Sunday, July 17, 2011

Acadian Timeline


1604 First Acadian settlement on Saint-Croix Island
1605 First Acadian settlement in Port-Royal
1607 Jamestown is established
1608 French settlement of Quebec
1620 Pilgrim Fathers land at Plymouth Rock
1632 Treaty of St Germain-en-Laye.
July: Isaac de Razilly departs from LaRochelle with Charles de Menou and 300 settlers
September 8: Isaac de Razilly arrives at Le Heve


1636 1 April: The St. Jehan arrives in Port-Royal with French settlers
that includes both men and women.
1655 Fort Port-Royal is captured by the British
1667 First successful French settlements in North America: Port Royal (1606), and Québec (1609). English settlements in Virginia begins (1606-07). French and English territorial claims overlap Acadia. Acadia is recognized as French possession by the Treaty of Breda (1667). 1670 Treaty of Breda.
1671 The population of Acadia numbering 340 is enumerated for its first census.
1672 Beaubassin in the Chignecto Region is established
1682 Grand-Pré located in Minas is founded. It will become the bread basket
of Acadia.
1687 St-Charles des Mines Church is built at Grand-Pré
1690 Port-Royal is captured by the British. It will be renamed Annapolis Royal,
Nova Scotia
1697 Treaty of Ryswick.
1701 Petitcodiac is founded
1703 With a population of 1,450, the Acadians are enumerated again.
1708 Queen Anne's war breaks out and there is unrest with the British
1710 Port-Royal falls to the British one last time and now called Annapolis Royal
after Queen Anne.
1713 Treaty of Utrecht. Acadia now belongs to England and never again returns to
1720 The fortress at Louisbourg begins construction
1749 The English found Halifax and bring 2,576 English settlers to populate and
settle the land
1755 The Acadian Diaspora/Deportation begins and will go on for years.
1758 Acadians who had gone to Ile Ste Jean/Prince Edward Island earlier in
agreement with the British Government or who had fled there later are
deported to France. A group escapes to Malpèque and is not discovered.
Later they will be part of the founding families of Tignish.
Three ships go down at sea while deporting the Acadians. Whole families are
were never heard from again.
1758 Acadians on Ile Royale/Cape Breton are deported to France.


1763 Treaty of Paris. The Seven Years War between France and England ends.
All of France's North American possessions now belong to England.
1765 First Acadians settle in Louisiana
1773 The 2,370 Acadians in France are enumerated
1776 22 Acadians under the command of Captain Isaie Boudreau fight under
Colonel Jonathan Eddy
(the Eddy Rebellion) in an effort to retake Fort Cumberland.
1785 Acadians numbering 1,600 sail from France to settle in Louisiana. Some of
their relatives had gone there earlier. They will become known as Cajuns.
1847 The poem Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longefellow is published
A spirit of pride and hope is rekindled among the Acadians.
1881 First Acadian Convention at Memramcook . The Feast of the Assumption of
the Blessed Mother is voted as the Acadian National holiday and is
celebrated each year on August 15th.
1884 Second Acadian Convention at Miscouche on Prince Edward Island. The tri-
color with gold star is approved as the Acadian flag and the hymn is Ave Maris
Stella becomes the national anthem of the Acadians.

© Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home
2004 - Present

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