ACADIA LOST TIMELINE of HISTORICAL EVENTS
1696 British capture the French privateer Pierre Maisonnat called Baptiste and throw him into prison in Boston
1697/8 End of King William’s War. Peace between England and France
1702 Massachusetts Governor Dummer threatens to hang Baptiste as a common criminal
1704 Deerfield massacre. French take Rev. John Williams and his family to exchange them for Baptiste
1710 British take Acadia and rename it Nova Scotia. Port Royal is now Annapolis Royal
1711 Abraham Gaudet leads farmers to attack British troops in Chignecto (area of the present border of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) near Beaubassin.
1712 French settlers come from Plaisance (Newfoundland) ceded to Britain along with Acadia, to found Louisbourg.
1725 Prudent Robichaud suspended in chains for welcoming Indians in his home.
1727 George II succeeds to the British throne.
Acting Governor Armstrong sends Ensign Wroth with a delegation to persuade the Acadians to sign a new oath of allegiance.
1744 War declared between Britain and France.
French take Canso but fail to take Annapolis Royal.
1745 French go to attack Annapolis Royal and the English take Louisbourg.
1746 D’Anville Armada of 70 ships and 8000 men sail to retake Louisbourg and free Acadia from British. Storms at sea and disease ravage the fleet and the remnants return to France.
Massachusetts Governor Shirley sends 500 New England militia to Annapolis Royal. Nova Scotia Governor Mascarene sends them to quarter on the Acadians at Grand Pré.
1747 French and Acadians drive the British from Grand Pré.
1748 War ends in Europe. By the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle Fortress Louisbourg is returned to France.
1749 Cornwallis leaves London with 2500 settlers and soldiers to build the new town of Halifax in Nova Scotia.
(ca. 1749) French begin to build a fort at Beausejour.
1750 The priests Le Loutre and Germain, with their Mi’kmaq allies, drive the Acadians from Beaubassin and burn the village.
The British build Fort Lawrence where Beaubassin stood.
1754 Charles Lawrence becomes Governor of Nova Scotia.
1755 Fort Beausejour is taken by British regulars under Col. Robert Monckton and the New England militia led by Col. John Winslow.
1755 Acadian deportations begin.
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