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George Sceviour
 
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George Sceviour     was born in Exploits Harbour in 1836 died Mar.07,1911 and buried in the C of E Cemetery at Exploits.    He was 23 years old when his father George died (1789-1859). He worked with his father from about the age of 12, and learned how to build skiffs and schooners and how to sail to the Labrador.
    He married  "Sarah Ann Winsor"  in 1865.  She came to Exploits Harbour from Aquaforte, Ferryland in 1863,  They had seven sons and one daughter in family,  The first two sons died in infancy,  The eldest four sons of the five remaining sail with their father to Labrador until about 1900 when the four of the brothers built their own schooner in Brown's Arm, NF.  They sail her to Labrador from Exploits for about ten years, the schooner was called the "Carrie S.".  The youngest son was sent to school in St. John's,  the daughter left Exploits and went to live in the Chicago area of the US.   The family was members of the Church of England.
    "Skipper Garge" first became a master of a vessel at the age of 20 and continued to sail every season to Labrador until age 70.  Although the schooners of the day had no reverse motors, he never lost a vessel.
    During the winter months he would organize camp sites in the wooded and sheltered coves of the bay, cut and saw timber and planking, and build schooner hulls, Small cabins would be built for the workmen, and sometimes their familys, as well as sheds for tools, supplies, the hulls were then taken to Exploits and finish and ready for the Labrador coast in June.


Children of Sarah & George Sceviour
    1.     Robert Henry Sceviour...................m   died young
    2.     Jacob Chesley Sceviour..................m   died young
    3.     George Henry Sceviour................. m.  (1)Agnes Ann Pearce (2) Lucy Horwood
    4.     Robert "Bob" Augustus Sceviour.m.  Alice Ball
    5.     Caroline Mary Sceviour.................m.  _______Seymore
    6.     Arthur Leopold Sceviour................m  Harriet Mason
    7.     James Winsor Sceviour .................m  Annabella Pearce
    8.     William Jacob Sceviour..................m.  Penolope Ashbourne


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Researched;  Designed;  and Posted by   Cliff Lilly  Little Burnt Bay, NF.  A0G 3B0
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