Attack at Grand Pre

11 February 1747


Photographs of
Monument

Grand Pre
Kings County
Nova Scotia

GPS location:   45°06'18"N   64°18'23"W




Monument commemorating the 1747 Attack at Grand Pre

Photographed on 11 June 2003



Plaque describing the 1747 Attack at Grand Pre

Photographed on 13 December 2002



Map showing 1747 Attack monument location, Grand Pre
Map showing the location of the monument
commemorating the 1747 Attack at Grand Pre
Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Roads are shown as they were in 1952. Except for Highway 101, the
layout of the roads in 2002 has not changed much from that shown here.



Plaque describing the 1747 Attack at Grand Pre

Photographed on 13 December 2002






Links to Relevant Websites

Significant Historical Happenings in Nova Scotia: 1747-1748 by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/Dates/1747-48.htm


History of Nova Scotia: Battle at Grand Pre, 1747 by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part5/Ch03.htm


Noble Massacre Part of Acadian History by Ed Coleman, 9 July 2004
...What occurred during the so-called Noble massacre
and what are the details?...
    http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/ecoleman/editorial/2004/e04jul09.html


Acadia: 1730 to 1748 by Tim Hebert
    http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadia6.htm


Arthur Noble By Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1700-63/Noble.htm


Records of Chignecto by William Cochrane Milner
...It was from Beausejour that Coulon de Villiers led a detachment
of French and Indians in the depth of winter (1747) to attack
Col. Noble's force then billetted amongst the Acadian farmers
at Grand Pre, which they surprised and massacred...
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbwestmo/recschic.htm


Cobequid Acadian-Cajun Genealogy and History
...In the winter of 1747, de Ramesy (who was at Beaubassin) heard
that Colonel Noble and a group of New Englanders were at Grand Pre.
Although De Ramesay had been injured recently, he sent Coulon de Villiers
across 200 miles of snow-covered terrain for a surprise attack.
They headed to Remsheg along a road cut by La Corne in 1746.
They arrived at Remsheg on January 25 and at Tatamagouche on January 26...
    http://www.acadian-cajun.com/cobequd.htm


Chignecto Isthmus; First Settlers by Howard Trueman
...The successful raid of de Villiers, in the winter of 1747, convinced
the English that so long as Chignecto was in possession of the French,
and was used as a base of operations to defy the English Government,
there could be no lasting peace or security for settlers of British
blood. Taking this view of the matter, Governor Cornwallis determined
to take measures to drive the French from the Isthmus...
    http://emotionalliteracyeducation.com/classic_books_online/chgnt10.htm


War of the Austrian Succession
known in North America as
King George's War
1740/41/42-1748 in Europe
1744-1748 in North America

The War of the Austrian Succession
is a general name covering several wars:

The Austro-Saxon War (1741)
The First Silesian War (1740-1742)
The Second Silesian War (1744-1745)
The Austro-Bavarian War (1741-1745)
The Franco-Austrian War (1744-1748)
The Austro-Spanish War (1744-1748)

The War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1741)
led into the War of the Austrian Succession


War of the Austrian Succession, 1741-1748 by Alexander Ganse at KMLA
(KMLA stands for Korean Minjok Leadership Academy,
an elite boarding high school located in rural South Korea)
    http://www.zum.de/whkmla/military/18cen/austsucc.html


War of the Austrian Succession What is known collectively as
the War of the Austrian Succession began on 16 December 1740...
    http://www.hfac.uh.edu/gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/
        WarAustrianSuccession/WarAustrianSuccession.html


War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748 Wikipedia
...In North America the most remarkable incident of what has been called
King George's War was the capture of the French Canadian fortress of Louisburg
by a British expedition (April 29 - June 16, 1745), of which the military
portion was furnished by the colonial militia under Colonel (afterwards
Lieutenant-General Sir William) Pepperell (1696-1759) of Maine. Louisburg was
then regarded merely as a nest of privateers, and at the peace it was given up,
but in the Seven Years' War it came within the domain of grand strategy, and
its second capture was the preliminary step to the British conquest of Canada.
Hostilities also occurred in India...
    http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Austrian_Succession


War of the Austrian Succession, 1742-48 ...The French made an unsuccessful
assault on Annapolis Royal (Port Royal, Nova Scotia, 1744), and an expedition
of New Englanders under William Pepperrell in cooperation with a fleet under
Sir Peter Warren captured Fort Louisbourg (16 June 1745)...
    http://www.usahistory.com/wars/austsucc.htm


War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748 In December of 1740,
Prussia's army invaded Silesia, setting off the War of Austrian Succession...
    http://expert.ics.purdue.edu/~mbishop/frames/wars/austrosuccession.html


The War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739-1742 The War of Jenkins' Ear began in Europe
on 19 October 1739, and a year later merged into the War of Austrian Succession...
As soon as war was declared, Gov. James Edward Oglethorpe called on the citizens
of Georgia and South Carolina to join in an invasion of Florida...
    http://www.usahistory.com/wars/jenkins.htm


The War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739-1742 ...The cast of characters, and stages
on which the drama was played out, are simultaneously famous and obscure...
    http://www.boat-links.com/books/Lardas/Lardas04.html


The Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48
    http://www.1upinfo.com/country-guide-study/austria/austria25.html


The Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48
    http://www.workmall.com/wfb2001/austria/
        austria_history_the_pragmatic_sanction_and_
        the_war_of_the_austrian_succession_1740_48.html


The Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48
    http://www.hfac.uh.edu/gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/
        PragmaticSanction/Pragmatic%20Sanction.html







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/plantermon.html


Planters cairn, Town Plot, Starrs Point Planters cairn Town Plot, Starrs Point
    /kingsco/starrspt.html


Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    /kingsco/avschool.html


Falmouth: Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Falmouth
    /hantsco/acadnfalm.html


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow memorial at Grand Pre H.W. Longfellow memorial Grand Pre
    /kingsco/longfell.html


John Frederick Herbin memorial at Grand Pre J.F. Herbin memorial Grand Pre
    /kingsco/herbin_jf.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/ironcross.html


Morden: French Cross monument French Cross monument Morden
    /kingsco/frenchcross.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
    /kingsco/borden_rl.html


Two Early Churches memorial stone Two Early Churches memorial stone Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/chipcnrm.html


Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/gesnermem.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfwillow.html


Hants County war memorial Hants County war memorial Windsor
    /hantsco/hantsco2wwmem.html


Fort Edward blockhouse Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedward.html


Fort Edward cannons Fort Edward cannons Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedcann.html


Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
    /annapco/bloodycrk.html


Monument: Poutrincourt's 1607 Mill Poutrincourt's 1607 Mill monument LeQuille
    /annapco/lequille.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    /lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Plaque: Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body 1760-1995 Plaque: Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body 1760-1995 Port Williams
    /kingsco/bishbeck.html


Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765 Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765
    /hantsco/windex.html


Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville
    /kingsco/acadiamemgym.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfmem.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning
    /kingsco/cannmem.html


Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville
    /kingsco/kentlegion.html


Kentville Park war memorial Kentville Park war memorial Kentville
    /kingsco/kentmem.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    /kingsco/browmtn.html



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