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

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

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  • 21 Nov. 1979 (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. Genealogical resource.

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

The original records are located at the Library and Archives Canada.


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For related records see: 80-001, 83-007, 86-026, and 93-024.


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Microfilm. Set 33.



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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