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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.
www.acadian-home.org/ Pre-Deport-Villages.html

"Windsor, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, capital of the co. of Hants, on an arm of Minas Bay, which sets up far into the interior of the province, and on the Windsor & Annapolis Railway, 45 miles N.W. of Halifax, and 84 miles from Annapolis. It is the seat of King's College, the oldest educational institution in Nova Scotia, and is a place of commercial importance in consequence of the extensive mines of limestone, gypsum, and other valuable minerals abounding in its vicinity. The town contains 6 churches, 3 banks, an iron-foundry, several mills, factories, and ship yards, and 3 newspaper offices. The streets of Windsor are lighted with electric light. It is a port of entry. As a shipping port it ranks second in the Dominion. Pop. 3000."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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

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Map of Acadia - Source: www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadmap.htm

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Church of St. John the Evangelist
339 King St., Windsor, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1820
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by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842

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King Street, Windsor, N.S.

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Payzant Memorial Hospital, Windsor, N.S.

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History and News of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

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  • 1704 - Attacked
    June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned Les Mines (Grand Pre), took Cobequid (Truro) and... Read MORE...

  • 1750 - Fort Edward, Windsor, Nova Scotia is built this year.
    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french35.htm
  • 1820 - Church of St. John the Evangelist established at Windsor
    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1873
    WINDSOR, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, capital of the co. of Hants, on an arm of Minas Basin, which sets up far into the interior of the province,... 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 - Conflagration Started at 3 o'Clock in the Morning.

    WINDSOR, ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Windsor, a banking town and port of entry, capital of Hants co., Nova Scotia, on an arm of Minas Bay and on the Dominion Atlantic and the Midland... Read MORE...

  • Windsor
    Windsor, NS, incorporated as a town in 1878, population 3785 (2011c), 3709 (2006c). The Town of Windsor is located in central Nova Scotia, at the... Read MORE...

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