A Newfoundland puzzle

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I have been working, on and off, trying to identify, source, and connect the family of John Slade, who founded a trading company which was a big factor in opening up Newfoundland to settlement, rather than just being a seasonal fishing ground.

This week, Jim Slade, who runs the Slade Genealogy web site, let me know about some new additions to that site, including a branch starting with a John Slade who was born in Twillingate, Newfoundland in 1841. Now it just so happens that John Slade the company founder had a great-great nephew, also named John Slade, who managed the Slade company branch in -- you guessed it -- Twillingate at about the same time. So far, I have had a frustrating time finding sources, but I'm pretty sure there must be a connection there somewhere...

WikiTree profile: John Slade
in The Tree House by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (444k points)
PLEASE connect these, if you ever figure out how. It's an unsolved puzzle that's been driving me bonkers. I poke at the family occasionally, but haven't had any luck, so I have a bunch of these profiles just sitting in my "unconnected watchlist".

I know from a biography linked from the profile of Thomas Slade-1663 that we're missing a bunch of family. It refers to John's "4 nephews" (not just two). and it mentions a cousin for Thomas: George Nickleson Allen; and a nephew of Thomas; William Cox.

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