An Index to Irish Immigrants
New Brunswick Census of 1851
I sat spellbound as the teacher read the
story of the boy who captured the Leprechaun. I could see all those
coins rolling out of his pockets and I had a bright idea. Maybe there
leprechauns in our pasture, just waiting to be found.
When I told Cliff my great idea, he didn’t seem to be very enthused,
but anyway, he accompanied me on my search.
Since folk who are researching their Irish ancestors go searching in
places where information might be found, I suggest taking a look at “An
Index to Irish Immigrants in the New Brunswick Census of 1851",
which was edited by P. M. Toner and published in 1991.
This 378 page publication has the names of about twenty-one thousand
Irish immigrants who were enumerated in the 1851 census for New
Brunswick. If stated in the census, the date of entry, age, religion
and place of residence is given. For many, a step farther has been
taken, by giving the place of origin.
* David Floyd entered New Brunswick in 1820.
In 1851, he was 42 years old and living in Norton Parish. His religion
was Presbyterian. No origin was given.
* Margaret Brophy entered New Brunswick in
1825. In 1851, she was 52 years old and living in Blackville Parish.
Her religion was Catholic. Irish origin was given as Cork.
* Denis McCluskey entered New Brunswick in
1840. In 1851, he was 35 years old and living in Maugerville. His
religion was Catholic. Irish origin was given as Derry.
* Samuel Rogers entered New Brunswick in
1822. In 1851, he was 29 years old and living in Northampton. His
religion was Methodist. Irish origin was given as Tyrone.
* Catherine McClintock entered New Brunswick
in 1847. In 1851, she was 14 years old and living in Simonds Parish,
Carleton County. Her religion was Baptist. Irish origin was given as
You will find “An Index to Irish Immigrants in the New Brunswick
Census of 1851", edited by Peter Toner in several research
Hayes - Royal Visit To New Brunswick: I have been researching the
Hayes Family of New Brunswick. My grandfather William Henry Hayes owned
operated a livery stable, first in Head of Millstream and later in
I remember being told as a child that during a Royal Visit to New
pre 1910, he supplied and drove the carriage for the Royal
or Visitors. If this information is correct I would like to include it
my family history. If this is true, would anyone have a photo of
Royal visitor in the carriage and would it be possible to get a copy.
-Lorraine Braun, Box 3, Simmie, SK, Canada,
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Lynch: George Lynch was born in 1841 in Saint John and died in 1899
New York City. His wife was Ruth who was born in Ireland. Can anyone
information on him or his parents?
-Frank Lynch, 4310 Botticelli, Lake Oswego, OR, USA,
Duffy: I am looking for information on Bernard Duffy, his wife
and his daughter Bridget. They entered New Brunswick from Ireland in
and settled in New Ireland, Albert County. I am interested in knowing
there are any immigration records on them and where in Ireland they
-Helen Danahy, 81 Radcliffe Dr, Apt. 410, Halifax,
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