Place:Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

Alt namesBellevillesource: small settlement in parish
Briggs Cornersource: small settlement in parish
Jackson Fallssource: small settlement in parish
Jacksontownsource: small settlement in parish
Jacksonvillesource: small settlement in parish
Lindsaysource: small settlement in parish
McKennasource: small settlement in parish
Oakvillesource: small settlement in parish
Rosedalesource: small settlement in parish
South Greenfieldsource: small settlement in parish
Coordinates46.225°N 67.52°W
Located inCarleton, New Brunswick, Canada     (1831 - )
Also located inYork, New Brunswick, Canada     (1784 - 1831)
source: Family History Library Catalog
:the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wakefield was a parish established in 1803 as part of York County and named for the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire, England. It was transferred to Carleton County on its formation in 1831. Wakefield Parish included Simonds Parish until 1842, and Brighton Parish until 1830. It was located in the west central part of Carleton County.

The area of the parish is 196.57 km2 (75.90 sq mi) and the population in 2011 was 2,814, an increase of 4.1% from 2006. There were 1,147 dwellings counted. The population density was calculated at 14.3/km2 (37/sq mi). The population was more than 95% English-speaking.

Wikipedia lists the following settlements in Wakefield parish. None of them are incorporated municipalities. Those in italics are small and redirected here. The others have their own pages in WeRelate. The Wakefields and the Watervilles have been grouped together under Wakefield (village), and Waterville. Each settlement has a page in Place Names of New Brunswick.

Image:Carleton County ital3.png
BellevilleLindsaySouth Greenfield
Briggs CornerLower WakefieldSouth Wakefield
HartlandLower WatervilleUpper Waterville
Iron Ore HillMcKennaVictoria Corner
Jackson FallsOakvilleWakefield (village)

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.
  • The CanGenealogy page for New Brunswick. An overview of available online sources with links written by Dave Obee.
  • 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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