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  • Samuel Hamilton (1738 - bef.1788)
    Research: Was he a NE Planter, recruited to NS, or a Loyalist Refugee ? One of his daughter's father-in-law (McLarren) was a British Revolutionary soldier.
  • Mehitable Smith (c.1729 - 1815)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R300473034@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. === GEDCOM Source ===Ancestry Fami...
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    Stephen Smith, Proprietor of Liverpool (1726 - 1807)
    note: Other sources say his mother's name was Betheelia ( read text ) === GEDCOM Source ===@R300473034@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tr...
  • Samuel Osborne Doane (1752 - 1824)
    Biography Samuel was born at Eastham, Mass., June 7, 1752 and died at Barrington, Nova Scotia, Feb. 21, 1824. He married at Barrington, Apr. 9, 1774, Sarah Harding, born at Eastham, Dec. 23, 1756 and ...
  • Edmund Doane (1718 - 1806)
    Doane Barnstable Massachusetts To Nova Scotia Migration Profile last modified 22 Jun 2022 | Created 20 Jun 2010 Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via sister Abigail Doane by SmartCopy : F...

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