FW: Interesting find in the 1841 Census!
I just thought that this email from Scotlands People may be of interest to those researching in the Cape Breton area.
From: unmanned@... [mailto:unmanned@...]
Sent: July-21-11 10:57 AM
July 2011 Update
Dear ScotlandsPeople customer
Interesting find in the 1841 Census
Staff at the ScotlandsPeople centre were excited to find an entry in the 1841 Census for South Uist that confirmed that many people had emigrated from that Island to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. It is unusual to find such comments in a Census. Notably the number of people enumerated in North Uist dropped from 4,419 to 3,907 between 1841 to 1851.
Click below to see the entry, which reads:
There has been no emigration from this Parish for the last 6 months, but for some years past about 300 souls have annually emigrated from this Island to Cape Breton Nova Scotia, there will be about the same number going there from the different districts of the Parish in the month of July next.
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