When I wrote to Len asking if I could forward this to the
Bowles list, he added this to the information:
Here's another quote from the book, "Soe Longe as There Comes Noe Women",
W. Gordon Handcock.
Under the heading, "The Documented Fate of the (1753) Settlers in the
Trinity Area" (verbatim):
"Some of the planters in Trinity in 1753, such as Rev. Mr. Lindsay, Captain
Joseph Bools (Bowles), Benjamin lester, and Wm. Green, retired home to
England, whilst others, such as John Black and patrick Green, are mentioned
in Lester's diary in the 1760s as planters on Gooseberry Islands in
From: Len Seymour <lenaudseymour(a)shaw.ca>
Subject: [NF-ROOTS] (Taverner-Lester-Garland, et al.) Soe Longe...
This info was taken from a genealogy chart and was a bit difficult to
transcribe into plain text. I've tried to untangle the info as best as I
could. The list of children and their stats are separated by a semi-colon
Selected Branches of Poole-Newfoundland Taverner Family:
Margaret Taverner, Planter, Widow 1675, Bay de Verde:
Children: James (Nfld. Planter 1682); Andrew; *WILLIAM; John; **MARY;
***JACOB; Robert (m. Sarah, d. Poole 1748, Mariner); Abraham(Nfld. Planter
*William Taverner, b. Bay de Verde, d. Poole1763, m. Rebecca, Nfld. planter,
Bay de Verde, c. 1675-99, Trinity 1700-06, Poole Mariner, Merchant
Children: Isaac (writing master, d. Poole 1719); Mary (m. Woodford);
Elizabeth m. John Corbin, Nfld. Planter, Old Perlican; William, Mariner,
Poole; Sarah, m. John Masters of Silly Cove, Nfld. Merchant, Mayor of Poole;
Rachael, m. ****FRANCIS LESTER, Cooper of Poole.
Samuel White 1655-1720, a Quaker of Poole m. **Mary Taverner of Bay de
Children: Joseph, 1685-1771, m. 1713 Eliz. Nickelson, m. 1736 Susannah
Nichols of Bridport-Poole-Trinity, Merchant, Estate devolves to Nephew John
Jeffery; John 1702; Samuel, 1674-1747, m. Sarah Tucker of
Weymouth-Poole-Trinity, Merchant, estate devolves to Nephews Rolles and
Vallis; Mary; William, 1671-1749, m. 1703 Joan Bennet of
Weymouth-Poole-Trinity, Merchant, Grandfather to John Jeffrey, son of daug.
***Jacob Taverner, Planter of Bay de Verde/Trinity, d. 1751.
Children: Benjamin, 1713-1793, m. Ann, 1718-1793, Trinity Boatkeeper and
Planter, daughters wed Wm. Moores, 1774 and Wm. Sweet, 1773; Jacob, 1719-71,
m. Mary, Trinity, Planter; Andrew, d. 1772, m. Catherine, Trinity, Planter
and Mariner, widow weds Richard Ash, 1799, daughter weds Wm. Whitewood;
William, Poole, Mariner; Luke, Mariner; Joseph, m. Jane, Trinity, Mariner,
Planter; Hanna; Mary, m. Richard Cook; Susannah, 1723-1799, m. Benjamin
Lester of Poole, Merchant; Katherine.
****Francis Lester, 1668-1737 of Poole, Cooper, m. Rachael Taverner of Bay
de Verde, Nfld.
Children: John; Sarah; Francis; Isaac, 1718-1778, m. Amy Bowles,
Poole-Trinity, Merchant; Susannah; *****BENJAMIN, 1724-1802, m. Susannah
Taverner of Trinity, 1723-1799, Nfld. Planter and Poole-Trinity Merchant;
Rachael; William; Abraham.
*****Children of Benjamin Lester and Susannah Taverner (above): Francis;
Rachael; Sir John; Susannah; ******AMY, 1759-1819, b. Trinity, d. Poole, m.
George Garland, 1753-1825, Poole-Nfld. Merchant; Sarah.
******Children of Amy lester and George Garland (above): Benjamin Lester;
Joseph Gulston and Francis Penton (twins); Lester; George Bingley; Maria;
John Bingley, 1791-1875, Poole-Trinity Merchant, Speaker of House of
Assembly, 1835; Amy; George, 1793-1833, Poole-Trinity Merchant; Maria;
Hope this helps someone.