Planters

4 June 1760

("Planters" means colonists or settlers)




Photographs of
Cairn

Town Plot
Starrs Point

Kings County
Nova Scotia

The New England Planters
of Cornwallis Township

Located on the Town Plot Loop road, Starrs Point


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




Starrs Point: road sign

Photographed on 7 June 2003



Starrs Point: Planters cairn

Photographed on 7 June 2003



Starrs Point: Planters cairn plaque

Photographed on 7 June 2003



Starrs Point: Planters cairn
1983

Photographed on 7 June 2003



Starrs Point: highway sign, Planters Monument
Starrs Point highway sign

Photographed on 28 June 2006



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 1956.
Except for the Greenwich Connector to Highway 101,
the layout of the roads in 2006 has not changed
much from that shown here.




Planter 2010 Celebration in Nova Scotia





Links to Relevant Websites

Settlement by the New England Planters by E.L. Eaton, 1961
    http://www.nseaton.org/Eaton/Library/Sheffield_Farm/
          Settlement_Planters.html


The Coming of the Planters Parrsborough Shore Historical Society
    http://www.ottawahouse.org/pages/history/new-england-planters.php


Starr's Point, Nova Scotia Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starr%27s_Point,_Nova_Scotia


The Survey Plan of Cornwallis Township, Kings County E.L.Eaton
    http://www.nseaton.org/Eaton/Library/Grants_Survey/
          The_Survey_Plan_of_Cornwallis_Township,_Kings_County.html


Ernest Lowden Eaton Archive
    http://www.nseaton.org/Eaton/Library/E.L._Eaton_Archive.html


Fort Vieux Logis, Hortonville, Nova Scotia Northeast Archaeological Research
    http://www.northeastarch.com/vieux_logis.html


Thirty Year Assessment of the Cornwallis Estuary Evolution (PDF)
    http://www.bofep.org/PDFfiles/GISCornwallis_PerryGiraud.pdf


Use the Wayback Machine to view web sites from the past.

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of this document:
Planters Arrive in Nova Scotia
Historical narrative (author not known)

Archived: 2002 August 11
http://web.archive.org/web/20020811063405/http://www.csmaginnis.com/NOVASCOTIA.htm

Archived: 2003 June 13
http://web.archive.org/web/20030613073125/http://csmaginnis.com/NOVASCOTIA.htm

Archived: 2003 December 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20031226014723/http://www.csmaginnis.com/NOVASCOTIA.htm

Archived: 2004 April 30
http://web.archive.org/web/20040430181331/http://www.csmaginnis.com/NOVASCOTIA.htm


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 15 November 2009.







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  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 Nova ScotiaAssembly (Legislature) 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.






Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/prescottcr.html


Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wellington.html


Plaque: Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body 1760-1995 Plaque: Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body 1760-1995 Port Williams
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bishbeck.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfwillow.html


Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_h.html


Canning: Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument Canning
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bigelowyardm.html


Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/plantermon.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/attack1747.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/ironcross.html


Morden: French Cross monument French Cross monument Morden
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/frenchcross.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html


Abraham Gesner monument Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/gesnermem.html


Two Early Churches memorial stone Two Early Churches memorial stone Chipman Corner
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/chipcnrm.html


Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/sheffieldmills.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/browmtn.html


Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentlegion.html


Kentville Memorial Park Kentville Memorial Park Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentmem.html


Mona Parsons tombstone Mona Parsons tombstone Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/parsonsmona.html


Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/benjaminsp.html


Fort Edward blockhouse Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/fortedward.html


Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765 Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/windex.html


Blue Mountain Cemetery monument Blue Mountain Cemetery Association Blue Mountain
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bluemtn.html


Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bloodycrk.html


Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/avschool.html


Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/eatonawh.html


Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/woodworth.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfmem.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/cannmem.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Diligent River: historic monument Diligent River historic monument Diligent River
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/diligentriv.html


Alfred Fuller Memorial Alfred Fuller memorial Somerset
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/fullermon.html


Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

Go To:   History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

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Better photographs installed:   2003 June 09
New map:   2006 June 21
New photograph installed:   2006 June 30
Latest update:   2010 January 01