This Section is a continuation of the analysis of the 1817 Census of Bareneed; that Section introduced the Census and provided detail on the families enumerated in The Dock which is the westernmost part of Bareneed. This Section continues moving eastward and covers the families enumerated in that section of Bareneed east of the Dock Mountain.
I am assuming that the first property east of the Dock Mountain was #44 belonging to Samuel Curlew and the five properties listed below were in Otterbury / Bradbury’s Hill not Bareneed.
|47||Batt Corbin Senr|
|48||Batt Corbin Junr|
I have based my assumption that these families were living in the Otterbury / Bradbury’s Hill based on land ownership in 1805 (Plantation Book) and post 1817 settlement patterns (see previous Section for more discussion of this topic).
The following map shows the approximate location of the property occupied by different families in the western part of Bareneed as recorded in the 1805 Plantation Book.
#44 Samuel Curlew, #43 Benj. Curlew & # 42 John Curlew
The next two properties after Samuel Curlew (#44) also belonged to families with the Curlew name (Benjamin #43 and John #42) and were likely related. I am making this assumption since the Plantation Book of 1805 has a John Curnew (varant of Curlew) occupying the land between the Dock and the property of John Bucham.
In 1817 the land east of the Curlews was still occupied by a John Bucham. In the mid to late 19th century some Curlew’s lived in Bradbury’s Hill as well as the western end of Bareneed proper and it is possible that #44 Samuel in the 1817 Census was part of this group. However, it is clear from the previous discussion that in 1817 the Curlews were the westernmost family in Bareneed.
John Curlew (#42) in the 1817 Census may have been the same John Curnew listed in 1805 since he had 2 children but no wife (widower). This John and Samuel are described as “Well Off” while Benjamin was described as Distressed. None had servants and all three used Graham as their Supplier/Merchant.
|42||John Curlew||1||2||W Graham||well off|
|44||Sam’l Curlew||1||1||1||ditto||well off|
The 1835 Voters list for Bareneed (organized alphabetically not geographically) lists 6 men (only males could vote) with the Curlew name (see below).
A century later in the 1935 Census there were still two households with the Curnew name (Varant of Curlew) living west of the Beecham (Varant of Bucham) property (see discussion of House # 15 in History 1949-1969 Part III for more info on last Curnews in Bareneed).
#41 John Bucham / Beecham
The Chebucto Web Site transcribes this as Bucham (see below) but could also be Beecham (the spelling used by family in later records). The name was written in the 1805 Plantation Book as:
In the Plantation Book the grant is listed as 1769 making it earlier than John Curnew/Curlew to west and all the grants in the Dock (see previous section). It is interesting that in the 1970s my father (John Robert) had indicated that our ancestor Philip first came to the Dock with the Beechams. I interpret this as they came as servants/apprentices to the Beechams, no other support for this but given that the Beechams were established in 1769 (16 years before Philip got his grant) it would fit.
In 1810 there were two Beachams recorded; John of Port de Grave (Bareneed) owned a Schooner Brothers built there in 1810 and a William who sued an Edward Whealan.
In the 1817 Census the John Bucham/Beecham property is listed as occupied by 2 men and one woman (poss man and his wife plus elderly father), five children and three man servants
|41||John Bucham||2||1||5||3||W Johnston||well off|
John’s merchant was William Johnston a Scottish merchant who at this time was based in Port de Grave. This firm became Baine, Johnston & Co. in 1832.
In 1827 there were references to a John Beachamp and a William Beacham living in Port de Grave (almost certainly Bareneed):
In 1844 a William Beauchamp of Bareneed was buried and based on his age he was born c 1775. William (b 1775) could be the son of the John who was granted the land in 1769. The Question is whether the John of 1817 was this original John or another son.
|BEAUCHAMP||William BEAUCHAMP||June 13, 1844||69 years||June 16, 1844|
See also 1844 Will of William Beauchamp of Bareneed.
The 1835 Voters List for Bareneed there is John Beauchamp who is almost certainly the same person since the name Beecham is derived from the Old French Beauchamps. In Lovell’s Directory of 1871 the name is given as Beacham. In my Section on Bareneed 1949-1969 house #12 belonged to John (Jack) Allen Beecham (b 1902) and his wife Emmie plus Charles Stevens (b 1885 In Lovell’s Directory of 1871 the name is given as Beacham (step brother who was head of household in 1935). Jack Allen was the son of Elizabeth Beecham (b. 1862) who was head of the household in 1911. Elizabeth (a widow in 1911) likely married a Beecham (Beauchamp) of Bareneed some time between 1887 and 1892 likely in Methodist church. Elizabeth may have been the Elizabeth Bartlett who married Isaac Stevens in 1877. William Beecham’s (#18) original house west of Beecham’s Lane (SBN).
