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New England Planters monument
New England Migration
Between 1760 and 1774, approximately 8000 Planters from
the colonies of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
and New Hampshire came to Nova Scotia...
Planters Study Centre Established in Kings County, March 2003
Between 1759 and 1768, some 8000 New England Planters
emigrated to what is now the Maritime provinces of Canada...
East Coast Kin, Maritime History Lesson Part Two
The Global Gazette, 13 June 1998
...Until recent times, history largely overlooked the Planters,
a term coined (or perhaps more accurately, resurrected) by
acclaimed Maritime historian Esther Clark Wright in 1978.
Planter is an Elizabethan English word meaning settler...
Imprint Of The New England Planters
by Bill Hamilton, the Sackville Tribune-Post, 19 January 2000
...According to a census taken in 1767, well over half
of Nova Scotia's population of some 18,000 was of
New England origin. This migration, described as
"an overflowing from the exuberant population of
New England" reached a peak on the Tantramar in 1761,
with the arrival of settlers from Rhode Island,
Massachusetts and Connecticut...
The Planter Prime Ministers
by Bill Hamilton, the Sackville Tribune-Post, 21 June 2000
...Of the 21 individuals who have served as Prime Minister of
Canada, there have been but four Maritimers:
Sir John S. D. Thompson,
Sir Charles Tupper,
Sir Robert Borden and
Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett.
It is worthy of note that the latter three all shared a common
New England Planter ancestry...
Planter Studies Centre
Acadia University's Planter Studies Centre is a research
institute which focuses scholarly attention on the 8000
New England residents who migrated to Nova Scotia
between 1759 and 1774...