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Record No: mha00000219
Title: Arthur Holdsworth fonds
Dates: Microfilmed [198-] (originally created 1705-1773)
Location: Mic.2-5-4-4 MHA
Provenance: Holdsworth, Arthur, 1668-1726
Extent: 1 microfilm reel
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents of the fonds Biography, scope & content notes are courtesy of the National Archives of Canada
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Arthur Holdsworth (1668-1726), fishing captain, ship owner, and merchant, was born in Dartmouth, Devonshire, England, son of Arthur Holdsworth (1624-1690). He was involved in the Newfoundland trade and became admiral of the harbour of St. John's in 1700, a position which he held periodically for ten years. During his tenure, however, he did not preside over any courts or meetings. In 1711, he stopped sailing to Newfoundland and managed his firm from Dartmouth. Holdsworth died in 1726 while mayor of Dartmouth.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of records of the purchase of land and fishing rights in Newfoundland from Joan Burrows, Joan Churchward, and John Aylward; power of attorney from Christopher Arthur, 1730; affidavits of John Summers and Arthur French, regarding the detention of the ship Happy Return, 1742, and of John Gale, Peter Cutler and Alexander Findlator, regarding the seizure of The Hampshire, 1745; and a letter from Charles Walley, St. John's, 1773.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by the National Archives of Canada.
Custodial History: Acquired by the National Archives of Canada in 1955.
Subject: Hampshire (Ship).
Subject: Happy Return (Ship).
Subject: Fisheries Newfoundland.
Subject: Legal documents.
Authors_Personal Name: Burrows, Joan, fl.1705.
Authors_Personal Name: Churchward, Joan, fl.1705.
Authors_Personal Name: Aylward, John, fl.1705.
Authors_Personal Name: Summers, John, fl.1742.
Authors_Personal Name: French, Arthur, fl.1742.
Authors_Personal Name: Cutler, John, fl.1745.
Authors_Personal Name: Luscombe, Matthew, fl.1745.
Authors_Personal Name: Walley, Charles, fl.1773.


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