Significant Historical Happenings By Year: 1651-53.
§War breaks out between England and the Netherlands.
§December, 1652: Lady d'Auley, having enlisted the help of a French nobleman, in order to maintain her position in Acadia, versus, La Tour and Denys, arranges through the royal court, by letters patent, to make Duke De Vendome, his heirs and assigns, a co-seignior of Acadia. The Duke didn't pay anything for this seigniory. (The matter was to be the subject of litigation as between the heirs of both families some 50 years later; the original letters patent was set aside by the French Council of State in 1703.)
§Instrument of Government (1653) (22 pp.) (Oliver Cromwell)
§February 24th, 1653: Charles La Tour marries d'Aulnay's widow.
§December 3rd, 1653: Nicholas Denys granted seigneury being all lands between Cape Canso and Cape Rosier and thus becomes "Lord Proprietor and Governor of Cape Breton."
§Philippe Muis-d'Entremount granted seigneury being at Pobomcoup.
§1653: Emmanuel Le Borgne, a creditor of the d'Auley estate, arrives in Acadia.
§Le Borgne attacks Deny's fort at St. Peter's.
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