County is divided into 7 parishes plus the town/city of
Moncton. The first surviving census was for a portion
of the county, taken in 1803. Another partial census
dates from 1820 and possibly 1824 as well. The first
nominal census was taken in 1851, then each 10 years until
1911, the last year for which federal censuses have been
released to the public.
to 1901, nominal censuses (listing each person in a household)
were taken for Westmorland County. The details on
microfilm numbers and availability of records for each
parish in each of the censuses can be found from the Provincial
Archives of New Brunswick web-site.
Microfilm F859 from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
contains the following census returns for Westmorland
County. Some are clear, some not, some have the
dates of return, others do not. The years given
here are either explicitly mentioned on the microfilm
or are the most commonly accepted for the census returns.
Returns are listed in the order they appear on F859, and
alternate sources shown if transcriptions are available.
Other Census Records
- Return of persons in Sackville
- list of persons in in Sackville
- head of household census of Nova
Scotia included parts of New Brunswick, particularly
the sections listed as Hillsborough, Sackville, and possibly
- an early mini-census of Monckton Township is available
head of household census for parts of Sackville and Westmorland
parishes. This census has been transcribed and printed
in, for example, Generations:
Volume 1 (June 1979)
- Hopewell, in present-day Albert Co.
2 (Sept. 1979) - Hopewell and Hillsborough, in present-day
Albert Co., as well as Moncton
Volume 3 (Dec 1979)
- Salisbury parish
Volume 4 (April 1980)
- Sackville parish
Volume 5 (Aug 1980)
- Sackville and Shediac parishes
Note: The previous transcription of Shediac dated 1803
has been re-examined and found to be that for 1820. The
transcription may be found under 1820, below.
head of household census for parts of Westmorland County.
This census has also been transcribed and printed in back
issues of Generations:
Volume 5 (Aug 1980) - Botsford Parish
Volume 7 (Feb 1981) - Chemogue, Little Chemogue,
Cape Tormentine, Scoodock areas
of the 1820 census have been
transcribed and are online (excluding Shediac which was
originally mis-labelled as 1803)..
census for Shediac has also been transcribed and is
(Local religious census)
- Catholic census of Sackville
(Local religious census)
- Catholic census of St. Anselme