Bartholomew McGrath Patricks Cove Newfoundland

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PATRICK'S COVE

Around 1804, the picturesque valley of Patrick's Cove, then know as Devil's Cove was settled by a young man from County Tipperary, Ireland. Bartholomew McGrath made this sheltered cove his home, and following his marriage to Catherine Ryan from North Harbour, raised his family of four sons and three daughters there.

When Bartley arrived in Newfoundland he had no background in fishing, being a farmer by profession. However, by 1849 he was going to sea on the bankers (fishing vessels) and his sons had learned to build boats and were beginning to fish locally. By 1845 there were four small skiffs at Patrick's Cove, and as the years passed the number grew to seventeen. At the peak of the fishing season, men came from the Barasways and Point Verd to assist. These were called 'summer men', they came to help and in exchange for services they received food and free board. Today, those who fish, do so out of St. Bride's.

The name Devil's Cove, was changed to Patrick's Cove by Bartholomew's son Bartley on the occasion of the birth of his son, Patrick. The name has help through the years and just about every family in Patrick's Cove with the surname McGrath has a son named Patrick. In the 1800's Patrick's Cove had all McGrath living there.

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Sharon,

Do you know if Bartholomew had any Brothers? My Great Father was a John McGrath (of Avondale (formally know as Salmon Cove)), apparently had three brothers - two moved to the US and one apparently moved to the Placentia area....

Regards

Mick

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Will of Bartholomew McGrath

In re: BARTHOLOMEW MCGRATH. DECEASED

In the name of God Amen: This is the last will and Testament of me Bartholomew McGrath of Patricks Cove in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland - Farmer. I appoint Patrick Coffey of Angles Cove executor of this my last will and Testament I will that my just debts be paid as soon as convenient after my decease. I will devise and bequeath to my son George all that piece of land that came into my possession on account of being mortgaged by my son (Anthony) and being the part left to him (Anthony) by his mother. The balance of my land I will devise and bequeath to my sons George, Patrick and Bernard share and share alike. George to take the part next Anthony’s Bernard next to George, and Patrick next to Bernard’s

In witness whereof I have hereunto (set my hand by placing my mark) and affixed my seal at Placentia this 29th day of July A.D. 1904 having first been read over and explained Bartholomew his X mark McGrath (LS) Signed by the Testator and acknowledged by him to be his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses James Kent Andrew Collins

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 23/08 C.J. Probate Dec. 24/08 granted to Patrick Coffey Estate sworn at $954.00

© Judy Benson, Ivy Benoit and NL GenWeb

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICK B. McGRATH

 

Fortified by the rites of Holy church, there passed peacefully away at Patrick’s Cove, P.B., last week, after a protracted illness, Patrick B. McGRATH; leaving to mourn their sad loss, his wife, three sons, and many brothers and sisters.  P.B., as he was familiarly called by his friends, was well known to many sportsmen who used to visit Patrick’s Cove in former years.

He was an excellent guide, a good shot and kept a hospitable home.  He was the son of the late Bartley McGRATH, a well known and prominent figure on the Cape Shore in the good old days.  May his soul find eternal rest

by Sharon McGrath G2G Rookie (200 points)

Patrick's Cove RC Cemetery
Patrick's Cove
(originally called Devil's Cove) 
Placentia & St. Mary's District

(Selected Entries Only of ~230 burials)

 

SURNAME GIVEN BORN DIED AGE SPOUSE OTHER
McGrath Alice   December 19, 1957 95 Years   erected by son Nicholas McGrath
McGrath Ambrose   July 11, 1918 6 months   son of Patrick J & Mary McGrath
McGrath Anthony   November 26, 1915 65 Years    
McGrath Denis   September 9, 1894 42 Years Alice McGrath  
McGrath George March 4, 1902 January 20, 1931      
McGrath George   April 29, 1940 81 Years    
McGrath Bridget   February 4, 1920 68 Years George erected by husband George McGrath [immediately above][maiden name Tobin]
McGrath George September 1, 1889 August 20, 1981     [son of Bartholomew McGrath & Mary Leonard]
McGrath Lucy 1899 1977   George erected by husband George McGrath [immediately above][daughter of George McGrath & Bridget Tobin]
McGrath Mary Joseph   March 21, 1920 65 Years Michael McGrath[born Petty Harbour]  
McGrath Michael A   January 28, 1924 80 Years    

Transcribed by David Wells (2007 06)

Patrick's Cove McGrath Patrick Head m m 55 1866 Mar
Patrick's Cove McGrath Norah Wife f m 45 1876 Dec
Patrick's Cove McGrath Edgar Son m s 19 1902 Nov
Patrick's Cove McGrath Harold Son m s 16 1905 Nov
Patrick's Cove McGrath Osborne Son m s 14 1907 Jan
McGrath Norah Head f w 59
McGrath Osborne Son m s 28

From Patricks Cove Census  1935

 

McGrath Norah Head f w 59
McGrath Osborne Son m s 28

From Patricks Cove Census 1945

 

McGrath Osborne Head m m 37
McGrath Violet Wife f m 22
McGrath Anna Dau f s 8mo

Patricks Cove Census 1921 

Patrick's Cove McGrath Patrick Head m m 55 1866 Mar
Patrick's Cove McGrath Norah Wife f m 45 1876 Dec
Patrick's Cove McGrath Edgar Son m s 19 1902 Nov
Patrick's Cove McGrath Harold Son m s 16 1905 Nov
Patrick's Cove McGrath Osborne Son m s 14 1907 Jan

Gregory McGrath  Patricks Cove NAVY 
 

McGRATH, Gregory Patrick's Cove, P.B.

