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...The Haliburton family records tell of an even larger number of settlers,
who sailed together in a fleet of twenty-two vessels conveyed by a brig-of-war
with sixteen guns under the command of Captain Pigot that reached the
Cornwallis Town Plot on June 4, 1760. Horton Landing in King's County on
the opposite side of the river from Cornwallis had been the chief place of
anchorage for vessels going to Grand Pre through the whole French period in
Acadia, but there is no record of a ship landing at Horton until Sunday,
June 7, 1760, the day Betty Wickwire, the daughter of Captain Peter Wickshire
of New London, was born in the harbor of Horton Soon there would be ports
at Hortonville, Wolfville, and Avonport...
A Survey of the Descendants of Francis West of Duxbury, Massachusetts|
...Stephen West was a farmer at Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts,
then moved to Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1752, and in 1760 to
Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. He served in the French and Indian War as an
ensign and lieutenant ... Stephen went to Nova Scotia with his cousin William
in a fleet of 75 vessels convoyed by a brig of war. They arrived 14 June 1760
at Town Plot (Starr's Point). Stephen was shortly given a grant of Lot 5 in
the Twelfth Division of Cornwallis Township, next to the grant of Eliakim
Tupper at no. 6. Stephen's grant was in Upper Canard, about half a mile
from the First Cornwallis Baptist Church and was the first property west
of the county fire pond. It consisted of 1½ shares, or 1,000 acres, 66 acres of
farmland and the rest in dyke and woodland. The grant was made 21 July 1761...
He was a representative in the Assembly in the Third Session of 1761-1765...
Note: Stephen West (1724-1771) was a member (MLA) of the Legislative
Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1761 to 1764, representing Cornwallis Township.
On 3 April 1764, the Lieutenant-Governor declared the seat "vacant" due to
"sickness and infirmity".
The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia 1758-1983: A Biographical Directory,
edited and revised by Shirley B. Elliott, 1984, ISBN 088871050X. This volume was
prepared as a contribution of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia to the celebration
of the bicentenary of the establishment of representative government in Canada.
Burgess Family and Genealogy|
...In 1760, three years after his marriage, at the age of 24, Seth Burgess
removed with his wife and two children (Mary and Thankful) to Kings County,
Nova Scotia ... Arriving at Town Plot, Seth settled in Habitant,
one mile east of Canning, on the Kingsport road...