Canadian History Dictionary Acadians
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Born in England. Under the direction of Governor
Shirley of Ma...
Caldwell Sir John
Eldest son of Sir James Caldwell, the third
Dunkin Christopher 1811-1881 Born In London England Educated At
the Universities of London and Glasgow. Emigrated to America; s...
Prescott Sir Robert 1725-1816 Born In Lancashire England
Educated for the army. Promoted captain of the 15th Foot, 1755;...
Bib : Dent Last Forty Years
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Haldimand acquires seigniory of, ...
Gwillim Elizabeth Posthuma
(John Graves Simcoe era) Married to Simcoe, 40; descent and
Yorke Charles 1722-1770 Lord Dorchester Era Attorney-general Of England His
views on Canadian laws, 62.
(Tilley era) Grandfather of Sir Leonard Tilley, grantee of
Riedesel Friedrich Adolph Baron 1738-1800 German Officer Born In
Rhine-Hesse. Educated at Marburg. Served on the staff of Prince...
Provision was made by the Parliament of Canada, in 1872, for
A trading-post on the left bank of the Peace River, about
Meade George Gordon 1815-1872 In 1865-1866 Commanded The Military
division of the Atlantic, during which period prevented the Fen...
Head Sir Edmund Walker 1805-1868 Fellow Of Merton College Oxford
1830-1837; lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, 1847; governor...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Establishes school at Niagara and afte...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Huron chief, 48; forms alliance with ...
Van Buren Martin 1782-1862 Eighth President Of The United States
(Samuel de Champlain era) Early settler, remains in Quebec duri...
(Bishop Laval era) Breaks out on the St. Andre, 31.
Bering Vitus 1681-1741 Born At Horsens Denmark Joined The
Russian navy in 1704; and in 1725 sent by Peter the Great to explore the
waters east of Kamchatka, and examine the American coast. After a
three-years' journey overland, reached the eastern coast of Siberia,
built vessels there, and in 1728 followed the coast north to the Arctic,
proving that Asia and America were not united. In 1733 set out again on
the long overland journey, hampered with a huge retinue, and it was not
until 1741 that his ships were ready at Petropaulovsk. Sailed to the
east, reached and explored the American coast, and was wrecked on what
was afterwards known as Bering Island, where he died, Dec. 8, 1741.
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