Category Archives: Early Newfoundland

The Newlander’s Cure: A Review

Steven Nolan’s reviews William Vaughan’s book “The Newlander’s Cure”.  The introduction to William Vaughan’s Newlanders Cure gives the reader a significant clue as to what is to follow. The line, “I am married both to the Muses and Newfoundland,” tells us … Continue reading

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Edward Wynne’s “The Brittish India or A Compendious Discourse tending to Advancement” (circa 1630-1631)

By Barry Gaulton.   IN 1620, SIR GEORGE CALVERT (later, the first Lord Baltimore) purchased a tract of land on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula. This newly acquired property, on which he hoped to establish a permanent English settlement, was formerly owned by … Continue reading

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Rock with 17th and 18th Century Graffiti Municipal Heritage Site

The Rock with 17th and 18th Century Graffiti (Borden #CfAf-25) is located in Kingman’s Cove, Fermeuse, NL. https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=5962

Posted in Early Newfoundland, Graffiti, Travel

Historical Archaeology and the Demand for Alcohol in 17th Century Newfoundland

This paper by Dr. Peter Pope, presents some quantitative archaeological data, relating to the consumption of alcohol, from the site of the 17th-century fishing station at Ferryland, Newfoundland…. https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/viewFile/12293/13137

Posted in Alcohol, Archaeology, Early Newfoundland, Travel

Outport Economics: Culture and Agriculture in Later Seventeenth-Century Newfoundland

By Peter Pope, 2003.  “THE ROYAL NAVY COMMODORES who visited the English Shore toward the end of the seventeenth century saw much of planter life. Sir William Poole was particularly inquisitive about the planter economy and was curious…”  Click here … Continue reading

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The Pennells, the Folletts and the Topsham-Trepassey Link: A Presentation by Author Nigel Harris

Join us on Saturday, June 10th for an informal presentation by Nigel Harris, author and former university lecturer from the UK on his research into the Pennell and Follett families and their connection to Trepassey. This event will be held … Continue reading

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A letter from Sir Richard Whitbourne?

Recently a letter was discovered in the Library of Christ Church, Oxford concerning early 17th Century Newfoundland.   The letter was in the collected papers of an aristocratic family from North Wales, but was unsigned.   The content and tone … Continue reading

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