Join us for an evening of fun and prizes.
With Honourary Guest: Her Honour Jane Furneaux Crosbie, wife of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Honourable John Crosbie.
All gift donated to the Healthy Baby Club, Trinity Conception Family Resource Centre, and other selected charities.
Baby items and monetary gifts appreciated.
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Nicholas Guy and Family Went on to Found Carbonear
People in Carbonear may have special interest in Nicholas Guy and his family since they are recognized as the founders of the town of Carbonear. Nicholas Guy’s wife’s name or the baby’s name were not recorded, but it is believed she was one of the 16 women settlers that John Guy brought to Cupids Cove in 1612.
Nicholas Guy’s Letter from Carbonear
Nicholas and his family probably moved to Harbour Grace when the Bristol’s Hope Plantation was established in about 1617.
By 1631, Nicholas and his family were settled on Sir Percival Willoughby’s land in Carbonear, where they were busy fishing, farming and trapping furs. In a letter Nicholas wrote to Sir Percival on September 1, 1631, he asked to have more men sent over to help him with his work. He also asked that he be given a commission so that more people would come and settle on the land. In the same letter, Nicholas said that he was doing well in Carbonear and had made £100 that year. He talked about making butter and cheese: some he sold, and some he gave to his neighbours.
Nicholas Guy’s Family Most Prominent Planter Family in Carbonear
Nicholas’ family continued to live in Carbonear through the 17th century and became the most prominent planter family in that town. The 1675 census lists both Jonathon Guy Sr. (probably Nicholas’ son, but we do not know if it was the son born in 1613) and Jonathon Guy Jr. living at Carbonear. The 1677 census records a Nicholas Guy living at Carbonear who was probably the grandson of the original Nicholas. When a list of planters was written up in 1708, the Guy family was still living in Carbonear.
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