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Between 1755-1760, Acadians were exiled by the British from Nova Scotia, Fort Louisbourg [Ile Breton] and Ile-St-Jean [Prince Edward Island]. [Note: Some had actually been expelled from Fort Louisbourg in 1748 but France regained Fort Louisbourg in 1752 so these aren't officially part of the Acadian Exile.]
The information below is derived from "Scattered to the Wind" The Dispersal and Wanderings of the Acadians, 1755-1809" by Carl A. Brasseaux. [Note: I have permission from Dr. Brasseaux to use summary information from his book. This 84-page book should be read by all Acadians who want to understand the events leading to Le Grand Dérangement and the hardships endured by the Acadians in Exile.]
Note: Not all Acadians were exiled. Some escaped to Quebec and Montreal and some were imprisoned.
Distribution of Acadian Exiles in 1755:
Note: Virginia refused to accept these and they were sent to England - nearly half of the 1500 died in England between 1755-1763. The survivors were sent to France in 1763.
|Destined for North Carolina [on The Pembroke], but the Acadians took control of the ship before it left Acadia - for the full story and list of names, see the article on Lucie LeBlanc Consentino's site Acadian-Home.Org about The Pembroke written by Mr. Paul Delaney and translated by Karen A. Theriot Reader. [Click on Paul Delaney on the left side-bar]||232|
Acadians in Exile 1763 [Note: This number will include those exiled in 1758-1759 from Fort Louisbourg [Ile Breton] and Ile St-Jean [Prince Edward Island]. It also includes movement from one location to another as well as marriages and births. The Acadians weren't technically "exiled" within Nova Scotia and the St. John River Valley, N.B. but these are included to show the scope of the dispersal and those who resisted within Acadia]
|St. John River Valley, N.B.||87|
|England [Note: 1500 were sent to England!]||866|
The Acadians in France were sent to various places between 1758 and 1785. In 1785, Seven Ships took over 1500 Acadians to Louisiana.
Note: Not all Acadians in France in 1785 went to Louisiana. Our Acadian cousins in France have identified some who stayed in France.
|Ile St-Jean [PEI]||300|
|Baie des Chaleurs||700|
At the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 [known as the French and Indian War in America], the Acadians were given eighteen  months to leave the colonies. Some went back to Acadia but their lands had been given to new settlers and most ended up in New Brunswick. Some went to the West Indies where most died of the climate and disease. Some went to Louisiana - see Arrival of the Acadians.
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