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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia

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St. Peter's, known as "St. Peters" from 1953-1976, is a small incorporated village located on Cape Breton Island in Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

St. Peter's is located on a narrow isthmus which separates the southern end of Bras d'Or Lake, known as St. Peters Inlet, to the north from St. Peters Bay on the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The isthmus is crossed by the St. Peters Canal and is almost exclusively used by pleasure boats in recent decades.

St. Peter's is also located on Trunk 4, the province's east-west trunk or secondary highway. An expressway, Highway 104, is scheduled to be extended from its present terminus several kilometres west of St. Peter's to Sydney. When this occurs, Highway 104 will carry the Trans-Canada Highway designation on Cape Breton Island, for which Highway 105 is presently designated.

The Nicholas Denys Museum is located in the village. St. Peter's was also formerly served by a Canadian National Railways branchline which was abandoned in the early 1980s.

St. Peter's is one of North America's oldest European settlements, tracing its history to the 1630s when a small fortified settlement named "Saint Pierre" was built by merchants from La Rochelle, France on the isthmus. In 1650, La Rochelle merchant Nicholas Denys took possession of Saint Pierre and encouraged the fur trade with local members of the Mi'kmaq Nation who used the isthmus as a canoe portage route between the Atlantic Ocean and Bras d'Or Lake. In addition to establishing a fur trading post, Denys later used the isthmus as a "haulover road" for portaging small sailing ships from Bras d'Or Lake to the Atlantic and vice versa.

France lost possession of present-day peninsular (main land) Nova Scotia to Britain in the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. France began moving some Acadian colonists to Ile Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island) to populate this remaining outpost of Acadia. Port Toulouse was created near the 17th century location of the fortified community of Saint Pierre as a logistics base and supply centre for Fortress Louisbourg. To protect Port Toulouse, France built another fortification on the shore. The forts at Port Toulouse and Saint Pierre and settlements in the area were destroyed by the British in 1758 following the fall of Fortress Louisbourg and the rest of Acadia became a British colony.


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


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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - Church of St. Peter
St. Peter’s, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1891
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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia

Church of St. Peter
St. Peter’s, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1891
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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - St Peters C.B. From Mt. Granville and Entrance to Canal
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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - St. Peters, C.B. Canal Locks
Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia

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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia


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1715 - Port-Toulouse was founded in 1715 by Acadians from Plaisance and Grand-Pré

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1745 - May 10 (King George's War) - New Englanders, with a force of 270 men, burned every standing structure at Port Toulouse, demolished the fort, and desecrated a cemetery where Mi'kmaq were buried.

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1749 - After King George's War ended, the Acadians returned to Port Toulouse in greater numbers.

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1758 - Port-Toulouse and its fort were destroyed by the British when they took Louisbourg in 1758.

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1873
ST. PETERS, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, co. of Richmond, on St. Peter's Bay, an inlet of the...Read MORE...

1891 - Church of St. Peter established at St Peter's

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1906
Saint Peters, a banking town and outport of Nova Scotia, co. of Richmond, on St. Peter's Bay, 36...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Arsenault (Arcenault) (Arseneau)
flag  Étienne Vincent ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1760, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Florence ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1757, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Jacques ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1752, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Jean Baptiste ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1754, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - 1 May 1808, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila))
flag  Joseph ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1767, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Louison ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1762, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Michel ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (abt. 1756, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )

Boudrot (Boudreau)
flag  Francois BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1744, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - 1809, )
flag  Joseph BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (abt. 1717, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - 1792, )
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Joseph BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (bet. 1725-1733, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - 1771, Petit-De-Grat, Isle-Madame)

Doucet
flag  Germain DOUCET (1698, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - 15 July 1747, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia)

Fougere
flag  Modeste-Catherine FOUGERE (abt. 1757, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - February 19 1831, Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Fougere (Fugere)
flag  Charles FOUGERE (FUGERE) (abt. 1722, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - abt. 1768, , Nova Scotia, Canada)

Lavigne
flag  Anne LAVIGNE (1733, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Barbe LAVIGNE (1745, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Geneviève LAVIGNE (1750, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Madeleine LAVIGNE (1741, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Marguerite LAVIGNE (1737, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )
flag  Nicolas LAVIGNE (1738, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )

Longuepee
flag  Cecile Isabelle LONGUEPEE (abt. 1720, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - , )

Petitpas
flag  Joseph PETITPAS (1731, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia - 1819, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bariau (Barillot, Barrieu, Bariault)
flag  Nicolas BARIAU (BARILLOT, BARRIEU, BARIAULT) (abt. 1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1754, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)

Boudrot (Boudreau)
flag  Charles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (abt. 1686, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1726, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)

Bourg
flag  Marguerite BOURG (July 1685, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1728, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)
flag  Marie BOURG (abt.1691, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - abt. 1727, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)

Comeau
flag  Marguerite COMEAU (1 September 1681, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 20 July 1729, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)

Landry
flag  Anne LANDRY (1696, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1727, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)

LANDRY
flag  Madeleine Marie LANDRY (July 1684, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1717, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)

Martin
flag  Jeanne MARTIN (abt. 1676, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1728, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1721
Jean-Baptiste VILLEDIEU (abt. 1694 - 24 December 1758 ) & Anne HÉBERT (abt. 1694 - 16 October 1739)
married abt. 1721

1722
Pierre Toussaint RICHARD (1696 - 26 January 1778) & Marie Josephe BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (15 November 1707 - )
married 1722

1725
Joseph DUGAS (abt. 1699 - ) & Marguerite COSTE (CÔTÉ) (4 July 1709 - )
married abt. 1725

1726
Charles BOURG (abt. 1695 - ) & Marie Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (25 August 1709 - )
married abt. 1726

1727
Pierre BOURG (1689 - bef. 1734) & Marie Josephe LANDRY (1687 - )
married 1727

1732
Nicolas LAVIGNE (abt. 1692 - ) & Marie Anne CLEMANCEAU (15 February 1710 - )
married abt. 1732

1740
Charles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (9 January 1714 - ) & Marie FOUGERE (FUGERE) (abt. 1723 - )
married abt. 1740
Pierre BÉNARD (1693 - 22 October 1758) & Cecile Isabelle LONGUEPEE (abt. 1720 - )
married abt. 1740

1743
Honore BOUCHER (1716 - ) & Marie Anne MARRES (abt. 1719 - )
married abt. 1743

1751
Pierre Toussaint RICHARD (1696 - 26 January 1778) & Marguerite LEBLANC (1699 - 18 April 1778)
married 1751
 

Cemeteries in Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia

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