Woodlawn, 1784

“Halifax, Feb (2?) 1784. This day the proprietors of a tract of land lying on the road to Lawrence Town came to agreement of partition of division according to the adjoining [??], viz. the land colored red was [??] by Nathaniel Russel, the land [??] with water color by Ephraim (Wyman), and the land colored yellow by Richardson.”

“The German Lotts” seen at left, James Creighton’s grant as well as Blagden’s new grant seen at bottom.

No. 2 at top is in reference to the plot granted to Benjamin Bridge as seen here. (No. 5 would be to the right of No. 2, land granted to Benjamin Green, not noted here).


“New Road to Lawrencetown” is now Portland Street, here you can see the approximate location of these tracts today, the 111 highway seen at bottom, Main Street at upper left, Bell Lake at top, Russell Lake at the bottom right.

“Halifax County Road leading to Lawrence Town”, 1784. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=181

“New Scot Lande”

Argals Bay, now the Bay of Fundy, perhaps a reference to Samuel Argall. See also: “The province of Alexandria” as well as “The Province of Caledonia” that seem to reference the general jurisdictions of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia today. Other features include “Cape Brittan” as well as Canso (Campseau), “Blacke” at Nova Scotia’s southern … Read more

Baronets Map

Interesting seeing the crescent here, a similar symbol is seen on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council flag. “Baronets map”, (Date unknown – listed as 1600, perhaps meant to designate that it’s traced from an earlier map of 17th century origins?) https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=7

Map of Bay of Chibouquetou

One of only two maps I’m aware of that gives a representation of an island that once supposedly existed in Dartmouth Cove, as mentioned by Martin on Page 31 of the Story of Dartmouth — this one being much more accurate in regards to the Dartmouth shore.

Below, a rough approximation of the historical shoreline compared to the modern day.

“Map of Bay of Chibouquetou”, 1711. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=19

See also:

Topographic Map Nova Scotia – Uniacke Sheet and Chezzetcook Sheet No. 11

Lots of detail in this topographical map surveyed in 1920 and reprinted in 1946.


The path of the “Old Annapolis Road” can still be seen.

“Topographic Map Nova Scotia – Uniacke Sheet and Chezzetcook Sheet No. 11. Surveyed and Reproduced by the Geographical Section, General Staff, Department of National Defence. Surveyed 1920 reprinted 1946”, https://archives.novascotia.ca/african-heritage/archives/?ID=682

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