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title The Princetown Pioneers, 1769-1771
creator Lawson, James P.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>The settlement history of Prince<br />Edward Island has emphasized<br />"founders." During the British period,<br />early colonizing ventures have stood<br />out, groups such as the "Falmouth<br />Settlers" at Stanhope, the "Glenaladale<br />Settlers" at Tracadie, the "Selkirk<br />Settlers" at Belfast. The founders of<br />Princetown are among these Mayflower-<br />like groups.<br />The story of the sailing of the<br />Annabella to Princetown* in the latter<br />part of 1770 has spawned three persistent<br />yet somewhat contradictory traditions.<br />One maintains that there already<br />were some Scots on Lot 18 when the<br />Annabella ran aground off Princetown<br />in September of 1770, and that the area<br />had been visited by Robert Stewart of<br />Campbelton, Scotland, in the summer<br />of 1769 preparatory to his permanent<br />settlement there the following year. A<br />second tradition appears to stem from a<br />glancing mention in A. B. Warburton's<br />1923 History of Prince Edward Island:<br />that the passengers aboard the Annabella<br />were actually bound for North<br />Carolina when they were stranded at<br />Princetown, and were either deceived<br />into transport/settlement there or were<br />unable to extricate themselves from the<br />Island after landing there.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1995
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-505
source 38
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title The Princetown Pioneers, 1769-1771
creator Lawson, James P.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>The settlement history of Prince<br />Edward Island has emphasized<br />"founders." During the British period,<br />early colonizing ventures have stood<br />out, groups such as the "Falmouth<br />Settlers" at Stanhope, the "Glenaladale<br />Settlers" at Tracadie, the "Selkirk<br />Settlers" at Belfast. The founders of<br />Princetown are among these Mayflower-<br />like groups.<br />The story of the sailing of the<br />Annabella to Princetown* in the latter<br />part of 1770 has spawned three persistent<br />yet somewhat contradictory traditions.<br />One maintains that there already<br />were some Scots on Lot 18 when the<br />Annabella ran aground off Princetown<br />in September of 1770, and that the area<br />had been visited by Robert Stewart of<br />Campbelton, Scotland, in the summer<br />of 1769 preparatory to his permanent<br />settlement there the following year. A<br />second tradition appears to stem from a<br />glancing mention in A. B. Warburton's<br />1923 History of Prince Edward Island:<br />that the passengers aboard the Annabella<br />were actually bound for North<br />Carolina when they were stranded at<br />Princetown, and were either deceived<br />into transport/settlement there or were<br />unable to extricate themselves from the<br />Island after landing there.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1995
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-505
source 38
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>