Canadian History Dictionary Carleton Thomas 1736-1817 Served With Wolfe In 1755
quartermaster-general of the army in Canada, 1775; wounded in t...
(Lord Elgin era) Commissioner under Seigniorial Tenure law, 187...
Belleau Sir Narcisse 1808-1894 Born In The City Of Quebec And
educated there. In 1852 a member of the Legislative Council, an...
Drake Sir Francis 1540?-1596 Sailed From Plymouth For The River
Plate, 1577; passed through the Straits of Magellan, 1578; plun...
(Lord Sydenham era) Duties assigned to, 331.
(Sir James Douglas era) Or Derby, proposed as capital of Britis...
Index : Wilmot Era Grants Charter To King's College Fredericton 49 Bib :
Dict. Nat. Biog.
(Lord Dorchester era) A disaffected Montrealer, 122.
Drewe Rev Edward
(John Graves Simcoe era) Accompanies Simcoe as chaplain, 47.
Index : Egerton Ryerson Era Established By Free Church Presbyterians A Secondary
school at first, 155. =Bib.=: Caven, Historical Sketch of Knox ...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) French frigate, loads stores at Sorel, 2...
Served in the siege of Quebec. On July 29, 1759, in
Riall Sir Phineas
Entered the army, 1794; lieutenant-colonel, 1806;
saw service ...
Van Rensselaer Solomon 1774-1852 Born In Rensselaer County New
York. Entered the army in 1792 as a cornet of cavalry, later be...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Largest of the Huron villages, 89.
North end of Vancouver Island. See Fort McLoughlin.
Brock Sir Isaac 1769-1812 General Brock Era Birth And Descent 6 Enters Army
at age of fifteen, 7; joins 49th Regiment with rank of captain,...
Powell William Dummer 1755-1834 Born In Boston Called To The Bar
1779. Came to Montreal, and made judge of the district of Hesse...
Grant Sir William 1752-1832 Commanded Volunteers At Siege Of
Quebec, 1775; attorney-general of Canada, 1776; chief-justice o...
Bib : Denys History Of Acadia
Probably a native of Genoa. Became a citizen of Venice,
March 28, 1476, and at that time had been a resident of the city for
fifteen years. Went to England, and in 1497, under the direct authority
of Henry VII, sailed to the westward on a voyage of discovery. Landed on
the shores of America, but his exact landfall has been a moot point. It
is now generally believed that it was the easternmost cape of Cape
Breton. The following year sailed again, but there is no record that he
ever returned from this second voyage. =Bib.=: Beazley, John and
Sebastian Cabot; Dawson, The Voyages of the Cabots (R. S. C., 1894,
1896, 1897); Deane, Voyages of the Cabots, in Winsor, Nar. & Cr.
Hist. of America, vol. 3; Harrisse, John Cabot, the Discoverer of
North America; Weare, Cabot's Discovery of North America; Ober. John
and Sebastian Cabot. =Cabot, Sebastian= (1477?-1557?). Son of John
Cabot. His share in the discovery of North America has been the subject
of much controversy. From having once been regarded as the sole
discoverer, it is now considered doubtful that he had anything to do
with the voyages of 1497 and 1498. He was in the service of Spain, and
also of England, receiving from Edward VI the title of Grand Pilot of
England. =Bib.=: Biddle, Memoir of Sebastian Cabot; Nicholls, Life of
Sebastian Cabot; Tarducci, John and Sebastian Cabot. These are
favourable to Sebastian's claims. See references under preceding entry
for the other side of the controversy.