Major David Archibald, Esq.

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Major David Archibald, Esq.

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Maghera, County Londonderry, Ireland
Death: November 9, 1779 (62)
Truro Twp, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of John Archibald and Margaret Archibald
Husband of Elizabeth Archibald
Father of Samuel Archibald; Robert Archibald; John Archibald; Margaret Savage; Ann Archibald and 3 others
Brother of Samuel Archibald; Robert Archibald; Eleanor Fisher; Elizabeth Taylor; John Archibald and 4 others

Occupation: Justice of the Peace
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About Major David Archibald, Esq.

From Helen Gibson, correspondent. Came to New Hampshire from Londonderry, Ireland in 1757. Moved to Nova Scotia in 1762. David Sr. was the first in the Grant of the Township and he was Justice of the Peace and represented Truro Township in Parliament. He was head of the elders of the Presbyterian Congregation. Came to Nova Scotia December 13th 1762 as a Grantee of the Township of Truro, receiving two rights or shares amounting to 1000 acres. "He was a leading man in society; was the first Justice of the Peace who was settled in Truro; was the first who represented Truro Township in Parliament. His name stands first in the Grant of said Township, also to the call given the Rev. Daniel Cock, which was dated September, 13th 1770. His name is also at the head of the list of elders of the Presbyterian Congregation. These were chosen in the summer of 1770. He had his front lands on the north side of Salmon River. At one time a theif was brought before him for trial, and the sentence was, 'That the thief should be tied to a cart and driven from the Hill across the River, down round the Parade, and back to the Hill again; and that the driver should use the whip more freely on the thief than on the horse." [Historical and Genealogical Record of Colchester County; by Thomas Miller 1873]

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Major David Archibald, Esq.'s Timeline

September 20, 1717
November 11, 1742
Age 25
January 22, 1745
Age 27
Londonderry, County Londonderry, UK
August 18, 1747
Age 29
londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
December 15, 1749
Age 32
March 12, 1752
Age 34
April 19, 1754
Age 36
May 17, 1756
Age 38
September 27, 1758
Age 41