Canadian History Dictionary Miami River
Rises in Hardin County, Ohio, and flowing south and
Meredith Sir William Collis 1812-1894 Born In Dublin Ireland
Emigrated to Canada; in 1836 called to the bar of Montreal, and...
Fort, otherwise known as St. Louis, on the Richelieu. Built
Pelletier Sir Charles Alphonse Pantaleon 1837- Born At Riviere
Ouelle, Quebec. Educated at Laval University; studied law, and ...
Skelton Rev Thomas
(Lord Dorchester era) Step-father of Carleton, 29.
Johnstone James William 1793-1873 Born In Jamaica Came To Nova
Scotia, studied law in Annapolis, and practised in Kentville an...
Young Sir William A G
(1827-1885). Secretary to the North American
Weir Lieutenant George
Came to Canada with the 32nd Regiment; served
in the Rebellion...
One of the provisional districts formed out of the
Bernieres Henri De 1635-1700 Born In France Came To Canada With
Laval in 1659. Cure of Quebec, 1660-1687; and grand-vicar of th...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Agent for government of Upper Canada, ...
Discovered by Charles de Greysolon, Sieur de La
Engaged in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company,
west of th...
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Liberal, elected for Montreal in by-...
Caesar Sir Julius 1558-1636 Sat In Parliament 1589-1622
chancellor of the exchequer, 1606; master of the Rolls, 1614-16...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Abandonment of, by French government, 53...
La Peltrie Marie Madeleine De Nee De Chauvigny Daughter Of The
Seigneur de Vaubougon, in Normandy; married early in life, and ...
Hoofstad van Kanada; an de Rivier van St. Laurens; das de
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era Comes To Canada 1817 89 Arouses Public Feeling 89
tried for libel at Kingston and again at Brockville, and acquit...
(Count Frontenac era) His December journey from Michilimackinac...
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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