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Census Of Newfoundland And Labrador 1891
District of Ferryland

WITLESS BAY
 

Source:
http://collections.mun.ca/cdm/ref/collection/cns_tools/id/51161

POPULATION
AREAS
DESCRIPTION
#
Males 1 yr and under 18
STATISTICS
Males - Married 148
Females 1 yr and under 11 Females - Married 163
Males 1 - 2 years 7 Widowers 16
Females 1 - 2 years 15 Widows 35
Males 2 - 3 years 18 Births During Past 12 Months 25
Females 2 - 3 years 15 Deaths During Past 12 Months 46
Males 3 - 4 years 10 Marriages During Past 12 Months 9
Females 3 - 4 years 8      
Males 4 - 5 years 17
NATIONALITY
Inhabitants Born In Newfoundland 860
Females 4 - 5 years 9 Inhabitants Born In England -
Males 5 - 10 years 49 Inhabitants Born In Ireland 6
Females 5 - 10 years 35 Inhabitants Born In Scotland -
Males 10 - 15 years 33 Inhabitants Born In British Colonies -
Females 10 - 15 years 42 Inhabitants Born In Foreign & Others -
Males 15 - 20 years 35      
Females 15 - 20 years 33
ORPHANS / HANDICAPPED
Males Under 15 Bereft Of 2 Parents 1
Males 20 - 25 years 34 Females Under 15 Bereft Of 2 Parents -
Females 20 - 25 years 44 Crippled And Disabled Paupers 17
Males 25 - 30 years 37 Males - Deaf -
Females 25 - 30 years 40 Females - Deaf -
Males 30 - 35 years 38 Males - Deaf & Dumb 3
Females 30 - 35 years 26 Females - Deaf & Dumb 3
Males 35 - 40 years 37 Males - Blind -
Females 35 - 40 years 21 Females - Blind -
Males 40 - 45 years 22 Males Of Unsound Mind -
Females 40 - 45 years 20 Females Of Unsound Mind -
Males 45 - 50 years 18      
Females 45 - 50 years 22
RELIGION
Church of England -
Males 50 - 55 years 22 Reformed Church of England -
Females 50 - 55 years 21 Church of Rome 866
Males 55 - 60 years 14 Methodist -
Females 55 - 60 years 10 Presbyterian -
Males 60 - 65 years 12 Congregationalist -
Females 60 - 65 years 24 Salvation Army -
Males 65 - 70 years 11 Baptist & Others -
Females 65 - 70 years 5      
Males 70 - 75 years 15
TRADES / OCCUPATION
Clergymen / Ministers 2
Females 70 - 75 years 7 Teachers -
Males 75 - 80 years 4 Lawyers 1
Females 75 - 80 years 3 Doctors -
Males 80+ years 1 Merchants & Traders 1
Females 80+ years 3 Engaged in Office or Shop Work -
TOTAL POPULATION 866 Engaged solely in Government Services -
    Farmers 3
NOTES:
Fishermen & Others who cultivate land 234
  Mechanics 1
Males catching and curing fish 267
Females engaged in curing fish 19
Number engaged in lumbering -
Number engaged in mining -
Number employed in factories or workshops -
Number of otherwise employed 2
     
LITERACY
Males Who Can Read 249
Females Who Can Read 227
Males Who Can Write 154
Females Who Can Write 160
Children Under 15 Who Have Attended School In The Last Year 136
Children Under 15 Who Have Not Attended School In The Last Year 134
Children Who Live At Least 1.5 Miles From School -

Contributed and Transcribed by Terry Alexander (2017)

Page Last Modified: Thursday May 04, 2017 (Don Tate)
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