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Bett's Cove - Anglican Mission Marriages 1876 - 1878

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.

Date Groom Bride Information
June 28, 1876 Joseph REED, fisherman, Leading Tickles & Rachel NOSEWORTHY, of Samuel & Elizabeth, Leading Tickles at the residence of Mrs. Cox
January 21, 1878 George TUCKER, age 23, miner, of George, sail maker (illegible)
February 6, 1878 Thomas SHINER, age 28, fisherman, Stocking Harbor & Mary SHELLEY, age 26, of George
March 30, 1878 Richard A SCOTT, age 22, miner, of Richard, fisherman, St. John's (deceased) & Mary THOMAS
April 20, 1878 Alfred JAMES, age 20, mechanic, of Elijah
horse ?, Leeds
May 15, 1878 Louis Edouard AUBIN, age 28, confectioner, Courdeville, France & Mary Jane CRAGG, age 20
Sunday, July 14, 1878 Beniah KING, age 20, labourer, Harbor Grace & Harriet Ann PROWSE, age 20, of William
Sunday, July 14, 1878 Charles THOMAS, age 20, labourer, of the Labrador & Sarah Jane BUDGEL, age 17, of Elias
August 7, 1878 Charles Stacey ROWLAND, age 21, of George, St. John's & Sarah Elizabeth COLBOURNE, age 21, of Josiah
December 26, 1878 John HOUNSELL, age 28, fisherman, of George, formerly Stocking Harbor & Maria SHINER, age 25
December 13, 1878 Andrew Gray GULTAN, age 32, engineer, formerly of (illegible), Tifeshine, Scotland

Name in RecordDescription of error or additionMy Name

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