Rare List of Prince Edward Island Acadians Intrigues New Brunswick Researchers

Posted by admin on Feb 2, 2012

Acadian researchers at l’Université de Moncton have discovered a list of 289 names of Acadians who were living on Prince Edward Island in 1763, but they’re still trying to reach a consensus about what exactly the rare list was for.

Regis Brun, an archivist at the university’s centre d’etudes acadiennes, believes it’s a list of Acadians held prisoner by the British at Fort Amherst, now a historic site on the shores of Charlottetown Harbour.

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