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Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

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Where is Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia? 

The Acadian parish of Ste-Famille was founded in 1722 and was located in Pisiguid/ Pisiguit. Families living in this areas were Breau, Landry and Forest further down the Pisiguit river [Avon river]; most of the parishioners of Sainte-Famille were deported to the British American Colonies and very few of them would ever see their native land again. Some of the names on the surviving parish register are: LeBlanc, Breau, Mazzerolle, Roy, Vincent, Landry, Comeau, Doiron, Forest, Daigre, Hébert, Boudrot, Maillet, Rivet and Poirier.

The British arrived in Pisiguit in 1750 and built Fort Edward. On September 5, 1755, Captain Alexander Murray, commander of the fort, read the Deportation order to the men and boys assembled and then held them prisoners until the ships came to deport them. In October 1755 1,000 Acadians were deported from this location. Acadians who were captured or who gave themselves up after years of hiding in the woods were also held in Fort Edward between 1755 and 1762.

While prisoners, Acadians were hired to help the new settlers known as the Planters who had come from New England. They helped with construction and upkeep of the dykes. Some of those prisoners bore the name of: Poitier, Suret, Broussard, Dugas, Girroir, Gallant, Léger, Robicheau, Johnson, Deveau, Bourque, Pelerin, Comeau and Brun.


NOTE: Interesting article about old Acadian Cemeteries
www.ameriquefrancaise.org/ en/ article-333/ Acadian_Cemeteries_in_Nova_Scotia.html#1www.acadian-home.org/ Pre-Deport-Villages.html


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Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

Map of Acadia - Source: www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadmap.htm
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - Church of St. John the Evangelist
339 King St., Windsor, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1820
Source: Google maps
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

Church of St. John the Evangelist
339 King St., Windsor, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1820
Source: Google maps
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - Canadian Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - King Street, Windsor, N.S.
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

King Street, Windsor, N.S.
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - Payzant Memorial Hospital, Windsor, N.S.
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

Payzant Memorial Hospital, Windsor, N.S.
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - Dominion Atlantic Railway
Sam Slick House at Windsor, N.S.
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

Dominion Atlantic Railway
Sam Slick House at Windsor, N.S.

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1704 - Attacked
June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned ...Read MORE...

1750 - Fort Edward, Windsor, Nova Scotia is built this year.

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1820 - Church of St. John the Evangelist established at Windsor

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1873
WINDSOR, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, capital of the co. of Hants, on an arm of Minas Basin,...Read MORE...

News  1897 - BIG FIRE IN WINDSOR, N.S. - Territory a Mile Square Swept by Flames and Barely Half a Dozen Buildings Left Standing.
LOSS ESTIMATED AT $3,000,000

Practically All the Inhabitants of the Town Homeless -...Read MORE...

1906
Windsor, a banking town and port of entry, capital of Hants co., Nova Scotia, on an arm of Minas...Read MORE...

Windsor
Windsor, NS, incorporated as a town in 1878, population 3785 (2011c), 3709 (2006c). The Town of...Read MORE...

Town of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fall 2016


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Benoit dit Labriere
immigrant flag  Martin BENOIT dit LABRIERE (1643, , France - aft. 12 September 1712, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Boudreau Landry
flag  Jean Baptiste BOUDREAU LANDRY (1714, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - 1747, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Boudrot (Boudreau)
flag  Charles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1649, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - bef. 1727, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Bourg
flag  Marie Claire BOURG (abt. 1671, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - abt. 1727, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)
flag  Renee Madeleine BOURG (1655, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - abt. 1685, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Chaussegros
immigrant flag  Marie CHAUSSEGROS (abt. 1656, , France - 12 September 1712, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Comeau
flag  Françoise COMEAU (1656, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1681, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Doiron
flag  Louis DOIRON (abt. 1689, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - November 1727, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Forest
flag  Pierre FOREST (abt. 1668, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - June 1730, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Gaudet
flag  Jehan (Jean) GAUDET (abt. 1643, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - abt. 1694, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Hebert
flag  Francoise HEBERT (1733, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - 3 March 1769, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Hébert
flag  Martine HÉBERT (1665, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - , Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Landry
flag  Basile LANDRY (14 May 1727, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia - 12 March 1788, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Leprince
immigrant flag  Jean-Jacques-Nicolas LEPRINCE (1646, , France - 1692, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Mazerolle
flag  Cecile MAZEROLLE (abt. 1698, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 July 1763, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Melançon (Melanson)
flag  Marie Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON) (13 May 1684, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - 1714, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Richard
flag  Marie Josephe RICHARD (1674, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 2 October 1709, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Rivet
immigrant flag  Étienne RIVET (abt. 1652, , France - bef. 1707, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)

Trahan
flag  Guillaume TRAHAN (abt. 1667, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - abt. 1755, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia)
 

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