19th Century Census for Hamilton township in Northumberland County, Ontario
Hamilton township census and assessment records 1804-1848 (includes Cobourg)
Searching for an ancestor? Besides these records, you should also examine the Haldimand township census and assessment records records with the pay lists and correspondence of the Northumberland militia. Plus, you should examine the other records of local history in the index.
Presently, the census project consists of selected years for Hamilton and Haldimand townships. Additional years and townships will be added over time. In addition, this project must acknowledge its debt to the Cobourg Library Staff and Percy Climo. Percy spent countless hours interpreting the handwriting in the census and making a more legible copy. Like any material on this site, you may use it and copy it for personal or educational use. Use for profit is forbidden.
Note, the spelling of names vary from census to census (of the same person). If you are looking for a particular surname please look under several different possibilities (e.g. my own ancestors were spelled Robbins, Robyns, and Robins). We will try to go with the most consistent spelling. Finally, the census is tied to land. A person will appear each time they own land so some individuals have multiple entries (especially in the 1848 census) under land but they will show up under the age categories only once. Please leave any corrections or suggestions at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: An assessment is a year plus an "A".
Source for all census and assessment records: Ontario Archives Microfilm MS16 Reels 4,5,6. Available at Cobourg Library