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    Raymond Herbst

    Hello, I’m looking for a BIRTH or MARRIAGE record for William Fennell, born art January 1858, St. John’s. Died November 16, 1915, Brooklyn, NY. He married Mary “Margaret” Kerrivan, born April 25, 1856, St. John’s. They were married September 19, 1882, Basilica of St. John’s. She is the daughter of William Kerrivan and Mary KERRIGAN. Any info or documents would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

    Ray Herbst
    New York

    Paul White

    Hello Raymond. Work on my genealogy leads to the possibility that my paternal Great Grandfather James WHITE (of St. Brendan’s, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland) may(?) be the same James WHITE who built the schooner “Northern Lass” for City of St. John’s merchants “ST. JOHN & FENNELL”. This firm had a substantial grocery business on Duckworth St. in downtown St. John’s. Both family names WHITE and FENNELL appear at St. Brendan’s so I suspect that is how they were aquainted and that fish (very likely salt cod) was their business interest. The question, of course, remains as to whether or not your William FENNELL intersects any aspect of this research … so … if I discover anything that might be of interest I will drop you a note here. Regards, Paul James WHITE

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