Saint Patrick Parish GenWeb
Census & Directories
Last Updated 2013
The first census in New Brunswick to record the names of all people was in 1851 and there were similar censuses every ten years after that until 1956 when the frequency was changed to every five years. The 1851 and 1861 enumerations were provincial and were conducted by the New Brunswick government, while the 1871 and subsequent censuses were federal and were conducted by the government of Canada as part of the regular Canada-wide censuses. All records to 1901, inclusive, have been made public but the federal government is still deciding whether to (ever) release the post-1901 census records. See the Post 1901 Canadian Census Project Website from the Global Gazette for more information.
Saint Patrick Parish has been used as a census sub-district in all of the enumerations from 1851 to the present. Transcriptions of available enumerations are given below. For before 1851, tax records are a good head-of-household census substitute.
(Second row contains National Archives of Canada microfilm reel numbers.)
1: A - C
2: D - I
3: J - M
4: N - Z
1: A - D
2: E - J
3: K - N
4: O - Z
1: A - L
2: M - Z
1: A - J
2: K - Z
Directories & Miscellaneous
Tax Records: Saint Patrick Parish Hutchinson's 1865-66 and 1867-68 Directories: Bocabec Lovell's 1871 Directory: Bocabec, Digdeguash, St. Patrick 1790 Census for Washington County, Maine: You may find Charlotte County residents here. Look at the "PEM" - Plantations East of Machias.
Ocupayshun - Sensus Tayker
"I am a sensus tayker for the sitee of Bufflow. Our sitee has groan verry fast in resent years & now in 1865, it has bekum a hard & time konsuming job to kount all the peephill. There are not many that kan do this werk, as it is nesesseree to have an ejucashun, wich a lot of pursons still do not have. Anuther atribyout needed for this job is gud spelling, for meny of the pephill to be kounted can hardlee speek inglish, let alon spel thair names!"
Hopefully this explains why you see your "names" spelt differently in some places.
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Population of Saint Patrick and Dumbarton Parishes, 1803 - 1961
|Modern Saint Patrick||1461||1355||1123||921||755||612||649||664||652||583||489|
|Original Saint Patrick||229||762||1507||2013||2263||2399||2346||2123||1728||1466||1330||1349||1304||1291||1217||1109|
|Dumbarton was separated from the
original Saint Patrick in 1856.
Table originally prepared by Marilyn Strout. Updated and graph added by Craig Walsh.
1. The 1851 census for Charlotte County, New Brunswick was published by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in two volumes in 1974 and 1975. Robert F. Fellows was the editor. Saint Patrick Parish is in Volume II, pages 155 - 225.
2. The 1861 census for Charlotte County, New Brunswick was recently published by the Charlotte County branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society and is available for sale. It does not include Saint James, Saint David and Lepreau Parishes, but it does include all the other parishes including Saint Patrick. Order Info.
Other Census Records
- Canada - National Archives of Canada Census Records (general info)
- N.B. - New Brunswick GenWeb Census Records (general info; microfilm numbers)
- N.B. - New Brunswick Census Legislation - (general info)
- N.B. - New Brunswick Gen Links Census Records (transcriptions)
- Charlotte County - Each parish GenWeb site has a census records page.
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