Hewitt, Kris. Brighton, Ontario Census, 1861 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data: Brighton, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada. 1861 Canada Census. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. Microfilm # C-1054.
Situated on Lake Ontario, midway between Toronto and Kingston, in Northumberland County, Brighton Township is currently home to over 2,500 persons. In 1861, that number, however, was nearly 3,500. This collection of census records from that year provides important information regarding these town residents. In addition to the person's name, researchers will find information regarding occupation, birthplace, age, sex, and marital status. Film, page, and entry numbers are provided to aid in finding the original document contained in the National Archives of Canada. For those seeking ancestors from rural Ontario, this can be a helpful source of information. Corrections and comments on this database can be sent directly to the provider.