Early Newfoundland Inhabitants
Conception Bay Region ~ Harbour Main District
Newfoundland Census: 1675 - 1692Transcribed and contributed by David Anstey, 2018. *There are surname spelling errors realized within this file. As sometimes sourced from typed material. Correction or improvement is possible in certain cases. The reader is cautioned to always check against original material for possible spelling errors. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be errors.
1675 Census - Captain Sir John Berry, of HMS Bristol.
( Colonial Office 1.35 Folios 150 - 156 )
The names of the English Inhabitants with the number of their boats, men, wives and children.
There are belonging to His Majesty’s Subjects here 543 head of cattle.
There are women and children, 231.
Their servants are 1022.
The planters themselves, 114.
Jeremiah Fortune 4 Boats, 20 Men.
1676 Fishing Ship Census - Captain Russell of HMS Reserve.
( Colonial Office 1.38 Folios 222 - 224 )
?, Weymouth, Bryant Cobb
1676 Census - Captain John Wyborne’s Planter Census.
( Colonial Office 1.38 Folios 239 - 242 )
William Tilly 2 Boats.
Robert Newman 2 Boats.
Thomas Nowel 3 Boats.
Thomas Carne 1 Boat.
William Smith 1 Boat.
James Shambler 5 Boats.
Thomas Fortune 4 Boats.
George Torbut 1 Boat.
William Newman 2 Boats.
1677 Inhabitant_Planter Census - Captain Sir William Poole, of HMS Leopard
( Colonial Office 1.41 Folios 157 - 166 )
Barron Harbour, Bay Bulls, Bay de Verde, Bay Roberts, Bonaventure, Bryants Cove, Brigus, Caplin Bay, Carbonear,
Clowns Cove, Crockers Cove, Cupids Cove, English Harbour, Fermeuse, Ferryland, Harbour Grace, Harbour Main,
Irelands Eye, Little Harbour, Mosquito Bay, Muskets Cove, St. John’s, Trinity, Trinity Harbour, Witless Bay.
Inhabitants, wives, children, servants_male/female, dwelling houses, storehouses, lodging for servants, gardens, Boats, Stages.
*****Servants are male unless otherwise noted.
Jeremy Fortune Wife, 1 son, 3 daughters, 26 servants, 1 female servant, house, 3 storehouses, 3 gardens, 5 Boats.
Notable: Jeremiah Fortune had 6 cattle & 14 hogs.
1680 Anon Census
( Colonial Office ?, Folio 121 )
212 English Planters in Newfoundland
97 vessels fished in the English ports in Newfoundland.
1681 Census - Captain James Story of HMS Antelope
( Colonial Office 1.47 Folios 113 - 122 )
Jeremiah Fortune - Planter
John Harvey - Planter. - of Chapples Cove.
1692 Census - Captain Thomas Crawley of HMS Reserve
( Colonial Office 1.68 Folios 271 - 272 )
Harbour Main, 1 Boat
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