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Bett's Cove - Anglican Mission Baptism Records 1877 - 1883

From Church Records held at Botwood
They records come from about 18 original, large volumes which were stored at the Anglican Church in Botwood. The earlier records were found in a box in the basement while preparations were on-going for the 50th anniversary of the Church. Some of volumes survived a fire and a lot of the pages were partially burned. I was fortunate to be able to take the volumes home to transcribe them ..... this is very unusual with Church records. These volumes will be stored either in the Anglican Archives for Central Newfoundland or the Botwood Heritage Society Archives. I copied all the records on diskettes to be stored at the Church to eliminate any further handling of the fragile pages. A lot of the handwriting was hard to decipher so there are bound to be errors.

Transcribed by PAUL & JUDY GILL, 2000. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.

Corrected or updated since original posting

SURNAME GIVEN PARENTS LOCATION BORN BAPTISM SPONSORS
RANDELL Horace of James & Mary Bett's Cove born November 3, 1877 baptised privately at parent's residence December 17, 1877, John Hewitt
EARLE Gerald Elijah of Israel LOCK & Martha EARLE Bett's Cove born December 26, 1877 baptised at Mr. Warford's, back of barracks, January 21, 1878, John Hewitt
FOSS John of Susan Bett's Cove born January 18, 1878 baptised (no date given), John Hewitt
LUSCOMBE Thomas William of Samuel & Martha Bett's Cove born July 8, 1877 baptised privately at parent's residence, July 11, 1877, Rev. R. Temple. Received into the Church, Bett's Cove, February 10, 1878 by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Joseph Colbourne, Thomas Prior
MORSE Mary Emily of George & Maria Bett's Cove born November 30, 1877 baptised February 14, 1878, at Church, Bett's Cove by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Hy Lind, Martha Luscombe, Sarah P--?
APBLETE William Robert of John & Ruth Bett's Cove born February 5, 1878 baptised privately at parent's residence July 17, 1878 by John Hewitt.
FUDGE George John of Charles & Elizabeth Round Harbor born December 27, 1877 baptised February 26, 1878 in school room, Round Harbor by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Absalom Ball, Jr., Louisa Collins
SQUIRES Isabella of ?George & Sarah Round Harbor born October 12, 1847 baptised February 26, 1878 in school room, Round Harbor by John Hewitt. Sponsors: William Collins, Sarah White, Sarah Colbourne
COLBOURNE George of Samuel & Selina Bett's Cove born July 16, 1877 baptised privately August, 1877 by Rev. R. Temple, received into the Church at Bett's Cove March 31, 1878 by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Alfred James, George Mills, Mary ?Jeynes
STUCKLESS Charlotte of Peter & Fanny Bett's Cove born March 31, 1878 baptised privately April 2, 1878 by John Hewitt.
DOWELL Agnes of Gilbert BRINTON & Fanny DOWELL Bett's Cove born March 23, 1878 baptised privately April 8, 1878, John Hewitt
NOBLE Edgar John of Alfred & Ellen Nippers Harbor born March 31, 1878 baptised privately April 10, 1878, John Hewitt
?MOYST William James Jocelyn of William James & Elizabeth Bett's Cove born March 22, 1878 baptised privately April 7, 1878, John Hewitt
MAY Mary Jane of William & Maria Ann Bett's Cove born May 15, 1877 baptised privately May 22, 1877, Rev. R. Temple. Received into the Church April 21, 1878 by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Betsy Andrews, (other two names illegible)
MOSS Alice Mary of Robert H. & Ellen Bett's Cove born February 25, 1878 baptised and received into the Church April 21, 1878 by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Mrs. Colbourne, John Pitman, Rose Hawkins
WATSON William Francis of Frank Joseph & Mary Bett's Cove born September 24, 1877 baptised privately at parent's residence June 1, 1878, John Hewitt
TAYLOR
See errata
?Jacob of George & Esther Sarah Bett's Cove born March 17, 1878 baptised privately at parent's residence June 2, 1878, John Hewitt
KELLY James Alfred of James & Sarah Bett's Cove born May 1, 1878 baptised privately at Round Harbor June 3, 1878 by John Hewitt
GRAHAM Matilda Mary of Thomas & Matilda Bett's Cove born May 16, 1878 baptised privately July 24, 1878 at parent's residence by John Hewitt.
