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Notre Dame Bay ~ Twillingate District

Twillingate - St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery (complete)

St. Peter's Anglican Church is one of the oldest wooden churches still in existence in Newfoundland. The main building was erected in 1842, the tower was completed three years later. Bishop Field consecrated the church in the summer of 1845. In 1862 the parishioners purchased the tower bell in grateful appreciation of the bountiful seal harvest of that year.

The headstones were read, recorded and transcribed by AMALIE LEWIS TUFFIN, 1998. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.

Twillingate - St. Peter's Snelling Cove Cemetery (partial)

Added by TONYA WARD. If a name is linked, that indicates a photograph was taken of the headstone. Click on link to view photo
St. Peter's, Twillingate
St. Peter's Anglican Church, Twillingate
Picture compliments of Arlene Bennett
NAME RELATION BORN DIED AGE NOTES
Richard Hodder

April 17, 1871 62 years a Native of Devonshire, England
Walter [Hodder] also his son
at Messina February 6 1872 21 years
Rebecca [Hodder] widow of the late Richard Hodder
June 26, 1885 74 years
Josiah Colbourne

17 August 1875 29 mos. (??)
William Archibald Stirling

September 1st 1874 10 years
John Mayne Stirling

July 27, 1855 3 years
David Stirling

April 10, 1898 (??) 10 days
Ann Sinnott

departed this life July 27, 1867

Anne Gray

August 31st 6 (?) months
Mary B. Baird

November 28th 1878 [age illegible]
Annie M. Baird

December 1st 187? [age illegible]
Agnes Mary [Wells] the beloved wife of George Wells
August 8, 1876 24 years
Elias [Wells]

August 24th, 1874 2 years
Edwin [Wells]

January 4, 1875 1 year
Zechariah Warr

May 1st 1869 31 years
Dinah Elizabeth [Blackler] the children of Angus and Catherine Blackler
September 28th 1859 3 months
Philip [Blackler] the children of Angus and Catherine Blackler
September 10th, 1860 [space left for age, but nothing there]
Joseph [Haydon] the beloved husband of Rosannah Haydon
August 6th 1870 in the 73rd year of his age
Martha Blackler

December 1st, 1877 80 years
James Blackler
1796 July 21st, 1875 79 born at Exeter in Devonshire England
William C. Talbot

November 4th, 1872 46 years
Andrew Lunnen

July 17th 1874 26 years [This stone was on a flat headstone laid over a brick tomb which rose about a foot off of the ground. It was the only one like this in the entire cemetary.]
Alfred [Mursel] son of Charles and Maria Mursel [date broken off]


Samuel Colbourne

October 18th, 1859 44 years
Joseph Colbourne Roberts

August 6th, 1860 3 years and 9 mos
Joseph Roberts

October 16th, 1861

James Roberts

November 4th 1868 75 years
Joseph [Jelard] the beloved son of Robert and Rachel Jelard
March 16th, 1878 20 years
Mary Ann Strong wife to Samuel Strong

27th year of her age [This stone had no legible date on it, but appeared very old.]
Edward [Britt] husband of Mary Britt
April 7th, 1870 [? could be 1878] 66 years
Louisa Colbourne

May 1867 (?) 17 years
John Colborne Junr.

28th of November 1858 40 years drowned in Green Bay during a snow storm the Night of the
Elizabeth Chinn

April 4th 1861 33 years
Jean [Manuel] the beloved wife of Thomas Manuel
November 15th 1862 52 years
Alfred [Manuel] also their son
at sea August 15th 1862 25 years
Susan Haydon

February 5th, 1866 31 years
William Lethbridge

July 15, 1868 7 months
Mary Lethbridge

November 23, 1874 1 hour
Harry Lethbridge

July 24, 1879 3 ½ years
Harry Lethbridge

August 2nd 1883 5 months
[NOTE: The above two stones were very expensive looking and were surrounded by a very sturdy wrought iron fence, one of the few in the cemetery.]
William Archibald Stirling surgeon
at Twillingate August 13th 1858 72 years
Eleanor E. Peyton

March 1, 1864 21 years
Georgina Peyton

March 23rd 1864 10 years
Ann Newman

June 13, 1875 67 years
Samuel Drake

February the 7th 1829 37 years
Luke Cook

November 18th 1843 37 years
Elizabeth White Dowell

November 15th 1855 25 years
William [Dowell] son of the above
August 22, 1854 5 months
Hannah [Lacey] the wife of Samuel Lacey
September 22, 1852 42 years
Samuel Lacey

November 22nd, 1889 88 years a native of Dorset
Thomas Collis

20th of May 1825 54 years who was born at Bucknowle, in the County of Dorset, England
John Farewell

October 16th 1825 55 years
Jas. Pride son of John and Mary Pride
January 8, 1850 31 years
Absalom Purchase

January 28th 1896 71
Elizabeth [Purchase]

December 31st 1881 45 years erected by William Purchase in Memory of his beloved sister
John Purchase

February 14th 1865 67 years
Elizabeth Purchase

February 26 1865 61 years
[NOTE: Each of the Purchase headstones had flowers in front of it. These were the only stones in the cemetery with flowers.]
Martha {Taylor] wife of Henry Taylor
November 18th 1879 32 years
Sarah B. Taylor

April 3, 1893 55 years
Charlotte L. Pearce

1st day of August 1863 in the 54th year of her age
Ann Pearce

23rd day of March, 1852 in the 74th year of her age a native of Piddletown, Dorsetshire
W. Daw Pearce

drown’d the 31st of May 1866 28 years
Alexander Guy

June 20, 1862 70 years
John Elliott

March 23rd 1852 50 years
Ann [Elliott] also his wife
May 2nd 1860 63 years
George Maidment

[illegible] 1862 23 years
**Entries below added by Tonya Ward
Louise Colbourne




Josiah Colbourne JP

April 14, 1904 78 years
**Entries below are for Snelling Cove Cemetery St. Peter's Snelling Cove is the same cemetery as St. Peter's Anglican (above), they are located in Twillingate about 200 metres behind St. Peter's Anglican Church. Snelling Cove is the newer cemetery - Tonya Ward
Please Note: This is a partial transcription of the cemetery
Alfred John Colbourne

October 20, 1978 77 years
Arthur John Ridout Son of John and Susan Ridout
February 26, 1906 24 years
Edwin B. Rideout

November 28, 1968 78 years
Elias Fifield

1860 - 1921

Elizabeth Fifield

1864 - 1945

Ellen Colbourne

October 7, 1917

Ernest Colbourne

1926 - 1954

Georgina Stirling




Hannah Colbourne Widow of the late John Colbourne
December 14, 1892 73 years
Katherine E. Rideout

July 20, 1983 92 years
Lucy Pearl Rideout

1913 - 1996

Lydia Kate Fifield Beloved wife of Alfred Fifield
April 21, 1971 74 years
W. William Rideout

1914 - 1989

Susan Colbourne Wife of Josiah Colbourne JP
November 8, 1894 62 years
Walter Ronald Colbourne Darling Child of Arthur and Amelia Colbourne
August 25, 1901

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