Fonds - John Keneally fonds

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John Keneally fonds

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  • 1856-1917 (Creation)
    Keneally, John

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3 cm of textual records

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John Keneally (1841-1932), planter and master mariner, was born on September 1841, son of Johanna and James Keneally. James had emigrated from Cork in 1815; Johanna ran a dry-goods store in Carbonear. John married Mary Josephine Power on 31 January 1883 at Carbonear, Conception Bay; they had eight children. He died on 4 January 1932.

Keneally entered the Labrador fishery at age thirteen. He owned planter premises in Battle Harbour and Assizes. Local records for the Carbonear area described him as a schooner captain, Labrador trader and planter. A member of St. Patrick's parish, Keneally was a founding member of the Carbonear St. Vincent de Paul Society, a Catholic philanthropic organization in 1874, and served as assistant treasurer.

The Keneally family residence, Keneally Manor, was a double residence on 8 Patrick Street (built 1839-1849), Carbonear and is now a registered Heritage structure.

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The fonds consists of personal papers belonging to John Keneally, including land deeds to Carbonear property (1856-1917), correspondence (1856-1913), insurance policy, "Amelia Emma" (ship) certification, and a lumber catalogue.

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Created - May 27, 2013

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