A surname of England, ? from the English place name Catterall (Lancashire) or an unidentified place in Hampshire, or a nickname. (Reaney, Weekley). Matthews traced Gattrell in Hampshire.



At St. John's: Getherall, Joseph - of Bay Bulls married Williams, Mary - of Bay Bulls - 13 Dec. 1828. Witnesses: John Cody and Mary Getherall.
At Bay Bulls:
(St. Patrick's Parish.)
Power, John - of Caplin Bay married Getheral, Mary - of Bay Bulls - 5 Nov. 1830. Witnesses: Peter Power and Catherine Coady. Priest: Edward Morison.
  Getheral, Stephen - of Bay Bulls married Mokeler, Honorah - of Bay Bulls. 20 June 1833. Witnesses: Cornelious Glynn and Frances Mullowny. Priest: Patrick Cleary.
  Getheral, Thomas - baptised at Bay Bulls - 29 Apr. 1833. Parents: Getheral, Joseph and Williams, Mary. Sponsors: Thomas Getheral and Frances Mullowny. Priest: Patrick Cleary.
At Caplin Bay: Voter's List for Caplin Bay:
1840, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1845, 1846 - Joseph & Stephen Gatherall;
1847 - Thomas, Joseph, & Stephen Gatherall;
1852, 1855 - Joseph & Stephen Gatherall;
1859 - Joseph, John (son of Joseph) & Stephen Gatherall. (The notation after Joseph's name says "moved to Renews" was likely an update for the 1861 Voter's List.
  Lovell's 1871 Directory: Thomas Gatherall, fisherman.
  McAlpine's 1894 Directory: John Getherall, fisherman
  McAlpine's 1898 Directory: John Getherall, fisherman.
  McAlpine's 1904 Directory: John Getherall, fisherman
Family History: This surname, believed to have originated in either Devonshire or Hampshire, England, has been associated with the Bay Bulls and Bauline East area of Ferryland District since the eighteenth century. The Gatherall families who eventually settled at Caplin Bay in the 1830s were from the Bay Bulls branch of that family. In 1830, Mary Gatherall of Bay Bulls married John Power of Caplin Bay. The later presence of Stephen and Joseph Gatherall, who settled at Caplin Bay, suggests a direct connection to this couple. Stephen Gatherall married Honora Mokeler at Bay Bulls in 1833, and she died at Caplin Bay in 1890. Joseph appears to have married, and it seems likely, his wife was Mary Williams. There was a marriage record at St. John's for Joseph Gatherall and Mary Williams in 1828. They had a son, Thomas, baptized at Bay Bulls (St. Patrick's Parish, Witless Bay) in 1833. After 1833, there were no baptisms records found for children of either of these two Gatherall families in St. Patrick's Parish, Witless Bay. Unfortunately, the pre-1870 church records for Holy Trinity Parish, Ferryland have not survived, so details of Gatherall children, born at Caplin Bay, can't be verified.

In the early 1860s, some of the Caplin Bay Gatheralls moved to Renews. William Gatherall (of Joseph?) married twice at Renews and raised his family there. His first child was born at Renews in 1863, and his last child was born there in 1877. A notation in the 1859 Caplin Bay Voter's List is likely an indication that Joseph also moved there to live with (his son?), William. Sometime after 1877, William Gatherall moved again, this time to St. John's. He died there in September 1887. The Gatherall surname at Calvert disappeared when Joseph Gatherall (likely the son of Thomas?) died. It appears Joseph never married. I could not find a record of his death, but he was still alive in 1935, but he was dead by 1945. Although the surname has disappeared from Calvert, there are several families there, with roots connecting to this family.
Local Place Names: Gatherall's Hill. The hill near the northeastern end of the old Gatherall property, about 1/4 kilometre from The Beach, on the road leading to the North Side of Calvert.

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