Canadian History Dictionary Laval Anne Charlotte
(Bishop Laval era) Only sister of Bishop Laval, 19.
Historian. =Index=: (Joseph Howe era) Contributes to The Club
Embraces the islands lying north of the mainland
of Canada. Tr...
Fournier Telesphore 1824-1896 Studied Law And Called To The Bar
1846; one of principal editorial writers on Le National; electe...
Rises in the Rocky Mountains, at the headwaters of Bow
Newspaper published at St. John, New Brunswick. (Wilmot era) At...
Haldimand Jean Abraham
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Younger brother of Sir Frederick
Lancaster Joseph 1778-1838 Founded The Lancasterian System Of
education. In 1798 began teaching poor children on the Madras s...
La Riborde Gabriel De
Recollet missionary; arrived from France in
1670, and sent to ...
A native of France; in early life a medical student.
Bering Sea Question
Arose out of a dispute as to the seal-fisheries
of Bering Sea....
(Lord Dorchester era) Movements on foot in, for separation from...
Rises in Brome Lake. After a course of about ninety
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Nephew of Sir Frederick Haldimand...
A large tribe, of Algonquian stock, formerly ranging
On south shore of St. Lawrence, opposite Quebec.
Isbister Alexander K
(1820-1883). Born in the territories of the
Hudson's Bay Compa...
Dundas George 1819-1880 Lieutenant-governor Of Prince Edward
Island, 1859-1869. Afterwards lieutenant-governor of St. Vincen...
Falkland Lucius Bentinck Viscount
Governor of Nova Scotia,
1840-1846. =Index=: (Joseph Howe era)...
Morris William 1786-1858 Born In Scotland Emigrated With His
parents to Canada in 1801, and engaged in business in Montreal;...
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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