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How Cape Chidley got its name.
Posted by: Paul Edward Chidley Date: August 08, 2001 at 20:27:30
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Here's an email I got a couple of years ago from an inquiry to the Canadian Government. Just in case anyone wanted to know.

Mr. Chidley,

Thank you for your e-mail inquiry of 18 August 1998 asking about the history
of Cape Chidley.

Our Internet search site does not have information about the origins of the
names on the site at the request of the CPCGN members.

Cape Chidley was named by the explorer, Davis, after "the Worshipful M. John
Chidley of Chidley in the countie of Devon, esquire, who ws apparently chief
promoter of an expedition which sailed anno 1589, for the famous Province of
Kranco on the coast of Chili by the streight of Magellan." The source for
this is the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1910 (now out of
print). It has been quoted also in Encyclopedia Canadiana (circa
1962-1964). We have no further information on the name.

We trust that this is the information you were looking for.

Kathleen O'Brien,
Senior Toponymist

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