Nova Scotia Archives

The Eassons and the Hoyts

Two Hundred Years of Family and Community Life in Nova Scotia


Because 'The Eassons and the Hoyts' consists almost entirely of digitized textual records, the small virtual exhibit presented here features over thirty engravings, aquatints, photographs and maps, in order to provide a visual sense of the homes and communities in which these families lived. Several miscellaneous documents gleaned from other archival material held at Nova Scotia Archives and elsewhere are also included, to provide additional background information.


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"A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada" 
Date: 1745
Artist: N. Bellin
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1745: loc.3.5.2

"Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada" 
Date: 1755
Artist: N. Bellin
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1755: loc.3.5.2

"Map of the Province of Nova Scotia and Parts adjacent" 
Date: 1759
Artist: James Turner
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1759: loc.3.5.6

"A New and accurate Map of the Province of Nova Scotia in North America from the latest Observations" 
Date: 1783
Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection: 200-1783: loc.3.5.7

"A Map of the Island of Jamaica" 
Date: 1794
Artist: Bryan Edwards
Reference no.: NSARM Library: AK/ F210/ Ed9 vol. 1

"The General's Bridge near Annapolis" 
Date: 1842
Artist: W.H. Bartlett
Reference no.: NSARM Documentary Art: 1979-147

"Old Fort near Annapolis Royal" 
Date: 1842
Artist: W.H. Bartlett
Reference no.: NSARM Documentary Art: 1979-147 no. 473

"Scene in the Bay of Annapolis (from Digby)" 
Date: 1842
Artist: W.H. Bartlett
Reference no.: NSARM Documentary Art: 1979-147 no. 459

"A Prospect of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, taken on the Spot" 
Date: 1751
Artist: J.H. Bastides
Reference no.: NSARM:Places: Annapolis: General Views

"A Prospect of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, 1751" 
Date: 1751
Artist: Thomas Chamberlain
Reference no.: NSARM:Places: Annapolis: General Views

"View of the Town & Fort of Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia" 
Date: ca.1753-1755
Artist: John Hamilton
Reference no.: NSARM:Places: Annapolis: General Views

"View of Fort Edward in Piziguit River, Nova Scotia" 
Date: 1753
Artist: John Hamilton
Reference no.: NSARM: Army: Forts

"View of Fort Cumberland in Nova Scotia, taken from the French 1755" 
Date: 1755
Artist: John Hamilton
Reference no.: NSARM: Army: Forts

"Block House, Fort Halifax, 1755" 
Date: 1755
Reference no.: NSARM: Army: Forts

Annapolis Royal 
Date: 1781
Artist: Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres
Reference no.: LAC: Atlantic Neptune

"Scene on Annapolis River" 
Date: 1841
Artist: Alexander C. Mercer
Reference no.: LAC: watercolour no. 00058

"Nomination of Guardian" 
Date: 30 January 1809
Reference no.: MG 1 vol. 1727 no. 13

Indenture of Apprenticeship 
Date: 12 August 1809
Reference no.: MG 1 vol. 1727 no. 14

Letter, George S. Hoyt, Lequille, to his cousin Alexander Easson Hoyt 
Date: 27 Nov. 1909
Reference no.: MG 100 vol. 137 no. 5a

"John Easson's Contract for Furnishing Stone & Sand" 
Date: 12 July 1763
Reference no.: MG 100 vol. 137 no. 6

"Scene of Charnisay's defeat by LaTour in 1643" 
Date: ca.1920
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille

"Site of first corn mill in North America near Port Royal on Equille River at high tide point" 
Date: 26 August 1948
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille

Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River. 
Date: 1926
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille: 1926.1

"Mouth of the Lequille, Sept. 1926" 
Date: 1926
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille: 1926.2

Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River 
Date: 1926
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille: 1926.3

Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River 
Date: 1926
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille: 1926.4

Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River 
Date: 1926
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille: 1926.5

Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River 
Date: 1926
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille: 1926.6

"Residence of Harry Harnish, Lequille, Ann. Co." 
Date: ca.1930
Reference no.: NSARM: Places: Lequille

Bailey House, 150 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, ca.1770 
Date: ca.1930
Reference no.: Annapolis Heritage Society

Easson House, Lequille, Annapolis County 
Date: ca.1972
Artist: Walter Morrison, Photographer
Reference no.: MG 30, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Series I, vol. 1, no. 1.

Front door of the Easson House, Lequille, Annapolis County 
Date: ca.1972
Artist: Walter Morrison, Photographer
Reference no.: MG 30, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Series I, vol. 1, no. 1.

Letter, John Easson, Boston, to David Easson 
Date: 18 December 1773
Reference no.: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - document number: GLC00191. Used with permission.