# 40 Hard Stephens, # 39 Benjamin Stephens & # 38 Samuel Stephens
In the Plantation book James Stephens property was recorded as as “gift from his Mother” granted in 1770. The Church of England at Harbour Grace recorded the the Baptism on 31 Jan., 1816 at Bear Need of Anne daughter of James & Mary Stevens; however, James is not listed in the Census of 1817. This would suggest that the three Stephens listed in 1817 were his sons (Note #40 transcribed as Hard might be Harold or Henry).
|38||Sam’l Stephens||1||1||4||Ths Bartlett||Distressed|
|40||Hard Stephens||1||1||2||John Moore||ditto|
The Following Rachel Stevens who died in 1828 could be the widow of one of the three Stephens listed in 1817.
|Rachel STEVENS, Bareneed, Widow.||80 years||Sept. 20, 1828|
There were only two Stephens listed in the 1835 Voters List for Bareneed one of which (Henry) is listed as living at Northern Gut.
|STEPHENS, James||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
|STEPHENS, Henry||Port de Grave||North Gut|
In the 1840 several Stevens men from Bareneed were married.
|Dec. 7, 1843||William STEVENS||Bachelor||Bareneed||Ruth BATTEN||Spinster||Bareneed|
Witness for above: John BATTEN, John BEAUCHAMP, Charles STEVENS
|Dec 6, 1849||Benjamin STEVENS||Bachelor||Bareneed||Ann BATTEN||Spinster||Bareneed|
Report Nfld. Church Society 1847 list John Stevens Bareneed and Lovell’s Directory for 1871 list the following:
The Bareneed Census for 1911 list 8 households headed by Stephens men.
#37 John Moore
John Moore with a wife, 2 children, 8 man servants and 1 female servant is the next householder listed in the 1817 Census.
|37||John Moore||1||1||2||8||1||W Pack||well off|
His listing is followed by several members of the Filler family. This contrast with the !805 Plantation Book which list James Moore after three members of the Filleul family. The 1805 Plantation Book shows that John Moore was bounded to the West and south by Elias Filleul which suggest that his grant was east of Elias Filleul. Based on the description in the Plantation Book and later settlement patters it is likely that John Moore’s Plantation was situated facing a small cove on the Bay Roberts side of the Peninsula in an area known as Mercer’s Lane. This was the only possible landing area on the Bay Robert’s side, the coast to the west being cliffs and to the east exposed beach with no deep water. As a result the land was not developed on this side of the peninsula which explains why his property was bounded on the east by woods.
John Moore’s property was registered in 1804 just one year before the Plantation book was compiled (only one other property registered after 1800).
Church records from Harbour Grace show that John Moores was living at Bareneed as early as 1801.
|20 Nov 1801||Bareneed||MOORES||John & Mary||William|
Court records show that John Moors was the Constable at Bareneed and acted as a witness to a flogging (see History 1805-1818 Section for more info on this flogging)
1835 Voters list
|MOORE, John||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
|MOORE, William||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
Lovell’s Directory for 1871 list one Moore and two Moors in Bareneed.
The two Moors are descendants of the John Moore in the 1805 Plantation Book but the James Moore was a later arrival from Ireland who became a Merchant and Shipowner in Bareneed in late 1800s (see History 1837 -1901 Section for more information on this James. James Moore left Bareneed in the late 1890s to return to his home in Ireland but the Moors family continued to live in Bareneed. There were two families with the Moore surname living in Bareneed in 1911.
# 36 John Filler, #35 Abraham Filler, #34 Isack Filer & # 33 Elias Filler.
These 4 members of the Filler family occupied the land between the Stephens / Stevens family and John Moore. The book Family Names of Newfoundland identify Fillier as a variant of the Channel Island name Filleul.
In the 1805 Plantation Book there were also 4 members of the Filleut (Variant) family living in the same general location.
The Plantation Book of 1805 suggest that Elias Filleul Sr. had the original grant in 1760 and the others properties were inherited between 1763 and 1793.
|E. Filleul Jr.||Bequeathed to him by his Father’s Will||1790|
|E. Filleul Sr.||Cut and cleared agreeable to Act Wm. 111 Chap.25 Sec.7||1760|
|Sam. Filleul||Bequeathed to him by his Father’s Will||1763|
|Rd. Filleul||Bequeathed to him by his Father’s Will||1793|
By the time of the 1817 Census it appears that Ellias Jr. was living in the same location but that the other properties had changed hands likely to the next generation (see below). Isack, Abraham and John were all married but had no children. All four were described as “Distressed”.
|33||Elias Filler||1||1||4||Ths Bartlett||Distressed|
|36||John Filler||1||1||John Moore||ditto|
In the 1817 Census the spelling of the family name had apparently changed to Filler and other records from this period record it as Fillier (see below).
Abraham in the 1817 Census and above was likely a son of Elias Sr. and Sarah.
John may be the son of Elias Jr. and Frances born 1790 or the John who died in 1844 at age 85 (born c 1759).
|John FILLIER||Mar. 20, 1844||85 years|
In 1819 Elias of Bareneed (likely Jr.) built the 64 Ton schooner hunter for Thomas Bartlett.
Elias Fillier’s land in Bareneed sold to Thomas Bartlett some time before January 27th, 1820.
In 1824 Samuel, Isaac and William Fillier were renting from Thomas Bartlett.
The Voters List for 1835 list four Phileres (either transcription error or misspelling in original) in Bareneed, one in Black Duck Pond and one just as Port de Grave (see following).
|PHILERE, William||Port de Grave|
|PHILERE, Richard||Port de Grave||Black Duck Pond|
|PHILERE, John||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
|PHILERE, Samuel||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
|PHILERE, William||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
|PHILERE, Abraham||Port de Grave||Bareneed|
However Lovell’s Directory for 1871 only list John Filliar in Bareneed.
There were no Fillers or similar names listed in the 1911 Census for Bareneed; however, there were two families with the Fillier name listed for Black Duck Pond. Around this time there were Filliers living in Clarkes Beach and North River. By the 1950s (see history 1949-1969 Part III) the land occupied by the Filleul family in 1805 (see Map above) was now occupied by families with the following names: Boone, Stevens, Petten and Bartlett. In fact the hill at the eastern end of the Filleul property was called Boone’s Hill!
Continued in Census 1817 Part III Section