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  Indian Pond & Seal Cove Roots 

20th July 2001

Indian Pond & Seal Cove Roots 

In Indian Pond there were two Coveyduck family houses, Henry and Charles lived in these houses and over in Seal Cove there was a third Coveyduck house next door to Isaac Anthony's house close to the river near the long bridge. It was demolished in the early 1900's. My mom says the house was gone before 1930 It was quite a walk from her house in Indian Pond to get to that Coveyduck house. She does not remember who lived in that house. She was a young girl at the time.  

The firts Coveyduck to appear in the Seal Cove/Indian Pond census was Charles wh married Rebecca.  

Records show that WILLIAM COVEYDUCK and THOMAS COVEYDUCK who married Rebecca Burton and ROBT. J. COVEYDUCK lived in SEAL COVE.

On 06 May 1816 in St. John's Anglican a son William Cobbydock  to John & Amy Cobodoc of  UPPER ISLAND COVE was registered. 

On 23 Jan 1820 in St. John's Angl. BROAD COVE: ANNE COVEYDUCK dau to John & Amy COBODOC of UPPER ISLAND COVE was registered 

On 27 Jan 1827 JAMES COVEYDUCK a son to John & Amy COBODOC was registered. 

On Dec 19, 1850 in the Marriages; Church Brigus Records; James COVEDUCK born in CUPIDS marrired Frances Anthony also of CUPIDS: 

On September 01, 1855 in the Baptism Records Brigus United Church Records; Wiliam Henry COVERDUCK to Jas. and Fanny COVERDUCK By Rev John S Methodist: 

In the 1864 Seal Cove census there were no COVEDUCK or variation names listed in the census.  

1n the 1871 census for SEAL COVE AND INDIAN POND - Two small fishing settlements on the south side of Conception Bay, district of Harbor Main. Distance from St. John's by road 25 miles; Mail weekly; Population 90. there was a  fisherman CHARLES COBBEDUE registered  

In 1876 Baptism Records, show Rachel Ann, dau. of Charles and Caroline Coberduck of Seal Cove, born. 23, Sept. 1876. 

In 1885: All Saints Church of Hopewell Register starting January 1, 1876 Born September 10, 1885, Baptized November 25, 1885 by Edward Colley, a son Joseph, Parents: Henry William & Elizabeth Coverduck, Abode: Indian Pond 

In 1894 there was WILLIAM COVEYDUCK and THOMAS COVEYDUCK both fisherman registered in SEAL COVE and in INDIAN POND there were CHARLES COVEYDUCK and HENRY COVEYDUCK both fisherman registered. 

In 1894 on November 08 THOMAS COVEYDUCK married Rebbeca Burton in TOPSAIL Rebecca was born in Twillingate. (Could Rebecca be our missing Elizabeth Burton who was married to Uncle Harry) Rebecca was living with the Anthony family in the 1921 census. 

In 1898 in the SEAL COVE census there is now registered WILLIAM COVEYDUCK as a farmer THOMAS COVEYDUCK as (do) and ROBERT J. COVEYDUCK as (labourer) and in INDIAN POND there is CHARLES COVEYDUCK (do) and HENRY COVEYDUCK as (do) 

IN 1904 in SEAL COVE there is registered WILLIAM COVEYDUCK (do) THOMAS COVEYDUCK (do) and ROBERT J. COVEYDUCK (do) and in INDIAN POND  HENRY COVEYDUCK as (do) and his son ALBERT COVEYDUCK (do) (note that CHARLES COVEYDUCK is not listed.) 

In 1921  in SEAL COVE there is a REBECCA COBYDUCK registered living with an Anthony family

ANTHONY Robert M Head Married 1879 Nov 42 Indian Pond

ANTHONY Elizabeth F Wife Married 1896 Jan 25 Seal Cove

ANTHONY Elfreda F Dau Single 1916 Oct 5 Seal Cove

ANTHONY Jas. M Son Single 1919 Jul 2 St. John's

ANTHONY Bessie F Dau Single 1908 Oct 13 Seal Cove

ANTHONY Emily F Dau Single 1909 May 12 Seal Cove

COBYDUCK? Rebecca F Cousin Widow 1851 Apr 70 Twillingate  

 In 1921 in INDIAN POND  HENRY COVEYDUCK and his son JOSEPH COVEYDUCK are registered (note that CHARLES COVEYDUCK and ALBERT COVEYDUCK is not listed.) 

In Indian Pond there were two Coveyduck family houses, Henry and Charles
lived in these houses and over in Seal Cove there was a third Coveyduck
house next door to Isaac Anthony's house close to the river near the long
bridge. It was demolished in the early 1900's. My mom says the house was
gone before 1920 It was quite a walk from her house in Indian Pond to get
to that Coveyduck house. She does not remember who lived in that house. She
was a young girl at the time
The 1894 census shows a Robert and a Thomas Coveyduck living in Seal Cove.
They most likely lived in that third house. There is also a headstone in
Hopewell Emma Coveyduck wife of Robert who must be from that third house. I
also know there was an Elizabeth Jane Coveyduck who was sent to Labrador at
a young age by her step mother who most likely lived in that third house.

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