Baronets Of Nova Scotia

An order created by James I, in 1625, for the

purpose of "advancing the plantation of Nova Scotia." The scheme, which

King James had deeply at heart, was designed to assist Sir William

Alexander in his ambitious plans of colonization in the New World, by

offering a special inducement to men of position in Scotland to take

tracts of land in Nova Scotia, and to bring out numbers of colonists to

settle upon them. See also Stirling. =Bib.=: Duncan, Royal Province

of New Scotland and her Baronets; Bourinot, Builders of Nova Scotia;

Patterson, Sir William Alexander (R. S. C., 1892); Mackenzie,

Baronets of Nova Scotia (R. S. C., 1901); Royal Letters, Charters,

and Tracts Relating to the Colonisation of Nova Scotia and the

Institution of the Order of Knights Baronet of Nova Scotia; Kirke, The

First English Conquest of Canada.