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Newfoundland 1921 Census
Black Island #2,
Twillingate District
{29 Persons in 7 Households}

This file "Verified"* with the Original Pages (May - June 2007 by Don Tate)



Two Black Island Communities

Apparently there are two Black Islands in the Twillingate District as noted below. We have separated them into two separate pages and labeled them as Black Island #1 and #2. Milt Anstey has been kind enough to provide the following information relating to these two communities.

There are two Black Islands in the Twillingate District during this time period. The larger and more prominate "Black Island" is located near Exploit's Island and Samson's Island, at the entrance to Notre Dame Bay. I know that some of my distant relatives, and other residents with the surname; Hill, Potter, Dorey, Hamilton, Hennifant, etc. lived there until the 1990's.

There is a smaller "Black Island" located just off the south end of Twillingate Island, somewhere between Twillingate Island and Hillgrade/Fairbanks on New World Island. I think the surnames of Sansome and Rice lisved on this Island.

Milt Anstey

Additional information provided by Joe Jennings.

Black Island, Friday's Bay is near the New World Island causeway. The families include the Rice's and Sansome's who relocated in the last centaury. Most would have moved to the modern day Hillgrade (Salt Pans) and Newville (Burnt Cove).

Joe Jennings


Dwelling Family SurName Given Name Sex Rela. Status Birth Yr Birth Mo Age Birth Place
PAGE 645                    
1 1 SANSOME John M Head Married 1887 Feb 34 Black Island
    SANSOME Lucretia F Wife Married 1886 Jan 35 Salt Pond
    SANSOME Violet F Daughter Single 1906 May 15 Salt Pond
2 2 SANSOME Edward M Head Married 1880 Nov 40 Black Island
    SANSOME Louisa F Wife Single 1882 Mar 39 Seal Cove
    SANSOME Fanny F Daughter Single 1910 Apr 11 Black Island
    SANSOME Martin M Son Single 1916 May 5 Black Island
3 3 SANSOME John M Head Married 1843 Feb 78 T'gate
    SANSOME Fanny F Wife Married 1854 Jan 67 Grey Islands
    SANSOME Bennett M Son Single 1897 Jul 24 Black Island
4 4 SANSOME Louis M Head Married 1892 Aug 28 Black Island
    SANSOME Minnie F Wife Married 1895 Jul 26 Salt Pond
    SANSOME Melville M Son Single 1919 Jan 2 Salt Pond
5 5 RICE David M Head Widower 1880 May 41 Black Island
    RICE Fred M Son Single 1902 Jul 19 Black Island
    RICE Hedley M Son Single 1906 Aug 14 Black Island
    RICE Stewart M Son Single 1911 Jun 10 Black Island
    HINDS Alma F Servant Single 1891 Jun 30 Herring Nk
6 6 RICE Arthur M Head Married 1878 Mar 43 Black Island
    RICE Elizabeth F Wife Married 1879 Sep 41 T'gate
    RICE Joseph M Son Single 1903 Apr 18 Black Island
    RICE Annie F Daughter Single 1908 Mar 13 Black Island
    RICE George M Son Single 1909 Jul 12 Black Island
    RICE Amelia F Daughter Single 1913 Jun 8 Black Island
    RICE Elmore M Son Single 1918 Jun 3 Black Island
7 7 SANSOME Thomas M Head Married 1876 Oct 44 Black Island
    SANSOME Louisa F Wife Married 1878 Mar 43 T'gate
    SANSOME Hettie F Daughter Single 1901 Sep 19 Salt Pond
    SANSOME Andrew M Son Single 1906 Jan 15 Black Island
    SANSOME Matilda F Daughter Single 1909 Dec 11 Black Island

Item 1The following columns are verified exactly as to the original (assuming legibility of data):
Dwelling Number, Family Number, Surname (but capitalized for ease of reading), Given Name, Sex, Birth Year, Age
Item 2 Community Name as a column is omitted as it only has repeats of the community name from the title.
Item 3 Words like Relation, Status, Birth Month may or may not have been abbreviated by either the Enumerator or the Transcriber. These variations are self-explanatory, were not considered detrimental to the informational content, and would have taken considerable time to correct. Thus they were not corrected in the verification process. Any informational errors were corrected.
Item 4 The Birth Place spelling may vary somewhat, due to Enumerator's or Transcriber's abbreviations. Any informational errors were corrected.

Original Transcription by Glynn Hewlett

Posted 11 Jan 1997

Verified to Original Pages (May - June 2007 - Don Tate)

Page Last Modified: Tuesday April 14, 2009 (Don Tate)

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