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Re: Nova Scotia
Here is a bit more on the subject:
(It was some of my very own New England English ancestors that came up
and tore apart the families of my Acadian ancestors)
Some Acadians were also sent back to France, some sent to French Guiana
where they died in droves, and each of our colonial states received their
quota with the orders to absorb them into their society and wipe out the
Catholicism. The NE colonies were very diligent about this as they changed
Le Blanc to White as a surname, etc. and split up families more by housing
them with different English families who probably made their lives a
The southern colonies didn't much care and let the French slip out as they
happened to find a chance. This is where Longfellows poem "Evangeline"
continues to follow the story of Evangeline as she and the priest escape
from Virginia then follow the Ohio to the Mississippi to Louisiana. There
they are reunited with some neighbors only to find that Gabriel, her husband
to be, has just left for the west as a fur trapper. And then the search
goes on throughout the rest of her life.......sniff....It is too sad to tell
But this seems to be the origin of many of the French mountain men out
of the exodus of Nova Scotia to Louisiana, etc. Many of the French were
able to escape the English by hiding with the friendly Indians but they had
nothing to return to because their homes and barns were all torched. Many
had believed they would return and hid the silverware, etc. in the ground.
There are incredible stories of Frenchmen from the southern colonies who
walked back to Canada found a place in Quebec then walked back for their
families. I don't know how they did it!
--Also the Augustinian Society (website address in FAQ's) has a reprint
of something called "Scots Empire" written and illustrated by R. Mingo
Sweeney, heavy emphasis on illustrated.
Each page has a paragraph on it with a large illustration, crest, seal,
etc. taking up the rest of the page. 25 pages that inclues and early map,
list of NS Baronets beginning with Sir. Robert Gordon of Gordonstown May 28
1625 and ending with Dec 17 1636 so the list stops before we find the name
of John Sutherland Sinclair who succeed to the earldom of Caithness Jan 1891
and lived in Lakota, Noth Dakota. I'm looking at pg 48 of the Morrison book
now and don't see the reference to his being a baron or baronet of NS,
where did I read that originally? There are 96 Baronets listed for a time
period of 13 years. They are called Baronets of places such as Elphinstone,
Langton, Lundie, Clancairny, Skelmorly, Auchinbreck, Ardnamurchan, etc, etc.
Can someone explain the above situation?
There are 2 1/4 pages of Armorial descriptions and a page showing the
arms of Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstown; Premier Baronet of NS, Sir William
Keith, Earl Marischal of Scotland, and Sir James Stewart of Previck and
Killieth, "4th Lord Ochiltre, younger son of the Earl of Arran, Sheriff and
Chamberlain of Orkney and founder of the ill-fated colony at Baleine in New
Galloway...died 1683." from Scots Empire by R. Mingo Sweeney
And a 1/2 page of references.
From: Rory Sinclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, September 06, 1999 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Nova Scotia
>Nova Scotia! Where on earth to begin?!?!
>It acquired its name from a colony of Scots in the early 1600's sponsored
>the Scottish crown and the main energizer being Sir William Alexander. See
>Mark Finnan "the First Nova Scotian" (Formac 1997). The Territory then
>taken over by the French and was known as Acadie (Acadia) the inhabitants
>which were expelled upon the victory of the British at the Battle of the
>Plains of Abraham in 1759. They went south to the French West Indies but
>many ended up in Louisiana and gave us the name and music known as "Cajun".
>Many Scots who were cleared off the land in the subsequent decades ended up
>in various parts of Nova Scotia and especially Cape Breton. This past
>weekend I spent some wonderful hours with John Morrison of Sydney, Cape
>Breton Island, N.S. a fine man and a brother piper. His ancestors arrived
>in 1820 from South Uist, and his particular valley was shared by
>and MacMillans from the Hebrides for over 4 generations. All were Gallic
>speakers until this generation. John doesn't speak but he knows when
>someoone is speaking Gallic by the construction of their sentences and the
>full use of the scale of the voice.
>Here is a statistic: In 1820, the number of Gallic speakers in Scotland
>200,000 while those who spoke Gallic outwith the country of Scotland was
>There is so much material on Nova Scotia from the music to the people, to
>the hardscrabble existence to the culture thhe list is endless. Rob Cohn
>who is a member of this list, is in a terrific position to get you a
>list if you so desire.
>Yes, the Bricklin was produced in Nova Soctia with the Provincial support
>back in the '70's It was a gull-wing, high-end sports car which actually
>a good car but didn't take off immediately and everyone then got cold feet.
>Kinda what like what happened to the DeLorean.
>Our Prime Minister's name is Jean Chretien and I don't hear Bossa Nova in
>that name no matter how bad your French may be. The previous Prime
>Ministers were: Kim Campbell, Brian Mulroney, John Turner, Joe Clark and
>very famous Pierre Elliot Trudeau and still no Bossa Novas . Having
>that, I now get it ... the pun on Nova Scotia ... Bossa Nova???? Kinda
>cute but provinces (note, not states like the republic to the south) are
>by legislatures that are basically Parliaments with PREMIERS as head of
>cabinet not Prime Ministers as in the National Government.
>Hope this helps....................................Rory
>From: Privateers <Privateers@privateers.org>
>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Monday, September 06, 1999 6:02 PM
>Subject: Re: Nova Scotia
>>I know so little about Nova Scotia can you tell something me about it.
>>I heard about
>>your some one from the SW US was trying to build a car there, Bricklin?
>> I can't help thinking do you
>>call the Prime Minister there the Bossa Nova
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