Location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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The Beothuk were an indigenous people, inhabiting Newfoundland. Genetic tests show they were not very closely related to subsequent inhabitants of Newfoundland. They were all, probably, wiped out by 1829.
English Colony of Newfoundland
From 1610 to 1728, proprietary governors were appointed to establish colonial settlements on the island, as England tried to create North American footholds. John Guy was governor of the first settlement at Cuper's Cove. Other settlements were Bristol's Hope, Renews, New Cambriol, South Falkland and Avalon, which was organized as a province in 1623. The first governor given jurisdiction over all of Newfoundland was Sir David Kirke in 1638.
- John Kent from 16 Jul 1858 – Mar 1861.
- Hugh W. Hoyles from 1861–1865.
- Sir Frederick Bowker Terrington Carter from Apr 1865 – Jan 1870; Jan 1874 – Apr 1878.
- William Whiteway from 1878–1885; 1889–1894; 1895–1897
- Robert Thorburn from 12 Oct 1885 – Dec 1889.
- Augustus F. Goodridge from Apr 1894 - Dec 1894.
- Sir James Spearman Winter from 1894-1895.
- Robert Bond from 15 Mar 1900 – 26 Sep 1907.
- What links to this page.
- Newfoundland Grand Banks site has a great deal of transcribed information, including censuses, wills, and vital records for Newfoundland, covering the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Wikitree Free space profile on Colonial North American Place Names
- G2G Discussion referencing North American colonial place names.
- ↑ Wikitree article on the Beothuk. Accessed 2018.
- ↑ Colonial North American Place Names, spreadsheet. Colonial Era Canadian Place Names. Barry Sweetman, 2018.
- ↑ Newfoundland Grand Banks Site, Genealogical and Historical Data for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.