Nova Scotia Archives

Au cœur de l'Acadie

Registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749

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which she claims." A. obliged to contradict the statement (intended to move pity) that Mrs, C.'s first husband Lieut. Broadstreet was killed by the Indians: he died in his bed, of a lingering disease in Dec. 1718 "I think." No Indian disturbances until1722. The orders she mentions were only given in charity as an officer's widow "during pleasure, and not as any right she ever Claimed." Cobequid and Chignecto were always distinct from the La Tour claims: the first was given by the French King to Matthew Martain "who is but lately dead." Never heard of any claim of La Tour to the second.

Her statement that her several brothers and sisters, her co-heirs to the property in question conveyed the lands to her, on retiring from the province to the French possessions on the publication of Q. Anne's letter, "Is almost of Equall force with the former." She never had but one brother: her eldest sister married a French officer and left the province on the capture: and her said uncle Charles committed or tried to commit various hostilities upon British subjects from that time until the treaty of Utrecht. Her youngest sister is still here, having never retired from the province; her brother "being at that time also a Minor." If such conveyances be held good, tbere can be no such thing as forfeiture. Conveyance from her brother cannot be valid, because he was a minor; even had he been of age, he could only dispose of his share; Mrs. C. can be entitled only to her own share as a "parcener."

As against her grandfather's letters patent from the King of France, according to tbe best information here, "During the life of Marquis D' Auney, he La Tour was Entitled by Patent to that part of the province reaching westerly on St. John's River on the north Side of the Bay of Fundy, and that after Monsr. D'auney's Death, Monsieur La Tour having married his Widow, he was through her Intrest absolved from the Crimes of Male-administration alledged against him by her former husband, who had been Viceroy of the Province, & his power was then Enlarged; But being unable to answer in his Majestie the ffrench Kings Intention in Settling of the Province, He applyed himself to one L'Borgne Sieur de Bellisle