The 1744 Census of Old Bečej Township Cover Image

Попис становника Старог Бечеја из 1744. године
The 1744 Census of Old Bečej Township

Author(s): Gordana Garić Petrović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Old Bečej; demographics; population; census; Serbian Orthodox Church; military border; 18th century; the Habsburgs; Serbia; Vojvodina

Summary/Abstract: There are several censuses of Old Bečej Township from the time of the Tisa military border and the District of Potisje. From the period leading up to the demobilization of the Tisa military border, comes a list that is being published now. It was made for the Orthodox parish in Bečej and it is one of the oldest preserved lists of this kind. According to it, Bečej had 803 residents living in 126 houses in 1744. Some of the military oficiers and soldiers, whose names are listed, also appear in the lists of the Austrian authorities of that time. At the time of demobilization of the military border, residents of Bečej were almost exclusively Orthodox Serbs. From the mid-eighteen century begins a colonization of Hungarians, Germans and Slovaks in the District, including Old Bečej.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 103-119
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian