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From: Dave Norman <>
Subject: [NFLD-ROOTS] THE CHAULK LINE-DEVON,BONAVISTA,ELLISTON,BROOKLYN,BUCHANS,PASEDENA
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 19:21:50 -0700
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Surname: CHAULK, FLINN, BAKER, CLOUTER, HOBBS, STEAD, WELLS, TURNER, MOSS,
WHITE, WAY, FAULKNER, BUTLER, CARPENTER, BARNES, HILL, PYE, NOSEWORTHY,
John Chaulk was born at Devon, England in 1753.
He emigrated to Bonavista, Newfoundland and was married to Mary Flinn on
Oct.11 1786 at the Bonavista
They are credited with being the first family to settle at Bird Island
Cove which has been renamed Elliston, NFLD. about 1805.
John died there July 16 1838.
Their children are;
John Chaulk Jr. bap. Dec.24 1797 at Bonavista and buried
there in 1801.
William Chaulk bap. Dec.24 1797 at Bonavista. He married
Ann White (1792-1896) there Dec.18 1817.
Mary Chaulk bap. Dec.24 1797 at Bonavista. She married
Philip Way Jr. ( -1808) there Oct.27 1804.
Joseph Chaulk born in 1798 at Bonavista and bap. there
on Nov.26 1806. He married Ann Faulkner (1805-1879) of
Joseph Faulkner, in 1823. He died in 1888 at Elliston.
Thomas Chaulk ( stats unknown) married Nov.10 1810 to
Robert Chaulk bap. April 29 1800 at Bonavista.
John Chaulk Jr. ( a second one ) born at Bonavista in 1801. He married
Catherine Carpenter (1805-1898) of
Thomas Carpenter, there Feb.10 1825.
Elizabeth Chaulk bap. June 29 1806 at Bonavista. She
married William Barnes there Jan.1 1822.
Henry Chaulk bap. Jan.29 1809 at Bonavista. He first married Elizabeth
Clouter (1815-1843) of Thomas Clouter,
there Nov.18 1834.
Henry remarried the widow of John Hill.
She was Hannah Baker (1821- ) of Henry Baker and
Henry Chaulk died at Elliston in 1870.
Their children were;
Mary Jane Chaulk who married William Pye.
Mariah Chaulk who never married and died a spinster.
Henry George Chaulk born at Elliston in 1857. He married
Elizabeth Jean Stead (1858-1936) of William Stead and
Marie Hobbs, there in 1882.
They eventually left Elliston and settled in Brooklyn, NFLD.
where I believe Henry George died. Elizabeth died in her sons home in St.Johns.
Their children were;
Mavis Jane Chaulk born 1890. She married Thomas Noseworthy and they lived
out their lives in St.Johns NFLD.
Phyllis Chaulk born Apr.9 1894 and died in 1938 of tuberculosis. She married
Lewis Chaulk born in 1892 and died at his sisters house in St.Johns from
wounds received while fighting in Europe in WW1.
Albert Chaulk born in 1885 but died young of Polio.
Percival Pye Chaulk born in 1899, married Agatha Porter and they lived
out his life with her in St.Johns, NFLD.
Tryphena Chaulk born Mar.6 1888 in Elliston but grew up in Brooklyn. She
married Henry Theophilus (Thomas) Wells
( 1886-1978) of Robert Wells and Rebecca Moss nee Turner, in Jamestown,
NFLD. on Dec.20 1910.
>From there they lived in St.Johns, Buchans, Pasadena and
finally Middleton, Nova Scotia where Tryphenia died on
They were among the first settlers of Pasadena Nfld. which is between Corner
Brook and Deer Lake. They lived there
from the 1940s to the 1970s and were commomly known as Mom and Pop Wells
by the local community.Their house
is still there and occupied.