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English Point Cemetery
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English Point Cemetery
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English Point Cemetery
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English Point Cemetery
English Point, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Lat: 51° 29' 00"N, Lon: 56° 56' 00"W

Submitted by Charles Gravel, Apr 25, 2006 [charles_gravel@hotmail.com]. Total records = 27.

This cemetery is located close to the west entrance of the village along 510 East. You can see the main section on the left side of the road, just as you cross the bridge over the Forteau River. About one hundred feet further you will see the two smaller sections.

This cemetery has three sections. The main section, has a chain link fence around it, and is still in use. The two older sections are each surrounded with a white picket fence, to protect the burials of the first settlers of English Point and those who were drowned at the wreck of the ship "HMS Lily" off Amour Point, Forteau.

In the early 1800s English Point was a little settlement of fishermen, who came from Devonshire, England. It is located on the east side of Forteau Bay, about 1 km of Forteau village and 20 km from Quebec/Labrador frontier, both Forteau and English Point share a community council.

I visited and read this cemetery in Oct of 2000. It includes all existing and legible stones and markers. There appear to be some unmarked.

- Charles Gravel

Buckle, Beryl, b. 1961, d. 1979
Buckle, Effie Florence, b. 21 Feb 1909, d. 17 May 1984
Buckle, Sandra S., b. 1959, d. 1979
Buckle, Stanley G., b. 30 Sep 1936, d. 11/7/1988
Buckle, William A., d. 22 Mar 1849, s/o Buckle, Thomas & Anastatia
Buckle, William J., b. 12 Jan 1899, d. 25 Mar 1991
Budce, James, d. 16 Sep 1889, "a.p." **
Coates, William, d. 16 Sep 1889, "pma" **
Cribb, Edward, d. 28 Oct 1863, age: 62y 10m *
Cribb, Johanna, d. 06 Aug 1872, age: 68y, w/o Cribb, Edward *
Cribb, Reuben, d. 19 Jun 1860, age: 28y *
Deasey, Vincent, d. 16 Sep 1889, "ord" **
Hancock, Joseph H., b. 1899, d. 1983
Hancock, Kirby R., b. 1971, d. 1987
Hancock, Susie, b. 24 Jan 1937, d. 29 Dec 1989, w/o Hancock, Harold
Hancock, Wilhelmina, b. 1908, d. 1988
Hunt, infant, d. 17 Apr 1979, babygirl
Love, Robert, d. 16 Sep 1889, "ord" **
Mitchell, Walter, d. 16 Sep 1889, "capcrew" **
Roberts, Beatrice P., b. 1915, d. 1968
Roberts, Gladys, b. 21 Oct 1930, d. 18 Apr 1977, age: 37y 5m 18d, w/o Roberts, Harold
Roberts, infant, b. 28 Dec 1962, d. 23 Apr 1964, s/o Roberts, Harold & Gladys, babyboy
Roberts, Myron Harold, b. 16 Apr 1979, d. 4 May 1979, s/o Roberts, Harold & Greta, babyboy
Roberts, Robert G., b. 1911, d. 1990
Sealey, William, d. 16 Sep 1889 **
Winn, Cukhemme, d. 20 Dec 1888, age: 72y *
Winsor, Samuel, d. 16 Sep 1889, "a.p." **

* = Buried in the oldest section of English Point cemetery.
** = Drowned at the wreck of the ship "HMS Lily" off Amour Point, Forteau on the 16th Sep 1889.

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