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H.—ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS, CENSUS ARRANGEMENTS, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES.





No. 646.

CENSUS FIGURES ON LABRADOR FROM 1857 TO 1884.



6 Gower Street,          
St. John's, Nfld.,     
February 18th, 1922.
Arthur Mews, Esq.,
      Deputy Colonial Secretary,

Sir,
Re LABRADOR BOUNDARY.

      The Minister of Justice is desirous of securing, for use in the above case, a statement of the Census Returns for each period as far back as your records go.
      I shall be glad if you will let me have this statement at your earliest convenience.

I have the honor to be,          
Sir,                        
Your obedient servant,          
(Sgd). P. T. McGRATH.




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Department of the Colonial Secretary.         
St. John's, Newfoundland      
March 13th, 1922.
Sir,
      I have the honour to forward you herewith, as requested in yours of February 18th, a statement of the Census Returns for each period as far back as our records go, namely for 1857. I have attached some explanatory notes where these would appear to be necessary and have included such miscellaneous information as is shown in the variable sheets.
      The Returns for 1921 are not yet completed, but as soon as they are available I will forward you a copy.

I have the honor to be,            
Sir,                        
Your obedient servant,            

(Sgd). ARTHUR MEWS,    
Deputy Colonial Secretary.
   The Hon. Sir P. T. MCGRATH, K.B.E.,
                            City.





CENSUS OF LABRADOR, 1857.

Copied from Record.

      Note.—The Census of the Labrador was cursorily taken by the Superintendent of Fisheries (James L. Prendergast, Esquire) in 1856 and 1857, but it is not sufficiently correct or full to form a part of the foregoing Returns. The number of permanent residents, as given by that gentleman, from L'Anse Sablon to Sandwich Bay, both inclusive, including Belle Isle, is 1650, of whom 1331 are Protestants, and 319 Roman Catholics.

(Sgd.)    ARTHUR MEWS,        
Deputy Colonial Secretary.    

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CENSUS OF LABRADOR, 1869.

     Names of Settlements.No. of Inhabitants.
Blanc Sablon
Lance St. Clair
Forteau
Lance au Loup and Fox Cove
Lance au Diable
Capstan Island
West St. Modeste
Pinware
East St. Modeste
Carroll's Cove
Red Bay
Chateau
Henley Harbor
Chimney Tickle
Camp Islands
Shoal Cove Nad Cape Charles
Battle Harbor and Islands
Fox Harbor & Deep Water Creek to the Lakes
William's Harbor
St. Francis Harbor
Sloop Cove
St. Francis Bight
Fishing Ship Harbor
George's Cove
Square Islands
39
41
62
47
21
28
63
38
26
23
112
51
85
41
41
65
352
123
7
10
11
48
4
37
      44
 1,420

      On recapitulation page the total population of Labrador is given as 2,479.

These are set out as— 
     Males
     Females
1,483
     996
  2,479


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and, again, as

     Names of Settlements.No. of Inhabitants.
Born in Nfld.
  ,,     ,, England
  ,,     ,, Ireland
  ,,     ,, Scotland
  ,,     ,, Brit. Cols.
  ,,     ,, other coun.
668
124
9
21
1,635
      22
 2,479

and, still again, as—

Church of England
    ,,       ,, Rome
    ,,       ,, Wesleyan
Others
1,803
483
165
      28
 2,479

      I can only explain the disparity between the 1,420 persons as shown in the detail above, and the 2,479 given in the recapitulation, as the total population, on the assumption that another page of detail, covering settlements north of Square Islands, is omitted from our copy of the Census, the only one extant, to my knowledge.

      Apparently the Eskimo population of Labrador was not taken in this year, as the tables of origin and religion given above prove that the 2,479 people embraced therein are of the white extraction.

      At Battle Harbour one school was maintained during the winter and summer seasons, and one during the summer only.

(Sgd.)    ARTHUR MEWS,           
Deputy Colonial Secretary.




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CENSUS OF LABRADOR, 1874.

Total Population, Labrador2,416

Born in Nfland
  ,,     ,, England
  ,,     ,, Ireland
  ,,     ,, Scotland
  ,,     ,, Brit. Cols.
  ,,     ,, other Coun.
2,245
91
8
13
43
      16
Total               2,416 

Church of England
    ,,       ,, Rome
    ,,       ,, Wesleyan
    ,,       ,, others
1,489
476
295
      156
Total               2,416 

      No Census of the Eskimo population of Labrador appears to have been taken in 1874.

     Names of Settlements.No. of Inhabitants.
Blanc Sablon
Isle au Bois
L'Ance St. Clair & L'Godard
Forteau
L'Ance au Loup
L'Ance au Diable
Capstan Island
West St. Modeste
Pinware
East St. Modeste
Carroll's Cove
Red Bay
Chateau
Henley Harbor
Chimney Tickle
Camps
Cape Charles
Assizes
Indian Harbor
Carabou Cove
Matthew's Cove
Trap Cove
Battle Harbor
58
17
55
86
71
23
21
85
43
37
32
126
29
72
9
36
58
13
36
9
119
75
110

[1927lab]

 


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