Fonds - Rev. John T. Vereker fonds

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Rev. John T. Vereker fonds

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1 cm of textual records

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John T. Vereker (1823-1867), Catholic priest, was born at Slieverue, Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1823. He was one of four brothers who were priests, all of whom ministered in Canada. Vereker died of typhoid fever on 29 July 1867 at the episcopal residence in St. John's. He is buried in Belvedere Cemetery.

Vereker was educated in St. Johns College, Waterford, Ireland, and was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, on 13 October 1850 by John Thomas Mullock, Bishop of Newfoundland.

Vereker initially served as a curate in St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Harbour Main (1856). In 1856 he was appointed a professor at St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's (1856-62). In addition to this position, he was responsible for maintaining the business records for the Cathedral Parish where the episcopal residence and library were under construction.

Rev. Vereker was subsequently appointed to the Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist, St. John's (1864-65), and the Immaculate Conception Parish, Harbour Grace (1866) where he died in 1876. Two nieces (Monica and Elizabeth Greene) and a grandniece (Patricia Fleury) joined Presentation Congregation in Newfoundland.

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Fonds consists of records related to Rev. John T. Vereker, including baptismal and canonical documents of ordination and appointment. The fonds also includes fishermen's dues book (ledgers which recorded contributions by fishermen in St. John's and environs to the Catholic Church) for 1859, 1861 and 1864. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life and activities.

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All canonical documents are in Latin. A translation is available.

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Bishop John Thomas Mullock fonds; St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Harbour Main fonds; Basilica-Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist, St. John's fonds; Immaculate Conception Parish, Harbour Grace fonds; St. Bonaventure's College fonds; Bishop M.F. Howley fonds.

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Created - May 3, 2013

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