Old Perlican

BURSEY FAMILY ORAL HISTORY




First Generation



1. William Bursey.1 Born bef 1820 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Religion: methodist. Earliest ancestor.

In Oct 1841 when William was 21, he married Sarah Hopkins1, in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Born bef 1820 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.1 Earliest ancestor.

They had the following children:

2 i. Levi (1844-)

3 ii. Alfred George Bully (1849-1891)

4 iii. William James Brittle (1851-1925)

5 iv. Frazer Joshua (1855-)

6 v. Elias (1858-1925)

7 vi. Eliezar (1846-1927)

8 vii. Uriah (1842-1903)





Second Generation



2. Levi Bursey.1 Born on 3 Dec 1844 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.1

3. Alfred George Bully Bursey. Born on 1 Oct 1849 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Alfred George Bully died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1891; he was 41.2

On 27 Nov 1878 when Alfred George Bully was 29, he married Elizabeth Rowe, in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Born in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

They had the following children:

9 i. Sarah Ann (1880-)

10 ii. Olivia (1882-)

11 iii. Levi (1889-)

12 iv. Druxilla (1890-)

4. William James Brittle Bursey. Born on 31 Oct 1851 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. William James Brittle died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland on 2 Feb 1925; he was 73.2

On 18 Dec 1883 when William James Brittle was 32, he first married Eliza Churley, in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Born in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

They had the following children:

13 i. William Henry (1885-1975)

14 ii. Celia Ann (1887-)

15 iii. Eliezar John (1891-1974)

William James Brittle second married Amelia B.3. Born in 1862 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Amelia B Bursey was living with E. John and family in 1945.3

5. Frazer Joshua Bursey. Born on 5 Dec 1855 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Frazer Joshua married Elizabeth Rowe. Born in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

They had one child:

16 i. Victoria Ann (1888-)

6. Elias Bursey. Born on 20 Apr 1858 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Elias died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland on 16 Apr 1925; he was 66.2

Elias married Matilda Adams4. Born in 1860 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Matilda died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland on 7 Sep 1936; she was 76.2

They had one child:

17 i. Corbett (1904-1951)

7. Eliezar Bursey. Born in 1846 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Eliezar died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in Oct 1927; he was 81. Buried on 21 Oct 1927.2

On 20 Dec 1869 when Eliezar was 23, he married Ann Strong, in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Born in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

They had the following children:

18 i. Emily Sarah (1870-)

19 ii. Temperance (1873-)

20 iii. Elfreda Dinah (1880-)

8. Uriah Bursey.5,1 Born in 1842 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.6 Uriah died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1903; he was 61.2

On 3 Dec 1870 when Uriah was 28, he married Tabitha Piddle1,5, in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.5 Born in 1841 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.2 Tabitha died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in Jun 1927; she was 86.2 Buried on 11 Jun 1921 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.2

They had the following children:

21 i. Jemmima (1877-1928)

22 ii. Sarah Ann (1874-)





Third Generation



9. Sarah Ann Bursey (2). Born on 24 Jan 1880 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

10. Olivia Bursey. Born on 10 Jan 1882 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

11. Levi Bursey (3). Born on 20 Dec 1889 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

12. Druxilla Bursey. Born on 11 May 1890 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

13. William Henry Bursey. Born on 14 Jan 1885 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. William Henry died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland on 23 Mar 1975; he was 90.

William Henry married Mary Jane Barrett, daughter of John Thomas Barrett & Louisa. Born in 1892 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Mary Jane died in Jan 1988; she was 96. Buried on 6 Jan 1988 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

In 1904, when Mary Jane was 11, the year her sister Florence was born, she left home and moved to St. Johns, where she entered the service of a British Military officer and his family.

