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Acadia (French: Acadie) was a colony of New France in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River during much of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

"Aca'dia, or Acadie, the original name of Nova Scotia"

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  • 1604 - The first settlers arrive in the Acadian area. They settle at St. Croix Island. acadtime.htm
  • 1632 Isaac de Razilly arrives with 300 settlers, ancestors of most Acadian families.
  • 1636 - The St. Jehan arrives in Acadia with settlers, including men and women. acadtime.htm
  • 1654 - Sedgewick captures Acadia for England. acadtime.htm
  • 1657 - Thomas Temple is appointed governor and sails to Acadia. acadtime.htm
  • 1671 - According to the census, there are 392 people living in Acadia
    The first Acadian Census took place in Port Royal in 1671. One of the first in Canada, the total count was 392 people, 482 cattle, and 524 sheep! In... Read MORE...

  • 1679--Population of Acadia : 515. (Archives de Paris.)
  • 1686--Population of Acadia : 885. (Census)
  • 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.
  • 1704 - According to the census, there are 1,450 people living in Acadia
  • 1710 - October 13 - English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • 1713 - Acadia is 'permanently' given to the British after the Treaty of Utrecht.
    The Treaty of Utrecht ended the War of Spanish Succession in 1713, making the Acadians in Nova Scotia permanent British subjects, while Isle Royale... Read MORE...

  • 1713 - June 23 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada
  • By 1730, the majority of Acadians had signed an oath swearing allegiance to the British Crown, but they insisted they would not fight either the French or the native Indians. acadian/ timeline.html
  • 1749--French population of the whole of the Acadian Peninsula : 13,000
  • 1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory. acadtime.htm
  • 1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War of 1754,
    the British government demanded that Acadians take an oath of allegiance to the Crown that included fighting against the French. Most of them refused. acadian/ timeline.html
  • 1755 - The deportation (exile) of Acadians begins. Over 6,000 are deported in the first year.

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    About 6,000 Acadians were forcibly removed from their colonies. The British military ordered the ... Read MORE...

  • 1758 - The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France.
    Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to France initially settle in northwestern France,... Read MORE...

  • 1763 - The war between the French and the British is over. Acadians who have survived the interrment in England are sent to France. Some Acadians try to return to Acadia (now Nova Scotia) and find their land settled by others.
    When France signed the Treaty of Paris in 1763, it gave Great Britain its colonial possessions in North America, except the islands of St. Pierre and ... Read MORE...

  • 1764 - British authorities in 1764 allowed Acadians to return in small isolated groups.
    They returned slowly, settling in various locations on mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. Others ended up in Newfoundland, the West Indies... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    NOVA SCOTIA, (originally ACADIA,) a province of the Dominion of Canada, lying between 43° 25" and 47° N. lat., and between 59° 40' and 66° 25' W.... Read MORE...

  • In 1881 the first Acadian Convention established August 15th as National Acadian Day,
    and three years later at the second Acadian Convention, an Acadian flag, and a National anthem were adopted. There was discussion about important... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Aca'dia, or Acadie, the name of that part of New France which was comprised in the peninsula between the river and gulf of St. Lawrence and the... Read MORE...

  • Acadian Passport: Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia (Lower West Pubnico,NS)

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