The first occurrence of the name Kerrivan in Blackhead is when Thomas Kerrivan and Elizabeth Lucretia Bradbury (protestants) are baptized there in January 1852. Their four children are baptized in May 1852.

Thomas and Elizabeth raise at least six children in Blackhead who then marry and have families in the community.

Mary Jane Kerrivan married Thomas Brien and had seven children.
Elizabeth Kerrivan married Patrick Power and had five children.
James Kerrivan married Catherine Shortall and had four children.
Thomas Kerrivan married Ellen Moore and had one child.
Edward Kerrivan married Catherine Condon and had eight children.
William Kerrivan married Julia Wiseman and had four children.

Thomas Kerrivan is listed as a planter in the 1871 directory. However, by 1894 there are no Kerrivans listed for Blackhead. The families probably moved to St.John’s.

For the Blackhead Family Tree of the Kerrivan Family check out: The Blackhead Kerrivan Family History