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(Port Toulouse, Acadia)

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Church of St. Peter
St. Peter’s, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1891
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Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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St Peters C.B. From Mt. Granville and Entrance to Canal
St. Peters, C.B. Canal Locks
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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 Atlantic Ocean, 36½ miles from Port Hawkesbury. A short canal of 2,400 feet here connects St. Peter's Bay with the Bras d'Or Lake. The town contains a telegraph office, a tannery, and about 12 stores. Pop. 250.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St Peters
St Peters, spt. tn. Nova Scotia, co. Richmond, on St Peters Bay, 36 1/ 2 m. E. of Port Hawkesbury. P. of sub-dist. 1299
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1891 - Church of St. Peter established at St Peter's

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1895 - Saint Peters
Saint Pe'ters, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, co. of Richmond, on St. Peter's Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 36 1/ 2 miles from Port Hawkesbury. It contains a tannery and 12 stores. Pop. 250.
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
1906
Saint Peters, a banking town and outport of Nova Scotia, co. of Richmond, on St. Peter's Bay, 36 1/ 2 miles from Port Hawkesbury. pop. about 350.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Saint Peters. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in the area:
St. Peter's Canal National Historic Site: This is the highlight of the area. The canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with Bras d'Or Lake and plays a vital role in maritime history. You can watch boats go through the lock system, take a leisurely walk along the canal, and learn about its history at the Visitor Center.

Battery Provincial Park: Located just outside of Saint Peters, this park offers a lovely beach, picnic areas, and hiking trails. It's a perfect spot for a family day out, swimming, or enjoying a picnic.

Fleur-de-lis Trail: This scenic drive takes you through the Acadian region of Cape Breton Island. Along the way, you can explore small communities, take in breathtaking coastal views, and visit local shops and restaurants.

Local Craft Shops: Saint Peters has some charming craft shops where you can find unique souvenirs and gifts. Look for local crafts, jewelry, and artwork to take home as a reminder of your visit.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

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female ancestorJeanne MARTIN (1676, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1728, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
female ancestorMarguerite 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))
female ancestorMadeleine Marie LANDRY (July 1684, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1717, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
female ancestorMarguerite BOURG (July 1685, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1728, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
male ancestorCharles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1686, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1726, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
male ancestorJoannis LAFARGUE (1688, St Jean de Luz, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France - 1755, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
female ancestorMarie BOURG (abt.1691, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1727, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
male ancestorFrançois BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1692, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1765, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia))
male ancestorGermain DOUCET (1698, Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Toulouse, Acadia) - 15 July 1747, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

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male ancestorMarin-Charles FORTIN dit LAFORTUNE (1679 - ) and female ancestorAnne MARTIN (1695 - ) married 1715
male ancestorPierre BOIS (1682 - 1759) and female ancestorMarie Catherine COSTE (CÔTÉ) (1696 - 12 January 1760) married 1718
male ancestorJean-Baptiste VILLEDIEU (1694 - 24 December 1758 ) and female ancestorAnne HÉBERT (1694 - 16 October 1739) married abt. 1721
male ancestorPierre Toussaint RICHARD (1696 - 26 January 1778) and female ancestorMarie Josephe BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (15 November 1707 - 4 November 1758) married 1722
male ancestorCharles Dit Lejeune PINET (1702 - 3 May 1743) and female ancestorMarie Louise TESTARD (1707 - 11 February 1759) married 1723
male ancestorFrançois JOSSE dit ST-BRIEUX (1696 - 9 September 1771) and female ancestorMarie Françoise LANGLOIS (15 July 1707 - April 1771) married 1724
male ancestorJoseph DUGAS (1699 - ) and female ancestorMarguerite COSTE (CÔTÉ) (4 July 1709 - ) married abt. 1725
male ancestorCharles BOURG (1695 - ) and female ancestorMarie Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (25 August 1709 - 1770) married abt. 1726

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