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

In 1805 the Clements Estate had a vacant property with the backroom of a house in Southside Harbour Grace. Had the Noels and the Yetman’s moved on after the death of John Clements?

in 1785 he sold a property on the northside Harbour Grace to William Martin Jr. Meadow, 2 stages, 2 houses, 2 flakes, 2 gardens for 147 pounds.

clement 3

Name Edward Bulmer
Spouse’s Name Mary Clements
Event Date 1791
Event Place Saint Augustine The Less, Bristol, Gloucester, England

The Bulmer family of Hereford originated in the north of England. Edward Bulmer I wine merchant, who migrated to Bristol in the eighteenth century, was the younger son of a Yorkshire farmer. Edward moved to Hereford early in the nineteenth century, and his younger sons Charles and Richard joined him in business. He became mayor in 1822; and his son Richard was also elected and died in 1834 during his year of office. The eldest son Edward Bulmer II (Rev. Edward Bulmer Snr) entered the Church, becoming rector of Moreton-on-Lugg, and a member of the College of Vicars Choral. He married a daughter of the eminent composer Dr. John Clarke Whitfeld, who was organist at Hereford Cathedral. Two of their sons entered the family wine business at Widemarsh Street, Hereford – the other sons entered the Church.


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.
This property was bought from John Squires in 1790 and was occupied by Squires still in 1804. It was used for a fish processing plant. The property in Bryant’s Cove was owned jointly with Thomas Noseworthy and was sold to Tim Hearne. It also was used for a fish processing plant.
In 1820 the Clements property in Port de Grave was sold to George Smith. Michael Power, Clements partner of 16 years had lived there. In 1782 John Clements partner in Port de Grave was Richard Gosse.
In 1792 Clements had a mortgage on a property in Bread and Cheese Cove to cover a debt. Robert Gosse continued payments until 1822 to George Lilly for the estate.
Robert Parsons of island Cove was John Clements  partner in Upper Island Cove and ran a fish processing plant there (1788).
The fish plant in Juggler’s Cove was sold to William Earle in 1760.
John Clements in HG was the agent for Mr. Fox. Mooney/Casey sued him in 1788. Mr Attwell Clements involved?
“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.
Conception Bay North
Harbour Grace Court House Petition 1791

The principal merchants of Conception Bay addressed a petition to Chief 
Justice John REEVES at St. John's for the establishment of a permanent
Court at Harbor Grace.  He had been sent from England to promote 
improvements in court proceedings.  The petition was signed by the following:
Robert PARSONS Michael DALEY
William COLE William MARTIN
Charles PARSONS William DANSON
Timothy HEARN Edward PIKE
William PINSENT Thomas LEWIS
Philip BEENLEN Richard NITT
John G. DUNBAR (For Jones, Romb, Joy & Co.)
William MULLOWNEY (For John Webb, Jr. & Co.)
The petition was granted, but it took some 15 years before the first
Court House was erected at Harbor Grace.
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

Jean LeGeyt possibly the merchant of Harbour Grace may have married into the Clement family of St Brelade and Newfoundland.

06 FEB 1752 Jean Le Geyt Anne Clement
    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.
william Clement 1696 Bristol

Bristol Burgess certificate of John Clement, mariner      1795 Nov 9


Name: William Clement
Spouse’s Name: Ann Goodshipp
Event Date: 24 Dec 1691
Event Place: Saint Augustine The Less,Bristol,Gloucester,England


Name: John Clements
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 20 Oct 1724
Christening Date (Original): 20 OCT 1724
Father’s Name: William Clements
Mother’s Name: Ann
 27 & 28 – Ancient lease: Corporation of Bristol to John Clement and others – 1759 Nov 6


.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. Garland 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: Privateer 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

John Clement letter of Marque 1813:

Nicholas Clement:

Peter Clement:



John Guy was the founder of Cooper’s Cove who later moved to Bristol’s Hope near Harbour Grace.



01 SEP 1668 Thomas Tailleur Jeanne Gay
               St Saviour

This Gay marriage reference and as godparents is possibly from the Guy family.

A Nich Guy signed this 1708 Carbonear document provided by David Pike:











‘Factory’ in this context is an establishment for traders carrying on business in a foreign country or a merchant company’s trading station. A chaplaincy attached to the Factory was established in the mid 17th century, with the first chaplain being appointed in 1654.

Some Lisbon merchants – Leghorn (Livorno) section also includes Garlands

Lisbon Christenings

Can search here for surnames then look up record to get the parents:

Records here:

Portugese marriages:

entries can be found at the above link by copying this into the place of birth:


some names of interest Pyke, Hudson, Hutson, Nosworthie, Martin, Earle, Curnow, Butler


