bill which would set up separate denominational educational systems. The paper often expressed concern with the widespread poverty, especially in the outports. The paper was eager for the return of Representative Government and had little patience with the opponents of Responsible Government who it found to be "thoroughly English in their predilections and antipathies" (Apr. 8, 1848). E. D.

Shea, who now controlled the paper, became a member of the Legislature in 1848 and, except for the period from 1869 to 1873, served until his death in 1913. Initially cautious about reciprocal free trade with the United States, by 1856 he felt it would be a remedy to many of the Colony's economic problems. The Newfoundlander was the chief opposition paper during the Hoyles administration but in 1865, Shea was appointed Financial Secretary in the Carter cabinet.

The Newfoundlander had by this time become the principal Confederate newspaper and, with its old rival, the Express, a major opponent of the Charles Fox Bennett administration. The Chronicle, felt to be Bennett's mouthpiece, was the main adversary until 1881 and, after that, the Evening Telegram. Shea became Colonial Secretary in the second Carter administration and enthusiastically supported the railway. The paper opposed the New Party and supported the Whiteway government until it ceased publication at the end of 1884.

Holdings:
MUN [1827-1835], 1837-[1846-1849, 1851]-[1855-1856]-[1858]-[1860]-[1863]-[1865]-[1868]-[1873]-[1877]-1884 Microfilm.
PANL [1827-1835],1837-[1846-1849,1851]-[1855-1856]-[1858]-[1860]-[1863]-[1865]-[1868]-[1873]-[1877]-1884 Microfilm.
PRL [1827-1835], 1837-[1846-1849, [1851]-[1855-1856]-[1858]-[1860]-[1863]-[1865]-[1868]-[1873]-[1877]-1884 Original and microfilm --

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

The records were transcribed by TOM HYNES in July 2001. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors or have other records to contribute, then please contact us among the list of contributors.

