The Doody Family
section dedicated to the memory of Leo-John Doody
Doody (Doo-dee) Family presented herein hails from Mosquito, St.
Mary's Bay, Newfoundland with the original Doody settlers immigrating
from either Ireland or from other parts of St. Mary's Bay during
the early-mid 1800's. Not much is known about the original Doody
settlers in Mosquito except for that family tradition dictates
that they were of Irish origin and some researchers have concluded,
perhaps erroneously, that the original surname was "O'Dawd/Dawd".
However, the "Doody" spelling of the surname is quite prevalent
in Ireland as early as the 1700's so the "O'Dawd/Dawd" variation
is not conclusive. My research thus far seems to indicate that
the brothers listed below were more likely from another area of
NFLD as opposed to immigrating from Ireland.
the oldest headstone in a cemetery used by residents of Mosquito
dates to 1845 with the name of a John Doody it does clearly indicate
that Doodys were at Mosquito prior to the time of the two brothers,
both below and may have actually been their father. My research
now is to determine if the early Doodys at Mosquito are related
to the Doodys on this site.
the generations wore on, the Doodys on Mosquito Island began to
move to other parts of Newfoundland, i.e.; Admiral's Beach, Regina,
Salmonier, Riverhead, etc. and eventually wound up in other parts
of the world, namely Ontario, Canada and eastern parts of the
United States, namely in New York.
will begin with the earliest known ancestors that are traditionally
believed to have been among the first settlers at Mosquito and
proceed down each generation, providing data for births, marriages,
deaths and children.
John (?) Doody: b. abt 1790, Ireland or NFLD; d.
1845 (?), Mosquito, St. Mary's Bay (?), NFLD.
unknown wife: b. abt 1795, Ireland or NFLD; d. abt
1865, Mosquito, St. Mary's Bay (?), NFLD.
Doody: Fisherman (*might be person
listed in 1871 Directory for Red Harbour, Placentia Bay);
b. abt 1820, Ireland or NFLD ; d. Jan 25, 1868 (?), Mosquito (?),
St. Mary's Bay, NFLD.
abt 1842, to Bridget (unknown surname): b. abt 1820;
, Mosquito (?), St. Mary's Bay, NFLD; d. bef 1898, St. Mary's
Bay (?), NFLD.
Bernard, Mariah "Maria", Bridget "Bride", Alban and John J. (first
two brothers, Bernard and Alban, are listed in the 1898 Directory
for Mosquito as a Fishermen and 3rd brother, John, is listed as
a "genl dealer"; in the 1904 Directory all three were listed as
"Tom" Doody: Planter; b. abt 1823, Ireland or NFLD; d.
bef 1898, Mosquito/Colinet, St. Mary's Bay, NFLD.
abt 1845, NFLD, to Catherine "Kate" (unknown surname):
*Was widowed and living at Colinet
in the 1898 Directory. b. abt 1825, NFLD (?); d. aft 1898,
Colinet, St. Mary's Bay, NFLD.
children remain unknown but may have had
a son or grandson named Sebastian (listed in 1898 Directory along
with John's children, above, but is not a known child of Thomas'
brother, John, above).
Doody: Planter; b. unknown; d. unknown. **Is
not known for certain to have been a sister of John and Thomas,
both above. Either died before 1871 or had married and either
was no longer working as a planter or had moved away. (Is listed
in Directory of 1864 for Mosquito as "Margaret Doody",
a planter along with, who I presume was her brother, Thomas, above.
They are the only Doodys listed in the 1864 Directory. She is
not listed in the 1871 Directory nor any other Directories that
unknown if married.