My husband's father was James Philpot - so far as I know he was born in Plate Cove. His Father was Richard - Mother was Bridget Tracey. He came to the States in 1922 along with James Tracey. He told us they were cousins. On his marriage application James listed his Father as Michael Tracey and his Mother as Mary Ryan from Plate Cove. The church did have a record of a Michael and Mary marriage in January 1897. I'm trying to find the connection between the 2 families.I assume they would be cousins if Bridget and Michael were brother and sister, but I can't find a Michael in Bridget's family. I'm not so sure they were actual cousins.