Series 80-002 - Canada. 1871 Victoria County and Durham (East) County Census

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Canada. 1871 Victoria County and Durham (East) County Census

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    • 21 Nov. 1979 (Reproduction)
    • 1871 (Creation)
      Canada. Victoria County and Durham (East) County Census.

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    3 microfilm reels

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    Victoria County, formally established in 1860, is comprised of the Townships of Bexley, Carden, Dalton, Eldon, Emily, Fenelon, Laxton, Digby, Longford, Manvers, Mariposa, Ops, Somerville, and Verulam. The town of Lindsay in Ops Township is the county seat. The County is bordered in the north by the Muskoka District, in the east by haliburton and Peterborough Counties, in the south by Lake Scugog and the Regional Municipality of Durham, and in the west by Durham and Simcoe Counties. It is 2 169 km square in area. The land in Victoria County was first opened for settlement in 1821 and the first settlers were mainly Irish, both Protestant and Catholic, and Scottish Presbyterians. By 1880, lumbering was firmly established as the main industry in the county. Quickly the region was stripped of its forests, and it wasn't until the 1920's that an interest in reforestation developed. Today, Victoria County is a prime grain producing region. As well, chemical industries and tourism make up the present day economic picture of the county. (Taken from: Mika, Nick and Helma. "Places in Ontario, Part III." Belleville: Mika Publishing Company, 1983.)

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    The microfilm was purchased from the Library and Archives Canada.

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    Microfilm copy of nominal, decennial census of Victoria County and Durham (East) County for 1871. The census for Durham East includes only the Townships of Cavan and Manvers.

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    The microfilm was purchased from the Library and Archives Canada via Professor Al Brunger, Department of Geography, Trent University.


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        For related records, see other census records in this collection.

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        Microfilm set 33.

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        1871 Census

        Reel 1 (P.A.C. film #C-9980):

        Durham East & Victoria South, 1871

        1. Durham East County
          Cavan Township
          Manvers Township

        2. Victoria South County
          Mariposa Township
          Ops Township

        Reel 2 (P.A.C. film #C-9981):

        Victoria South, 1871

        1. Victoria South County
          Ops Township
          Lindsay Town
          Emily Township
          Verulam Township

        Reel 3 (P.A.C. film #C-9982):

        Victoria South & North, 1871

        1. Victoria South County
          Verulam Township

        2. Victoria North County
          Eldon Township
          Fenelon Township
          Carden Township
          Dalton Township
          Bexley Township
          Somerville Township
          Laxton Township
          Longford Township
          Digby Township
          Anson Township
          Hindon Township
          Lutterworth Township

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