North York Moors National Park


  1. Seaman, Gilbert, 1820-1895. Gilbert Seaman: Diary. Amherst, N.S.: Amherst Township Historical Society, 1988. [Mount Allison University Library FC 2322.1 S43 1988]

  1. Dixon, Mabel. A Souvenir of Sackville: Six Romantic Tales of the Tantramar. Preface by C.W. Moffatt. Sackville, N.B.: C.W. Moffatt, 1980. 55 p. card covers.
  2. Wray, J. Jackson (James Jackson), 1832-1892. Honest John Stallibrass [microform] / by J. Jackson Wray.
    Toronto : W. Briggs ; Montreal : C.W. Coates, 1885.
  3. Wray, J. Jackson (James Jackson), 1832-1892. Nestleton Magna [microform] : a story of Yorkshire Methodism / by J. Jackson Wray. Toronto : W. Bee, 1881.
  4. Wray, J. Jackson (James Jackson), 1832-1892. Paul Meggitt's delusion [microform] : and other tales / by J. Jackson Wray. Toronto : Methodist Book and Pub. House, 1881.
  5. Wray, J. Jackson (James Jackson), 1832-1892. The red, red wine [microform] : a temperance story / by J. Jackson Wray. Toronto : W. Briggs ; Montreal : C.W. Coates, 1895.
  6. Wray, J. Jackson (James Jackson), 1832-1892. Simon Holmes, the carpenter of Aspendale [microform] / by J. Jackson Wray.
    Toronto : W. Briggs ; Montreal : C.W. Coates, [1886?]

(see also Passenger Lists, Towns and Villages)
  1. Black, Cyrus. History of the Blacks and Other Families. Amherst, N.S.: Amherst Gazette, 1885. 'A historical record of the posterity of William Black who settled in this country in the year 1775, also a sketch of 23 English families and some early settlers from New England, who settled at the head of the Bay of Fundy about the same time'.
  2. Black, L.W. History of the Blacks. Revised Edition. Sackville, N.B.: Tribune Press Ltd., 1959.
  3. Fillmore, Charles Lockhart. The Fillmores of River Phillip, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Truro, N.S.: Colchester Historical Society , 1979. (C.H.S., 29 Young St., PO Box 412, Truro, N.S.)
  4. Hill, Susan A. Some Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Cemeteries. Amherst, N.S., 1996. 163 p., maps. Includes cemeteries at Shulie, Ragged Reef, Minudie, Barronsfield, River Hebert, Maccan, Nappan, Fenwick, West Amherst and Fort Lawrence.
  5. Veinot, Betty Embree. The Blacks of Salem, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. 1993. 87 p.

(see also Towns and Villages, Yorkshire Emigration)
  1. Brebner, J.B. The Neutral Yankees of Nova Scotia. Revised Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1937.
  2. Calabresi, Anna. Letters Home, The Experience of an Immigrant [Nathaniel Smith] in 18th Century Nova Scotia. M.A. Thesis, Yale University, 1986.
  3. Campey, Lucille H. Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers. Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2010. (Portions of this excellent book describing the settlement of eastern Canada are available for online viewing at Google Books. The Eddy Rebellion is described on pages 61 and 62.)
  4. Clarke, Ernest. The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995. 302 p., index.
  5. Dixon, Charles. History of Charles Dixon. (Primary source paper written by Charles Dixon. The paper describes his recruitment in Yorkshire, voyage to Nova Scotia, and early experiences in the province.)
  6. Monro, Alexander, 1813-1896. New Brunswick, with a brief outline of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island : their history, civil divisions, geography, and productions : with statistics of the several counties, affording views of the resources and capabilities of the provinces, and intended to convey useful information, as well to their inhabitants, as to emigrants, strangers, and travellers, and for the use of schools. Halifax, N.S.? : s.n., 1855 (Halifax, N.S. : R. Nugent). 5 microfiches (211 fr.) : maps. CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series ; no. 33945
  7. Robinson, John and Thomas Rispin. A journey through Nova Scotia [microform] : containing a particular account of the country and its inhabitants; with observations on the management in husbandry, the breed of horses and other cattle, and every thing material relating to farming; to which is added an account of several estates for sale in different townships of Nova-Scotia, with their number of acres and the price at which each is set. York [England] : Printed for the Authors, by C. Etherington, 1774. CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches ; no. 20477. 1 microfiche (28 fr.). Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Library of the Public Archives of Canada. Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1984. 48 p. ; 16 cm. Also available online at
  8. Seaman, Gilbert, 1820-1895. Gilbert Seaman: Diary. Amherst, N.S.: Amherst Township Historical Society, 1988. [Mount Allison University Library FC 2322.1 S43 1988]
  9. Trueman, Howard. The Chignecto Isthmus and its Settlers, 1902. (Project Gutenberg online; Chapter IV is devoted to the Eddy Rebellion.)