PUB. DATE EVENT DETAILS
1877
August 7, 1877 (Tuesday)DiedOn Friday last, after a lingering illness, Mr. WILLIAM PINKHAM, a native of Stokington Head, Devonshire, England, aged 61 years. The deceased was a resident of the city for many years.
October 5, 1877 (Friday)MarriedOn the 11th ult., by the Very Rev. W. FORRISTAL, Administrator, Mr. P.J. BRIEN, printer, to MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. JOHN DOOLING.
October 9, 1877 (Tuesday)MarriedOn Sunday evening last, at the R.C. Cathedral, by the Rev. W. FORRISTAL, Administrator, WILLIAM JOSEPH, eldest son of the late Capt. RICHARD BOLAN [sic], to MARGARET MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. THOMAS WALSH, late of Harbor Grace. - [Harbor Grace Standard please copy.]
October 19, 1877 (Friday)DiedOn Wednesday, 17th inst., after a brief illness, Mr. THOS. WOODS, aged 66 years, a native of County Cavan, Ireland. His funeral will take place to-day (Friday), at 3 o'clock, p.m., from his late residence, No. 168, Water Street West, when friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.
October 23, 1877 (Tuesday)DiedOn Friday evening, CATHERINE, the beloved wife of Capt. JOHN MORRISSEY, aged 50 years.
November 13, 1877 (Tuesday)Died.At Belle Isle, Conception Bay, on Saturday night last, Mr. MARTIN DWYER, aged 75 years. He was a native of the above place.
November 16, 1877 (Friday)MarriedOn Oct. 20th, by the Rev. JESSE HEYFIELD, Methodist Minister, Trinity, Miss AMELIA KIng, to Mr. HENRY KING, both of New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay.
November 16, 1877 (Friday)MarriedOn Wednesday evening 14th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Very Revd. Archdeacon O'CONNOR, P.P., V.G., Mr. STEPHEN HYNES to MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. PETER HARVEY, all of Portugal Cove.
November 20, 1877 (Tuesday)DiedOn Thursday, the 15th inst., at Torbay, MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. JAMES CANTWELL, fortified by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church.
November 20, 1877 (Tuesday)DiedOn Thursday morning, after a lingering illness, ELIZABETH, relict of the late PHILIP KENNY, aged 73 years.
December 7, 1877 (Friday)Died.At Trinity on the 24th ult., Mr. MICHAEL MURPHY, in the 33rd year of his age. The deceased was much respected by all who knew him. - R.I.P. - [Boston papers please copy.]
December 21, 1877 (Friday)DiedOn Tuesday morning last, after a short illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, CORNELIUS CAREY, aged 70 years - a native of Inishanon, County Cork, Ireland. [Boston papers please copy.]
1878
January 15, 1878 (Tuesday)Died.On Friday morning last, after a short illness borne with Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine will, MARY, the beloved wife of Mr. PATRICK DOOLEY, Victualler, aged 35 years.
February 8, 1878 (Friday)DiedAt Pernambuco, Brazil, on or about the 30th January, Capt. WILLIAM WOOD, of the brigantine Fanny, aged 57 years. - "The voyage of life is o'er." The deceased was the beloved father of Mr. JAMES WOOD of this city.
February 8, 1878 (Friday)DiedAt his residence, Water Street, Carbonear, on Friday, the 25th January, PATRICK BROWN, Esq., a native of Innistrogue, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, and a resident of Carbonear for the past 50 years, aged 73 years.
March 5, 1878 (Tuesday)Died.At Trinity on the 24th Feb., after a long and painful illness, borne with truly Christian fortitude, and fortified with the rites of the R.C. Church, Ann, relict of the late THOMAS MURPHY, aged 75 years. Deceased was a native of County Wexford, Ireland, and spent the last 50 years of her life in Trinity. - R.I.P.
March 5, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedOn 23rd ult., at Half-way House, Salmonier, PATRICK CORCORAN, of St. Mary's; leaving a large family to deplore his loss. - R.I.P.
May 3, 1878 (Friday)DiedOn Wednesday morning, after a short illness, Mr. JOHN O'BRINE [sic], butcher, aged 82 years. His funeral will take place to-day (Friday), at half-past 2 o'clock, from his late residence, Cochrane Street.
June 11, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedOn Thursday, 6th inst., after a long and painful illness, ELIZABETH, beloved wife of Mr. JOHN CAREY, aged 66 years.
July 9, 1878 (Tuesday)MarriedAt Brooklyn, N.Y., 5th ult., by Rev. Dr. Freel, St. Charles Borromeo's Church, MORTIMER A. BRIEN, Esq., of St. John's, Nfld., to BERTHA K., only daughter of J. RALPH PHIPPS, Esq., Merchant, Cincinnati, Ohio.
July 12, 1878 (Friday)DiedOn Thursday the 11th inst., WILLIAM KILLEGREW, Esq., a native of Peignton, Devon, England, aged 65 years, 54 of which he spent in Newfoundland. His funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Saturday next, from his late residence Gower Street East, when friends and acquaintances are respectfully invites to attend without further notice.
July 23, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedAt Salmonier, St. Mary's Bay, on the 22nd ult., after a very brief illness, in the 75th year of his age, 55 of which he was a respected resident of this country, Mr. EDWARD MURRY, a native of Co. Waterford, Ireland. - R.I.P. - [Boston papers please copy.]
