Searching my matches for Sandy Point I find names like Picot, Messervey (Meserve), Renouf, leRoux and Lefillatre which are all names associated with the Channel Islands (Channel Islanders were early settlers of Conception Bay).

Phillip Alexander Renouf Born 1820 in St. Helier

Son of Alexander Renouf and [mother unknown]

Husband of Margaret (Parsons) Renouf — married 1842 in Sandy Point Bay, Nfld Canada

Father of Andrew RenoufPhillip RenoufJames Albert RenoufSuzanna RenoufIsaac RenoufMary Jane RenoufJoseph RenoufLouisa Renouf and John Henry Renouf

Died 1873 in Sandy Point Bay, Nfld Canada

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St. George’s Bay District, NL Jukes’ Excursion Data Sandy Point 1839-1840

Name    Renouf, Julien  ; Family Size     3     Years Here          Native of   Cape Breton       

(Note about the above 8 people.) Very poor, sometimes employed by English merchants in the Cod fishery, at other times by the French merchants. All are french descent.

NL GenWeb

1911 Census of Newfoundland – Book 1 District of St. George’s –

Section from Red Brook,  exclusive to Main River and Seal Cove, inclusive, including Sandy Point.

SurnameFirstPositionMarried ?BirthAgeTownNationalityReligionComment
RenoufJohnHeadMarried187734Sandy Point BritishCEMaster Marnier
RenoufMaudWifeMarried187833Sandy Point BritishCE None
RenoufGeraldSon190605Sandy Point BritishCE —
RenoufAdaDau190803Sandy Point BritishCE —
RenoufJosephHeadMarried185160Sandy PointBritishCE Fisherman
RenoufSusannahWifeMarried185556Sandy PointBritishCE None
RenoufPhilipHeadMarried184368Sandy PointBritishCE Fisherman
RenoufRose AnneWifeMarried185160RobinsonsBritishCE None
RenoufAlbertSonSingle189021Sandy PointBritishCE Seaman
RenoufUlricaDauSingle189318Sandy PointBritishCE —
RenoufJohnHeadMarried185556Sandy PointBritishCE Fishing
RenoufElizabethWifeMarried185853RobinsonsBritishCE None
RenoufMaudDauSingle189615Sandy PointBritishCE At school
RenoufEdwinSonSingle189813Sandy PointBritishCE At school

Link Renouf through Andrew Newell, MA.

Source: Discourses and Poems of William Newell 1882.

Andrew’s wife, Eunice, was the daughter of Joseph Coffin from Nantucket and Bethiah Renuff (I get matches to Renouf of Channel Islands) .

I did not get any Newell matches to Nantucket but one of my Newell cousins had a match that traced to this Andrew. The paucity of matches to Newell at Nantucket is not surprising since they only lived here for one generation before moving on to mainland Massachusetts.

Capt George Newell (1791–1872), a grandson of Andrew of Sherborn, moved to Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. I have no Newell, Newall or Newhall matches with direct matches to Sherborne or Farmington; however, Sherborn (a small town) has a very high ratio of matches to population and Farmington had many matches with Newells , Newhalls and Ewells from Massachusetts in their trees.