Nov 27 1939

 

The First Naval Draft November 27, 1939

Gregory McGrath  Nephew of Osborne McGrath  Son of Edgar McGrath 

McGrath  Frances  Head  75
McGrath  Denis  Son  36
McGrath  Gregory  gson  26
Head stone date of death

 

NF159 : PTC01   MCGRATH, Hannorah (1950) - 1 photo
NF159 : PTC01   MCGRATH, Harold J (1934) - 1 photo

NF159 : PTC01   MCGRATH, Edgar Patrick Joseph (1932) - 1 photo
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That's all really interesting, thanks for sharing, Sharon! If you want to sign the Honor Code, it sounds like you've got tonnes of information and references that would be great to add to some of the Newfoundland families.

If you're interested in working on Patrick's Cove (and maybe Angels Cove) families, I've gone ahead and created a free space page for Patrick's Cove:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Patrick%27s_Cove%2C_Newfoundland

I discovered there were some old, orphaned profiles already for Bartholomew https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McGrath-628 and some of his family, so you can start building from there, if you like.

If you create new profiles for people in the same town, it's easy to add category tags to them. Categories are useful for grouping together people from the same place. You can see that there are already a few profiles in the Devil's Cove and Patrick's Cove categories:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Patrick%27s_Cove%2C_Newfoundland_Colony

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Devil%27s_Cove%2C_Newfoundland_Colony

Let me know if you have any more questions!
Brad
by Brad Foley G2G6 Mach 4 (41.6k points)
edited by Brad Foley

NL GenWeb

Placentia Bay Region ~ Placentia Bay East District

McAlpine's NL Directory 1898

Patrick's Cove

The information was transcribed by VERA SHORT-CHEESEMAN ~ August 1999. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be errors.
Surname Given Name Occupation
McGrath Michl. Fisherman
McGrath Thos Fisherman
McGrath Peter Fisherman
McGrath Martin Fisherman
McGrath John Fisherman
McGrath Michl. Fisherman
McGrath Bartholomew farmer
McGrath Bernard fisherman
McGrath Patk Fisherman
McGrath Geo Fisherman
McGrath John Fisherman
McGrath Richard Fisherman
McGrath Jas Fisherman
Mcgrath Peter sr Fisherman
McGrath Patk sr Fisherman
McGrath Francis Fisherman
McGrath Patk. Jr Fisherman
McGrath Martin Fisherman
Miller Andrew Fisherman
 

Military Service from Patricks Cove Newfoundland 

Gregory McGrath 

Military Service  Patricks Cove  Newfoundland 

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The First Naval Draft November 27, 1939

McGRATH, Gregory Patrick's Cove, P.B.

Military Service from Patricks Cove Newfoundland 

Gregory McGrath 

Military Service  Patricks Cove  Newfoundland 

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Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

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These transcriptions may contain human errors. 
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The First Naval Draft November 27, 1939

McGRATH, Gregory Patrick's Cove, P.B.

Military Service  Patricks Cove  Newfoundland 

Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors. 
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

 
The First Naval Draft November 27, 1939

McGRATH, Gregory Patrick's Cove, P.B.

Military Service Patricks Cove Newfoundland 

McGrath 

The First Naval Draft November 27, 1939

McGRATH, Gregory Patrick's Cove, P.B.

World War II Veterans—Members of the First Naval Draft—November 27, 1939

Back—L-R Greg McGrath (Patrick’s Cove) Leo Power, Herbert Power, Leonard Nash, Austin Campbell

Front—L-R Osbourne Power, Milton McGrath, Leo Roche, Jim Campbell, Cyril Power

Submitted By Branch newsletter : Shirley (Nash) Squire

In Grateful Remembrance

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World War II Veterans—Members of the First Naval Draft—November 27, 1939

Back—L-R Greg McGrath (Patrick’s Cove) Leo Power, Herbert Power, Leonard Nash, Austin Campbell

Front—L-R Osbourne Power, Milton McGrath, Leo Roche, Jim Campbell, Cyril Power

Submitted By: Branch Newsletter  Shirley (Nash) Squire

 

In Grateful Remembrance

 

 

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Sharon, If you have an interest in creating profiles, working on a profile, or adding sources to existing profiles, there are a number of volunteers that can help.

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