MILLEY John of John & Hannah Bett's Cove born September 18, 1878 baptised privately at parent's residence September 20, 1878, John Hewitt
THOMAS John of Charles & Sarah Jane Bett's Cove born July 22, 1878 baptised privately at parent's residence September 21, 1878, John Hewitt
DOLLAN Rebecca Rachel of Samuel & Phoebe Nippers Harbor born October 2, 1877 baptised privately at parent's residence October, (no date given) 1877, John Hewitt
COLBOURNE ?Minnie Maria of Joseph & Anna Bett's Cove
baptised December 1, 1878, John Hewitt. Sponsors: Mrs. (illegible), M. Prior
APBLETE William Robert of John & Ruth Bett's Cove born February 5, 1878 baptised privately at parent's residence February 17, 1878, John Hewitt
LUSCOMBE Thomas William of Samuel & Martha Bett's Cove born May 8, 1877 baptised privately at parent's residence July 11, 1877, Rev. R. Temple. Received into the Church (no dates given) by John Hewitt. Sponsors: Joseph & Ann Colbourne, Thomas Prior, Mrs. Lind, Mrs. Liscombe, Sarah Puttick.
MORSE Mary Emily of George & Maria Bett's Cove born November 30, 1877 (no other info. given)
NOBLE Edgar John of Alfred & Ellen Nippers Harbor born March 31, 1878 baptised privately at parent's residence april 10, 1878 by John Hewitt.
MAY Mary Jane of William & Maria Ann Bett's Cove born May 15, 1877 baptised privately at parent's residence May 22, 1877. Received into the Church April 21, 1878, John Hewitt. Sponsors: (illegible)
MOSS Alice May of Robert Henry & Ellen Bett's Cove born February 11, 1878 baptised April 20, 1878, John Hewitt. Sponsors: William Colbourne, Rose Hawkins, J.?Piteran
LACEY Stephen Francis of Charles & Lavinia Snook's Arm born December 26, 1878 baptised privately at South West Arm, December 17, 1878, by John Hewitt
NOSEWORTHY John of Jacob & Helena South West Arm born October 22, 1878 baptised privately December 17, 1878, John Hewitt
ESCOTT Amelia Ann of Richard & Mary Bett's Cove born October2, 1878 baptised privately May 2, 1879, John Hewitt
KING Ann of B--(illegible) & Harriet Bett's Cove born April 15, 1878 baptised privately (no dates given) John Hewitt.
TUCKER William John of George & Emily Bett's Cove born November 15, 1878 baptised privately November 23, 1878, John Hewitt
JAMES Ida Elizabeth of Alfred & Elizabeth Bett's Cove born January 14, 1879 baptised February 23, 1879, John Hewitt
PHILLIPS Clara of Thomas & Harriet Tilt Cove born May 27, 1879 baptised privately August 3, 1879, John Hewitt
FUDGE William John of John & Sarah (no residence given) born December 27, 1877 baptised February 26, 1878, (no clergy given). Sponsors: Absalom Ball, Solomon ?Cater, Lavinia Collins
**The following are bits and pieces of a partially burned page.
**?DI---(illegible)
Jacob Philip (book keeper) & Mary Ann Bett's Cove
child baptised 1881or 1882 by John Hewitt
**CUNNINGHAM
William Edward (telegraph operator) & Sarah Harriet Bett's Cove
child baptised 1881 or 1882 by John Hewitt
**KELLY James ? miner & Sarah Bett's Cove
child baptised 1881 or 1882 by John Hewitt
**MILLS
miner Tilt Cove
child baptised by John Hewitt, 1881 or 1882
**Cunningham William Edward telegraph operator & Sarah Harriet Bett's Cove
child baptised 1881 or 1882 by Walter R. Smith, Assistant Priest, Trinity East
**ROBERTS mechanic
Bett's Cove
two children baptised by Walter R. Smith 1881 or 1882.
**LUSCOMBE Samuel of Samuel & Martha Bett's Cove
received into the Church April 15, 1883.
**NOSEWORTHY William Albert of Nathaniel & Fanny Nippers Harbor born November 15, 1882 received into the Church April 15, 1883.
**HEWLETT Benjamin of Andrew & Rosanna Nippers Harbor born October 5, 1882 baptised October 12, 1882, received into the Church April 15, 1883
**ROBERTS Frederic of James & Mary Bett's Cove born March 22, 1882 baptised April 15, 1882.
**KING Herbert of B--aiah (illegible) & Harriet Bett's Cove born August 15, 1882 baptised August 27, 1882, received into the Church April 15, 1883
**CUNNINGHAM Hilda Lilia of William & Harriet Bett's Cove born October 7, 1882 baptised October 7, 1882, received into the Church April 15, 1883

E R R A T A
Name in Record Description of Error My Name
TAYLOR ?Jacob This was my grandmother Janet Taylor, married Henry Andrews at Expoits June 24, 1899 Donna Sheppard

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