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1. Elias Baker and Amelia Ann Spurrell of Butter Cove

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2.  Levi Green and Rachel Adey of St. Jones Without

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3. Thomas and Prudence Hiscock of Butter Cove

The first reference to Hiscocks living in ‘Heart’s Ease’ was on October 14, 1813, when James Hiscock of Heart’s Ease married Mary Hiscock of Trinity, Trinity Bay. On September 6, 1826 a daughter, Mary Jane was born to a Thomas and Margaret Hiscock. These Hiscocks likely lived in the Heart’s Ease Beach area. There is also reference to a child, Margaret, born March 31, 1837 at Heart’s Ease to Thomas and Amy Hiscock. This is likely the same Thomas Hiscock, who after his first wife’s death, married again, naming the child after his first wife. The Thomas Hiscock who moved to Butter Cove may have been the son of this Thomas. In the early 1860’s, Thomas Hiscock, junior and his wife, Prudence, came to live at Butter Cove, or more precisely, Ganny Cove. The Anglican Church records name their abode as Gannett Cove. There they had two children, John Thomas and William, who were baptized in 1865. It appears that both these children died young. The settling of Thomas and Prudence at Butter Cove may not have been a coincidence. It is highly likely that he was a cousin to Moses Spurrell’s wife, Honor, since Honor’s mother was Martha Hiscock of Trinity.  After the death of his first wife, Thomas married Charlotte Reid of Scilly Cove (Winterton) in 1870. They had 5 children: John Thomas born in 1875 and died in 1897; Hannah born in 1876; Maria born in 1881 and died in 1894; Prudence, born 1883 and died 1889; and Reuben, born in 1887. After the death of his second wife in 1898, Thomas lived alone for a while and then moved across the arm to live with Moses Baker and his family. Thomas died there and the Hiscock property went to Moses Baker, which makes one speculate that none of Thomas Hiscock’s children survived to adulthood. Moses sold the land to Moses Spurrell who bought it for his son, Richard. Richard died during World War 1 and his brother, Alexander, built a house and lived on the property.

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4. Sylvanus Hyde and Louisa Avery of Hillview

Sylvanus Hyde was born in 1842 in Grates Cove. He is the son of James and Jane (Phillips) Hyde. He married Louisa Avery of Grates Cove. He moved to Hillview around 1878. He was a fisherman.

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5. Jacobs of Little Heart’s Ease

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6. William Jacobs and Hannah Spurrell of Little Heart’s Ease

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7. James Langer and Anne Dean

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8. Thomas Langer and Mary Bugden

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9. Joseph Marsh and Rachel Short and Jane Hyde of Hillview

Joseph Marsh was born in 1846 in Indian Island, Notre Dame Bay, to Benjamin and Abigail (Dalton) Marsh of Bonaventure, Trinity Bay. He married Rachael Short of Hant’s Harbour and settled down in Lee Bight, now Adeytown, Trinity Bay. In 1874 Joseph obtained an Occupation Permit for 24 acres of land near Deep Bight which was used to cut logs for Cooper owned saw mills in Inglewood Forest. After Rachael’s death he married Jane Hyde of Grate’s Cove and settled down in Hillview, Trinity Bay. He was also a fisherman. Joseph died of influenza in 1922.

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10. Eliab Robbins and Caroline Emberley of Hatchet Cove

Eliab Robbins was born in Grates Cove to William and Elizabeth Ann (Morris) Robbins. He probably came to Hatchet Cove around 1868. He was a fisherman.

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11. Mark Seward and Grace George

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12. Richard James Seward and Mary Ann Lambert

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 13. Robert Seward and Mary Ann Emberley

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14. Thomas and Elizabeth Seward

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15. William Seward and Ellen George

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16. Moses Spurrell and Honor Sexton of Butter Cove

