Family Names of Calvert (Caplin Bay), Newfoundland

 
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Thomas "Tom" Meaney

Male 1843 - 1928  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Thomas Meaney 
    Nickname Tom 
    Born Mar 1843  Stone Island, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1928  Calvert, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Abt 7 Apr 1928  Holy Trinity RC Cemetery, Ferryland, Ferryland District, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Although we know that Thomas was a fisherman/farmer all his life, a curious reference to him being a schoolteacher has shown up twice during my research. In an interview which I had with the late Allan Meaney in the early 1980s, he mentioned that his grandfather had been a sometimes "hedge teacher". I fiqured he was referring to the term "hedgerow teacher" which in Ireland, mainly in penal times, referred to someone who secretly taught Irish history and the Gaelic language behind the hedges of the countryside, after the English had outlawed it. I didn't really take much notice of this statement at the time, since I was not aware of any family folklore of scholarly inclinations within the Meaney family.

      In later years I found a reference to a "J. and Mary Meaney" procuring Primers at Ferryland in 1837 which again raised my curiosity about what Allan Meaney had said. My latest finding of a marriage record for Ellen Meaney in Nova Scotia, in which she indicated that her father, Thomas, was a schoolteacher certainly ties in with some of my earlier findings. Thomas was born at Stone Island about 1843 and likely had access to schooling from an early age. It is a documented fact that his neighbour, Edward Keough, was the government paid schoolmaster there in 1846. Although, the government school inspecter who visted there in the fall of that year was not impressed with Edward, his impoverished schoolroom, and the poor attendence, records show that Edward was still in schoolmaster there in 1855. Further research is required to determine the extent of Thomas' education and whether or not he was ever an "official" teacher.
    Person ID I119  Families of Calvert (Caplin Bay), Newfoundland
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2015 

    Father James Meaney,   b. Abt 1800, Ferryland, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1859, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. Abt 1804, Ferryland, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1880, Ferryland, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Bef 1840 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Kennedy,   b. Abt 1845, Ferryland, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1891, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1870 
    Children 
     1. John Meaney,   b. Abt Jun 1872, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Bernard Joseph Meaney,   b. 28 Nov 1873, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Bridget Joseph Meaney,   b. Abt Apr 1876, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1954, Calvert, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Bernard Joseph Meaney,   b. Abt May 1878, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1950, Calvert, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     5. James "Jim" Meaney,   b. Abt Aug 1880, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Calvert, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     6. Matilda Anne "Til" Meaney,   b. Abt Sep 1882, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1954, Calvert, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     7. Ellen Joseph Meaney,   b. Abt Jul 1885, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     8. John Francis Meaney,   b. Abt Jul 1887, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anastasia "Statise" Delaney,   b. Abt 1859, Conception Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1915, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1893  Holy Trinity RC Parish, Ferryland, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Meaney,   b. 17 Aug 1894, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1900, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. Basil Michael Joseph Meaney,   b. 24 Sep 1898, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1843 - Stone Island, Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Oct 1893 - Holy Trinity RC Parish, Ferryland, Newfoundland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 5 Apr 1928 - Calvert, Newfoundland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 7 Apr 1928 - Holy Trinity RC Cemetery, Ferryland, Ferryland District, Newfoundland, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S30] 1921 Newfoundland Census, Newfoundland's Grand Banks, (Online: Transcribed entries of nominal 1921 Newfoundland Census posted under "Census, Fishing Rooms and Planter Listings).

    2. [S41] Newfoundland Vital Statistics - Ferryland District - 1890 - 1940, Newfoundland's Grand Banks, (Online: http://ngb.chebucto.org/Vstats/1vstats-fer-idx.shtml - Transcribed information posted under "Vital Statistics Records, Ferryland District).

    3. [S8] Holy Trinity RC Parish (Ferryland) Marriages 1870 - 1910, Newfoundland's Grand Banks, (Online: Transcribed records of photocopied parish records held at The Rooms Archives for Brigus South to Aquaforte, Ferryland District).


  

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