Early Ivamy Families of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland

With the information that follows, I am beginning to attempt to summarise and detail the early Ivamy families of Trinity Bay. Records generally begin around the 1750's, at which time there seem to already be 3 separate Ivamy families: Of these three patriarchs, James was likely the most senior, as he was buried in Feb 1766, while his daughter Sarah was married in June 1766. George and Margaret's first child James was baptised in Feb 1757, while John & Patience had children baptised up to 1771. Of these three matriarchs, Margaret lived to the age of 95. She died on 12 Jan 1829 and is buried in English Harbour, where her headstone still stands. I don't know what became of Mary or Patience. I don't have maiden names for any of these women. Whether these three families were originally related in some way is unknown to me. James is reputed to have come from Ringwood, Hampshire, but I have not seen any evidence to this effect. Note also that there are additional very early Ivamy's, such as the following I suspect that Mary (wife of Francis Long) is a daughter of James & Mary Ivamy, but I know nothing of the origins of the other two Mary's. Likewise, I don't know who the parents of George and James were (although James & Mary Ivamy are a possibility).
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Registers of St. Paul's Anglican Church (Trinity)

Below are transcripts of events recorded in the register for the Anglican Parish of St. Paul, in Trinity. A microfilm copy of the parish register can be viewed at the National Archives (it is microfilm number M-1947). Be aware that I may have introduced some errors in transcription... if you spot errors/omissions, let me know. Also note that some records (especially the early ones) sometimes appear multiple times in the register. It also seems to have been common practice to baptise children more than once (the first baptism likely being done privately in the home, with the second being a public event).

    BAPTISMS
    ========
    Baptism            Name              Parent(s)

       Feb 1757        James          s  George Ivmay
    25 Feb 1757        James          s  George & Margaret Iv[torn]
    14 Dec 1757        Georg          s  James & Mary Ivemey
     6 Nov 1758        Goarg          s  Goarg & Margret Ivemey
    28 Feb 1759        Anne           d  James & Mary Ivemy
    15 Oct 1759        Joseph         s  John & Pachenc Ivemey
    28 Oct 1761        Thomas         s  James & Mary [torn]
    5  [torn] 1764     Thomas         s  James & Mary Ivymy
    11 [torn] 1764     Cath[torn]     d  George & Margaret Ivymy
    [torn]             Katharine      d  [torn] & Margret Ivemy
    15 May             Sarrah         d  George Ivemey ["Margreat" is written into the margin]
    21 [torn] 1765     Elizabeth      d  George & Margaret Ivymy

