Location: District of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland
See the Mulley's Cove One Place Study for more detailed information of the earliest families.
The name, "Mulley's Cove", come from an anglicizing of Mollet. Michel Mollet of St. Helier Jersey was in Newfoundland by 1715 and at "Little Blackhead" before 1741 when he left a will on the disposition of his property there . that documents he and wife, Susanne (Giffard) Mollet had a plantation there. One half he gave to his son Michel Mollet who was born in Newfoundland in 1715 and the other half he gave to his son-in-law, John Thistle who had married his daughter, Mary. Adam Mulley and Edward Mulley, who inherited land from their father in Mulley's Cove are his grandsons or possibly great grandsons.
The founding family in Mulley's Cove was Mollet. Michel Mollet was at Mulley's Cove before 1741 as was his son-in-law, John Thistle, who married Marie, Michael Mollet's daughter. Later the Lacey, King, Reynolds, and Moores families joined the Thistles and Mollets in the second half of the 18th century.
- According to one memoir: "there are scores of Kings and Thistles who could, if they wished, trace their descent to James Reynolds (1749-1834) who came to Mulley’s Cove in the spring of 1749 (sic) as an apprentice to the boot-making Laceys. In 1876, my grandfather Nicholas Kennedy Reynolds married the last surviving Lacey and united the properties in Small Point but not in ancestral Mulley’s Cove...According to the foggy legend told me by my father in 1930...James [Reynolds came to] Newfoundland...to Mulley’s Cove.
- ↑ Will of Michel Mollet, 26 Dec 1741, Jersey Heritage database online (fee). French
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site, Fifth in a series of Eight Cecil J. Reynolds Letters. 1993. Transcribed transcribed by Bruce King, 2001. Accessed 2016.
- ↑ Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site, Sixth in a series of Eight Cecil J. Reynolds Letters. 1996. Transcribed transcribed by Bruce King, 2001. Accessed 2016.