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Accession Number: 80-002


Canada. Victoria County and Durham (East) County Census. -- Microfilmed 21 Nov. 1979. -- 3 microfilm reels.

Biography / History

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.)

Custodial History

The microfilm was purchased from the National Archives of Canada.

Scope and Content

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.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

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

The original records are located at the National Archives of Canada.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada.

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

Microfilm. Set 33.

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Reel 1 (P.A.C. film #C-9980):

Durham East & Victoria South, 1871

51. Durham East County

Cavan Township

Manvers Township

52. Victoria South County

Mariposa Township

Ops Township

Reel 2 (P.A.C. film #C-9981):

Victoria South, 1871

52. Victoria South County

Ops Township

Lindsay Town

Emily Township

Verulam Township

Reel 3 (P.A.C. film #C-9982):

Victoria South & North, 1871

52. Victoria South County

Verulam Township

53. 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