    28 Oct 1761        Thomas         s  James & Mary Ivymy
    30 Mar 1763        Catharine      d  George & Margaret Ivymy
     5 Oct 1764        [torn]         s  James & Mary Ivimy
    11 Oct 1764        Catharine      d  George & Margaret Ivymy
    15 May 1765        Sarah          d  George & Margaret Ivymy
    21 Aug 1765        Elizabeth      d  George & Margt Ivymy       publickly:  7 Sep 1766
    17 Oct 1766        William        s  John & Patience Ivymy
     6 May 1767        Joseph         s  George & Margaret Ivymy    publickly: 15 Mar 1768
    30 Jan 1769        Mary           d  George & Margt Ivymy       publickly: 17 Jun 1770
     9 Sep 1770        John           s  Hannah Ivymy, said to be John Lawless's
    30 Nov 1770        William Sweet  s  George & Margt Ivymy       publickly: 18 Aug 1771
    13 Nov 1771        Mary           d  John & Patience Ivymy
    13 Oct 1772        William        s  Sarah Ivymy, said to be Stephen Hooky's
     9 Jan 1774        Martin         s  George & Margaret Ivymy    English Harbour
    17 Sep 1775        John           s  George & Margt Ivymy
    17 Feb 1777        John           s  Margaret Eyvemy, said to be John Kearly's a Eiershman
    30 Jun 1777        Mary           d  Ann Ivmey, bastard
     5 Oct 1777        Catharine & Martha  dd  John & Patience Eyvmey
     8 Nov 1777        John           s  Margreat Iyvimy, said to be John Keyleys a Eyerishman
    25 Jun 1780        Elizabeth      d  Ann Ivemey
     9 Jul 1781        [not stated]   s  James & Elizabeth Ivmy
     1 Aug 1784        Elizabeth      d  Ann Ivemy
    10 Oct 1784        Grace          d  James & [blank] Ivamy of Bonav[entur]a  aged 2 months
    29 Sep 1786        Elizabeth      d  James & Elizh Ivamy of this Harbour
     8 Oct 1786        Grace          d  James & Jane Ivamy of Bonaven[tur]a  aged 8 months
     1 Nov 1788        Patience       d  James & Jane Ivamy of Bonaventura    aged 11 months 11 days
    12 Sep 1790        James Pottle   s  James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour
    16 Oct 1790        James          s  James & Jane Ivamy of Bonaventura  aged 8 months
    18 Oct 1790        Patience & Mary   dd  Joseph & Elizh Ivamy of this Harbour
    22 May 1790        Mary           d  James & Elizh Ivamy of this Harbour
    20 May 1791        Elizabeth      d  Joseph & Elizh Ivamy of this Harbour
    24 Jun 1792        Elizabeth      d  James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour
     9 Aug 1792        Honor          d  James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour
    25 Sep 1792        Elizabeth      d  Joseph & Elizabeth Ivamy of Bonaventura   aged 22 months
    20 Oct 1792        Matthew        s  James & Jane Ivamy of Bonaventura
    17 May 1793        Geo Morley     s  Joseph & Elizabeth Ivamy of Bonaventura  aged 5 months
    25 May 1794        George         s  James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour   pub: 19 Oct 1794
    19 Oct 1794        George         s  James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour
     5 Oct 1795        Jonathan       s  John [appears to be crossed out] & Amy Ivamy [was Miller, but it got crossed out] of Bonaven[tur]a
    24 May 1796        Mary           d  James & Jane Ivamy of Bonaventura  aged 12 months
    20 May 1798        George Morley  s  Joseph & Elizh Ivamy of Bona[ventur]a  aged 4 and a half years
    20 May 1798        James Ivamy of Bonaventura aged 42 years
    23 May 1798        Joan           d of the late James & Jane Ivamy of Bonaven[tur]a
    27 Nov 1798        Mary           d  Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 18 months
    27 Oct 1799        James          s  John & Amy Ivamy of Bonaven[tur]a  aged 3 months
    13 Nov 1800        Joseph         s  Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 12 months
     2 Sep 1802        George         s  John & Amy Ivamy of Bon[aventur]a
    24 Mar 1803        Maria          d  Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 11 months
    19 Jun 1803        George         s  [John ?] & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 2 months   pub: 27 Dec 1803
    26 Jun 1803        Sarah          d  William & Ann Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 11 months
     8 Sep 1804        Martin         s  William & Ann Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 2 months    pub: 16 Nov 1804
    16 Nov 1804        Richard        s  Martin & Martha Ivamy of English Harbour
    20 Apr 1805        John           s  John & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 3 months  pub: 1 Sep 1805
    27 Apr 1805        William        s  Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  born 10 Feb 1805  pub: 14 Dec 1805
    29 Jun 1806        Thomas         s  William & Ann Ivamy of English Harbour  born 15 May 1806  pub: 13 Oct 1806
    21 Sep 1806        Amy            d  Martin & Martha Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 7 weeks
     9 Aug 1807        Elizabeth      d  John & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  born 28 June 1807  pub: 6 Dec 1807
    30 Mar 1808        Grace          d  Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  born 13 Feb 1808  pub: 29 Nov 1808
    20 Aug 1808        Philip         s  William & Margaret [was "Ann" but it got crossed out] Ivamy of English Harbour  born 6 Jul 1808  pub: 17 Oct 1808
    29 Sep 1808        Tirzah         d  Martin & Martha Ivamy of English Harbour  born 21 Aug 1808
    19 Jan 1810        Catherine      d  John & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 24 Oct 1810  born 4 Dec 1809
    13 Dec 1810        Mark           s  William & Ann Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 21 Jul 1811  born 30 Sep 1810
     7 Jan 1811        Jane [maybe "Jane Barnes"]  d  Martin & Martha Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 21 Jul 1811  born 17 Nov 1810
    14 Oct 1811        John           s  Samuel Junr & Martha Ivamy of Bonavent[ur]a  born 10 Jun 1811
    14 Jul 1812        Francis Barns  s  John & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 18 Oct 1812  born 15 May 1812
    10 Oct 1812        Honor          d  Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 12 Oct 1812  born 20 Aug 1812
    13 Apr 1813        James          s  William & Ann Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 19 Sep 1813  born 21 Dec 1812
    13 Apr 1813        William        s  Martin & Martha Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 11 Jul 1813  born 29 Dec 1812
    14 May 1814        Martin         s  Jonathan & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 10 Jul 1814  born 15 Feb 1814
    19 Aug 1814        Elizabeth      d  Geo & Joannah Ivamy of this Harbour  pub: 25 Oct 1814  born 3 Aug 1814
     1 Mar 1815        Hannah         d  William & Ann Ivamy of English Harbour  born [24 or 29] Dec 1813
    28 Apr 1815        Sarah          d  Martin [was "John" but crossed out] & Martha [was "Mary" but crossed out] Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 9 Jun 1815  born 25 Feb 1815
     2 Nov 1815        Joannah        d  James Junr & Sarah Ivamy of English Harbour  born 9 Sep 1815

