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, prior to 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, died at St John's about October 28, 1898 and was buried there at Mount Carmel RC Cemetery.
3/ At least one branch of the Boland family (John Jr.?) appears to have moved to Caplin Bay from Ferryland prior to 1840. Another branch, headed by Thomas Boland, settled at Caplin Bay in the early 1840s. It is not clear if these two families were related.
4/ The (O')Brien name has been at Caplin Bay for the past two centuries. In 1815, Dennis and Murth Bryan are mentioned as Caplin Bay residents. From 1830 through to 1840, a John O'Brien, who was living at Bawnmore, is mentioned in various records. John appears to have died or left in the early 1840's. Although a Michael O'Brien is mentioned there about 1863, family lore indicates that he was not born there, but possibly moved there when his mother married for the second time. This Michael (O')Brien married at Caplin Bay in 1877. Other family lore indicates that Michael may have been 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 his death 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 voter's 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 voter's 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 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 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 (aka Cullinan) appears to have lived at Caplin Bay in the 1840s and 1850s. He may have been employed with Robert Power, since Robert left him his house, farm animals, and fishing boats and gear in his will of November 1844.