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 “Occurrents in Newfoundland”
September 1, 1612 to May 13, 1613

Henry Crout was Sir Percival Willougby’s first agent in Newfoundland. He arrived on the island, at Renews, in May 1612 and was forced to remain there most of the summer due to the threat posed by piracy. Crout arrived in Cupids in August of that year and between September 1, 1612 and May 13, 1613 he kept a journal.

Although the journal deals mostly with weather conditions on the island, Crout also recorded details of a number of important events in which he took part including the cutting of a trail from Conception Bay to Trinity Bay in September 1612 and the voyage of the Indeavour into Trinity Bay in October and November 1612.

September 1, 2012 marks the 400 anniversary of the start of Henry Crout’s journal, “Occurrents in Newfoundland.” To mark this important milestone, we are posting each entry from the journal on the 400 anniversary of the day it was written. You can read the most recent entry by clicking the icon to the left below. To read all the entries to date click on the icon to the right.