Canadian History Dictionary Walley John 1644-1712 Born In London England Commanded
expedition against the French and their Indian allies in Canada...
Versailles Treaty Of
Signed between Great Britain and the rebellious
Seaton Sir John Colborne First Baron 1778-1863 Served In Holland
Egypt, and Italy. Commanded a brigade under Wellington, 1810-18...
Henry Alexander The Elder 1739-1824 One Of The Pioneer Fur
traders in north-western America. Born in New Jersey. Entered t...
Index : Sir James Douglas Era Distributing Point For Snake River Country 7
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Edited by Canon Lamarche, 81; bitt...
Also known at one time as Jack River House. A post of
Bib : Dawson Peter Redpath Governor And Benefactor Of Mcgill
(Samuel de Champlain era) Pont-Grave's clerk, 121; chief clerk ...
(George Brown Era) Origin of the double ministries, 81. (Lord S...
Index : George Brown Era On The Double Shuffle 107-108 Sir John A Macdonald Era On Macdonald's Early
life, prints Campbell's letter, 31; his pen picture of Macdonal...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Repulse of British forces at, 18-...
Lieutenant-colonel in the army, 1755; commanded an
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Mackenzie's bill on, 163.
Index : Louis Joseph Papineau Eragovernor-general Of Canada 27 His Prejudice Against
French-Canadians, 28; suppresses Le Canadien, and sends its
Robineau De Becancour Rene
(Lord Elgin era) His seigniory of Portneuf made a
Hunter Captain Of
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Obtains information as to movements of F...
Vincent John 1765-1848 Born In England In 1781 Entered The Army
as ensign, and promoted lieutenant the same year. In 1786 capta...
Gugy Conrad 1730-1786 Born At The Hague Son Of A Swiss Officer In
the Dutch service. Educated for the engineers; disposed of his
Acadians Expulsion Of The
Governor Lawrence in 1755, with the advice
of his Council and of Admirals Boscawen and Mostyn, but apparently
without consulting the home government, decided that the Acadians must
be deported from Nova Scotia. The reason for this decision was the
obstinate refusal of the Acadians to take the oath of allegiance, and
the conviction of the governor that the safety of the colony depended
upon their expulsion. In September, 1755, all preparations having been
made with the utmost secrecy, Monckton at Beausejour, Winslow at Grand
Pre, Murray at Piziquid, and Handfield at Annapolis, seized the
inhabitants and held them prisoners until the arrival of the transport
and provision ships. These having been delayed, the final embarkation
did not take place until late in December. The Acadians were distributed
among the British colonies along the Atlantic seaboard. Some hired
vessels in 1763, and sailed to Miquelon, and in 1767 and following years
returned gradually to their old Acadian home. Others came directly to
Nova Scotia in 1766, there being no longer any reason for their
exclusion, while others went north to Quebec or south to Louisiana. The
present Acadian population in the three Maritime Provinces is over
150,000, and these are the descendants of the few families who escaped
deportation, and of those who returned from exile. =Index=: See
references under Acadia. =Bib.=: Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe; Richard,
Acadia; Casgrain, Un Pelerinage au Pays d'Evangeline; Une Seconde
Acadie; Les Sulpiciens et les Pretres des Missions Etrangeres en
Acadia; Documents Inedits sur l'Acadie, 1710-1815; Archibald,
Expulsion of Acadians (N.S. Hist. Soc. Coll., 1887); Selections from
the Public Documents of Nova Scotia, ed. by Akins; Calnek and Savary,
History of the County of Annapolis.