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Halifax Nova Scotia settlers 1761

   Nova Scotia.

   Halifax, November 16, 1761

These may certify, that we the subscribers,

being chosen a committee by the people

arrived in this province, from the kingdom of

Ireland, the last summer, have at their request

journeyed to the bason of Minis and

Cobuquet, and diligently viewed the land situated

on those bays, which were reserved for Col.

Mc Nutt, and his associates; and

are of opinion, that the said lands are equal

in goodness, and fully answer the description

given by him in an advertisement, published by

him at Londonderry, bearing date the 20th of

April, 1761.  And do further certify, that in

our opinion, the said lands and soil is equal in

goodness to the best lands in Ireland, and capable

of producing wheat, rye, barley, oats, pease,

 hemp, flax, potatoes, turnips, and all

sorts of garden stuff, which grow here with the

greater luxurience and as some of us have been in the province of Pennsylvania,

And we take this opportunity to assure

all our countrymen that our reception here exceeded

far what Col. McNutt had assured us of and that we

found all the inhabitants ready to assist, and

promote us in our undertaking, with all good

offices, and treated us with the utmost goodness

and humanity.


  1. Andrew Ross, Parish of Ballyrashan Co. Antrim.
  2. William Moore, Parish of Fahan Donegal.
  3. William Henderson, Rathmullan, Donegal.
  4. William McNutt, Mevagh Donegal.
  5. John Mahon, The  Rosses, Donegal
  6. Joseph Crawford, near Rathmullan Donegal.
  7. Robert Spencer, Clonda Horky, Donegal.
  8. John Morrison, Parish of  Ry Tullaghobegly Donegal
  9. Benjamin Mc Nutt, Mevagh Barony of  Kilmacrennan, Donegal.
  10.  Mark Patton, parish of Faughanvale Londonderry
  11. John McNutt, Tullyachniss, County Derry
  12. Daniel Cochrane Derrykeghan, Co Antrim.
  13. Robert Smith, of Cahery, Parish of Drumachose and County of Londonderry.
  14. Anthony McClean, of Letterkenny,
  15. John Clark, parish of Tamlaghtfinlagen
  16. John Barnhill, parish of Leck County Donegal


                      Halifax, Nov. 17, 1761.


The above signers personally appeared before me,

one of his Majesty\'s council for said province,

and subscribed their names to the truth of the

above declaration.


                    Charles Morris




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