NL GenWeb - 1836 Census

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White Bay Region ~ Baie Verte District

1836 Census

[Indian] Burying Place

Note: There was a miscellaneous column at the end which was left blank.
Transcribed and contributed by Isabel Taylor.
While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.
FAMILY


MALE
FEMALE
NUMBER OF SERVANTS
FISHING BOATS
(Quintels)

Number and Denomination
of Churches & Ministers
Head of Household Occupation Dwelling Houses Under 14 yrs 14-60 yrs Upwards of 60 yrs Under 14 yrs 14-16 yrs Upwards of 60 yrs Male Female Under 15 15 to 30 Upwards of 30 Heads of families who are servants Acres
in possession
Acres
under cultivation
Bushels of potatoes yearly Bushels of oats & other grains Tons hay Horses Neat
[domesticated]
cattle
Hogs Sheep Schools Male pupils Female pupils Protestant Episcopalians Protestant Dissenters Roman Catholics
John Adams Planter 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
James Adams Planter 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
William Prole Planter 1 2 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
Thomas Studley Planter 1 3 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
James White Planter 1 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0

Transcriber's notes on the census

It looks as if fishing boat capacity was measured in quintals, not in tons. The writing is definitely qtls. There are problems with the number of members of religious denominations exceeding the number of inhabitants (i.e. at Indian Burying Place). The following notes are based on checking the census transcription against the entries for the various communities in the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador (ENL), and surname entries in Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E. R. Seary (FN). They are supplemented, in the section on Fortune Harbour, by notes from John Carrick Greene`s Of Fish and Family. These extracts illustrate the difficulties created by surname variations. Thanks are due to Dave Anstey and Jill Marshall for their transcriptions, which were helpful in deciphering some of the trickier entries.

INDIAN BURYING PLACE

FN
Family Names notes that "Adams and Palmer" were " in salmon fishery at Indian Burying Place" in 1804. It also mentions " James Prole or Proal, of Indian Burying Place," but does not mention William Prole. It records a Thomas Stoodley there in 1842, and confirms that there was a James White at Indian Burying Place in 1844.

ENL
"As late as the 1857 Census, four residents gave their place of birth as England. James Prole was the first known settler." The Encyclopedia mentions that by the time of the 1874 Census, " Family names ...were Adams, Bowers, Giles, Prole, Stoodley and White."

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