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Encyclopedia > Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador

Carbonear is a town on the Bay de Verde Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2001, there are 4,759 people living in Carbonear, down from 5,168 in 1996. The Bay de Verde Peninsula is the largest peninsula that make up part of the Avalon Peninsula, of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ...

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History

Located on the west side of Conception Bay, about half way up the Bay de Verde Peninsula is the town of Carbonear. There are different theories about where the community name comes from. Either the Spanish word "carbonera" (a female who makes or sells charcoal); or from a number of French words, most likely "Charbonnier" or "Carbonnier". Another proposal is that the town is named after the Italian friar, Fra Giovanni Antonio Carbonaro, who founded a church there. Fra Giovanni Antonio Carbonaro was an Italian monk who sailed with John Cabot during his early expeditions of North America, and may have even founded North Americas oldest, and only medieval, church in 1498. ...


One of Carbonear's first residents was Nicholas Guy who had moved there with his family from Cupids by at least 1631.


Timeline

  • 1630s - 1640s - Mary Weymouth is listed as running a plantation in Carbonear.
  • 1631 - Nicholas Guy, who had formerly lived at Cupids, is settled with his family at Carbonear.
  • 1679 – William Downing and Thomas Oxford propose to fortify "Carboniere" on behalf of the residents.
  • 1697 – The settlement consisting of 22 houses is destroyed by the French. The French report that the houses of Carbonear are "the best built in all Newfoundland". Carbonear Island defends itself from the attack.
  • 1705 – Once again the French burned the town. Carbonear Island again defends itself from the attack.
  • 1729 - Carbonear is designated one of the six Judiciary districts in Newfoundland. Two of the first Justices of the Peace, William Pinn and Charles Garland are assigned to the district.
  • 1762 - Successful invasion of Carbonear Island by the French
  • 1767– The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel established a church at Carbonear.
  • 1775 – Carbonear attacked by American privateers.
  • 1788 – The first Methodist church in Carbonear is erected.
  • 1826 – Newfoundland School Society is established in Carbonear and has 100 students.
  • 1862 – A riot by mummers makes it necessary to send troops from the St John’s garrison to restore order.
  • 1866 – The Grammar School established in 1838 is closed and students are divided between Roman Catholic and Protestant boards equally.
  • 1900s (early) The Carbonear District Vocational School is built (provided upgrading services and vocational training to residents of the Trinity and Conception Bay areas).
  • 1974 – Approval is given by the town council for the development of a shopping mall in the western section of the town.
  • 1976 (September 13) – Official opening of the new Regional Hospital takes place and the old hospital is made into a nursing home for the elderly patients who are bed-ridden.
  • 1978 – TriCon shopping mall is opened.
A wood carving of the town seal of Carbonear on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Notable people born/lived at Carbonear

Philip Henry Gosse (April 6, 1810 – August 23, 1888) was an English naturalist and science popularizer, now best known for his attempt to reconcile biblical literalism with uniformitarianism but also known for his invention of the sea-water aquarium and marine biology studies. ... Daniel Cleary (born 18 December 1978 in Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a professional ice hockey winger playing for the Detroit Red Wings . ... Frank Duff Moores (born February 18, 1933) is a Canadian politician and businessman who served as Newfoundland and Labradors second Premier (1972-1979). ... Rex Murphy (born March, 1947, Carbonear, Newfoundland) is a noted Canadian commentator. ... Jenny Gear is a singer and former Canadian Idol contestant. ... The legend of Sheila NaGeira, the Irish Princess, notes that she was the first European woman to give birth in Newfoundland and quite possibly North America. ... Great Big Sea (often shortened to GBS) is a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs including sea chanties, which draw from the Islands 500-year-old Irish, English, and French heritage. ...

See also

This page lists communities of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Conception Bay bounded by Cape St. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ...

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Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
Carbonear (47°44′15″N, 53°13′46″W) is a town on the Bay de Verde Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
One of Carbonear's first residents was Nicholas Guy who had moved there with his family from Cupids by at least 1631.
Carbonear Island again defends its self from the attack.
Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2875 words)
Newfoundland received a colonial assembly in 1832, which was and still is referred to as the House of Assembly, after a fight led by reformers William Carson, Patrick Morris and John Kent.
Newfoundland's long-standing Labrador boundary dispute with Canada was resolved to the satisfaction of Newfoundland and Canada (but not Quebec, the province that bordered Labrador) with the ruling, on April 1, 1927 by the Imperial Privy Council.
The Protestants of Newfoundland outnumbered the Catholics at a ratio of 2:1.
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