Sphinx - 1749



Sphinx - 1749

Sloop of war, having on board the Hon. Ed. Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, and Suite

"Some of the original settlers came on the Sphinx with Cornwallis, and their names are not to be found on the Mess List. The probability is that there were about 30 of these first settlers on the "Sphinx" with Cornwallis, but no listing of their names has been preserved". George T. Bates, The Great Exodus of 1749, in Collections of The Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 28, 1973, p32.

Known passengers:

Reverend William A. Tutty

Edward Cornwallis

Source:

Copy of the Mess Book of the Settlers, found in: Akins, Thomas Beamish, editor, "List of the Settlers Who Came Out with Governor Cornwallis to Chebucto, in June 1749". In "Selections from the Public Documents of the Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS: Charles Annand, 1869, pp 506-557. Reprint, Cottonport, Louisiana:

Polyanthos, 1973 under the title "Acadia and Nova Scotia: Documents Relating to the Acadian French and the First British Colonisation of the Province, 1714-1758", p 531-537.

George T. Bates, The Great Exodus of 1749, in Collections of The Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 28, 1973..


Notation:

It is possible that the following persons were aboard the Sphinx. Bryan Keddy has suggested that Thomas H. Raddall's book "Halifax, Warden of the North", states:

Pg. 21. Cornwallis aide and right hand man "Richard Bulkeley" with a valet, a groom, a butler, three horses and a vast amount of luggage.
Pg. 21. Another of Cornwallis aides - "Captain Horatio Gates" (son of the Duke of Leeds)
Pg. 24. "Hugh Davidson" sailed with Cornwallis and became the first Provincial Secretary.



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