History of Nova Scotia

Significant Historical Happenings By Year: 1654-56.

-1654-
§Denys returns from France directly back to St. Peter's with legal papers. The officer which Le Borgne had left behind at St. Peter's quietly surrenders the fort to Denys. Denys sends the papers down to Le Borgne, at Port Royal, together with advice that Denys was now in legitimate possession of St. Peter's by royal degree and that Le Borgne should govern himself accordingly.
§July, 1654: General Robert Sedgwick captures Pentagoet, Port Royal, and Le Heve.
§The first Anglo-Dutch War is concluded on April 4th, 1654.
§August 16th, 1654: Captain John Leverett was left at Port Royal by General Sedgwick as governor and commander of the forts of St. John, Port Royal and Penobscot; this English possession was to continue from 1654 to 1667.
§Alexandre Le Borgne, creditor of d'Aulnay's estate sails from Acadia for France on the Châteaufort leaving family members behind to protect the Le Borgue interests in Acadia.
§Philippe Mius d'Entremont (b.1601) receives from his commander, LaTour, in 1654, one of the few signeurie ever given out in old Acadia, signeurie of Popomcoup (Pubnico), at Cape Sable at the southern end of peninsular Nova Scotia, near present day Yarmouth.

-1655-
§No entries.

-1656-
§August 9th, 1656: Cromwell grants Acadia to Thomas Temple, William Alexander and Charles La Tour.
§La Tour sells his interest out to Temple and Alexander; La Tour, going into retirement moves to Cap de Sable.
§Two Frenchmen (Radisson and Groseilliers) arrive Quebec from beyond the Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin country with fifty canoes laden with pelts.


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