The Acadian village of Beaubassin on this site was founded by settlers from Port Royal around 1672. Upon the arrival of Major Charles Lawrence with British troops in April 1750, the French authorities had the village destroyed in order to force the Acadians to move to the French side of the Missaguash River. Thus, Beaubassin was burned by Indians likely under the direction of Father Germain and l'Abbe Le Loutre.
Le village Acadien de Beaubassin fut fondé à cet endroit par des colons de Port-Royal vers 1672. À l'arrivée du Major Charles Lawrence et ses troupes anglaises en avril 1750, les autorités françaises deciderent de détruire le village afin de forcer les Acadiens de déménager au côté français de la riviere Mésagouèche. Ainsi, Beaubassin fut incendié par les Amérindiens sous la direction probable du Pêre Germain et l'abbé le Loutre.
Les noms, ci-inscrits sont ceux des derniers residents connus de Beaubassin en 1750, relevés de la liste des réfugiés de 1751. Conservée au "Ministre des
The inscribed names are the last known residents of Beaubassin in 1750, taken from the refugee list of 1751, kept at the "Ministre des colonies, dépôt des
papiers publics des colonies" in Paris, France
Marie Rose Bourgeois
Marie Rose Bourgeois
Jeanne Marie Heon
Marie Jeanne Bourgeois
Erected 2001 by Fort Lawrence Heritage Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1750.
Location. 45° 51.165′ N, 64° 15.631′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia, in Cumberland County. Marker is northwest of the Nova Scotia Welcome Centre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Cumberland Loop, Fort Lawrence NS B4H 3Y5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Inhabitants (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lawrence and English Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Amherst – Modern Period 1800s and 1900s (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaubassin 1672-1750 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Un hommage à/A Tribute to Jacob (Jacques) BourgeoisTrans Canada Highway (about 150 meters away in New Brunswick); Jonathan McCully (approx. 4.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lawrence.
Also see . . .
1. Founding of Beaubassin. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Beaubassin National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Acadian History. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.