August 16, 1878 (Friday)DiedAt Melbourne, Australia, in May last, after a long illness, borne with Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine will, JAMES, eldest son of Mrs. E. RAWLINS, of this city, aged 34 years. - [Boston papers please copy.]
August 16, 1878 (Friday)DiedOn Monday, 12th inst., Mr. LAWRENCE BRINE, aged 78 years, a native of the County Wexford, Ireland.
August 20, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedAt Glasgow, Scotland, on the 1st inst., ROBERT BAYLY, Esq., aged 75 years, late Sub-Collector, H.M. Customs, Trinity.
August 27, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedA man belonging to Flat Rock (WILLIAM BURKE) met his death in a singular manner last week. He was running after a horse to prevent his getting out of a field, when he stumbled, having in his hand a picket, one end of which took the ground and the other the lower part of his stomach, causing a rupture of his liver from which he died in about forty eight hours. He was a quiet, industrious man, and leaves a wife and six children.
August 27, 1878 (Tuesday)MarriedOn Thursday, the 22d inst., at the Church of England Cathedral, by the Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., DANIEL CHARLES CURRIE, Esq., M.R.C.P., of Lanberis, Wales, Head Master of the St. John's Central Training School, to CONSTANCE, eldest daughter of Captain JOHN GRAHAM, of this town.
September 24, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedOn Friday last, in child-birth, JANE, wife of RICHARD WALSH, Shipwright, aged 36 years.
September 27, 1878 (Friday)MarriedOn Sunday, at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Rev. J. FORRISTAL, Administrator, Capt. RICHARD LYNCH, of the brigt. Cora, to ELLEN, daughter of the late WM. DOOLEY.
October 15, 1878 (Tuesday)DiedOn Saturday, the 12th inst., after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, KATIE, second daughter of Capt. JOHN MORRISSEY, aged 19 years and 4 months. - [Boston papers please copy.]
November 19, 1878 (Tuesday)MarriedOn the 6th inst., at the Parsonage, by the Rev. Mr. SHENTON, Mr. WILLIS CHANCEY, to ELIZABETH, third daughter of the late Mr. JOHN HAY, of this city. - St. John, N.B. and British Columbia papers please copy.
November 26, 1878 (Tuesday)MarriedOn the 21st inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Mr. SHENTON, Mr. ANDREW HINES, of Little Bay Islands, to ELIZABETH, second daughter of Mr. GEORGE LUSCOMBE.
November 26, 1878 (Tuesday)MarriedOn the 21st inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. JOHN WALSH, Mr. PETER O'RIELLY, to ELLEN, eldest daughter of Mr. MICHAEL HEALLY [sic], Black Head.
December 13, 1878 (Friday)DiedOn the 9th inst., ALICE, aged 32 years, relict of the late M. LEON FOLQUET, St. Pierre, and daughter of the late JOHN KINSELLA, of this city.
December 13, 1878 (Friday)DiedOn Tuesday morning, the 11th inst., after a protracted illness, WILLIAM PATRICK, beloved son of JOHN and ELLEN ROGERS, aged 2 years and 7 months.
1879
January 17, 1879 (Friday)MarriedAt Portugal Cove, on Sunday last, by the Very Rev. Archdeacon O'CONNOR, P.P., V.G., Mr. EDWARD BRINE, of Topsail, to MARY, eldest daughter of Mr. THOMAS STapleton, of Horse Cove.
January 31, 1879 (Friday)MarriedOn Tuesday evening last, at the R.C. Cathedral, by the Rev. W. FORRISTAL, Mr. A. HISCOCK, to Miss M.E. O'BRIEN.
February 4, 1879 (Tuesday)MarriedOn Sunday last, at the residence of the bride, by the Rev. M.J. CKARK, Mr. F.J. KENNY, of St. John's, to Miss K. BOLGER, of Torbay.
February 11, 1879 (Tuesday)BirthOn the 9 inst., the wife of Mr. J. O'NEIL of a daughter.
March 14, 1879 (Friday)MarriedAt the same place [Bay of Islands, Nfld.], by the same [Rev. D.F. CREELMAN], on Nov. 28th, Mr. AUGUSTUS PENNY, to Miss MARY ANN MYRDEN, both of Bay of Islands, Nfld.
April 1, 1879 (Tuesday)DiedAt Fox Harbor, on the 8th inst., after a long illness, borne with patience and resignation, much and deservedly regretted, as an affectionate father and a respectable resident of that place, Mr. MICHAEL FOLEY, at the advanced age of 89 years. He leaves a large family of 12 children, and 102 grand-children, and 35 great grand-children, to mourn their loss.
April 18, 1879 (Friday)DiedOn Saturday, the 12th inst., FREDERICK CHARLES, youngest son of Mr. WM. HAYNES, aged 21 years.
April 22, 1879 (Tuesday)Died.At Fox Harbor, Placentia Bay, on Saturday last, 19th inst., after a tedious illness, borne with Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine Will, in the 74th year of her age, CATHERINE, relict of the late JAMES DAVIS, Esq. Deceased was a native of County Kilkenny, Ireland. She leaves a numerous family and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. - R.I.P.
May 16, 1879 (Friday)MarriedAt the residence of the bride's father, Old Perlican, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. T.H. JAMES, assisted by the Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, JANET ELIzabeth, daughter of W. CHRISTIAN, Esq., J.P., to ARTHUR B., third son of the Rev. J.S. PEACH, Carbonear.
June 3, 1879 (Tuesday)DeathThe dead body of a man named MICHAEL HINES was found in the water on Sunday last in O'Dwyer's Cove. The deceased had been missing for some time.
June 13, 1879 (Friday)DiedOn the 7th inst., MARY, beloved wife of Mr. JAS. CAREW, aged 42 years.
