McCARTHY NEWS BITS

From, "The Irish in Newfoundland" by Mike McCarthy

In 1753, Mary Clarke, Timothy O'Keefe, Thomas Kennedy and Edward McCarthy of Placentia were issued licences to keep public houses and at St. John's William Murphy was serving as assistant constable.  At Harbour Grace, Felix McCarthy had two ships- The Shamrock and Francis & Elizabeth- and his own fishing crew.  As well, he served as agent for several English firms in carrying on their business in Newfoundland. p. 13

In 1767 Felix McCARTHY, an Irish merchant at Harbour Grace was caught out in a scheme to avoid paying the wages of fishing servants by hiring an
insolvent debtor, Thomas ENGLISH, as a fishing master and supplying him with a craft and provisions for the fishery.  At the end of the season the fish
went to McCARTHY for past debts and the insolvent master was unable to pay his crew.  The crew petitioned the governor and he, seeing through the
scheme, ordered McCARTHY to pay the men's wages and their passage home to Ireland.  The governor also ordered that if McCARTHY or his agent did not
provide the men's passage home, then the five men were to quarter themselves on McCARTHY or his agent for the winter, and McCARTHY was to see that the
men had sufficient food.  The men involved were: John FOWLER, Matt KENNEDY, John MEAD, William NUGENT, Maurice WALSH, Morgan SHERRIDAN.
 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

reprinted with permission  From London news accounts
Oct 5, 1815
In Clonmel Sept. 27 the mansion of Denis M'Cathy, Esq. of Springhouse was
assailed by a number of armed desperadoes. At the time there were but two
women and a boy in the house. Mr. M'Carthy who is much advanced in years and
totally blind.. leveled his piece in the direction from whence he heard
the voices proceed and shot one assailant... Mr. M'Carthy was slightly
wounded. M'Carthy's victim was a young man of the name Hackett who lived no
great distance from Springhouse.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~irltip2/newsaccts.htm

______________________________________________________________________

 

Leading Roman Catholic Inhabitants of Carbonear

from The Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser (archived Newspaper transcriptions by Sue O'Neil)
Dec. 27, 1879

Below will be found the names of the signatories to the address lately
presented to the Rev. S. FLYNN by a number of the leading Roman Catholic
inhabitants of Carbonear.

Michael DWYER, J.P.,  Lawrence MACKEY, J.P.,  Felix J. McCARTHY, J.P.,
Joseph MACKEY,C.P., Michael GOULD, John A. ROCHFORT, James KELLY, Thomas
MALONE,  John COLFORD, John JOY, Peter TOBIN,
Richard MURPHY, Richard McCARTHY, Patrick HYDE, James KEOUGH, William
FINN, Thomas FINN, Patrick FINN, Pierce FINN,
George BROCKLEHURST, Thomas GOFF, James BERRIGAN,
Maurice MALONE, Thomas MALONE Jr., James MALONE, Michael KANE, Patrick
KEOUGH, Peter KEOUGH, Michael GOULD Jr., Michael KEARNEY, J.P. RAHAL,
Edward J. BRENNAN, Edward J. LEO, John DOOLEY,
N.J. McCARTHY, Andrew BAYLEY, David MARSHALL, Thomas McCARTHY, Felix
McCARTHY, John COOKE, Thomas TOBIN, John TOBIN,
Michael SWEENEY, Patrick SWEENEY, James SWEENEY, John SWEENEY, Michael
SWEENEY Jr., James FURLONG, Patrick CAHILL, John GEORGE Jr., Daniel
McCARTHY, Capt. Peter FURLONG, Capt. J. KENNEALY,
Capt. Thos. GEARY, Capt. J. KENNEDY, Capt. D. CONNOLLY,
Capt. D. KENNEALLY, Capt. J. BRANSFIELD, Capt. P. HAMILTON,
Capt. T.KENNEDY, Capt. N. KENNEDY, Capt. Patrick JOY,
Capt. H. HAMILTON,  Matthew POWER, John BRIEN, James BRIEN,
Thomas COLFORD, George COLFORD, Richard COLFORD,
N. KENNEDY, F. BRANSFIELD, Patrick McCARTHY, John MARSHALL,
John HARTERY, William HOLEMAN, Alex McPHERSON, Peter MARSHALL, John
O'KEEFE, Edward JONES, Thomas JONES, John JONES,
Thomas BARGY, James QUIN, Con., Wm F. RIELLY, Con., Richard RYAN Con.,
Richard GEORGE, Charles HAMILTON, John GEORGE,
Moses CLARKE, Lawrence FENNELLY, Joseph HOGAN, John FOLEY, Alexander
HOGAN, Patrick ELLIS, Robert GEORGE, John ELLIS,
Richard ELLIS, James HEARN, E. HAYDEN, M. TOBIN, E. BRENNAN,
M. SHANNAHAN, P. FORTUNE, M. GOULD of Jas.

Carbonear, Dec. 15, 1879

 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

DEATHS


MCCARTHY, Julia Apr. 16, 1887 At Carbonear on the 21st March, Julia, beloved wife of the late Felix McCARTHY, aged 77 years. R.I.P.     

 ** JCP note <Julia Kennedy born 1817>  Julia  Kennedy and Felix McCarthy are sponsors for 1858 birth of  Juliann GEORGE; I have Julia and Felix's marriage somewhere...I believe...

 my guess is that this Felix McCarthy is brother to Richard Sr.(d.1916);  it is also very likely that Julia and Felix have a son named FELIX.....AHHHHH!!!

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

1916 Will of Richard McCarthy  Wife Hannah McCarthy; son Rev. Felix D. McCarthy; son Richard  Henry McCarthy; dau Mary Elizabeth McCarthy  "SPRING MOUNT COTTAGE" Carbonear

 

1929 WILL of FELIX McCarthy, sub Customs collector may indicate he is the Felix J. McCarthy J.P  (justice of the peace?) listed above in the 1879 Roman Catholic List; sisters are Isabella Angela, Theresa and Mary of New York and the exceutor is Felix D. McCarthy

Back to PEOPLE

HOME