Canadian History Dictionary Duclos Captain
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Constructs and commands floating battery...
(Sir James Douglas era) Or Derby, proposed as capital of Britis...
Spragge John Godfrey 1806-1884 Born In New Cross Surrey England
Came to York with his father, 1820. Educated at the Central Sch...
(Bishop Laval era) Many of colonists natives of, 116.
(Wilmot era) Member of New Brunswick Council, 69.
(General Brock era) Question respecting, 226. (Sir Frederick Ha...
Quebec Act 1774
Provided that the boundaries of the province of
Quebec in the ...
(George Brown Era) On agricultural possibilities of North-West
Upper Canada Academy
(Egerton Ryerson era) Established by Methodists, June, 1836, 13...
Louvigny Louis De La Porte Sieur De 1652-1730 Accompanied
Denonville on his expedition against the Iroquois, 1687; sent b...
Tarieu De Lanaudiere Charles
Member of an old French family,
originally of Guienne; settled...
Bib : Dict Nat Biog
Wiman Erastus 1834-1904 Born At Churchville Ontario Educated In
Toronto; early became engaged in newspaper work; joined the sta...
The first mention of the island is in Cartier's narrative
Price James Hervey 1797-1882 Born In England Came To Canada And
settled at Toronto, 1828. Studied law and called to the bar, 18...
Lesseps Ferdinand De 1805-1894 Eminent French Engineer Index :
(Samuel de Champlain era) Undertakes Panama Canal, 6. =Bib.=: C...
Smith William 1728-1793 Born In New York City Graduated At Yale
1745; called to the New York bar, and practised in that city. I...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Carey's newspaper, allowed to prin...
St Hubert Father
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Recommended for vacancy in bishop...
(General Brock era) Establishes independent republic in St.
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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