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  • Samuel Witter (1723 - 1767)
    HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, County of New London, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1649 to 1900, by Richard Anson Wheeler, New London, CT, 1900, p. 688 Name Samuell Witter Sex Male Fa...
  • Mary Cleveland (1736 - 1783)
    Residence : 1783 - Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Martin Luther Cleveland (1759 - 1839)
    Residence : 1759 - Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Roxalena Pudsey (1757 - 1834)
  • Anne Cleveland (1755 - 1836)

New England Planters : those who responded to British Empire calls to populate Nova Scotia and New Brunswick starting circa 1765.


1755 - The Acadian Deportation begins.

12 October 1758 - The first proclamation is sent out by Lieutenant General Lawrence calling for New England immigrants to send settlement inquiries for the available Acadian lands of Nova Scotia.

11 January 1759 - The second proclamation is issued by Lieutenant General Lawrence addressing the initial concerns Planters had about immigrating to Nova Scotia.

November 1759 - A terrible storm hits Nova Scotia affecting the flow of immigrants into Annapolis, Minas, and Chignecto. Here the advanced dyke systems are destroyed, allowing great areas of land to be flooded with salt waters and consequently unable to bear grain crops for the next three years. A decision is made to check the effects of the damage before the migration of the New Englanders, pushing their migration to 1760.

1760-1768 - The largest influx of Planter immigration brings roughly 8,000 New England Planters to Nova Scotia and present-day New Brunswick. By the mid-1760s migration slows and many Planters either return to New England, or seek new lands and opportunities in the West.

May 1760 - Charles Morris, Chief Surveyor, travels to the township of Annapolis, Nova Scotia and is greeted by the first wave of settlers who sailed on the ship Charming Molly.

1775-1783 - The American Revolution breaks out between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies in North America.

1783 - Those who remained loyal to the British Crown begin to seek refuge in Canada when the Revolution ends. Roughly 35,600 Loyalists migrated to Nova Scotia. {recorded in another project: Loyalist Refugees of the American Revolution }


  1. The Forgotten Immigrants: The Journey of the New England Planters to Nova Scotia, 1759-1768
  1. Cemetery listings < substitute letter for each surname