A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Gagetown from the St John River | Early 20th Century

Canadian Vintage Postcard | New Brunswick

My Acadian ancestors and their Maliseet friends knew this area as Grimross back in the mid 18th century when they were escaping the British. This was where Colonel Monckton’s Rangers tracked down and killed and scalped several

Acadians, as well as destroying the settlement. After the Seven Year War, the area was settled by English-speaking Loyalists and renamed Gagetown. One of the Fathers of the Canadian Confederation was born here – Sir Samuel Tilley.

Acadian Expulsion | Attack by Monckton | Loyalists

Index Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

April 24, 2011 - Posted by | . | ,

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