1/ The Ferryland District Census of 1800 shows the Badcock family living at Caplin Bay. However, all other recorded events associate this family almost exclusively with Brigus South, before and after 1800. The reason for their presence at Caplin Bay in 1799/1800 is unknown.
2/ There is some evidence that the Barry family may have been settled at Caplin Bay as early as 1802. The last known member of this family, Michael Barry, age 81 years (fisherman), born Caplin Bay (about 1817), died at St John's about October 28, 1898, and was buried there at Mount Carmel RC Cemetery.
3/ John Boland appears to have settled in Caplin Bay about 1828 and Thomas Boland (of Ireland) settled at Caplin Bay in the early 1840s. Nonetheless, there is no documented evidence that these two families were related.
4/ In 1815, Dennis and Murth Bryan are recorded as Caplin Bay residents, however, I believe they probably lived on the North Side of Ferryland. From 1830 through to 1840, there was a John O'Brien, living at Bawnmore, Caplin Bay but John had either died or left there by 1841. Although Michael O'Brien is first mentioned there about 1863, family lore claims he was not born there. Michael (O')Brien married at Caplin Bay in 1877. Other family evidence indicates that Michael was likely related to the (O')Briens of Aquaforte and Ferryland.
5/ The first mention of the Broderick surname was in the Surrogate Court records of 1819. William Broderick appears to have lived at Caplin Bay until he died in the late 1830s.
6/ The first mention of the Byrne surname at Caplin Bay was in the Surrogate Court records of 1818. The name does not appear in the Voters Lists after 1852.
7/ Alfred Canning, born at Ferryland, lived with the Caplin Bay Morrys from an early age and married there in 1892.
8/ The only records for the surname Carberry at Caplin Bay are in the Voters Lists of the 1840s.
9/ Pierce Carney, who was born at Mobile, may have lived briefly at Caplin Bay in the late 1880s before moving back to the Witless Bay area. After his death, his daughter, Catherine, came to live with her uncles, John and Joseph Gatherall and eventually married John Thomas Boland.
10/ Patrick Clancy is recorded as selling his property to William Sweetland at Caplin Bay in 1817.
11/ Family lore claims that Thomas Condon (born about 1825) was the first male child born on the North Side of Caplin Bay. The presence of the Condons in this area, and their supposed settlement timeframe, is supported by the District Court Records of September 28, 1829. An entry on that date shows that Catherine Congdon (sic) brought charges of assault against Nelly Walsh of Caplin Bay.
12/ Jeremiah Conway, of Heart's Content, Trinity Bay, married and settled at Caplin Bay about 1891.
13/ Two unrelated Costello families settled in Caplin Bay about 1900. Fred Costello was from Ferryland and Dick Costello was from Cape Broyle.
14/ Martin Cullen likely lived at Caplin Bay from the 1820s through to the 1850s. He was the fishing partner of Robert Power. Robert left his house, farm animals, and fishing boats and gear to Martin in his will of November 1844.