- Stirling, Sir William Alexander, Earl of
- (1567?-1640)King James gave him a patent, September, 1621, to the territory now embracing the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the Gaspé peninsula. To further the colonization of his huge domain, Alexander instituted the baronetcy of New Scotland, or Nova Scotia. In 1628 the first colonists were landed at Port Royal.Index: Ch Equips vessel to operate against French colonies, 176; grant to, of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc., 223. See Baronets of Nova Scotia.Bib.: Biggar, Early Trading Companies of New France; Rogers, The Earl of Stirling's Register of Royal Letters Relative to the Affairs of Scotland and Nova Scotia; Alexander, An Encouragement to Colonies in Laing, Royal Letters Relating to Colonization of New Scotland; Patterson, Sir William Alexander (R. S. C., 1892); Kirke, The First English Conquest of Canada.
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