List of Fathers at christenings 1700-1800

John Slesson Robert Tidswell
Thomas Trollope Richard Tidswell
Thomas Toone John Farmer
John Caulet January Farmer
Thomas Newman James Alvey
Samuel Askwith George Bullimore
Benjamin Evans Alexander Bunting
James Warre Bartholomew John Bull
William Warre John Overbeck
John Gabriel Schmidt John Page
Edward Lloyd Charles Page
Wm. Babington Justinian Kerry
Francis Bearsley Thomas Derbey
Charles Bearsley John Kingston
William Bearsley Benjamin Kingston
Oliver Beckett Richard Gillett
John Olive Joseph Longstaff
Robert Jackson Antony Rocher
John Brownlie Thomas Reily
Philip Brin Jacob Herault
Thomas Follett John Gotlieb Rezel
Samuel Mead John Christmas Smith
John Bayly John Palmer
James Brett William Smith
Hook Christian Smith
John Cooth Thomas Croft
John Hitchcock Stephen Croft
John Thompson John Croft
Stephen Thompson Thomas Croft
Thomas Thompson John Wade
Harry Thompson Daniel Shepheard
Samuel Weaver Thomas Snow
Henry Peter Wichers Stephen Dupuy
William Fish George Martin
William Campion Benjamin Webber
Thomas Dawson Nicholas Webber
Robert Brown John Webb
Francis Pitt James Webb
Thomas Plummer James Tynn Nash
Joseph Plummer Thomas Nash
John Clark William Swarbreck
William Montgomery Alexander Ogilvy
John More John Fryer
Joseph Murat Edward Egan
Peter Muratt Russel Wager
John Gabe William Wharton
James Bowman John Kessor
Alexander Fry John Hesketh
William Clutterbuck John Hammond
William Brooks William Bennet
James Stewart Lovell Pennell
Daniel Lesueur Robert Perrett
George Wye James Wood
John Wye Henry Wood
James Taylor John Woods
Benjamin Wyat Adam Standert
Francis Young Thomas Stafford
Edward Whitaker Gray Conway Stafford
Joseph Harris James Butt
Charles Harris

Portuguese Burials – Thanks S.R. and

From: “Pauline McGregor Currien”

I should have said that there are many more Baptisms, burials and Marriages
on Film 0477648 than I have noted and really if anybody suspects their
ancestor went out to India for HEIC and may have worked in the Portuguese
Factory they would be well advised to look at this film. There were also a
few American families, Swedish and Russian families named as well as men
from the Loyal regiments, the Royal Etrangers and French Canoniers to name
those i remember seeing.


From S. R.
I found this inscription transcribed in an old transcription made of the gravestones in St. George’s Church cemetery, Lisbon, I don’t know if both names are inscribed on the same stone, but the record seemed to imply that:
“Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Joseph Martin
Many Years a Merchant in this City
A Member of the British Factory
He lived with a fair Character and in Much Esteem. and dying on the 6th of June, 1741
His remains are deposited beneath
This Stone
Here lie the Remains of
Mr. Paul Martin
who departed this Life, 15th September 1758, Aged 51 years”
They are in the same plot, but there is no indication on the gravestone as to their relationship.

Imigração Inglesa no Porto Séc. XVIII 

A fellow on this forum had 4 suggestions on following up on Feitoria Inglesa:

1) “The Factory at Oporto House” by John Delaforce.  (Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd, Bromley, Kent – 1979).This seems to be used copies available Toronto Library and on Amazon.

2) “Oporto Old and New” work of Charles Sellers:

On the Web Archive:

Available also on Microfilm from Salt Lake City.

3) “Bacchus & Hermes’ work, António Barros Cardoso (1st edition 2003). – Portuguese 2 volumes? the most complete work about Inglês merchants in Oporto in the period 1700-1756.

4) local tax records – Livros da Imposição do Vinho

the books of the “Wine Imposition”: were the accounts of all wine dealers established in Porto and Gaia.  Any wine entered in these cities, whether it came from Viana do Castelo, either the Duero or even South was subject to tax if sold in the local market.  It  was tax free if exported. Some interesting info apparently. Available for Oporto but lost for Lisbon.

The City Historical Archive (not to be confused with the District Archive of Porto) to search the “Books of Wine Imposition”.

A search for books of “Wine Imposition” may tell us: where the person lived throughout his years of activity, if he worked directly or used another merchant’s apprentice, who their customs employees, carriers , guarantors were, etc.

They (the Feitoria files) are in the Historic Archive in the house of Prince, Port Maria

Cadiz, located about sixty miles northwest of Gibraltar, was the most important coastal city in Spain after 1717. Situated on a narrow, rocky point of land, that year it became the point of deposit for all goods arriving from Spanish America. Its sheltered harbor made it a natural and major port of call for Mediterranean shipping. The English factory there issued instructions to be followed by arriving British vessels.

For these complex services agents in these southern European ports earned their fees. At Bilbao the firms of the Gardoquis and Lynch, Kelly, Kelly & Moroney; at Barcelona earlier the Harris Brothers and later Miller & Forrester or else Greene, Ford & Hull; at Alicante the firm of Wombwell, Coxon & Wombwell, or Fletcher, Road & Co.; at Cadiz Macky & Smith during the 1730s and, on the eve of the Revolution, Bewickes, Timerman & Co., or Duff & Welch; while at Lisbon Parr & Bulkeley or Mayne, Burn & Mayne, or Thomas Horne – all these firm members, accompanied by their families, resided in Iberian cities over this

The English in Porto: