Introduction

Harvey Settlement Census of 1851
Extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish
Library and Archives Canada reel C-998
Pages 21-22, 36-44.

In 1851 the Harvey Settlement was in the parish of Kingsclear, as were the Cork, Acton, and Brockway Settlements and some others.   The entries for Harvey appear clustered in two parts of the enumeration.   In this transcript, only these pages appear.

 

The original schedules are waterdamaged, and this affects the legibility of the entries for names, sex, and status on a portion of the odd-numbered pages, and the details of occupation and date entering the colony on the even-numbered pages.   Illegible details have been added in [square brackets] where surviving information has rendered the families identifiable from other sources.

 

Maiden names have been determined through extensive genealogical research and have been added in bold face type, also in [square brackets].   

 

In a few instances the modern forms of male surnames rendered in unfamiliar ways have also been annotated thus.

 

Details are not always correct as given.   In a couple of instances the enumerator recorded a daughter-in-law as a daughter, and the year of immigration is not always correctly stated.

 

Families who were not among the Northumbrian and Scottish Borders party that arrived on the snow Cornelius in 1837, or among the later emigrants from the same region who followed them to Harvey, are rendered in italics.   If married to a Northumbrian immigrant, however, their descendants have been recorded in normal font.   A number of such families, including the Littles, Heughans, Chambers, Listers, and Johnstons, comprising the Little Settlement, were from the western rather than the eastern borders (Dumfriesshire and Cumberland).   The senior Littles arrived first, settling in 1832 in the Hanwell Settlement in New Maryland.   After their sons resettled near Harvey, the parents relocated there also.   This group, however, constituted an independent migration chain.

 

Bruce S. Elliott

Instructions for enumerators

Harvey Settlement Census of 1851
Extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish
Library and Archives Canada reel C-998
Pages 21-22, 36-44.

A copy of the official memorandum for census enumerators appears at the beginning of the returns for Queensbury Parish, also on Library & Archives Canada reel C-998.   They are reproduced here.

 

The query concerning "Race" was inadequately explained, and this term was variously interpreted by the enumerators.   Some interpreted it to mean ancestry.   The enumerator for Kingsclear appears to have taken it to mean "Birthplace", recording those born in New Brunswick as "Native" (and native peoples as "Indians"), but it is not clear that all of the Harvey Settlers recorded as English were in fact born in England.   Birthplaces for a few of these immigrants vary between England and Scotland in later censuses.

 

The Queensbury returns include extensive agricultural schedules (Schedule 2) detailing the produce of each farm.   These appear not to survive for Kingsclear, with only the parish summaries of this data included, and suffering from water damage like the rest.

Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

p. 20, 21.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

p. 22, 23.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 36.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 37.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 38, 39.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 38, 39.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 40, 41.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 40, 41.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 42, 43.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 42, 43.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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Harvey Settlement Census of 1851

Original New Brunswick Census Return for 1851

extracted from census of Kingsclear Parish Library and Archives Canada reel C-998.

Microfilmed 1954

 

p. 44, 45.

Populaton Returns
Under Act II Victoria Cap. 27 and 12 Victoria Cap. 48.
Parish of                                          County of
[Kingsclear]          Schedule I          York. 1851.

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