Fonds - St. Gabriel's Parish (St. Brendan's, Newfoundland) fonds

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St. Gabriel's Parish (St. Brendan's, Newfoundland) fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the Canadian Catholic Church Directory 2001
  • Variations in title: Also known as the St. Brendan's Parish Records fonds

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  • 1891-1992 (Creation)
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    St. Gabriel's Parish (St. Brendan's, N.L. : Catholic)

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2 v. of textual records

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(1891-)

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St. Gabriel's Parish, located on St. Brendan's Island in Bonavista Bay, was established in 1891. St. Brendan's consists of the four Catholic communities of Shoal Cove, Dark Cove, Hayward Cove and Shalloway Cove which were settled by fishing servants and their families in the 1840s. From 1815 to 1891 the island was served by the priest from King's Cove on the Southern Shore of Bonavista Bay. In the 1860s a school/chapel was built along the road connecting the communities, and in 1881 a new church was constructed. The first resident priest, Reverend Gregory Battcock, was appointed in 1892 and served until 1903. At the time of his appointment the initial church and rectory of St. Gabriel's Parish was constructed. The current church was built during the tenure of Reverend Walker (1919-1926).

The current parish does not have any mission churches.

Pastors that have served St. Gabriel's Parish since the tenure of Reverend Battcock include: William Finn (1903-1907); John Mackey (1910-1919); James J. Walker (1919-1926); Francis Pumphrey (1927-1937); Leslie G. Fitzgerald (1937-1944); Francis R. Terry (1944-1952); Edward J. Shea (1956-1981); William Hearn (1981-1983); Brian Dunn (1985-1988); Aloysius Antle (1988-1991); William Hearn (1993-1994, second term); Michael Barker (1995- ).

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Fonds consists of a baptismal ledger (1891-1912); baptismal records (1943-1951); marriage ledger (1891-1911), marriage ledger (1891-1987); marriage records (1943-1951, 1966); confirmation cards (23 Jan., 3 Feb., 25 May, 23 Aug. 1950; 6 Feb., 14 Jul., 3 Nov., 1951; 5 Feb., 10 Jul., 11 Jul., 1952; 20 Aug., 10 Oct., 16 Oct. 1954; 4 Aug., 28 Dec., 1955; 25 Jun 1956, 11 Jul., 12 Jul., 1957.); death ledger (1918-1992); death records (1943-1946).

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Records are fragile.

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Access restricted due to conservation concerns.

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Draft

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Partial

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Created - May 22, 2013

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  • English

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