Trishe Willis has returned from holiday spent in continuing her photographing of
14 Newfoundland cemeteries which she is now cataloging and transcribing.
Jason WALL sent a query about the ancestors of Benjamin BIDGOOD b.c. 1750
Petty Harbour Newfoundland and his link to England.
? BIDGOOD was born bef. 1700, his son Benjamin John BIDGOOD was born about 1710 probably in Devon, England and died 1759 in Newfoundland, Canada.
Benjamin John BIDGOOD who was born about 1710 probably in Devon, England. He married Grace TUCKER in West Teignmouth Devon England in 1741 and had at least two children Benjamin and William. A Cooper, Benjamin John developed merchant and shipping enterprises which took him to Newfoundland where in about 1750 he married Mary ?. They had a son Phillip and lived in Petty Harbor, Newfoundland. Benjamin John was buried in St John’s Newfoundland in 1759.
Descendants continue to live in Petty Harbor and nearby St John’s, though at least one emigrated to Massachusetts USA.
I have some 230 of these descendants in my records.
Petty Harbour, Avalon, Newfoundland
St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
West Teignmouth, Devonshire, England