1851 Census

1851 Census of Canada

Source: original images at Canadian Nat’l Archives web site

This page has all the Wan*l*s entries in the index at ancestry.com. Many 1851 census records were lost or destroyed, and we know the following families are missing:

  • family of John Wanless & Margaret McDonald in London, Middlesex co
  • family of John Wanless & Elizabeth Olivia Robinson (who may not be married yet in 1851) in or around Brockville, Leeds co or Kingston, Frontenac co.
  • family of George Wanless & Ellen Wanless of ┬áCarillon, Argenteuil (then Deux Montagnes) co.

Quebec

Deux Montagnes (Two Mountains) [now Argenteuil] Co.

Note that many of the women are listed by their maiden names. For example,
on page 69, Elizabeth Jones is the wife of Thomas Wanless.

Name Occ Religion Born Age Sex Marital

Status

Page 17 – Lachute parish (ED 12)
James Fish Miller Episcopal Eng 30 M Married
Elinor Fish Episcopal Can 29 F Married
Sophia M Fish Episcopal Can 7 F
Edward Wanless Apprentice, school Episcopal Can 15 M
George F. Wanless school Episcopal Can 10 M
Wood frame house with 1 story, 3 families, public saw mill, grist mill, oat mill, and carding mill.
Page 71 – Lachute parish (ED 12). Ishan (or Iskan?) Chat settlement
John Wanless Farmer Presbyterian Scotland 62 M Single
Lives in a log house, 1 story, only occupant. Family of James (45) & Elizabeth (46) Taylor from Scotland follows.
Page 33 – St. Andre (St. Andrew’s) parish (ED 11)
Anna Jones Episcopal Can 90 F Widow
Margaret Whiteman 35 F Married
Martin Wanless Farm. Episcopal Can 21 M Single
Margaret Jones Episcopal Can 59 F Widow
Thomas Whiteman Episcopal Can 10 M
Martin Whiteman Episcopal Can 8 M
The Agricultural  Census reports that Martin Wanless had a concession of 1 lot on North River and La Bais.
Page 81 – St. Andre (St. Andrew’s) parish (ED 11)
Thomas Wanless Shoemaker Episcopal Sct 48 M Married
Elizabeth Jones Episcopal Can 49 F Married
Mary Wanless Episcopal Can 23 F
Elizabeth Wanless Episcopal Can 16 F
Thomas Episcopal Can 13 M
Frank Episcopal Can 11 M
Mary Episcopal Can 25 F
The Agricultural Census reports that Thomas’s concession was 1-1/2 lots on North River, under cultivation as gardens or orchards.

New Brunswick

York County – Stanley (page 17)

Name Sex Age Relation Occ Religion Race Marital

Status

Other
Andrew Gray M 66 farmer English arrived in Canada in 1836
Sarah Gray F 42 wife English
Sarah Gray F 7 daughter native
Elizabeth Gray F 3 daughter native
Anne Graham F blank daughter English lives at Woodstock
Grace Bennett F blank daughter English lives at Fredericton
Mary Wandless F blank daughter English lives at Fredericton
Andrew Wandless M 6 grandson native lives at Stanley(?)
Mary & Andrew are also enumerated with husband/father Henry Wandless below. Apparently they are visiting her father here.

York County – Fredericton – King’s Ward (subdistrict 93 page 16 line 14) – image 149 at ancestry.com

Name Sex Age Relation Occ Religion Race Marital

Status

Other
Henry Wandless m 40 head laborer tenant Episcopal Irish arrived in Canada in 1833
Mary f 27 wife Episcopal English arrived in Canada in 1836
Alicia f 15 daughter Episcopal native
Mary f 8 daughter tailoress Episcopal native
Andrew m 6 son Episcopal native
Martha f 4 daughter scholar Episcopal native
William Henry m 2 son scholar Episcopal native
Next dwelling is labeled “Lodge at College”. This family’s 1861 census entry is also in the 1851 Canada census at ancestry.com.

York County – Fredericton – King’s Ward (subdistrict 93 page 32 line 29)

In the house of John Edgecombe, carriage & sleigh maker, with several other workmen:
Andrew Wandless, male, workman, age 15, native, apprentice, Church of Scotland

Ontario

Peel County – east half of Caledon township

Name Occ Religion Born Age Sex Marital

Status

Page 65
John Wanless farmer U.P.C.

[Presbyterian]

England 49 M Widower
Flora Bruse [Bruce] ditto Scotland 29 F Single listed as family member
William Wanless ditto England 22 M Single
John Wanless Jr. ditto England 20 M Single
George Wanless ditto England 18 M Single
Andrew Wanless ditto England 13 M Single
Archibald Wanless ditto England 11 M Single
Robert Wanless ditto England 7 M Single
Margaret Wanless ditto England 5 F Single
Log house, 1 story, 1 family.

Prescott county – West Hawkesbury Township, page 35

Name Occ Religion Born Age Sex Marital

Status

George Wanless Harness Maker Presbyterian Scotland 56 M married
Grace Wanless Wife Presbyterian Scotland 52 F married
George Wanless Son Presbyterian Canada West 12 M
Ellenor Wanless Daughter Presbyterian Canada West 8 F
Ellenor Gordon Servant Presbyterian Canada East 14 F not a family member
Sided timber house, 1-1/2 stories, 1 family. Village lot, V.K. Hill [Van Kleek Hill?].

Welland county – Thorold (page 17)

Name Occ Religion Born Age Sex Marital

Status

William Evans miller Church of England Canada East 29 M married
Hannah Evans ditto Montreal, Canada East 30 F married
Thomas Evans ditto Montreal, Canada East 4 M
William Evans ditto Montreal, Canada East 2 M
Elizabeth Pike seamstress ditto England 22 F not a family member
John Wanless miller ditto Montreal, Canada East 19 M not a family member
Frame house, 1 story, 1 family.

Wentworth Co. – Saltfleet, page 35
Indexed as Wanles, but looks more like Henles or Haules or Heales to me.

Name Occ Religion Born Age Sex Marital

Status

James Wanles(?) farmer Episcopal England 56 M married
Mary Episcopal England blank F married
James Episcopal England 27 M
Howard(?) Episcopal England 20 M
Elizabeth Mullen Episcopal England 14 F not family
1-story frame house, 1 family.