    10 Mar 1817        James          s  George & Joanna Ivamy of this Harbour  pub: 31 Oct 1818  born 9 Mar 1817
    10 May 1817        Margaret       d  John & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 23 Oct 1817  born 6 Dec 1816
    17 May 1817        Rachael        d  William & Ann Ivamey of English Harbour  pub: 3 Dec 1817  born 21 Feb 1817
     5 Jul 1817        Mary Elizabeth d  Martin & Martha Ivamy of English Harbour  pub: 12 Nov 1817  born 19 May 1817
     5 Jul 1818        James          s  George & Sarah Ivamy of English Harbour  born 23 Apr 1818
    12 Jul 1818        John           s  James junr & Sarah Ivamy of English Harbour  born 23 May 1818







    MARRIAGES
    =========

    21 Jan 1758    Francis Long & Mary Ivimey

           1760    Joseph [Loeg ?] & Mary [unclear, torn, but "Ivymy" written nearby]

    21 Jan 1758    Francis Long & Mary Ivymy

    [blank]        Joseph Legg & Mary Ivymy
                   This was the last couple the Revd Mr Benjamin Lindsay married here.

    22 Jun 1766    John Galton & Sarah Ivymy, d of Mary, widow of James Ivymy, lately deceased

    15 Sep 1767    Richard Collier & Mary Long, relict of Francis Long

     5 Jan 1769    John Royal of Corten Denhan Somerset, near Sherborn
                   Mary Ivymy in English Harbour

    20 Dec 1771    John Canfor (Granvil, alias Cranvil) of Dungawan, Ireland
                   Hannah Ivymy, d of Mary Ivymy, widow

    14 Oct 1774    Stephen Hooky of ChristChurch Hants
                   Sarah Ivymy, d of John & Patience Ivymy at Bonaventure

     9 Sep 1779    Richard Richards (known as "double Dick")
                   Susannah Eyvimy

    30 Apr 1780    George Lambert of Obourn parish near Shearboun Dorset
                   Catharine Eivmey, d of Mr Eivmey, planter in English Harbour

    16 Oct 1783    James Ivmey of Bonaventure
                   Jean Abbott, d of Mathew Abbott in Trinity

    10 Jan 1784    Robert Hart Junr & Sarah Ivamy, both of English Harbour

    21 Sep 1784    Joseph Mours of this Harbour
                   Eliza Ivamy, d of Geo & Margaret Ivamy of English Harbour

    24 Nov 1786    John Woods of Old Perlican
                   Catherine Ivamy, d of John & Patience Ivamy

    26 Aug 1787    Joseph Ivamy
                   Elizh Morley, d of James & [Mary or Margt] Morley of this Harbour

     8 Oct 1789    Robert Kingman of Axminster Devon
                   Mary Ryal widow of the late John Ryal

    14 Oct 1792    Samuel Miller Junr of Samuel Miller planter at Bonaventura
                   Martha Ivamy, d of John & [blank] Ivamy of Bonaventura

    18 Oct 1794    William Spencer of this Harbour
                   Mary Ivamy of English Harbour, d of Geo & Margaret Ivamy planters

    19 Oct 1794    John Ivamy Junr
                   Amy Miller, d of Samuel & [blank] Miller of Bonaventura

     1 Jan 1798    Joseph Ivamy
                   Mary, d of Thomas & Sarah Wells of English Harbour

    27 Oct 1800    James Vallis of Lidford parish Somerset
                   Jane, widow of the late James Ivamy of Bonav[entur]a in this district

