Noble, Colonel Arthur

Noble, Colonel Arthur
   A Massachusetts officer, sent by Governor Shirley in 1746 to oppose Ramesay in Acadia. Occupied Grand Pré without opposition, Ramesay having retreated to Chignecto. In February of the following year a party of Canadians and Indians under Coulon de Villiers surprised the British garrison at Grand Pré, and in the fight Noble and his brother, with a large number of men, were killed, and the rest forced to capitulate.
   Bib.: Parkman, Half Century of Conflict; Hannay, History of Acadia.

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