They had the following children:

23 i. Ruth (1907-1920)

24 ii. Duncan (1910-1920)

25 iii. Violet (1912-1994)

26 iv. Ronald (1920-)

27 v. Hedley (1922-)

28 vi. Audrey (1931-)

29 vii. Norma (1931-)

14. Celia Ann Bursey. Born on 27 Dec 1887 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Children:

30 i. Florence

31 ii. Audrey

32 iii. Duncan

33 iv. Mildred

15. Eliezar John Bursey. Born on 5 Aug 1891 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Eliezar John died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in Dec 1974; he was 83.2 Buried on 10 Dec 1974.2

Eliezar John first married Ella Gertrude. Born in 1899. Ella Gertrude died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland on 1 Apr 1964; she was 65.2

They had one child:

34 i. Byron N. (1922-)

Eliezar John second married Ethel Mills. Born in 1907. Ethel died in OLd Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in Dec 1989; she was 82.2

16. Victoria Ann Bursey. Born on 20 Apr 1888 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

17. Corbett Bursey. Born in 1904 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.7 Corbett died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland on 8 Jun 1951; he was 47.2

In 1935, Matilda, Corbetts mother, and Effie Cooper, a 17 year old servant girl, lived with Corbett and Florence, and their children.7

Corbett married Florence Barrett, daughter of John Thomas Barrett & Louisa. Born in 1904 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.7

They had the following children:

35 i. Doris (1928-)

36 ii. Stella (1930-1975)

37 iii. Alma (1934-)

18. Emily Sarah Bursey. Born in Jul 1870 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

19. Temperance Bursey. Born in Mar 1873 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

20. Elfreda Dinah Bursey. Born on 2 Jul 1880 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

21. Jemmima Bursey. Born on 9 Apr 1877 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Jemmima died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in May 1928; she was 51.2 Buried on 12 May 1928.

22. Sarah Ann Bursey. Born in Apr 1874 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.





Fourth Generation



23. Ruth Bursey. Born in 1907 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Ruth died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1920; she was 13.

24. Duncan Bursey. Born in 1910 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Duncan died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1920; he was 10. Duncan died in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in 1920; he was 10.

25. Violet Bursey. Born in 1912 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Violet died in Blackhead, Newfoundland in May 1994; she was 82.

Violet married Wilfred Peach, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

26. Ronald Bursey. Born in 1920 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Occupation: Fisherman. Served in the military.

In 1945 when Ronald was 25, he married Joyce, in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Occupation: Teacher.

They had the following children:

38 i. Violet Daphne (1945-)

39 ii. Robert William (1949-)

27. Hedley Bursey. Born on 22 Dec 1922 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Occupation: Ironworker. Religion: Methodist.

On 22 Nov 1948 when Hedley was 25, he married Laversa Pearl Lloyd, daughter of Dennis William Lloyd & Mary Agnes Goodwin, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Born on 4 Oct 1928 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Occupation: Head Waitress. Education: 1946 Lynn Classical High School, Lynn Massachusetts. Religion: Baptist. They were divorced in 1980.

They had the following children:

40 i. Bruce William (1951-)

41 ii. Karin Mary (1954-)

42 iii. Meredith Ann (1965-)

28. Audrey Bursey. Born in 1931 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Audrey married Eric Peach, in Melrose. Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

43 i. Cynthia

44 ii. Jeffery

45 iii. Eric

29. Norma Bursey. Born in 1931 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Moved to Massachusetts from Newfoundland in 195?. Lived in Melrose. Chelsey worked for Standard Oil (EXXON) in Everett, MA. and moved from Melrose, to Maryland, to Houston, Texas with his work.

Norma married Chesley Chapman, in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Father was a Chipman from Spanairds Bay, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. When father immigrated to the U.S. immigration authorities misspelled last name to Chapman.

They had the following children:

46 i. Deborah (1955-)

47 ii. Barbara

30. Florence Jewett. Born in St. John, New Brunswick.

31. Audrey Jewett. Born in St. John, New Brunswick.

Audrey married Roy Clark. Born in Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

48 i. Deborah

49 ii. Richard

50 iii. AJ

51 iv. Roy (1950-)

32. Duncan Jewett. Born in St. John, New Brunswick.

33. Mildred Jewett. Born in St. John, New Brunswick.

Mildred married Peter Skavelis.

