The start of the Noseworthy family of Bryant’s Cove is likely identified here :
In 1774 James and Jane Noseworthy write letters and mention their son John.
I have incorporated a lot of information in family trees in a very rough format.
These can be made available upon email request.
Nov 16 1769 Thomas NOSEWORTHY married Margaret WHITE St. John’s
Some good posts on the NFLD-ROOTS message board about the Southside Harbour Grace Noseworthys:
From R. Noseworthy on Moses Noseworthy
From V. Powers on Jacob N. Noseworthy of Hr. Grace South who married Jane French
Alfred Noseworthy and Mary Canning
The will of William Sheppard 1852 – beneficiary Jane Nosary nee French
The will of father of Charlotte Brown and of Sarah Brown Noseworthy
|09 Aug 1767||Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (Pitts Harbour, Labrador)||Captain Jonathan Hamilton, Surrogate for Labrador||Justice George Robinson Walters, Esq. at Forteaux was informed that a crew of 8 men had a quarrel and one of the men, Richard Newgent was murdered. It is likely that another man was murdered lately by some of the crew at the Island of Bois. The men are to be apprehended and tried at St. John’s. The rest of the crew is: Henley, Dunfee, Nosworthy, Windsor, Carter, Wollicot, and Dellon. The locations of these men at the time are listed.|
|02 Nov 1767||Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. John’s)||Nathaniel Brooks states that there is a vacant fishing room on the North side of Bay Bulls adjoining to James Cully’s lower room and extending to a room named Nosworthys Room. He will use it if he can have possession of it. He can erect fishing works for his benefit.|
Will of WILLIAM BOWERS – BAY DE VERDE – 1739
The Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM BOWERS, Carpenter of Bay Da Verd, bearing date May the twenty third and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine. In the Name of God Amen. I WILLIAM BOWER of the Harbour of Bay De Verds Carpenter being weak in Body but of sound and perfect mind and knowing the uncertainty of this life I give and bequeath first my Soul to God who gave it me in hopes of a certain Resurrection through the Mercy of Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth from whom I came to be decently buried according to my Exrs. will. Imprimis first I give and bequeath unto MR. NICHOLAS BELBIN my Bed and Bedding and likewise my watch and my chest of cloaths and a chest of tools and likewise the money that is due from MR. STONE to me and MR. BELBIN to pay unto MR. NORSERY? the money I owe him and to the son of MR. BELBIN whose name is SLADE and him the money that is mine now remaining in the hands of HENRY SANDERS MERCER at the town of SHAFTSBURY in DORSET and a small Bed that is over at MR STONES. I give unto THOMAS CROUCH? and likewise a chest that is at MR. ABRAM PERKINS that GEORGE COX had of me to MR. NICHOLAS BELBIN who is my lawfull Executor to this my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and seal the Day above written.
|85||02 Nov 1767||Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. John’s)||Nathaniel Brooks states that there is a vacant fishing room on the North side of Bay Bulls adjoining to James Cully’s lower room and extending to a room named Nosworthys Room. He will use it if he can have possession of it. He can erect fishing works for his benefit.|