Newman & Co.

Some info on the branch of the family in Oporto. The Chapter on Hunt, Roope, Teague & Co. discusses the Newmans. Church records in chapter on English Factory records or go to Portugal category.

“Oporto Old and New” work of Charles Sellers:

On the Web Archive:



Le Geyt


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.

Jean LeGeyt possibly married into the Clement family of St Brelade and Newfoundland.

06 FEB 1752 Jean Le Geyt Anne Clement
    St Brelade

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 Charles Le Geyt and  sign – looks like principal merchants of Jersey

We the underwritten Subscribers, being the Principal Merchants in Harbour Grace & the Supporters of the Trade in Conception Bay, having seen the annex’d Petition, declare that we verily believe there are nothing but facts represented in it & that we all are

Sufferers in many respects through the said Lawce Coghlan & that he is a very unfitt Person for a Justice of the Peace as well as a Missionary, being Ignorant of the Laws of his Country & a Person of no Education, & pray that he may be Silenc’d or remov’d.

Given under our Hands at Harbour Grace this 26th day of August 1771.

Elias Nibert,  Nichs Fiott,  Robert Gray,  Jno.Clements,  Pet. Du Heaume,  George Davis,  Willm Lilly,Jno.  Le Geyt,  Jno. Alcock,  Jno. Cox,  Thos. Danson,  Willm LeMaistre


1717 These Channel Islanders, in this year, were involved with the Newfoundland trade and fish business, Seale, Patriarche, Chevallier (alias Knight), Chastray, Denton, Orengette, Janvrin, Carteret, Dean, Pipon, Lempriere, Auley (or Anley?), Le Bailly, Nicolle, Messervy, Marett, Maugier, Brown, Touzell, Martell, Seward and others.” (A. C. Saunders, co. Jersey Bulletin)

Seale 0023 Will of John Seale 3rd Oct. 1713 Dartmouth  document online

Will Beneficiaries – Mother, Elizabeth Seale (née Benest) – sisters Elizabeth Marett – Susannah Poindextre – Nephew John Seale, son of Thomas – Uncle & Aunt Seale & children – Brothers-in-law Edward Marett jnr., John Poindextre & children – sister-in-law Elizabeth Seale (née Pipon) & children

Seale 0045 Anne Seale to brother John Seale ( french) 7 Nov. 1732

Hopeful of receiving a letter from J.S. Her aunt of La Moye (in Jersey), her mother and aunt Marett sent their compliments. Cousin Peter Marett had just arrived from the Canaries. She sent compliments to her aunt & uncle Pipon and also her cousins.

Le Feuvre

0 Oct. 1789 Gov. Mark Milbanke John Brown, James Rennells Gov. Milbanke notifies Brown   and Rennells that Mr. Le Feuvre of Burin did not have a chance to defend himself in court, but Milbanke suspects that Le Feuvre “took it upon himself to act against the Dealers, in a manner not altogether consistent either with Law or Equity. Milbanke instructs Brown and Rennells that in case Le Feuvre should make another application to them for “the seizure of any Boats, Fishing Rooms, or other Effects of Boatkeepers (his Debtors) in your district, that you will only attach (and take such security as may be necessary for preventing the Boatkeeprs making away with)…”


There appear to be 2 wills in Jersey…..

Will and Testament of John Chapman of Sherborne, England, now of Jersey Harbour, Newfoundland. Dated 10/1/1857.

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Reference: D/Y/A/31/108

Date: November 16th 1863