They had the following children:

52 i. Christopher (1951-)

53 ii. Donna (1954-)

54 iii. Peter

34. Byron N. Bursey. Born in 1922 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Children:

55 i. Ann

56 ii. John

57 iii. Mary

35. Doris Bursey. Born in 1928 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

36. Stella Bursey. Born in 1930 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Stella died in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1975; she was 45.

Stella married Harold Moores.

They had the following children:

58 i. Corbett (1951-1983)

59 ii. Wayne (1953-)

60 iii. Gary (1956-)

37. Alma Bursey. Born in 1934 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Alma married Robert Stead.

They had the following children:

61 i. Paul (1952-)

62 ii. Robert (1954-)

63 iii. Marilyn

64 iv. David

65 v. Roslyn





Fifth Generation



38. Violet Daphne Bursey. Born in 1945 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Occupation: Nurse.

Violet Daphne married James Wilson Day, son of Wallace G. Day & Catherine. Born in 1944. Occupation: Police Officer. Served in the military.

They had the following children:

66 i. Cynthia Joyce

67 ii. Christopher Ronald

68 iii. Trevor

39. Robert William Bursey. Born in Apr 1949 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Occupation: Fireman.

Robert William married Sheryl Rogers.

They had the following children:

69 i. Rhonda (1973-)

70 ii. Scott

71 iii. Stephanie (1982-)

40. Bruce William Bursey. Born on 26 Dec 1951 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Occupation: Policy Advisor. Education: 1979, M.N.R.M., Master of Natural Resources Management, University of Manitoba.

Lives in Ottawa and works with the federal government of Canada.

41. Karin Mary Bursey. Born on 9 Aug 1954 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Occupation: Office Manager. Education: 1973, Saugus High School, Saugus, MA.

On 23 Nov 1974 when Karin Mary was 20, she married David Alan LeDrew, in Saugus, Massachusetts. Born in Mar 1952. Occupation: Boiler Engineer. Education: 1970, Saugus High School, Saugus, Massachusetts. Served in the military.

They had the following children:

72 i. David Stephen (1975-1996)

73 ii. Jillian Corey (1977-)

42. Meredith Ann Bursey. Born on 19 Oct 1965 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Education: Saugus High School, Saugus, Massachusetts. Religion: Baptist.

On 7 Nov 1992 when Meredith Ann was 27, she married Joseph Anthony Deleo , Jr., son of Joseph Anthony Deleo & Patricia Carey, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Born on 22 Nov 1965 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Occupation: Mechanical Engineer. Religion: Catholic.

They had one child:

74 i. Alexander Joseph (1996-)

43. Cynthia Peach. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Children:

75 i. CP

76 ii. CP

44. Jeffery Peach. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Child:

77 i. JP

45. Eric Peach (2). Born in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Children:

78 i. EP

79 ii. EP

46. Deborah Chapman. Born in 1955 in Melrose, Massachusetts. Occupation: Advertising Sales Executive, Chicago Magazine. Education: B.Communications, University of Maryland.

Lives in Chicagp. World traveler; visited all seven continents by the time she was 40.

47. Barbara Chapman. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts. Occupation: Teacher; accountant.

Barbara married Phillip Pharris. Occupation: Self employed Landscaper.

They had one child:

80 i. Matthew

48. Deborah Clark. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Child:

81 i. DC

49. Richard Clark. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

50. AJ Child 4. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

51. Roy Clark (2). Born in 1950 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Child:

82 i. RCII

52. Christopher Skavelis. Born in 1951 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

53. Donna Skavelis. Born in 1954 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

54. Peter Skavelis (2). Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

55. Ann Bursey (2). Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

56. John Bursey (7). Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Children:

83 i. JB

84 ii. JB

85 iii. JB

57. Mary Bursey. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

58. Corbett Moores. Born in 1951 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Corbett died in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1983; he was 32.

