Fonds - Rev. John Walsh fonds

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Rev. John Walsh fonds

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  • 1833, 1855-1899 (Creation)
    Walsh, John

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1 cm of textual records

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John Walsh (1833-1899), Catholic priest, was born in the Diocese of Monecoin, Ireland, in Janaury 1833, the son of Honora (Dunphy) and John Walsh. He died at Portugal Cove on 15 November 1899. He is buried in Belvedere Cemetery, St. John's.

Walsh completed his studies for the priesthood in St. John's Seminary College, Waterford, Ireland. He arrived in Newfoundland in 1853, and was ordained a priest on 24 June 1855 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, by John Thomas Mullock, Bishop of the Diocese of Newfoundland.

Rev. John Walsh was initially stationed as curate in Immaculate Conception Parish, Harbour Grace (1859-72). In 1872 he was appointed parish priest of St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, King's Cove, Bonavista Bay. Walsh succeeded Rev.Thomas O'Connor as pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Portugal Cove, where he resided at the time of his death.

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Fonds consists of records related to Rev. John Walsh, including baptismal certificate, and canonical documents of ordination and appointment. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings, and printed material related to his life and activities.

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  • English
  • Latin

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All canonical documents are in Latin. No translation is available.

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Bishop John Thomas Mullock fonds

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Created - May 7, 2013

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  • English

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