1838

February 2, 2017; Nova Scotia Archives

Source Link: http://novascotia.ca/archives/census/1838.asp

1838 Canada Census, Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Settlements of Bay of Islands to the County Line

Notes: Both heads of the family were noted and the occupation of the male. The other columns counted individuals in the house according to age. They are divided into the following groups:

  • Males Under 6 years of age
  • Females Under 6 years of age
  • Males Under 14 years of age
  • Females Under 14 years of age
  • Males Over 14 years of age
  • Females Over 14 years of age
  • Total in Family

The definition of ‘under 6 years’ can mean two things: those between birth and 5 years, 12 months and 30 days OR between birth and six years old. I’m taking the definition literally, so this means children between the ages of 0 and 5 years.

The same must be said for the description of ‘under 14’. I’ve noted it–for simplicity–as 6 – 13 since kids under 6 years would be counted in the first two columns, and those aged 14 years would be included in the males and females over 14 years columns.

A word about addition: I checked the numbers twice to ensure they are as accurate as humanly possible, but as you will see, they don’t always add up. I believe the enumerator sometimes counted the parents, and sometimes they didn’t. Mary and Richard Snow’s family is an exception. The math isn’t correct regardless of if the parents are included or not. If the parents were not included, there would be 14 in the house; if they were, it should be 17.

Accuracy: Although I strive for accuracy, I am only human. Please follow the source link and double check the digital image.

Page 148 (when I have time, I will transcribe additional pages for Bay of Islands)


  • Kirker, James and Hannah, farmer, 1 female (0 – 5), 1 male (6 – 13), 1 female (6 – 13); Total: 5
  • Snow, Richard and Mary, fisherman, 6 males (0 – 5), 1 females (0 – 5), 4 females (6 – 13), 1 male (14+), 2 females (14+); Total: 16
  • Romkey, Jacob and Ann, fisherman, 2 males (0 – 5), 1 male (14+); Total: 5
  • Rudolph*, John and Catherine, fisherman, 1 female (0 – 5), 2 males (6 – 13), 3 females (6 – 13), 2 females (14+); Total: 10
  • Atkins, William and Elisabeth, fisherman, 2 females (0 – 5), 4 males (6 – 13), 1 female (6 – 13), 2 males (14+); Total: 11
  • Shiers, George and Catharine, farmer, 1 male (0 – 5), 1 female (0- 5), 1 male (6 – 13), 1 female (6 – 13); Total: 6
  • Shiers, Frederick and Ann, farmer, 2 males (0 – 5), 1 female (6 – 13); Total: 5
  • Battis, John and Elisabeth, farmer, 1 male (0 – 5), 2 males (6 – 13), 1 female (14+); Total 6
  • Moser, George and Ann, farmer, 2 male (0 – 5); Total: 4
  • Curry (or Cunny), Thomas and Maria, farmer, 1 male (0 – 5), 2 female (0 – 5), 2 males (6 – 13), 1 female (6 – 13); Total: 8
  • Inglehut, John and Matel (or Motel), farmer, 1 male (14+), 4 females (14+); Total: 7
  • McDannel*, Alexander and Mary, farmer, 2 females (0 – 5), 3 males (6 – 13), 1 female (6 – 13), 1 male (14+); Total: 9
  • McDannel*, William and Martha, farmer, 1 male (0-5), 2 females (0 – 5), 1 male (6 – 13), 1 female (6 – 13); Total: 5
  • Moser, Leonard and Mary, farmer, 2 female (6 – 13), 2 males (14+), 1 female (14+); Total 7
  • Moser, Phillip and Mary Ann, farmer, 2 males (0 – 5), 1 female (0 – 5); Total 5
  • Shiers, Andrew and Maria, farmer, 1 male (0 – 5), 1 female (0 – 5), 1 female (6 – 13); Total: 5
  • Moser, Mathias and Sophia, farmer, 4 males (14+); Total: 6

 

*Rudolph may be the surname, though it looked more like Rodigoulp

*McDannel is actually McDonald

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Diane Tibert 2017

 

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