Corbett married Marilyn.

They had the following children:

86 i. Carolyn Stella (1977-)

87 ii. Derek Corbett (1971-)

59. Wayne Moores. Born in 1953 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Children:

88 i. Dwayne Corbett (1988-)

89 ii. Amanda May (1991-)

60. Gary Moores. Born in 1956 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Children:

90 i. Stephanie Carol (1982-)

91 ii. Shawn Harry (1989-)

61. Paul Stead. Born in 1952 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Paul married Marie.

They had the following children:

92 i. Jordon Elizabeth (1982-)

93 ii. Mark Benjamin (1985-)

62. Robert Stead. Born in 1954 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Robert married April. They were divorced.

They had the following children:

94 i. Robin Lynn (1976-)

95 ii. Adam Bradley (1978-)

63. Marilyn Stead. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Marilyn married Blair Patrick.

They had the following children:

96 i. Jason Christopher (1978-)

97 ii. Jana Blair (1987-)

64. David Stead. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

65. Roslyn Stead. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

In 1984 Roslyn married Thomas Chancey, in St. John's, Newfoundland.

They had one child:

98 i. Melissa (1985-)





Sixth Generation



66. Cynthia Joyce Day. Born in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Education: B.A., English, Memorial University of Newfoundland; B.Sc.N., McMaster University.

67. Christopher Ronald Day. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

68. Trevor Day. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

69. Rhonda Bursey. Born in 1973 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

70. Scott Bursey. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland.

71. Stephanie Bursey. Born in 1982 in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

72. David Stephen LeDrew. Born on 31 May 1975 in Saugus, Massachusetts. David Stephen died in Norfolk, Virginia on 23 Nov 1996; he was 21. Served in the military.

73. Jillian Corey LeDrew. Born on 11 May 1977 in Saugus, Massachusetts. Occupation: Hairdresser. Education: 1996 North Shore Vocational High School, Wakefield, MA.

74. Alexander Joseph DeLeo. Born on 21 Jun 1996 in Melrose, Massachusetts. Religion: Baptist.

75. CP Child 1. Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

76. CP Child 2. Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

77. JP Child 1. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire.

78. EP Child 1. Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

79. EP Child 2. Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

80. Matthew Pharris. Adopted in 1986 in Houston, Texas.

81. DC Child 1. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

82. RCII Child 1. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

83. JB Child 1. Born in Newfoundland.

84. JB Child 2. Born in Newfoundland.

85. JB Child 3. Born in Newfoundland.

86. Carolyn Stella Moores. Born on 5 Mar 1977 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

87. Derek Corbett Moores. Born on 23 Apr 1971 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

88. Dwayne Corbett Moores. Born on 2 Sep 1988 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

89. Amanda May Moores. Born on 15 Nov 1991 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

90. Stephanie Carol Moores. Born on 8 Oct 1982 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

91. Shawn Harry Moores. Born on 20 Jun 1989 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

92. Jordon Elizabeth Stead. Born on 7 Apr 1982 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

93. Mark Benjamin Stead. Born on 23 May 1985 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

94. Robin Lynn Stead. Born in Aug 1976 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

95. Adam Bradley Stead. Born on 14 Aug 1978 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

96. Jason Christopher Patrick. Born on 14 Dec 1978 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

97. Jana Blair Patrick. Born on 15 Jul 1987 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

98. Melissa Chancey. Born in 1985 in Ottawa, Ontario.



1. Birth Records - Methodist, Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, PANL - Vol 58.

2. Family Tree of Morley Bursey, February 1998, Morley Bursey, Mississauga, Ontario, Letter to Bruce Bursey.

3. 1945 Census, Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

4. Paul Stead, E-mail, February 20, 1998, St. Johns, Newfoundland.

5. Marriage Records, Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

6. 1865 Will Of William Bursey, Husband of Sarah Hopkins.

7. 1935 Census for Old Perlican Newfoundland.

Contributor: Bruce Bursey


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