Place:Lepreau, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

Alt namesDipper Harbour Westsource: settlement in parish
Coordinates45.231°N 66.577°W
Located inCharlotte, New Brunswick, Canada     ( - 1869)
Also located inPennfield, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada     ( - 1869)
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Lepreau is a parish in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. The parish was created in 1869 from the eastern part of Pennfield parish. The entire parish now forms the local service district of the parish of Lepreau, established in 1970 to assess for fire protection. First aid and ambulance services were added in 1978.

There are no incorporated municipalities in the parish, but it includes the settlements of Lepreau village, Maces Bay and Dipper Harbour West.

The area of the parish is 209.40 km2 (80.85 sq mi) and the population in 2011 was 752, a decrease of 7.2% from 2006. There were 510 dwellings counted. The population density was calculated at 3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi). The population is 96% English-speaking.

Lepreau Village

Lepreau Village is located 6.41 km NE of New River Beach in Lepreau Parish, Charlotte County. There was a post office from 1850 (the first four years as Lepreaux). In 1866 Lepreau was a fishing and lumbering community with about 80 resident families. John McDermid was postmaster. In 1871 it had a population of 200. In 1898 Lepreau was a station on the Shore Line Railway with 1 post office, 2 stores, 1 sawmill, 1 church and a population of 150. (Source:Place Names of New Brunswick)

The Charlotte County Archives in St. Andrews is a collection of thousands of original documents reflecting various individuals, groups, and businesses who have contributed to the social, cultural, economic and political life of Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

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Research Tips

  • New Brunswick Provincial Archives. This is the introductory page. The tabs will lead you to more precise material.
  • The FamilySearch wiki. This lists the availability of vital statistics indexes for New Brunswick.
  • New Brunswick GenWeb. A round-up of a lot of genealogical information at the province, county and parish level. Lists of cemeteries and monumental inscriptions can be found here.
  • The Provincial Archives website titled The Placenames of New Brunswick has maps of all of its parishes and descriptions of some communities within them. This site contains "cadastral" maps for each parish illustrating the grantee’s name for land granted by the province. These maps are cumulative, showing all grants regardless of date.
  • Microfilm images of all Canadian censuses 1851-1911 are online at Library and Archives Canada, as well as at FamilySearch and Ancestry. The 1921 census appears to be available only at Ancestry.
  • More possibilities can be found by googling "New Brunswick province family history" and investigating the results.
  • The word "rencensement", found in Sources, is French for "census".
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