Le Caux/LeCow

In Western Bay

John LeCow 81 yds. from H.W.M. to the W. bounded on the W. by John Crowley and Jas. King 32 yds. from S. to N. bounded on the S. by Jno. Crowley and James King on the N. by Thos. Fahey 1 House. Note, This room is made over to Mr. Jno. Newell for a debt of £18.19.5.Passed on by Jas. LeCow’s will 1776.

There was a Bristol merchant John Newell in HG about this time as well as the Freshwater Noels.

John Le Cow as executor of will 1762:


Jacques Le Caux b Jersey 1703 or 1708 in St Peter,  Jersey.  No death recorded.

It looks like the family sold out and moved on.

1815 B/S LeCaux Philip    To   Fahey Thos. 295 Western Bay


It was not uncommon for early settlers to travel and relocate together, partnering in their fishing activities. So 100 years later, a candidate for William, born ca 1732, of the four King brothers of Broad Cove, Newfoundland is William King, mariner, who married Elizabeth Hawking (when written is similar to Hunking) on 19 February 1764 at Saint Savior’s, Dartmouth, Devon. This William King of Broad Cove left a will dated 1816 wherein he bequeaths his half of the fishing room and plantation known as “Maerden’s Room” to his sons Edward and William the other half already in the possession of his son John.

Sean T. Cadigan writes in his book, Hope and Deception in Conception Bay, the following while discussing the fact that, when a male head of household died, his property went to his son, not his wife: “Jane Mardon also found out about this practice in 1789 after her husband, John LeCoux, a former Jersey man, died leaving her their fishing room at Western Bay. James, a son Jane did not know about, showed up from Jersey claiming the room, and the Surrogate Court awarded it to him, allowing Jane only one-third of any proceeds from the lease of the property.”


From a fellow researcher…..the LeCaux family might have gone much earlier to Gaspe:


only a small reference that says

In 1768 Robin spent the winter, a very severe one, with a man and boy, John le Caux and George Bichard, in a hut that was not wind-tight; they cut turf and piled it outside to help keep out the cold.” 

The family may have had a connection to the le Sueur family who were also early settlers in Newfoundland.

11 JUN 1727 Philippe Le Sueur Marie Le Caux
   St Peter

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