There are two different Pitcher families in NL. One are the Pitcher's of the Burin Peninsula. This family started in the early 1800's and has no connection I can find to the rest of the Pitchers in NL. The other takes in the rest of the province and originated in Trinity Bay as early as 1617 and permanently from ca. 1753 onward. I am from the Trinity Bay line. I have several Donalds and James. Do you have any more information on Donald James Pitcher, maybe I can make a match-up?