Hewitt, Kristina. Port Hope, Ontario Census, 1881 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Originally an Indian village and later named Smith's Creek, Port Hope is located in Northumberland County, on Lake Ontario. This collection of census records was compiled from original documents in the National Archives of Canada for the town in 1881. Researchers will find not only the name of each resident, but also age, birthplace and relationship to the head of household. Film, division, page, entry, and family numbers are provided to aid researchers obtain the original record, if desired. With nearly 5600 persons named, this can be a useful collection for those seeking ancestors from rural Ontario. Corrections and comments on this database can be sent directly to the provider.
To contact the National Archives of Canada, use the following link: www.archives.ca