Planters

4 June 1760

("Planters" means colonists or settlers)



Photographs of
Cairn

Town Plot
Starrs Point

Kings County
Nova Scotia


Located on the Town Plot Loop road, Starrs Point


GPS location:   45°06'03"N   64°22'56"W




Starrs Point: road sign


Starrs Point: Planters cairn


Starrs Point: Planters cairn plaque


Starrs Point: Planters cairn
1983



The above photographs were taken on 7 June 2003.


Also see: Planters Monument at Horton Landing


Map showing location of the Planters cairn at Town Plot, Starrs Point
Map showing the location of the Planters cairn
Town Plot, Starrs Point, Kings County, Nova Scotia
Roads are shown as they were in 1953.
Except for the Greenwich Connector to Highway 101,
the layout of the roads in 2003 has not changed
much from that shown here.





Links to Relevant Websites

Historical narrative (title and author not known)
...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...
    http://www.csmaginnis.com/NOVASCOTIA.htm

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...
    http://history.vineyard.net//franwest.htm


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".
Source:
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...
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~burgessgen/d5.htm






Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
    /kingsco/prescottcr.html


Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point
    /kingsco/wlngtndyke.html


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


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


Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
    /kingsco/borden_h.html


Canning: Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Canning
    /kingsco/bigelowyardm.html


Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/plantermon.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    /kingsco/attack1747.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


Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/gesnermem.html


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


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


Mona Parsons tombstone Mona Parsons tombstone Wolfville
    /kingsco/parsonsmona.html


Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Wolfville
    /kingsco/benjaminsp.html


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


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


Blue Mountain Cemetery monument Blue Mountain Cemetery Association Blue Mountain
    /kingsco/bluemtn.html


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


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


Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Kentville
    /kingsco/eatonawh.html


Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street
    /kingsco/woodworth.html


Rawding Captains monument Rawding Captains monument Clementsport
    /annapco/rawdingm.html


Annapolis Iron Mining Company monument Annapolis Iron Mining Company monument Clementsport
    /annapco/annironm.html


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


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


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


Diligent River: historic monument Diligent River historic monument Diligent River
    /cumberco/diligentriv.html



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First uploaded to Internet:   2002 December 15
Better photographs installed:   2003 June 09
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