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Foreign Protestants History

Terrence Punch, C.M., M.A., D.Litt., F.I.G.R.S., CG(C), Publications

Terrence M. Punch, CM, Publications

Montbeliard Immigration to Nova Scotia, 1749­-1752, Revised Edition, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-8063-1987-2. 

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Kenneth Paulsen, Ph.D., Publications List

‘Settlement and Ethnicity in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 1753-1800: A History of the Foreign-Protestant Community.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maine, 1996.  Unpublished manuscript is located at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

‘New Light or No Light: The Religious Experience in Lunenburg, 1753-1790.’ In The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759-1830, edited by Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau.  Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis Press, 2012.

Who Were the Foreign Protestants?

For over a hundred years, Lunenburg was a Mi’kmaq / Acadian village named Mirligueche. Originally a Mi'kmaw encampment and clam harvesting site, Acadians under the command of Isaac de Razilly established kinship and trade relations with the local Mi'kmaq and settled among them in the first half of the seventeenth century. A 1688 census indicates there were 21 at Mirliguèche (ten Europeans and 11 Mi‟kmaq), in one house and two wigwams, with half an acre under cultivation. In 1745 there were reported to be only eight settlers in the village.