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A History of the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia
By Rev George Patterson, D. D.
Originally published by The Pictou Advocate, Pictou, 1877
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005 (CD 2011)


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Originally published in 1877 this book is a wonderful old history of Pictou County that includes lists of early settlers, sorted in a variety of ways. By ship; by area that they came from; by area where they settled; by military regiment; by land grant acreage; etc... See the following list of chapter topics. Pay particular attention to the list of resources included in the Appendix items.

This historical reprint from Global Heritage Press includes all of the original text in its original form, hard-bound with a premium quality covering in dark burgundy with gold stampings on the front and spine. The CD version is completely searchable.

Chapters include:
  • Introduction
  • Pictou in the Prehistoric Period
  • The French in Pictou
  • First English Settlement of Pictou - 1769-1773
  • Arrival of the Hector and Settlement of her Passengers 1773-1776
  • Pictou During the American Revolutionary War
  • From the Close of the War to the Arrival of Dr. McGregor 1783-1786
  • Dr. McGregor's Early Labours 1786-1789
  • From Commencement of the Town till the French War 1789-1793
  • From the Commencement of the War till the Wallace Election 1793-1799
  • County and Court Business
  • Immigration at the Beginning of the Century (1800)
  • From the Beginning of the Century till the Peace 1800-1815
  • Immigration and New Settlements at the Close of the War
  • From the Peace till the Financial Crisis of 1825-6. 1815 - 1826
  • Dr McCulloch and the Pictou Academy
  • From Financial Crisis 1825-6 to Division of County 1826-36
  • Mines and Mining Industries of the County
  • From the Division of the COunty to the Present Time 1836-1876
  • Appendix
    • List of Grantees, by Grant 26th, August 1783, With the number of Acres Received and Notices of the Situation of Their Lots
    • List of the Number of Families in the District of Pictou
    • List of Passengers in the Ship Hector With Notices of Their History and Settlement, so far as known.
    • List of Dumfries Settlers, With Places of Settlement
    • A Roll (list) of Inhabitants of Pictou or Tinmouth Capable to Bear Arms
    • List of (land) Grantees of the 82nd Regiment
    • List of (land) Grantees of the 84th Regiment on East Branch
    • List of (land) Grantees at West Branch and Other Places on the East River, 18th Dec 1797
    • List of Highland (Scotland) Emigrants by Halifax in 1784
    • List of Ministers from Pictou County
    • List of Members of the Legislature From Pictou County
View pages of the Index. The Index is not comprehesive, including only subjects and prominent persons. The original Index does not include all persons who appear in lists or otherwise.

302 Pages
Index (subjects and prominent people only)
Lists (Appendices)
Hardcover (premium burgundy covering with gilt stamping on front and spine)
Originally published by The Pictou Advocate, Pictou, 1877
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005 (CD 2011)

ISBN 1-894210-66-3 (Hardcover)




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