DARTMOUTH, Halifax County: This city is located on the east side of Halifax Harbour. A [Mi’kmaq] name was Boonamoogwaddy, “Tomcod ground.” The English name may have been given in honor of William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth, Colonial Secretary 1772-75, but …

Place Names and Places of Nova Scotia (in Dartmouth Township) Read More…

This contains the most charitable and interesting sections of the book. Many of these vintage titles I’ve found contain so much that is superfluous or offensive that I try to be selective, not to paint a pretty picture, but to …

A short statement of facts relating to the history, manners, customs, language, and literature of the [Mi’kmaq] tribe Read More…

“…it is of importance that the people of this country should be free from danger. For, sir, without professing a prophetic spirit, let me say that if the principles I am now contending for be not distinctly acknowledged, the time …

Resolutions for defining the nature and foundation of the self-government of Nova Scotia in her local affairs, and in favor of an elective legislative council Read More…

“Esson v. Mayberry. Trinity Term, 1841. The grantee of a water lot, bounded on the shore, is entitled to take up to high-water mark; and that line of his grant changes with the gradual encroachment or retirement of the sea. …

Law reports : containing decisions of the Bench of the Supreme Court in Nova Scotia between the years 1834 and 1841 Read More…

1746-1799 Duc d’Anville arrived at Chebucto, 10 Sept 1746 Halifax founded, 21 June 1749 [Indigenous people] attacked 6 men at Maj. Gilman’s saw-mill, Dartmouth Cove, killing 4, 30 Sept 1749 Saw-mill let to Capt. Wm. Clapham, 1750 Alderney arrived from …

Chronological Table of Dartmouth, Preston, and Lawrencetown Read More…

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