Harbour Grace Burial record:

Clements John 7 Feb 1802 80 yr Merchant of this Harbour


The Clement name is of interest to the Noels of Harbour Grace because of a note below apparently found in the 1804 Plantation records:

Clement 2

clement 3

Name Edward Bulmer
Spouse’s Name Mary Clements
Event Date 1791
Event Place Saint Augustine The Less, Bristol, Gloucester, England
in the oldest Bristol Directory,
dated 1775, and published by Sketchley:

3 Avon Street, Temple – Clements, John, mariner

Back in Conception Bay:

South shore Broad Cove near Portugal Cove  1804
Executors of John Clements 116 yds. from N. to South bounded on the N. by Wm. Tucker on the S. by the woods 200 yds. from H.W.M. to the Southward bounded on the south by the woods 1 S. 2 F. 1 H. 1 G.
Property from John Squires in 1790 and neighbour is still Squires
“on the Southside of Harbour Grace the executors of John Clement claim 330 yards waterfront west from the stone house. The Noels and the Yetman’s still living there are also originally Jersey families and related to the Clements”
 * The Yetman’s were from southern England.
The DeQuettevilles were a big trading family. I believe the matriarch was a Noel. I think she was from St Helier not St Martin like Clement. The stone house is the ruin of the DeQuetteville building (maybe 1740’s) in Southside Harbour Grace.
The Jersey traders seemed to marry into business partners’ families so it is possible another Jersey Noel branch came over (a predecessor of John Noel in Brigus et al????)
I had thought the Noels were originally in Carbonear but their property purchase document puts them in Harbour Grace first.
 I think the connection between the Noels, Yetmans and Clements was possibly the Taylor family. I am also speculating that this Taylor family has a number of records showing up in the Jersey database. Clement Noel Jr was married to Mary Taylor at the time of the Plantation records. There was a Taylor line early in the Port de Grave area.
Concerning a later descendant:
John Clement came from a St Brelade family of master mariners who had been merchants at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in the late 18th-century.[51] Unable to weather the disruption to trade caused by the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812-1814, the next generation worked, as did Renouf, for the Nicolles, in their case, as shipmasters. The Clement family returned to shipowning in 1858, when John Clement began to take shares in some of Thomas Renouf`s vessels.
Clement Burgeo
More Jersey Clement info here:
Jersey trees:
Jersey Marriage records and a possible connection to the LeGros family.
22 NOV 1707 Jean Clement Judith Le Gros
    St Brelade
20 Aug 1709 Pierre Clement Elizabeth Le Gros
(At St Pierre)
    St Brelade
06 FEB 1752 Jean Clement Sara Valpy Dit Janvrin
    St Brelade
23 MAY 1660 Elie Le Gros Rachel Clement
    St Peter
Baptism 21 Mar 1686 Judith Le Gros/Le
Gros Bisson
Daughter Elie
  St Brelade
Agnes Ayre in Newfoundland Names has said:
She seems to have used Munn’s information or had access to the source as well….
Seary in his book lists William Clements of Brigus in 1709. John Clement of Jugler’s Cove in Bay Roberts in 1760 and John Clement, merchant of Harbour Grace 1771. It seems like the name died out in Newfoundland around 1800 when John died having 4 surviving daughters.
.John Clements


4 Sept. 1780 Richard Edwards Charles Garland, J.P. Harbour Grace

Christopher Walsh petitioned that he agreed to work for John Clements of Harbour Grace but he was wounded in the leg and Mr. Clements refused to employ and pay him. Mr. G.arland is requested to look into the matter.




John Clements, who died in 1800, leaving his extensive properties to be sold, the proceeds to be shared equally among his four daughters;  whose extensive properties came under the control of his son-in-law, Dr. John Mayne; Nicholas Payne; Thomas Thistle, and Jewer (alt. Jure, Gore, Juer, Journeaux,), whose property was subdivided and sold by James Bailey, who had married one of the Jewer daughters.

Name Jane Harriet Clements
Event Type Birth
Event Date 23 Dec 1795
Event Place Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada
Gender Female
Father’s Name John Clements
Mother’s Name Margaret
Name: John Tucker
Spouse’s Name: Thomazin Clement
Event Date: 03 Aug 1731
Event Place: Saint Stephen,Exeter,Devon,England

The second wave:

Family arrivals in Port de Grave as recorded by Gerald Andrews 1725 -1770 are:

1725 Taylor, 1727 Tucker, 1731 Hussey, 1735 Kennedy, 1745 Warford, 1755 Efford, 1758 Petten, 1759 Lear, 1760 Coveduct, 1764 Kelligrew, 1768 Batten, 1771 Sheppard.”

John Clements

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Name:         John Clements

Spouse’s Name:   Ann King

Event Date: 14 Jan 1765

Event Place:         Wraxall Near Bristol,Somerset,England



Commander: John Clements.

Ship: Royal Charlotte. .

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Richard Crabb, Lord Macclesfield, Sir John Colebrook and Moses Franko, all of London, merchants.

Home port: London.

Lieutenant: Robert Oxlid.

Gunner: John Willet.

Boatswain: James Irwin.

Carpenter: William Codlip.

Cook: Alexander Stewart.

Surgeon: John Paterson.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 141

Date: 1761 November 28

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