Doyle News Bits

1811 Name: William Doyle
Year of Record: 1811
Comments: On board the vessel 'Hope', Richd. Bangor Master; station,
youngster; shipped for a term of 2 summers and 1 winter for the employ of
George Garland; wages of 16 pounds at the expiration of the term; former
residence Waterford
Reference: Transcribed from original documents held in the collection of
the National Archives of Canada [Ottawa]: MG 24 A 45, part 1, page 3499.
Source/Event: An Account of the Names, Stations of the Passengers on
board the undermentioned vessels which have arrived at Trinity in
Newfoundland between the 1st Day of January 1811 and the 5th Day of July

1876 May 13 from the Boston Pilot
Mrs.. ASPELL, niece of Maurice DOYLE (maiden name MARY CAULFIED, from the Diocese of Ferns, Killane, Enniscorthy [ co. Wexford]; afterwards of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, and now of the United States) will hear something to her advantage by sending her address to the Editor of this paper, and giving some proof of her identity.


CASUALTIES AT LABRADOR - We regret to have to chronicle the occurrence at Labrador of several fatal casualties, particulars of which have been received the the S.S. Plover. The first we have to notice is that which happened to an old and much respected inhabitant of Carbonear - Capt. Maurice DOYLE. The circumstances attending the death of the lamented deceased are these: He, it seems, with his youngest son, was engaged in setting a salmon net, and during the time he complained of feeling weak. After a short interval, the son asked his father how he was getting on, then he noticed that he was fainting; and he made all haste for home. On arriving there no time was lost in getting the unfortunate man to bed and apply such restoratives as it was hoped would arouse him but all to no purpose. He rallied for a short time and spoke a few words in prayer. In a few moments, the death struggle was past, and Capt. Maurice DOYLE, was no more. The cause of death is believed to have been heart disease. Mr. DOYLE was in his 72nd year, and was hale and hearty. The name of Maurice DOYLE will be remembered by Newfoundlanders as well here as outside the country; he was one of our oldest planters, dealing for many years with the late firm of Messrs. Ridley & Sons and lattely with Messrs. John Munn & Co. of this town. It was he who commanded the old packet boat Native Lass, referred to in the stanzas on "dear old Newfoundland" which appeared in these columns a few weeks ago. He was also in charge of the packets Nora Green and Friends. He was engaged, upwards of forty years as packet master and mail carrier between Carbonar and Portugal Cove. Mr. DOYLE during all that time was noted for geniality and large-heartedness, and won the respect and esteem of all who travelled with him. To the poor man he was a friend indeed; no unfortunate wayfarer, lacking the wherewithal to procure a passage, was ever left ashore by him. Thus, has another old inhabitant of the old colony passed over to the ranks of the great majority. The late Mr. DOYLE'S remains were brought home for interment by the S.S. Plover. The funeral services which took place at Carbonear yesterday afternoon, were conducting by His Lordship Bishop MacDonald. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of the citizens, of all classes, of Carbonear, besides many from Harbor Grace. His family and friends have our deep sympathy JULY 30, 1887 Harbour Grace Standard

1888 Dec 29 Death At the residence of her sister, Mrs. Capt Thomas FITZGERALD, Carbonear, on the 22nd inst, after a long illness borne with the consolations of holy religion, in the 62nd year of her age, Mary, relict of the late Laurence DOUBTNEY, of St. John's, and third daughter of the late James DOYLE of Carbonear. Deceased was aunt to the Revd Fathers BORN and DOUBTNEY (in the Diocese of St. John's) and was for very many years a well-known and much-resepected resident of St. John's, where, as well as in Carbonear, her native town, her kindly disposition endeared her to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.--R.I.P.-- St. John's papers, please copy. From the Harbour Grace Standard *Researchers note[JCP]: This is the obit of Mary Doyle (1826-1888) Doubtney of St. John's, 3rd dau. of James Doyle of Carbonear, Her sister is Ellen Doyle Fitzgerald, wife of Capt. Thomas Fitzgerald