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1836 Census

Ladle Tickles

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.


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
under cultivation
Bushels of potatoes yearly Bushels of oats & other grains Tons hay Horses Neat
Hogs Sheep Schools Male pupils Female pupils Protestant Episcopalians Protestant Dissenters Roman Catholics
Thomas Rousal Planter 1 2 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
William Rousal Planter 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 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.


A Henry Rousel is recorded in Leading Tickles in 1843, but no Thomas or William Rousal.

"When the community first appeared in the Census in 1836, it was recorded as Ladle Tickles....The first settler in Leading Tickles was likely a member of the Rowsell family .. .By 1836, 15 people in two families lived at Leading Tickles and from then on the population increased rapidly, to 98 people in 1845 and 302 by 1857. Lovell gives the area's principal family names as Alcock, Noseworthy, Peddle, Rousell and Ward. These early Census returns, which until 1911 grouped together all communities in the Leading Tickles area, also included small settlements on nearby Burnt Island and Thomas Rowsell Island."

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