Abstract of Number of Families Settled In Nova Scotia, August 1775

Abstract of the Number of Families settled in Nova Scotia from a state of that Province taken in August, 1775

Halifax Contains 400 houses, has 200 Militia and about 1300 inhabitants
Cape Sambro Contains 50 families, mostly fishermen
Chester Contains 40 families
Lunenburg Contains 300 families and about 1800 inhabitants
Liverpool Contains 120 families
from Liverpool to Barrington are settled about 30 fishermen’s families and 10 farmers families
Barrington Contains 70 families
Argyle Contains 40 New England families and 40 Acadian families
Yarmouth Contains 90 families
Clare Contains 50 Acadian families
from Clare to Annapolis are about 10 fishermen’s families
On Annapolis River, the Townships of Annapolis, Granville, ? Contains upwards of 250 families
Horton Contains about 120 families
Cornwallis Contains 130 families
Falmouth Contains 55 families
Windsor Contains about 20 families
Newport Contains about 70 families
from Newport to Truro there are 6 or 7 families of settlers
Truro Consists of 50 families
Onslow Contains once 50 families which are now reduced to 30
Londonderry Contains 100 North of Ireland families
On the North of Cobequid Basin There are scattered settlements to the amount of 20 families
County of Cumberland Contains 220 families from New England Governments, principally Rhode Island, and the North of England and also 30 Acadian families. Note: The County includes the Townships of Cumberland, Amherst, Sackville and several separate grants.
BayVerte There are settled 10 families of fishermen
Memramcook Contains 50 Acadian families
Hopewell, Hillsborough, Monckton in these Townships are about 40 families two thirds of which are Acadians
Maugerville Contains 80 (or 30?) families
Passaquoddy Contains about 30 fishing families
Tatamagouche there are a few settlers placed there by Mr. Desbarres
Pictou Contains 40 families
Lawrencetown there are about 6 families

National Archives of Canada: Manuscript Division, Dartmouth papers, MG 23, A1, vol. 1, pp. 349-351