Loyalist Settlements : 1783-1784.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .N6L3L9
Category: Nova Scotia
Creator: Nova Scotia. Land Records.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
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            The Papers which were selected for microfilming include: returns of persons; lists of disbanded soldiers and other Loyalists; memorials; drafts of grants; petitions and warrants.  Of particular significance are the following: a List of the British Legion and other Loyalists with the number of their families at Guysborough;  returns of Westchester Loyalists who have drawn land on the North and South sides of the Cobequid Road and at Ramsheg; a return of Loyalists from South Carolina who settled near Windsor; a return of Loyalists who went from New York to Great Britain and have not claimed their land in Nova Scotia; and a Draft of a Grant to George Sutherland containing two hundred and forty names, with the number of acres assigned to each person, in Clements, Annapolis County.  Locations which are mentioned in the records are: Guysborough, Ramsheg, Sissibou River, St. Mary's Bay, Cobequid Road, Dartmouth and Windsor. The Petition of Black Pioneers for land was not microfilmed.            
Originals: The original documents are held by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.
Archival Ref. No.: PANS RG 1, vol. 359.
Finding Aids:
            The Table of Contents for the volume has been microfilmed at the beginning of the reel. A print copy of the Table of Contents is available.            
Electronic Finding Aid Record:
Notes: The complete volume, 1759-1799, was not microfilmed. It is entitled Papers Connected with the Settlement of the Old Townships, also Some Papers of the Loyalist Settlements.

In addition to the selections from RG 1, Vo.. 359, the microfilm reel contains the Table of Contents only for RG 1, Vol. 361,Papers Connected with the Partition of the Townships of Yarmouth, Newport, Horton and Falmouth, 1768-1799 and RG 1,Vol. 441, Papers Connected with the Militia of Nova Scotia, 1829-1835.

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