The first settlers to Butter Cove were Moses Spurrell and his wife Honor Sexton. Moses was born on June 8, 1803 in Trinity to John and Sarah (Verge) Spurrell) and Honor was born on March 9, 1809 in English Harbour to James and Martha (Hiscock) Sexton. Moses and Honor married in Trinity on November 28, 1828. They first settled on the south side of Trinity before moving to Sooley’s Cove, near Dunfield in 1840. By that time they had six children, of which one had died in infancy. Moses and Honor spent four years at Sooley’s Cove where three more children were born. Most likely Moses heard from other local fishermen about the good fishing grounds in the Heart’s Ease Beach area. With his family growing and the fishing grounds in the Trinity area becoming crowded, Moses and his two eldest sons began fishing in the Heart’s Ease Beach area. It is probable that Moses and his sons built a tilt in Butter Cove in the summer of 1844, since there was no one living there and they wanted to be near their fishing grounds. In the spring or early summer of 1845 Moses moved his family to Butter Cove. It appears that for the first few years, before they built a house, they lived in a couple of tilts they had built into the side of the hill. Maybe they felt that their stay was temporary and they would eventually move back to Sooley’s Cove. However, their family continued to grow and four more children were born after they moved to Butter Cove. It wasn’t until the birth of their youngest child in 1853 that the community was listed officially as Butter Cove. Moses’ and Honor’s five surviving sons married women from the local area and settled in Butter Cove. Moses was in his 60’s when he died at Butter Cove. Honor was 86 at the time of her death.

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17. Edward Thomas Whalen and Clementina Janes of Caplin Cove

Edward Thomas Whalen was born at Bradley’s Cove, Conception Bay in 1832 to Edward and Mary (Luther) Whalen. Edward Thomas married Clementina Janes of Grates Cove in 1857. Their first four children were born at Bradley’s Cove. In 1866, a son, Josiah was born at Caplin Cove, Trinity Bay. It appears that it was in that year or the year before that Edward Thomas and Clementina moved to Caplin Cove to become the first permanent settlers there.

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18. Early Ancestry of St. Jones Without

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19. King Family of Loreburn / Little Heart’s Ease

There is a Philip King who shows up in the Fox Harbour (Southport) Voters’ List for 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844. A Philip King also shows up in the 1869, 1870 NW Random Voters’ List and again in the 1884 Voters’ List for Robbins Bight (may be St. Jones’ Within).  This may be the same Philip King who married Mary Batstone in 1825 at Hant’s Harbour, Trinity Bay. Two known children for them were Adam, b.c 1827 and Absalom b.c.1835 in Broad Cove, Conception Bay. This may be the same Adam King who married Dorcas Moores of Adam’s Cove in 1854 at Blackhead, Conception Bay. It was Adam’s and Dorcas’ son, Joseph Andrew King who married Caroline Price of Hant’s Harbour and settled in (Long Cove) Loreburn, Trinity Bay, where Caroline’s family had moved.

In 1904 there are no Kings showing up on the Voters’ List for Loreburn, as Joseph had died in 1895 and his wife, being female, would not be permitted to vote. In the 1913 Loreburn Voters’ List his sons, Bertram (Bartholomew) and Jeremiah are listed since they are old enough to vote. In 1908 Joseph’s son, Absalom, married his first wife, Cecilia Ann Jacobs and moved to Little Heart’s Ease. By 1921, his brothers, Bartholomew and Jeremiah had also moved their families to Little Heart’s Ease.

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20. Balsoms of Gooseberry Cove/George’s Cove/Butter Cove

John Balsom (c.1808-?) was likely born in Hant’s Harbour, Trinity Bay where the early Balsoms appear to have settled. By 1828 he was living in Winterton, Trinity Bay when he married Priscilla Green (1810-?) of that community. John and Priscilla moved from Winterton to Gooseberry Cove in the 1840’s where their 2 youngest children were born. John’s and Priscilla’s eldest son, Robert (1833-1899) married Mary Ann Seward (1839-1923) of Gooseberry Cove in 1858. It was at Gooseberry Cove that they settled and raised their family. In 1869 Robert’s brother, William (1846-1905), also married a girl from Gooseberry Cove, Jane Seward (1851-1917). William and Jane first lived in Gooseberry Cove where their eldest 3 children were born. In the mid 1870’s they moved to the nearby area of George’s Cove, where 8 more children were born. Another brother, John (1840-1915) had married Elizabeth Shaw of Grate’s Cove and had already settled at George’s Cove by the time William and Jane arrived there. John and Elizabeth’s son, Eliol, (1872-1924) moved from George’s Cove to nearby Butter Cove with his second wife, Sarah (Barfitt) (1877-1933) in the early 1900’s.

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