New Arrivals    Books    Archival Products   Charts   Newsletters   Upcoming Events   Contact Us  

Popular Categories

   How-To - Genealogy Misc.
   How-To - Write & Publish
   How-To - Conservation
   Canada
      - Acadie, Acadian
      - New Brunswick
      - Newfoundland & Lab.
      - Nova Scotia
      - Ontario
      - Prince Edward Island
      - Quebec
      - Western Canada
      - First Nations, Metis
      - Military - Before 1920
      - Loyalists / UEL
      - Pioneers' Stories
   British Home Children
   England & Wales
   Ireland & Northern Ireland
   Scotland
   United States
      - American Revolution
   more countries...

   Archival Products

   Genealogy Charts
   Magnifiers

   Gift Certificates


Popular Authors

   Thomas MacEntee
   Paul Milner
   Chris Paton
   Ron W. Shaw
   Gavin K. Watt


Popular Publishers

   Global Heritage Press
   MacDonald Research
   OGS - Ottawa Branch
   Unlock The Past



Search by topic, title, author or word:



News & How-To
Formerly branded as GlobalGazette.ca

Articles, press releases,and how-to information for everyone interested in genealogy and history

Subscribe to our free newsletter



1877 Dorcas Society Donations (Newfoundland)
Article posted: September 07, 2001
Contributed by: Sue O'Neill sue-nfroots@sympatico.ca

The Dorcas Society was a charitable organization founded by Sarah Ward (wife of Rev. Daniel S. Ward) in 1824. The aim of the Dorcas Society was to provide clothing for the poor. Members canvassed businesses, firms and also relied on volunteer donations to raise money. The success of the St. John's Dorcas Society led to the founding of Societies in Harbour Grace, Carbonear and Twillingate.

Sue O'Neill has transcribed an original article that appeared in the Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Advertiser on February 10, 1877. It contains a list of donations, with the names of those contributing.

Listed 1877 contributors include: ALCOCK Mark, ALLAN S. G., ALCOCK A., ANDREWS S. S., APSEY J., BADCOCK R., BENNETT T.R., BRUNLEE J, BUTT W. Jr., DAVIS, DAVIS Mrs., DEVEREUX P, DWYER P., FLETCHER D., FLYNN Mrs., FOLEY Mrs., Friend, Friend, Friend, GREEN Mrs., GREEN Miss, GREEN T., HENNESY Mrs. W., HENNESY J., JILLARD Bros., KENNEDY C. L., LAHEY Mrs., MUNN Miss, MUNN J., MUNN W.P., MUNN James, MAKINSON Mrs., OKE Mrs., PARSONS Mrs. J, PARSONS M., PIKE Mrs. G., PIKE Mrs. W., PUMPHRY Mrs., PREDERGAST L., ROSS Rev A., ROSS Mrs. C.W., STRAPP J., SMART Mrs., SQUIRES J., TRAPNEL Mrs. H.O., TAYLOR E., WOOD S., ANDERSON Mrs., ANDERSON R., BAILEY Mrs., BEMISTER Mrs., BROWN Mrs. J., BROWN Mrs. G., CAIRNS T. M., CLIFT Mrs., CLIFT Alex, CONNELL Mrs., CRANE J. W., D. B. B., DOVE Mrs., DRYSDALE J.B., DRYSDALE M., EMERSON Mrs., FALCONIO Rev. D., GORDON Mrs. , GODDEN J., HANRAHAN Mrs., HIPPISLEY J., JARVIS J., JONES Mrs., KEEFE B., LAHEY Mrs. R., LAHEY Miss, LONGWILL D.B., PARSONS B., PARSONS Mrs E., PARSONS J. & B., PATERSON & FOSTER, PIKE R., QUINTIN E.W., ROSS & Co., RUTHERFORD A., RUTHERFORD G.C., RUTHERFORD R., SPENCE Mrs., SQUIRES Alex, TRAVERS O.V., TAPP Mrs., TAYLOR John, THOMSON W. H., WALSH Mrs. R., WATTS C. and YOUDAL & Co.

To view a the complete transcription click here (PDF format).
  • Your computer probably has Adobe Reader software installed on it, which will allow you to view, print or save the PDF file. If not, you can download the latest Adobe Reader from here (free).
  • If the print appears to be too smallwhen view on your screen, use the magnifier icon in Adobe, until the print is a suitable size.



© GlobalGenealogy.com Inc. 1992-2018
Sign up for our free newsletter!   |   Unsubscribe from our newsletter






Norway Bay United & Anglican Cemetery
(Pontiac County, Quebec)






































The Merivale Cemeteries
(Protestant - Ottawa area)