Wexford Folks in Newfoundland

 

1785 Pierce Sweetman  (b.1761 New Bawn, County Wexford -d.1841Waterford) son of Roger Sweetman married Juliet Forestal in Waterford 1791, was prominent businessman and shipowner in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.  Likely relative of Bishop Nicholas Sweetman (1745-1786) Diocese of Ferns parish in Wexford, County Ireland. 

1807 My ancestors, two Kennedy families sailed out of Rosslare for fishing grounds across the Atlantic; one windjammer puts in at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland when Nicholas Kennedy is born at sea.

1812 from the Royal Gazette and NL Advertiser. PRENDERGAST: Claimants against the estate of William PRENDERGAST of the County of Wexford, Ireland, late of St. John's, Newfoundland, Cooper, deceased, apply to Dennis PRENDERGAST, Admin. (14 May)

1821 marriage of Nicholas Croke  (born abt. 1800 New Ross, Wexford died 1850 St. John's) to Mary Flynn in St.  John's, Newfoundland.  Builder and Architect of Orphan Asylum school and courthouse in Brigus.  Roman Catholic.

1829 Petition to Newfoundland Supreme Court filed by Mary Kennedy for the administration of her husbands estate PATRICK KENNEDY of WEXFORD, Ireland who did not return from voyage at sea.

1832 MURPHY, Rev. Obituary (Newfoundlander Thursday June 7, 1832) Died.-at the Episcopal residence last evening, after a lingering illness of seven months, which he bore with the greatest resignation to the Devine will, the Rev. Mr. MURPHY, Roman Catholic curate.  He was a native of the county Wexford (Ireland), and having been adopted by the Right Rev. Dr. Flemming for this mission in 1829, came to this country in Sept. last, after the usual course of studies in Kilkenny College, and was ordained by his lordship in the November following-  Requiesent in peace.

1838 DUNN, John mentions brother Patrick Dunn Town of Cloheaden, Parish  of Davids Town, county Wexford

1839 Forristal, Richard in St. John's of Wexford

1861 ROCHE, John (Newfoundland Express February 19, 1861 Tuesday) At his residence, in Middle Cove, on the 8th inst., Mr. John Roche, aged 46 years; a native of the County Wexford, Ireland, he is deeply regretted by all who knew him, and leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.

1865 JORDAN, Patrick Obituary (Newfoundlander November 2, 1865 Thursday) Died. - On Tuesday evening last, after a protracted illness, borne with Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine Will, Mr. Patrick Jordan a native of the county Wexford, Ireland, aged 66 years. His funeral will take place on to-morrow, Friday, at 2 o'clock, P.M., from his late residence Water Street, when the friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully requested to attend. 

1868 HENDRICK, Thomas Probate record

1876  MURPHY. Richard  Probate record

1879 O'BRIEN, Thomas Obituary (Newfoundlander August 15, 1879 Friday) Died. - At King's Cove, on the 16th June, Mr. Thomas O'Brien, blacksmith, a native of Booley, Parish of Hook, Co. Wexford, aged 63 years. - R.I.P.

1880 Colford, John  (Carbonear Outport and Telegraph Aug 12, 1880) Died on Sunday night, after a lingering illness, which was borne with Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine Will, Mr. JOHN COLFORD, cooper; a native of Stokes Town, County Wexford, Ireland, aged 75 years, 56 of which he spent in this country.

 
1881 Cullen. Thomas, native of Court town, Co Wexford died 24th aged 65 at Carbonear last year. Resided with son Thomas P. Cullen in Carbonear.
November 26, 1881. 
 

1889 KINSELLA, Timothy (The Times & General Commercial Gazette March 23, 1889 Saturday) Died, on the 6th inst., at Job's Cove, North Shore, C.B., Timothy Kinsella, a native of the parish of Tintern, County Wexford, Ireland, aged 85 years; deceased came to this country in 1830.

Other Wexford Surnames in Newfoundland: Bagg (Baggs), Barron, Boggan, Breen, Brien, Brown, Cashin, Coish, Connors, Daly (Daily), Delahunty, Dempsey, Devereaux, Dooley, Dooling, Dunphy (Dunfy), Driscoll (o'Driscoll), Edwards, Goff (Geoff), Hanlon, Healy, Humphry, Lyons, McLoughlan, Keating, Neville, O'Brien, Phaire, Phelan, Quigley, Roche, Scallon (Scanlon), Spence,  Stacy, Stafford, Sullivan, Summers, Walsh.

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Source  Archived Obituary Announcements from Local Papers  Newfoundland Grand Banks

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