It is my desire and that of the contributors to contribute numerous materials offering a wide scope of life and times of our ancestors! Thank you to my many contributors: Dianne Williams, Sue O'Neil, Don Smith, Bonnie Hickey, Thomas Hynes, Sally Lawrence, Eileen Walsh, Owen Kelly, Susan Lawrence.
Our communities encompass the following communities starting at Avondale and wrapping around Conception Bay to Cape St. Francis and Bell Island. We also have included family names common to the community. If we have missed any, please advise us.
AVONDALE Family names :- Mahany (1700's) Abbot, Barnes, Barron, Bartlett, Beer, Beeso, Bennett, Besso, Billard, Boland, Broomfield, Brophy, Clairmont, Cleary, Coffin, Corbett, Costello, Dyke, Dwyer, Ezekiel, Fagan, Fewer, Flaherty, Flynn, Foley, Ghaney, Goobie, Hynes, Jackman, Kenny, Lahey, Lawlor, Lewis, Lyons, Maddigan, Mahar, Mahoney,
Maloney, Marsh, Mason, McCarthy, McDonald, McGrath, McKee, McWilliam, Meaney, Murphy, Myers, Noftall, Nolan, O'Brien, O'Driscoll, O'Leary, O'Toole, Parsley, Penney, Power, Quinlan, Quirk, Roache, Roche, Rose, Rotchford, Ryan, St. John, Seviour, Seymour, Slaney, Strapp, Sullivan, Terry, Turner, Veitch, Vokey, Walsh, Whelan, Woodford.
GALLOWS COVE is included with Harbour Main.
HARBOUR MAIN Family names:- Cleary, Costelow, Costello, Costigan, Dalton, Donnelly, Doyle, Ezekiel, Furey, Gorman, Hannin, Hickey, Hicks, Holden, Joy, Keefe (Keeffe) Keating, Kennedy, Lecoure (LeCour), MacDonnell, Mason, Meany, Merner, Moore, Mullowney, Murry, Parsley, Penney, Pennell, Strapp, Sullivan, terry, Wall, Walsh, Woodford
CHAPELS COVE Family names: Fure (1700), Fury, Byrne, Costello, Gorman, Kenndy, Nowlan, Wall
WOODFORD Family names:- Doran, Dwyer, Fewer, Gorman, Healey, LaCour, Woodford
LAKEVIEW is included with Holyrood.
HOLYROOD Family names:- Barrett, Beeso, Bennett, Benson, Boland, Brien, Browne, Butler, Byrne, Cody, Cremen, Deady, Delahanty, Duff, Duggan, Dwyer, Eddy, Ezekial, Farrell, Fitzgerald, Flanigan, Flemming, Fowler, Harvey, Healey (Healy), Hickey, Hawco, Hynes, Joy, Kelly, Kennedy, Lewis, Moore, Mullowney, Murry, Murphy, O'Neil,
Penney (Penny), Pendergast, Quinlan, Ryan, Slater, Taplin, Timmins, Veitch, Wall, Walsh, Westerman, Williams, Woodford
SEAL COVE, UPPER GULLIES, LAWRENCE POND, KELLIGREWS, FOXTRAP,
LONG POND, MANUELS, CHAMBERLAINS, TOPSAIL
all form the TOWN OF CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH
SEAL COVE Family names: - Anthony, Butler, Dawe, Dowden, Lear, Morgan
UPPER GULLIES Family names:- Andrews, Coates (Cootes), Scott
LAWRENCE POND Former name Middle Bight. Family names:- Bishop, butler, Clooney (Cluney, Cluny), Hains (Haines), Parmiter, Pelton, Pennell, Taylor
KELLIGREWS Family names:- Anthony, Dawe (Daw), Dwyer, Farrell, Griffin, Hennessy, Hibbs, Hussey,Kelligrew, LeDrew (KeDroe), Mercer, Noswory, Nugent, Parmiter, Rogers, Simmonds, Snow,Tilley (Tilly), Walsh, Whiten
FOXTRAP Family names:- Batten, Bishop, Butler, Delaney, Feagan (Fagan), Greeley (Grealey, Graly), Keeble, Kennedy, Mealy, Petten, Porter, Sidans, Taylor
LONG POND Family names: - Aid, Baird, Bishop, Collett, Conway, Dawe (Daw), Eason, Greenslade, Haddon, Janes, Jerraries, Kennedy, Perrin, Porter, Ridout (Rideout) Stanley, Sweetman, Taylor
MANUELS Family names: - Atkins, Lawrence, Morgan, Neal, Smith, Squires, Tobin, Williams
CHAMBERLAINS Family names - Casey, Cheater, Dowden, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Fowler, Hiscock, Medcalf, Mercer, Slade, Smith, Stickley, Squires, Williams
TOPSAIL Family names:-Allen, Barnes, Boggin, Brine, Carter, Chaytor, Christopher, Churchill, Daly (Daley), Flannery, Fowlor, Geehan, Gleeson, Hibbs, Holly, Kennedy, King, Mercer, Metcalfe, Miller, Moyes, Neville, Parmiter, Smith, Snow, Somers (Somerton), Squires, Swansborough
PARADISE Coombs, Goose, Janes, Murphy, Lynch
ST. THOMAS Clarke, Laurie, Lawlor, Picco, Stapleton, Travers, Whelan
ST. PHILLIP'S Family names:- Maynard, Mitchell, Morgan, Oliver, Parrell, Pear, Squres, Tucker
PORTUGAL COVE Family names:- Bradbury, Churchill, Earle, Fry, Greeley, Hammond, Hanlon, Harding, Harvey, Neary,Picco, Somerton
BAULINE (BALINE) Family names: King, Butler, Burk, Getheral, Melvin, LeGrow, Whelan
BISCAYAN COVE Family names: Baldwin, Bragg, Butt, Connors, Diamond, Evans, Hudson, Moulton, Moores, Legrow, Gould, Gruchy, Langmead, Noseworthy, Shea, Sullivan.
CAPE ST. FRANCIS a beautiful lighthouse sitting in solitude.
BELL ISLAND Family names:- Beckford, Bennett, Bowdran, Brown, Clement, Conners, Cooper, Cummins, Doyle, Dwyer, Fitzgerald, Foley, Hammond, Harvey, Hiscock, Jackman, Kavanaugh, Kelly, Kennedy, Kent, King, Leahy, Murphy, Normore, Parsons Penril, Pitts, Power, Quigley, Redmond, Reece, Rice, Roberts, Rough, Searel, Skehan, Sparks,
Welcome to the weary traveler. Here you will find the community names that this site is dedicated. You will find picturesque scenery, attractive parks, fabulous sport fishing. Enjoy! ConceptionBay discovered 1500 by Gaspard de Cortereal. A brave Portuguese, discovered the northeast coast of Newfoundland and named all the principal bays and head lands and made charts from his discoveries.
Conception Bay includes Bell Island, Little Bell Island and Kelly's Island.
Avondale where you can picnic and view the quaint countryside.
Bell Island named for an offshore rock. Bell Island offers a panoramic view of the entire Conception Bay area.Cape St. Francis is found on the earliest maps in existence, chartered in 1527. Gasper Corte Real perhaps bestowed the name on his voyage in 1501. Manuels has a personal touch. It was my birthplace. William and John Smith were brothers, William being my forefather.