August 15, 1879 (Friday)DiedAt King's Cove, on the 16th June, Mr. THOMAS O'BRIEN, blacksmith, a native of Booley, Parish of Hook, Co. Wexford, aged 63 years. - R.I.P.
August 19, 1879 (Tuesday)DiedAt Trinity, on Wednesday, July 30th, fortified by the last sacraments of the R.C. Church, Mr. JOHN MURPHY, aged 46 years. Deceased was the second son of the late Thomas Murphy, and nephew of P. MURPHY, Esq., of the above place. During his life, many years of which he spent in St. John's in a business capacity, he won the esteem of all by his genuine intelligence, sterling principles and truly Christian conduct. His death leaves a void in his family circle which can never be filled, and deprives society of a model member. - R.I.P.
October 7, 1879 (Tuesday)MarriedOn Friday evening last, at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Very Rev. W. FORRISTAL, Mr. JOSEPH CAHILL, to MARY ANN CAREY, both of St. John's.
October 24, 1879 (Friday)DiedAt Torbay, on Monday evening, in the 84th year of her age, ELLEN, relict of the late Mr. SAMUEL GOSSE.
1880
January 23, 1880 (Friday)MarriedAt Harbor Main, on the 17th inst., by the Very Rev. J. O'DONNELL, P.P., Mr. JAS. ROCH, tinsmith, Bay Roberts, to POLLY, second daughter of the late Mr. THOMAS FUREY, Hr. Main.
February 3, 1880 (Tuesday)MarriedOn Saturday evening last, at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Rev. M. HOWLEY, D.D., PATRICK M. COSTIGAN, to ANNIE F., fourth daughter of Mr. JOHN KINSELLA, blacksmith, of this city.
February 10, 1880 (Tuesday)DiedAt the same place [Holyrood], Jan. 26th, after a long and severe illness, THOMAS O'RIELLY, aged 50 years, leaves a wife and large family to mourn his loss. - R.I.P.
February 10, 1880 (Tuesday)DiedAt the same place [Holyrood] on1st inst., of Bronchitis, BRIDGET JOSEPH, aged 10 months, only and beloved daughter of JOHN and ELLEN VEITCH.
March 30, 1880 (Tuesday)DeathBonavista letters report the death there on the 28th ult., of a fisherman named WILLIAM BESTON, caused by inhaling foul air in a cellar in which he had been working. His little son, 13 years old, who was with him had a narrow escape of like fate, having been taken out of the same place insensible, but not too late to recover. Week before last, a boat and four men were lost at Placentia. The names were P. POWER, MICHAEL HARTIGAN, P. BRENNAN and a French sailor, name not given.
April 2, 1880 (Friday)DiedOn the 28th inst., Arthur, son of the late Capt. JOHN NEIL, aged 40 years.
April 2, 1880 (Friday)DiedOn last evening, THOMAS MCMURDO, Esq., a native of Closeburn, Dumfirieshire [sic], Scotland, aged 69 years. His funeral will take place from his late residence, Water Street, on Monday next 5th inst., at 11 a.m. when friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
April 6, 1880 (Tuesday)DiedAt Victoria Village, February 27th, CLEMENCE PENNY, aged 102 years, born at Flat Rocks, Bay-de-Verd.
May 25, 1880 (Tuesday)MarriedOn Saturday evening, by Rev. C. LADNER, Mr. NEWMAN M. EBSARY, to SARAH ANN, eldest daughter of Mr. JOSEPH HINDS, of this city.
August 13, 1880 (Friday)DiedAt Little Bay Mines, on the 20th July, ALFRED, infant son of JAMES and HARRIET JEANS, formerly of Trinity.
August 13, 1880 (Friday)DiedOn Wednesday evening last, ANDREW, infant son of JAMES RODGER, aged 8 months.
October 8, 1880 (Friday)DiedOn Wednesday evening last, MARY, the beloved wife of Mr. JAMES BRien, aged 67 years. Funeral to day (Friday), at 2 o'clock, from her late residence, Penitentiary Lodge.
October 22, 1880 (Friday)DiedAt Fox Harbor on the 9th inst., after a protracted illness, MARY JOSEPH, second daughter of RICHARD DAVIS, Esq., aged 15 years. R.I.P.
October 26, 1880 (Tuesday)DiedYesterday morning, after a long illness, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr. Wm. Sinnott, a native of Harbor Main, aged 100 years. Funeral to-morrow Wednesday at 1 o'clock, from her son's residence, Kilbride; friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
October 29, 1880 (Friday)MarriedAt St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, on the 18th ult., by the Rev. Theo. Nurse, Mr. John Simmonds, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. George Penny.
November 5, 1880 (Friday)DiedAt Holyrood, on the 28th inst., at the residence of her son, after a lingering illness, which she bore with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Rose Anna, relict of the late Michael Kearney[?], aged 75 years, 40 of which she spent in this country. Deceased was a native of Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, and sister to the late Inspector Mitchell. - R.I.P.
November 12, 1880 (Friday)DiedOn Wednesday, 10th inst., after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Margaret, beloved wife of Patrick Kenny, in the 58th year of her age.
November 26, 1880 (Friday)MarriedOn the 25th inst., by the Very Rev. William Forristal, Administrator, Mr. Simon Donovan of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Francis Boggan of St. John's, Newfoundland.
December 21, 1880 (Tuesday)DiedOn the 15th inst., Mr. W. Doran, a native of County Kilkenny, Ireland, aged 78 years.
1881
January 21, 1881 (Friday)DiedOn yesterday morning, after a brief illness, John, the beloved son of John and Ellen Rogers, aged 2 years and two months.

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