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Fortune Census - 1854

Population - 421



Fortune Government Census Taken In 1854:

1 Irish Man ...................................... 7 Englishmen

3 Roman Catholics ............ 415 Wesleyans .............. 3 Church of England

No Minister ........... No Church ........... 1 School .......... III Fishermen

69 Families ............ 3 Widows ........... 2 Widowers .......... 5 Merchants

1 Male Lunatic ................... 1 Female Lunatic ............. 1 Blind Child

6 Houses being built ..................... 5 Houses uninhabited

2110 Quintals of Fish dried that year

171 Barrels potatoes raised ............ 910 lbs of Butter made

31 Cows .............. 3 Horses ............. 32 Goats and Pigs

3 Paupers ............... 3 Births ................ 1 Marriage



(This was copied from a Government census book found in an old house at Grand Bank and published in St. John's in 1855. Thanks to Miss Clara May Spencer.)

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