Royal Gazette, and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John
July 1791 - June 1794

The Royal Gazette, and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John was published between 15 July 1791 and 12 June 1794. Originally it was printed bi-weekly but, over time, appeared only on an irregular basis. Between the dates mentioned (inclusive) there were a total of 41 issues printed over two volumes, all of which are extant. I believe this is the earliest newspaper (or, at least, the earliest surviving newspaper) published on Prince Edward Island.

Using microfilmed copies (the source information is provided at the bottom of the page), I have extracted the vital statistics listed in the Royal Gazette and Miscellany. Below is a list of dates of publication, along with their respective volume and issue numbers. Many contained no discernible vital statistics, and that is noted after the date. For those that did, clicking on the date of publication will open a new window containing the birth, marriage, or death information appearing in that issue. Please close the new window to return to this menu.

Some vital statistics may have been deliberately overlooked during the transcription process. However, for the most part, those omitted did not involve people from Prince Edward Island.

Please note that although I have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these transcriptions, there is a possibility of error. The data in the attached files should be confirmed from the original source - I accept no responsibility for any errors resulting from the use of this data or conclusions derived from it.


Microfilm F-1326, Centre d'études acadiennes. Filming originally done by the Canadian Library Association, 1963, using originals from the Public Archives of Canada. Transcriptions completed by Dan MacDonald on 26 March 2003 with transfer to electronic format (HTML) on 27 March 2003.

Other PEI Newspaper Resources

I have completed three similar transcriptions of vital statistics from PEI newspapers: