Plantation record Harbour Grace # 1003

Charlotte Pike 52 yds. from E. to W. bounded on the E. by Wm. Paine on the W. by the Andrews 178 yds. from H.W.M. to the N. bounded on the N. by the Andrews 1 Stage 1 Wharf 2 Flakes 1 Store 2 Houses 1 Made Beach 2 Gardens

Purchased from Thomas Terry & Capt. Messervey for £90.      1760 Wm. J.& Matt Stevenson, H. Grace

Leased to Wm. & Mattw. Stevenson for 15 years for £15 per annum

Seale 0125 Boyle Burton to John Seale13 April 1760 (wrongly inscribed July)

Previous letter BB to JS delivered by Capt. Messervy about Little Horse? BB assumes JS saw Mr. J. Legeyt,an idle, lazy indolent Coxcomb, not to be lent one farthing.

DHRG No.100278

Seale 0041 Philip le Gayt to John Seale 3 Nov. 1729

Gratitude to John Seale’s & to Rev. Mr. Falle’s offer of financing the building of a Library & for donation of books respectively.

Philippe Messervy signs – looks like principal merchants of Jersey


1769 Philip Messervy, born Jersey married Suzanne Dennis, and removed to Newfoundland. I recently obtained a photocopy of a handwritten genealogy of a portion of the Messervey family of Jersey and Newfoundland. Reference was made to a ‘Genealogy de la famille Messervy compiled 1889’,while other references were made to a Messervy Genealogy by Judge Messervy (1900?) of Waterloo, Ont., and a Messervy Book by John A Messervy, of Charlottetown, PEI.  Phillipe Messervy, de St. Sauveur, who immigrated to St. George’s Bay, Newfoundland in 1769 with his wife Suzanne Dennis, daughter of John Dennis. William James Messervey, born Febryary 12, 1894 at Sandy Point, Nfld., died in a mine disaster at Sidney Mines, NS on January 3, 1911.

Al Beagan’s Notes:

Messervys and Privateering (check spelling):



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