DUNCANSON, John Victor. MORRISON, Walter K., maps. CHAMBERS, Robert W., ill.
Title: Newport, Nova Scotia - A Rhode Island Township. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, Ontario, 1985, ISBN:0919303927
Seller ID: 111502
DUNCANSON, John Victor. Newport, Nova Scotia - A Rhode Island Township. Illustrated by Robert W. Chambers. Cartography by Walter K. Morrison. Belleville, Ontario : Mika Publishing Company, 1985. First Printing. Pp (6),i-xix,(4),1-494,(6) + folding map at rear. With a few b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. John Victor Duncanson (born August 25, 1918, Windsor, N.S. - d. January 14, 1999, Falmouth, Hants County, N.S.). "The eastern section of the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia was settled in 1760 by New England Planters who received land grants from George III in four townships: Cornwallis, Horton, Falmouth and Newport. These lands were situated along the tidal rivers of the ancient districts of Mines and Pisiquid and had been occupioed by the Acadian French from the mid 1600's. 'Newport, Nova Scotia: A Rhode Island Township' gives an account of the early days of one of these Planter townships. It includes detailed biographical and genealogical information on the original families who were mainly from the colony of Rhode Island. The historical section has information regarding the government's plans for the arrival of the Planters in 1760 and a summary of the first days of the settlementand the arrangements for the land surveys and distribution of the Royal gr ant lands. Also included is information concerning the Acadian families wholived in the Newport area until the Expulsion of 1755. There are also list s of persons who received grants from the Crown in the areas adjacent to Newport Township including: Windsor, Falmouth, Kempt, Rawdon, Douglas and theMan-of-War grant." - from the dustjacket. With extensive genealogical inde x. Contents (pp. 1-50): 1. The Acadian Settlement of Pisiquid; 2. Preparations for the Pisiquid, Newport and Falmouth Settlements; 3. The Founding of the Township of Newport. Appendices (pp. 51-73): A. Councillor's Grant 28 August 1759; B. Pisiquid Grant 29 August 1759; C. Scott-Tonge Grant 29 August 1760; D. Mauger et al Grant 1 September 1759; E. Man-Of-War Grant 9 April1761; F. Falmouth Township Grant 21 July 1761; G. Rawdon Township Grant 3 August 1784; H. Windsor, NS Assessment Roll 1791; I. Douglas Township Grant11 January 1810; J. Business Directories (selected) from the 1871 A.F. Chu rch Hants County Map. Genealogical Section (pp. 81-453): includes the following family names: Albro, Allen, Alline, Babcock, Bailey, Baker, Bentley, Borden, Bourgeois, Brenton, Brightman, Burgess, Butts, Card, Carden, Chambers, Chapman, Church, Clarke, Cottnam, Delesdernier, Deschamps, Dimock, Ellis, Fish, Gosbee, Haliburton, Harvie-Harvey, Irish, Jeffers, Juhan, Knowles, Lake, Macumber, Michener, Mosher, Mumford, Potter, Rathbun, Reynolds, Rogers, Sanford, Shaw, Shey, Simpson, Slocum, Smith, Straight, Stewart, Walley, Weaver, Weedon-Weeden, Westcott, Weir-Wier, Wilcox, Wood, Woodman, Woolaver, and Yorke. Very good in dustjacket. 175.00