    10 Apr 1801    William, s of Thomas and Sarah Wells
                   Mary, d of James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour

     9 Oct 1801    William Ivamy & Ann Wells, both of English Harbour

    27 Oct 1801    John Ivamy & Mary Barns both of English Harbour

    17 Nov 1802    John Ivamy of New Bonaven[tur]a
                   Mary, widow of the late Geo Hart of English Harbour

    28 Dec 1802    Stephen, s of Stephen & Sarah Abbot of Bonavista
                   Martha, d of James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour

     6 Oct 1803    John, s of Thomas & Sarah Wells of English Harbour
                   Sarah, widow of the late Martin Ivamy of English Harbour

    17 Oct 1803    Martin Ivamy
                   Martha, d of Geo & Jane Barns of English Harbour

    24 Apr 1804    Richard Cook of this Harbour
                   Grace Ivamy of Bonaventura, d of Jane Vallis by her former husband

    11 Oct 1804    William Penney Junr & Margaret Ivamy, both of English Harbour

    27 Nov 1804    Isaac Phillips & Patience Ivamy, both of Bonaventura

    31 Oct 1806    James, s of William & Ann Penney
                   Ann, d of James & Joan Ivamy
                   both of English Harbour

    17 Nov 1806    James, s of late John & Hannah Dwyer
                   Patience, d of Joseph & late Elizh Ivamy of this Harbour

    20 Dec 1808    Richard, s of John & Mary Abbot of Bonavista planter
                   Elizabeth, d of James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour

    29 Nov 1813    Matthew, s of William & Mary Miller of New Bonaventura
                   Mary, d of Joseph Ivamy of English Harbour

    31 Dec 1813    Gerrard Ford Junr of Bonavista
                   Honora, d of James & Joan Ivamy of English Harbour

    18 Oct 1814    James Ivamy of Bonaventura
                   Elizabeth [Dean ?] of Bonavista

     2 Nov 1815    James, s of James & Joan Ivamy planter of English Harbour
                   Sarah, d of late James Skiffington of Bonavista
                   married by Abraham Akerman at Bonavista

     5 Nov 1816    George, s of James & Joan Ivamy
                   Sarah, d of Richard & Catherine Spragg of English Harbour



    28 Dec 1822    James Ivamy - New Bonaventure
                   Sarah Barnes - English Harbour
                   with consent of father and friends

    25 Oct 1824    George Ivamy - bachelor
                   Susannah Cook - spinster
                   both from this parish, married with consent of parents

    11 Oct 1825    Jonathan Ivamy - bachelor
                   Amy Moores - spinster
                   both from this parish, married with consent of friends

    21 Apr 1826    Joseph Abbott - batchelor of Bonavista parish
                   Amy Ivamy - spinster of this parish

     9 Oct 1826    Mathew Ivamy & Patience Ledrow, both of this parish
                   private home

     1 Nov 1827    Joseph Ivamy & Maria Penny, both of this parish
                   consent of parents

    24 May 1831    George Ivamy & Leah Benson, both of this parish
                   consent of friends

    19 Oct 1831    John Besston & Thirza Ivamy, both of this parish
                   consent of parents

    23 Oct 1832    William Ivamy & Sarah Short, both of this parish
                   consent of mother

    28 Oct 1834    James Ivamy & Amy Start, both of this parish

    25 Oct 1835    John Quintan & Elizabeth Ivamy, both of this parish

     2 Nov 1835    William Hiscock & Honor Ivamey, both of this parish

    25 Nov 1839    Jacob Miller, bachelor
                   Amy Ivamy, widow
                   both of this parish
                   Bonavista Church

    18 Nov 1841    Samuel Miller - New Bonaventure
                   Aimey Ivamey - New Bonaventure















    BURIALS
    =======

    15 Feb 1766    Mr James Ivymy, husband to Mary Ivymy

    23 Mar 1781    Philip, son of George & Margreat Ivymy   English Harbour

    [1 Oct?] 1782  George & James Ivmey, tow [sic] brothers both belonging
                   to Mr Pottle of English Harbour

    12 Feb 1792    James Ivamy junr of this Harbour who was accidentally drowned
                   in ye SW Arm [Friday ?] last  aged 12 years

