Event delves into Lot 17

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/FEATURES -

The fourth lec­ture deal­ing with the history of Lot 17 will be held on Wed­nes­day July 15, 7:30 p.m., in St. Eleanors at the Cen­tre Belle-Al­liance.

Doug Sobey and Gil­bert Hughes will lec­ture on Col. Harry Comp­ton and the English set­tle­ment of St. Eleanors. New orig­i­nal re­search will be pre­sented which will make a be­gin­ning at coun­ter­ing some of the myths and sto­ries that be­came at­tached long ago to this im­por­tant pro­pri­etor. Comp­ton’s place of ori­gin in Eng­land will be shown and the English ori­gin of some of the set­tlers who bought land from him, es­pe­cially the Craswells and the Jef­freys, will also be ex­plored.

Lot 17 is on the nar­row­est part of the Is­land, be­tween Malpeque Bay and Bed­eque Bay, and runs from St. Ni­cholas in the west, to Sher­brooke and Wil­mot in the east. It was set­tled by Aca­di­ans, Loy­al­ists, English and Scots start­ing as early as the 1770s.

This lec­ture se­ries is spon­sored by McNaught History Cen­tre, Eptek Cen­tre, Cen­tre Belle-Al­liance, and the Aca­dian Mu­seum. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. Re­fresh­ments will be served. The Cen­tre Belle-Al­liance is lo­cated at 5 Ave. Maris Stella, St. Eleanors.

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