1851 Census for Canada

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1851 Census

In Canada East and West every person who sojourned in the house on the night of Sunday, 11 January 1851, as well as individuals who usually lived at the house, but were absent on that night, were to be enumerated. The following questions were asked by enumerators: Name; Profession, trade, or occupation; Birthplace (Those born of Canadian parents were denoted with an F; Religion; Residence, if outside of limits (the address of those who were not enumerated ad their usual place of abode); Age at next birthday; Gender; Marital status; Whether a coloured person; Whether Native Canadian; Whether actually a family member of the household; Whether not a family member of the household; Whether a member of the family, but not present; Whether deaf and dumb, blind, or a lunatic; Whether attending school; Whether born during the year 1851; Whether died during the year 1851; If died, age and cause of death;

This is only an index. I have copies of all the original census pages and if you would like further details, please email me.

Forename Surname Age Place of Birth Occupation Place of Census
John Foskett 43 England Servantgirl (sic) Canada West (Ontario), Brant County, Brantford

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