     9 Arp 1794    Elizh Ivamy of Bonaventure in this district aged 25 years

    24 May 1798    James Ivamy of Bonaventure  aged 41 years

    24 Feb 1802    Amy, wife of John Ivamy of Bonaventura

    21 Nov 1802    George Ivamy Senr of English Harbour  aged [60 ?]

    17 Jun 1805    [Mary or Marg] daughter of Joseph & the late Elizh Ivamy
                   of the North Side

    27 May 1810    Maria, daughter of Joseph & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 8 years

    18 Mar 1813    an infant son (Francis Banes ?) to Jn & Mary Ivamy  English Harbour

    15 Jul 1814    William Ivamy of New Bonaventure  aged 50 years

    12 Feb 1814    James Ivamy (Trinity) aged 75 years

    17 Aug 1817    Sarah, daughter of [Mark ?] & Mary Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 2 years

    19 Nov 1818    William, son of William and [blank] Ivamy  English Harbour  aged 14 years

    19 Nov 1818    John, son of John and [blank] Ivamy  English Harbour  aged 12 years

    20 Jun 1820    a daughter of William & Sarah Ivamy of English Harbour  aged 18 years


                   Name                 Abode                   Age
                   ================================================

    10 Jun 1821    Mary Ivamy           English Harbour         46
    14 Aug 1821    [blank] Ivamy        English Harbour          1
    13 Feb 1830    John Ivamy           Salmon Cove              4 months
    29 May 1831    George Ivamy         Ship Cove               26
    15 Sep 1831    Adam Ivamy           Ship Cove                4 years
    18 Oct 1833    Mary Ivamy           Trinity                  3
    12 Jun 1834    John Ivamy           New Bonaventure         72
    29 Jun 1835    George Ivamy         Ship Cove                3
     7 Oct 1835    Elizabeth Ivamy      Trinity                 85
     4 Jan 1837    Johanna Ivamy        Trinity                 42
    14 Jan 1837    Joseph Ivamy         Trinity                 14
    18 Nov 1838    Jonathon Ivamy       Bonaventure             42
     6 Jan 1842    Mary Ivamy           New Bonaventure         71

     2 Oct 1843    Joseph Ivamy         Ireland's Eye           84
    12 Nov 1844    William Ivamy        Trinity                  9
    10 Apr 1862    Elizabeth Ivamy      Freshwater              23
    11 Oct 1862    George Ivamy         Robin Hood               4
    19 Mar 1864    George Ivamy         Robin Hood              71


Methodist Records from Trinity

Methodist Missionaries arrived in/near Trinity in the early 1800's and soon established a following in English Harbour. Among those who converted were many members of the Ivamy family. I have not found any registers of baptisms, marriages, etc, for Trinity or English Harbour but several of the missionaries kept journals and regularly sent extracts to their superiors in England. I have transcribed a number of these letters to England, which you can view here. Notably among these letters are: Items published in the Wesleyan Methodist Magazine also offer some information:

Methodist Records from Bonavista

From the Bonavista register we have:
   BAPTISMS
   ========

   13 April 1859   Jabez John, son of Philip & Sarah Ivemy of English Hr, born 27 Nov 1858


   MARRIAGES
   =========

   12 December 1863
   George Pardy, batchelor of Bonavista
   Sarah Ivimy

   20 December 1870
   David Abbott of Bonavista
   Arianna Ivemy of English Harbour

   03 December 1872
   Philip Swyres of Bonavista
   Jane Ivemy of English Harbour


1753 Census

The 1753 census contains a lone Ivamy entry, in Salmon Cove, for James Ifamy and 1 mistress, 0 male children, 5 female children, 6 English servants, 7 Irish servants, 2 boats, 0 skeefs, 1 stage, 1 trainfeat, 0 wharfs, and 0 storehouses.

Court Records

In August 1993, Cec Vivian sent me a copy of a transcript of the trial of John Quinlan, who stood accused of the murder of John Bugden. A guilty verdict and death penalty were announced on 3 Oct 1771. Central to the trial was the testimony of William Ivamey, who is recorded as being between 16 and 17 years of age. Apparently John Quinlan resided at English Harbour, and from the testimony, it appears that William Ivamey resided there too. It further sounds like Quinlan was living in the house of Mrs. Sweet.

The source of this record is CO 194 - Vol.30 (1771) - Film B/675 at PANL, although A0059 (pages 2-6) is handwritten on the typed transcript that I was sent.


1800/01 Census of Trinity Bay

I'm told that there are 4 Ivamy's listed:
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