Canadian History Dictionary Arthur
Clergyman. =Index=: (John Graves Simcoe era) Teaches school at ...
Equal Rights Association
Formed in Toronto, in 1889, to secure the
disallowance of the ...
Nelson Horatio Viscount 1758-1805 Born At Burnham Thorpe
England. In 1770 entered the navy; in 1794 served under Lord Ho...
Willis John Walpole 1792-1877 Born In England A Voluminous Writer
on legal subjects. In 1827 appointed a puisne judge of the King...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Massacre of, by Americans after c...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) At mouth of Niagara River, 22; taken by ...
Fremin Father Jacques
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit, put in charge of Richibucto
Francois Xavier Saint
(Bishop Laval era) Patron saint of Canada, 87.
Smith Goldwin 1823-1910 Born In Reading England Educated At Eton
and Oxford; elected a fellow of University College, London, 184...
Van Rensselaer Solomon 1774-1852 Born In Rensselaer County New
York. Entered the army in 1792 as a cornet of cavalry, later be...
Thompson David 1770-1857 Born In The Parish Of St John's
Westminster, England. Educated at the Gray Coat School; and ent...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Correspondent of Haldimand's, 315...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Company's clerk at Quebec, 139.
Seely Alexander Mclaughlan 1812-1882 Born In St John New
Brunswick. Engaged in lumbering, shipbuilding, and in banking. ...
Miller James Andrew 1839-1886 Born In Galt Ontario Called To The
bar, 1863; judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba, 18...
One of the largest tributaries of the Mississippi,
(Wilmot era) Member of New Brunswick Council, 69.
(Count Frontenac era) Frontenac's secretary, 260, 297.
(Wilmot era) Of Halifax, establishes first Madras school in St....
Red River Rebellion
See Riel Rebellion, 1869-1870.
The name Acadia or "la Cadie" is found as early as Nov. 8,
1603, in the commission of Henry IV appointing Pierre du Gua, Sieur de
Monts, lieutenant-general in La Cadie, extending from the fortieth to
the forty-sixth degree of north latitude. The limits were afterwards
reduced, and the boundaries of Acadia became a cause of contention
between France and England. France claimed that the English possessions
were restricted to the peninsula of Nova Scotia, and that the territory
now known as New Brunswick had not been ceded to England. The first
settlement in Acadia was on the Island of St. Croix in 1604, but the
following year it was transferred to Port Royal, and abandoned in 1607.
Three years later the Sieur de Poutrincourt established a new settlement
at Port Royal, which was destroyed by Argall in 1613. In September,
1621, James I granted the territory of Acadia, under the name of Nova
Scotia, to Sir William Alexander. This grant was renewed in July, 1625,
by Charles I. A small Scottish settlement was established at Port Royal
by the grantee. Acadia was restored to France by the treaty of St.
Germain-en-Laye in 1632, and during the same year new settlers were
brought from France. Acadia was finally ceded to Great Britain by the
treaty of Utrecht in 1713. =Index=: (Samuel de Champlain era) Its resources and limits, 18;
English king indisposed to restore, 213. (Count Frontenac era) Attempt to form settlement
in, 6; seized by English under Kirke, 22; subsequent vicissitudes,
268-272; seized under orders from Cromwell, 268; settlers disposed to
trade with New England, 270; Port Royal (Annapolis) made capital, 270;
visited by Meulles and Saint Vallier, and census taken, 271; Port Royal
and other posts captured by Phipps, who establishes government, 274;
passes again under French control, 316. =Bib.=: Champlain, Voyages;
Lescarbot, New France; Denys, Acadia; Parkman, Pioneers of France;
Rameau de Saint-Pere, Une Colonie Feodale; Calnek and Savary, History
of the County of Annapolis; Moreau, Histoire de l'Acadie; Hannay,
History of Acadia; Campbell, History of Nova Scotia; Murdoch,
History of Nova Scotia.
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