Index to 1791 Census (Poll Tax)
of
Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

231 Surnames by Alpha Sort: Click on Letter for Link or Browse List
[Source: See My Notes]

A B C   D E    G   I    J K    L
M N    O   P    Q (none)
R S      U V ( none)W
X Z (none)

ASurname 1st (Given) Name Location  1791
Poll Tax Census
Ackles James  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Ackley Isaac  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Ackley Nathaniel  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Adams Robert  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Anderson Peter  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Angevine John  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Angevine Peter  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Atkinson John 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Atkinson John  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Atkinson Thomas 1791 - Ft Lawrence P tax
BSurname Surname 1st (Given) Name Location  1791
Poll Tax Census
Babien Widow  1791 - French List P Tax
1791 - Relieved from Poll Tax
Baker Thomas 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Baker, Esq. Charles  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Baker, Esq. Hance 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Baker Hance 1791 - Relieved from Poll Tax
Barker Isreal 1791 - Westchester P Tax
Barnett Michael 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Barron, Jun. Edwd. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Barron, Sen. Edwd. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Baxter Augustus  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Baxter Lockwood  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Bent Jesse  1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Bent John 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Bent Martyn  1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Berry Robert  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Berry Thomas  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Black John 1791 - River Philip P Tax
Black Richard  1791 - River Philip P Tax
Black William (son W1) 1791 - Amherst P Tax
"Black" Isaac 1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
Blinkhorn Wm. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Boisband John 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Boss Frans. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Boultonhouse Bedford 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Bourg Widow 1791 - French List P Tax
Bourg, Jun. Joseph  1791 - French List P Tax
Bourg, Jun. Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Bourg, Jun. Widow 1791 - French List P Tax
Bourg, Sen. Joseph  1791 - French List P Tax
Bourg, Sen. Peter  1791 - French List P Tax
Brien John 1791 - French List P Tax
Brien Michl. 1791 - French List P Tax
Brien Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Brien, Jun. Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Brown James 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Bujoy Lawrence 1791 - French List P Tax
Bulmer William 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Bulmers (?) Joseph 1791 - Amherst P Tax
CSurname 1st (Given) Name Location  1791
Poll Tax Census
Campbell Peter 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Canfield Stephen 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Carver (no 1st name) 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Chapman John 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Chapman Thomas 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Chapman William 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Christie Robert 1791 - River Philip P Tax
Christopher Richard 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Church Henry 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Church Widow 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
1791 - Relieved frm Poll Tax
Clarke William 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
1791 - Relieved frm Poll Tax
Clemant Paul 1791 - French List P Tax
Coats Thomas 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Colburn Richard 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Collins Peter 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Commo Joseph 1791 - French List P Tax
Commo Maturine 1791 - French List P Tax
Cormier (?) Halanson (?) 1791 - Relieved frm Poll Tax
Copp John 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Copp Thomas 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Copp William 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Covert Abraham 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Crawford John 1791 - Westchester P Tax
Crawford Robert 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Creary Martyn 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
DSurname 1st (Given) Name Location  1791
Poll Tax Census
Davis Thomas  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Demont Louis  1791 - French List P Tax
Donkin, Jun. William  1791 - River Philip P Tax
Donkin, Sen. William  1791 - River Philip P Tax
Dotten James  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Dougharty James  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Dougherty Michael  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Doutchman Charles  1791 - Amherst P tax
Douthwait  James  1791 - Amherst P tax
Dugal Widow 1791 - French List P Tax
ESurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Embree Joseph  1791 - Westchester P Tax
Embree Samuel  1791 - Amherst P Tax
English William  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Ennis Robt. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
FSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Fage Saml. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
1791 - Absent frm Poll Tax
Fales Atwood 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Fales Ebenezer 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Ferriss Josuha 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Fillimore Asa 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Finwick Matth. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Fletcher Thos. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Forrest  David 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Forrest  Robert 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Freeman Wm. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Freeze Wm 1791 - Amherst P Tax
1791 - Absent frm Poll Tax
Fulton John 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Fulton Josuha 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Furlong Henry 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Furstner Andrew 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
GSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Gallahar Hugh 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Gallager Hugh 1791 - Absent from the Poll Tax
Gatro John 1791 - Absent from the Poll Tax
Gilroy Barney 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Glenie John 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Gould Frans. 1791 - French List P Tax
Gould Gidone 1791 - French List P Tax
Gould Lewis 1791 - French List P Tax
Gould Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Gould Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Griffin Calib 1791 - Westchester P Tax
Gun Thomas 1791 - Absent from the Poll Tax
HSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Hall Wm. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Harrisson Luke 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Harrisson Richard 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Harrisson Thomas 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Harrisson Jun. John 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Harrisson, Sen. John 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Hart (ukn) 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Henry William 1791 - Absent frm Poll Tax
Henry John 1791 - Relieved frm Poll Tax
Herring David 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Hickman Wm. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Hoag Nathl. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Hollaway Matthew 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Holliday Saml. 1791 - Westchester P Tax
Holmes Wm. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Horton Solomon 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Hunter William 
Hunter & Man
1791 - Amherst P Tax
1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
Hurd Jonathan 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Hustis  Thomas 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Hyatt Nathl. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
ISurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
None in
this Poll Tax
JSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Johnson  Matthew  1791 - River Philip P Tax

 
KSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Knapp, Esq. Moses  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax

 
LSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Lablang ( LeBlanc ?) Joseph 1791 - French List P Tax
Lafurgee Tunis 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Leger Joseph 1791 - French List P Tax
Leger Charles 1791 - French List P Tax
Leger Fred. 1791 - French List P Tax
Lodgrad Matthw. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Logan Hugh 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Lovely Benjm. 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
1791 - Relieved Poll Tax
Lumley John 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Lummley (Lumley?) Thomas 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Lusby Thomas 1791 - Amherst P Tax

 
MSurname 1st (Given) 
Name
Location  1791
Poll Tax Census
Mabee John 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Mahon, Esq. Thomas 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Malanson David 1791 - French List P Tax
Malanson John 1791 - French List P Tax
Malanson Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Malanson Widow 1791 - French List P Tax
Malanson, Jun Peter 1791 - French List P Tax
Maynard George 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Mc Gowan Robert 1791 - Amherst P Tax
McClelan Peter 1791 - Amherst P Tax
McEachran Archibald 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Mead James 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Merrill William 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Merrit Thomas 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Meritt Jeremiah 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Metcalf James 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Metcalf Richd. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Miers John 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Milligan William 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Mills David 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Mills Jesse 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Mills Saml. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Monroe (Munrow) Duncan 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Morse Alphs. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
NSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Newman (?) (Unknown) 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Newman Jeremiah  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Newton John  1791 - Ft Lawrence P tax
Niles Nathaniel  1791 - Amherst P tax
Noil Widow 1791 - French List P Tax
Miers Marcus (?) 1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
OSurname
 
1st (Given) Name
Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
O'Brien Miles  1791 - The Rivers1 P Tax
O'Brien Wm.  1791 - Amherst P Tax
1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
Oxley, Sen. George  1791 - River Philip P Tax

 
PSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Palmer Jonathan  1791 - Westchester P Tax
Peers Alexn. 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Phenion (?) Wm. 1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
Pipes Jonathan 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Pipes Junr. William 1791 - The Rivers1 P Tax
Polly William 1791 - River Philip P Tax
Porrall Joseph 1791 - French List P Tax
Pugsley David 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Purdy Gabriel 1791 - Westchester P Tax
Purdy Gilbert 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Purdy, Esq. Henry 1791 - Ft Lawrence P tax
QSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
None in
this Poll Tax
 
RSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Reid Robert 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Reid Stephen 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Riley William  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Rindress John  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Ripley Henry  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Ripley Robert 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Rishton Jeremiah  1791 - Westchester P Tax
Rishton John  1791 - Westchester P Tax
Rishton Peter  1791 - Westchester P Tax
Roberts James  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Robinson Roger 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Robinson Ths.  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Roblee John 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Rouel Wm. 1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
Roy Benvior 1791 - French List P Tax
SSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Savage Widow 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Seaman Moses 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Seaman Stephen 1791 - Ft Lawrence P Tax
Seaman Jeremiah 1791 - Westchester P Tax
Sharp Robert 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Shene Wm. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Shipley Thomas 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Smith John 1791 - Ft Lawrence P tax
Smith John 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Soles Thomas 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Stuart John 1791 - Amherst P Tax
TSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Taylor Richd.  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Teed David (1) 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Teed David (2) 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Terrio Moses  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Terrio Charles  1791 - French List P Tax
Terrio Paul  1791 - French List P Tax
Terris John 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Tillot James 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Totten Daniel  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Totten Gilbert  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Totten James 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Totten John  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Trenchard Henry  1791 - Westchester P Tax
Travais Nathl.  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Travers Daniel 1791 - Absent from Poll Tax
Treen Jospeh 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Tuttle Stephen  1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
U / V Surname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
None in 
this Poll Tax
 
WSurname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
Ward (Unknown)  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Watts Henry Gilbert  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Welch (Unknown)  1791 - Amherst P Tax
Wilhams (?) Saml.  1791 - Ft Lawrence P tax
Williams B. S. 1791 - Amherst P Tax
Willson Richd.  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Winn Peter 1791 - Wallace/Remshag P Tax
Wood Peter  1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Wood Saml. 1791 - The Rivers P Tax
Y Z Surname
1st (Given) Name

Location  in the 1791 Poll Tax Census
None in 
this Poll Tax
 

NOTES:

Document Name:"A Return of the Number of Inhabitants in the Different Districts of the County of Cumberland, Distinguishing the Heads of Family, those below and of Age - of Each Sex."

Number of Families: There are 231 Head of Household names in this index list plus 23 Names of those Absent or Relieved .

The communities listed in this document are:
1) Amherst (64 Families)
2) The Rivers* [noted as Elysian Fields, R.Hebert, McCan & Napan]  (51 Families)
3) District of Fort Lawrence  (22 Families)
4) River Philip  (10 Families)
5) Westchester  (12 Families)
6) Remshag  (39 Families)
6) List of the French (35 Families - no place names given)
7) List of Those "Absent" or "Relieved" from the Poll Tax in 1791. ( 23 names)

SOURCES:
"A Return of the Number of Inhabitants in the Different Districts of the County of Cumberland,
Distinguishing the Heads of Family, those below and of Age - of Each Sex."
RG1 Vol 444  Pages 9,10.  I have photocopies of this microfilm from
Mt. Allison University Reel # 5656.

CROSS REFERENCES:
I have attempted to cross check the names on this document with:
1)  Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forest Crown Land Maps.
2)  Cumberland County "Court of General Sessions" Records (Quarter Sessions) 1789-1794
3) Esther Clark Wright, "Planter & Pioneers- Nova Scotia 1749 -1784"
4) The River Philip Grant of 1785 and The Southampton Grant.
5) Early Grants to the Townships of  Sackville, Cumberland and Amherst.
6) Howard Trueman, " The Chegnecto Isthmus And Its First Settlers". This document is
    also a Project Guttenberg transcription, online at:
http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/Project-Gutenberg/etext98/chgnt10.txt

Online Transcriptions of 1791 Poll Taxes - Caution
There are Poll Tax Transcriptions on line at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/tax_rolls.html
Nova Scotia Capitation and Assessment Tax Rolls (1791-1795)
I believe that the transcriber was NOT familiar with the early names of the
Cumberland County area since there are many questionable name transcriptions.
For example:
Remshez.  I have seen Ramshag, Remshag, Remsheg but never Remshez.
Jeremiah MARRIT = MERRIT. There are land grants for MERRIT in Cumberland
County but I have not come across a MARRIT.
John BOISLAND = BOISBAND. same as above
Thomas AUSTIN= Thomas HUSTIS. Comparing H's and A's on other names in
this document makes me believe this is an H not an A. Thomas Austin only
came to area in early 1800's. There is a history of Hustis for this area
prior to 1791.

 I am sure there are incorrect entries in the above INDEX since I DO NOT have  in depth
knowledge of all these early families. However I feel confident in
most of the entries  since I cross checked the spelling against land grants, grant maps and
other writing about early Cumberland County.
In all cases you would do best to refer to the original microfilm of the Poll Tax.
This INDEX was designed to point you in the right direction.

Last Revision: 14 Feb 2000
 
                                   Index  developed by Diane Shaw (sisca@nbnet.nb.ca)
           You may freely copy this index,  please acknowlege me as the Developer and Originator. 
           I would like this index to be as accurate as possible, so if you  have primary documents to support 
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