by Rev. Robert Grant,
of Pictou, Wexford and Ireland
by David Crerar,
Updates as at October, 1999
are reflected in The Crerar Compendium Exerpt
The author welcomes any questions or input with regard to
Hattons in Pictou and anywhere else around the world.
of the County of Pictou
BY THE REV. GEORGE PATTERSON, D.D.
Boundaries - Divisions Coast and Harbours - Interior - Geological Structure
- Natural History - Name
IN THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Early visitors - Micmac occupation - Remains - Names - Their Wars
FRENCH IN PICTOU.
French Settlements - Remains found - Removal of French - Peace with
Indiands - Vessel stranded at Cariboo
ENGLISH SETTLEMENT OF PICTOU.
Schemes for settling Nova Scotia - Philadelphia Company and their grant
- Arrival of first settlers - Their labours - Social conditions
OF HECTOR AND SETTLEMENT OF HER PASSENGERS.
Hector's voyage and arrival - Difficulties of settlers - Progress -
Settlers from Dumfries, on Prince Edward Island and removal to Pictou
DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
American Revolutionary War - Effects on Trade - Vessels captured - Indian
gathering = "Malignant" - Slavery - First Settlement at Merigomish
THE CLOSE OF THE WAR TO THE ARRIVAL OF DR. M'GREGOR - 1783-1786.
Eighty-second Regiment - Eighty-fourth - Upper Settlement, East River
- Other arrivals - Firest settlers of Tatamagouche and River John -
Dr. McGregor's arrival
EARLY LABOURS - 1786 1789.
State of Society - First churches - Pastoral labours - Redemption of
slaves - Missionary journeys
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TOWN TILL THE FRENCH WAR - 1786 - 1789.
Governor Patterson's grant - Commencement of town - First ship-building
- Immigration - Pictou made a separate district
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FRENCH WAR TILL THE WALLACE ELECTION 1793-1799.
French Revolutionary War and trade - Rev. Duncan Ross - Population -
Social condition - Hunting - Micmacs - First contested election - Discovery
AND COURT BUSINESS.
Building jail - Stocks - Collecting taxes - Sessions regulations - Inferior
Court - Supreme Court - First trial for murder
AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS CENTURY - 1801-1805.
Large immigration - Dunoon's passengers - New settlements - Mount Thom
- McLennans Mount, New Lairg, &c
THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY TILL THE PEACE - 1800-1815.
Timber trade - Drinking - Edward Mortimer and others - War times - Travelling
- Dr. McCulloch - First Bible Society - Rev. John Mitchell - Rev. Wm.
Patrick - New Glasgow commenced
AND NEW SETTLEMENTS AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.
New settlements - Dalhousie Mountain, Earltown, Blue Mountain, St. Marys,
THE PEACE TILL THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 1825-6 - 1815-1826.
Effects of peace - Year of the mice - Year of frost - Agricultural improvement
- Murders - Business men - Financial crisis - Religious societies -
AND THE PICTOU ACADEMY.
Higher seminary projected - Commenced - Opposition - Dr. McCulloch's
labour - Native preachers - Institution remodelled - Decay and fall
THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 1825-6 TO THE DIVISION OF THE COUNTY 1826-36.
Trade - Jotham Blanchard and Pictou Patriot - First Temperance
Society - Improved roads and travelling - Dr. McGregor's death - Election
of 1830 - First steam navigation - L. and S. Society
AND MINING INDUSTRIES OF THE COUNTY.
First coal mining - Coal field - General Mining Association - Acadia
Company - Intercolonial - Nova Scotia Company - Vale - Iron ores
THE DIVISION OF THE COUNTY TO THE PRESENT TIME - 1836-1876
Pictou as a separate county - Shipbuilding and Capt. McKenzie - Trade,
agriculture and manufactures - Religious denominations - Conclusion
at Home and Abroad
by Rev. James P. MacPhie, M.A.,
John: Its Pastors and People
by G. Gordon Lawson,
Courtesy of the Chignecto Project Volunteers
Crerar Compendium (Pictou Chapter)
(with information on Hatton, MacKenzie and other Pictou
by David Crerar,
Updated October, 1999
For the past several years the author has undertaken a one-name study
Crerars, tracing some 25 branches of the family around the world, all
descended from the Loch Tay area of Perthshire, Scotland. This
has led to the publication of a 450-page one-name study, The Crerar
Compendium. The author welcomes any questions or input with regard to
Crerars in Pictou and anywhere else around the world.
David Crerar: firstname.lastname@example.org
of Pictou County
From the J. H. Meacham Company
Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Pictou,
Nova Scotia 1879
Early Records, Indians, Wars, French Settlers
British Settlement of Pictou
the Ship "Hector." Early Struggles of her Passengers
American Revolutionary War
Geological Features of the County
Coal Mines in the County
and Preachers of the Gospel in Pictou Co.
Town of Pictou, Town of New Glasgow, River John,
Westville, Stellarton, Hopewell, Durham , Springville
Personal Sketches: Hon. Judge Fogo, William Irving,
John Logan Esq., Basil Bell Esq. J.P.,
Robert Fraser Esq., James Kitchin, Esq.
Messrs. George Kerr & Sons
Census of Counties in the Province of Nova Scotia
History of Riverton
Note: The author of this document is unknown and therefor
within it should be corroborated with other sources. The
document appears to have been written prior to 1960.
Story of Pictou Twist
by Kevin McKenna Newman,