Last modified: 2005-12-17 by phil nelson
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contributed by Valentin Poposki, 7 November 2005
Bay Roberts began as a fishing settlement for migratory fishermen from the County of Devon (England) and from Jersey. It was officially settled in 1675.
From the town website, one can explore the origin of the name:
The name "Bay Roberts" originated from two sources. One source indicates that it was at first called "Roberts Bay" by the Jersey fishermen, while another source claims that Bay Roberts was at one time a headquarters for pirates and was named "Bay of Robbers."
and one also can find information on the town incorporation itself:
The Town of Bay Roberts was incorporated in 1951 after Premier Joseph Smallwood suggested that if the Town had its own council, it could take care of paving its own roads.
The page also depicts the town crest.
Phil Nelson, 8 December 2005