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Old Perlican, Newfoundland

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Old Perlican is a fishing village on the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Incorporated in 1971, it is one of the oldest fishing communities in Newfoundland, serving as the major fishing station in Trinity Bay for migratory fisherman from England in the 17th century[1].

Its name was recorded as "Parlican" as early as 1597, with the "old" being added sometime later to distinguish it from New Perlican further up the bay.

It was settled by at least 1640 when a planter named John Barrett is listed as living there.

The first Newfoundland census lists fourteen planters there in 1675. But, in, 1697 the French under D'Iberville captured Old Perlican. They reported that there were "19 houses, several stores, more than thirty head of horned cattle, and a number of sheep and pigs". During King William's War, the village was destroyed in the Avalon Peninsula Campaign.

Residents 1800

The list of fish rooms in Old Perlican, in 1800, shows the following people, with their marital status ('mar', M is married, S is single); and the number of men (m), women (w), boys (b), and girls (g) in the the household[2].

Namemarm wbg
Hen Hiscock M 2 1    
Josh Croucher & son M 2 2    
Jacob Barrett M 1 1 2 2
Norris & Pain M 2 2   1
Jn o Troud M 1 1 2 3
Eliz Becket S 1 1   1
Ja's Barret M 1 1 2 3
Josh Barret M 1 1 2 2
Jn'o Ash M 1 1 2 3
Eliz'h Jolliff S   1 1 3
J'no Norris M 1 1 1 1
Mary Jacobs S   1   2
H Wells M 1 1   1
Din'o Noonan M 1 1 1  
S Short M 1 1 3 2
W'm Dobby M 1 1 1 3
Peter Tizzard S 1     1
Step'n & W'm March M 2 2    
Rich'r King  Sons M 4 1    
Ja's Gooby & Son S 2 1    
W'm Cram S 1 2    
Jn'o & W'm Short M 2 1   2
Step'n Burt M 1 1 1 3
W'm Minton   1     1
Ed Cunningham M 1 1 3 1
Jn'o Williams S 1      
Steph March Jun'r M 1 1 1 2
Jn'o Green M 1 1 2 3
Jn'o Vayers M 1 1    
W'm Green M 1 1 2 2
Ch's Carral M 1 1 3 1
W'm Read S 1   1 1
W'm Munday M 1 1   1
Jn'o Strong S 1   1  
Tho's Strong M 1 1 3 2
Jo's Tilley M 1 1 2 1
W'm Cullimore M 1 1 2 4
Hen'y Button M 1 1   1
H'y Hopkins M 1 1 3 1
Nath'l Mills M 1 1 1 3
Geo Every M 1 1 1  
W'm Youngs & Sons M 3 3    
W'm Warren & Sons M 2 1    
Sam'l Savory M 1 2 3 2
Jn'o Biffin S 1      
Sam'l Champion S 1      
W'm Dea* M 1 1 1  
Tarwelly Tuck S 1      
Neeh's Foot S 1      
Geo Pick** M 1 1    
Jn'o Woodlands M 1 1 1 2
Rob Lush S 1      
Jn'o Barber S 1      
Rich'r Busssey M 1 1 5 2
H'y Cure S 1      
Tho's Street S        

* 'Dea', should be 'Day' ** 'Pick', should be 'Pike'.

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  1. Wikipedia entry for Old Perlican. Accessed 2018.
  2. Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site Census Return, Trinity District, Town of Old Perlican, Return of the Number of Houses, Inhabitants, etc for 1800-1801. Michael Cooper, Craig Peterman, Kevin Reddigan. Accessed 2018. Note, the NGB transcription has more information than is included here.




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