  1. The Evening News. Amherst, N.S.: J. Bryenton, 1893-95. Later title: The Daily News. Frequency: Daily except Sunday. Microfilm: Mount Allison University Library. Call number MICRO 5650
  2. The Evening Press. Amherst, N.S.: [s.n.], 1890-1894?. Also titled The Daily Press. [May 31, 1890-Sep 9, 1890; 1890-1894?]. Frequency: Daily except Sunday. Ceased in 1894. Microfilm: Mount Allison University Library. Call number MICRO 5651 MIC
  3. The Wesleyan. Halifax, N.S.: General Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada, [1875-1925]. Microfilm. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association Newspaper Microfilming Project, 1964-. 7 reels; 35 mm. Indexed 1875-1925. 1 v. (includes index to other Methodist journals).

Passenger Lists
  1. Cooney, Michael F. Emigrants of Yorkshire, 1774-1775. Kingston Upon Hull : Abus, [1994?]
  2. The Legge List. A 'list of persons' who had arrived from Yorkshire between May 6, 1774 and June 21, 1774. (P.A.N.S. Vol 44, Doc 37). This list was an enclosure in a letter sent by Governor Legge of Nova Scotia to Lord Dartmouth in England. It notes the arrival of 490 persons (on nine ships), and was compiled from the ships' registers by clerks. Published in Report of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1935. pp. 35-38.
  3. Passenger list of the ship 'Albion' in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol 15, 1911. pp. 40-43.
  4. Partial passenger list of the ship 'Two Friends' in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol 15, 1911. pp. 61-62.
  5. A list of passengers on ships leaving the Port of Scarborough, Yorks., between April 5, 1774 and April 12, 1774. Published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and reprinted by G. Fothergill in Emigrants from England 1773-1776, pp. 65-68.

Towns and Villages
  1. Hunter, Wendy Hargraves. Recollections of a Small Town [Oxford Nova Acotia] 1791-1991. Oxford, Nova Scotia: 1990. 87 pages soft cover; price $12.00. No index. (Available from: George Mosher, 24 Water St., Box 480, Oxford NS. Phone 1-902-447-2257).
  2. Norden, Miep, with Gladys Trenholm and Josephine Trenholm. A History of Fort Lawrence: Times, Tides and Towns. Edmonton, Alberta: Sherwood Printing Ltd., 1985.
  3. Smith, James F. The History of Pugwash. Oxford, N.S.: North Cumberland Historical Society, 1978. (Includes the 1871 census for Pugwash and area)
  4. Steele, D.A. (David Allen), 1838-1931. A history of the Amherst Baptist Church, to which is appended histoprical notes of the town of Amherst. Amherst, N.S: C.D. Black, 1895. [Mircoform: Mount Allison University Library CIHM no. 25489 -- MICROFICHE]
  5. Throop, Louise Walsh. 'Early settlers of Cumberland Township, Nova Scotia' in National Genealogical Society Quarterly. December 1979. 'A very informative booklet with a bit of history on many early settlers prior to 1784' (Miep Norden).

Yorkshire Emigration
  1. Bailyn, Bernard. Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution. New York: Knopf, 1986. Includes a seventy-page section titled 'Yorkshire and the Maritime Northeast'.
  2. Campey, Lucille H. Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada. National Heritage Books, 2010.
  3. Latta, Peter. 'Eighteenth-Century Immigrants to Nova Scotia: The Yorkshire Settlers' in Material Culture Review, Volume 28, Fall 1988.
  4. Thornton, John Dixon. 'The Yorkshire Rural Emigration to Nova Scotia on the Eve of the American Revolution'. PhD Dissertation, University of Leeds, 1981. Extract: "Aspects of Yorkshire Emigration to North America1760-1880", Part 1. Between the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 and the outbreak of colonial hostilities in the following decade, emigration from rural Yorkshire was of major importance. The greatest area of attraction was Nova Scotia owing to a number of "push" and "pull" factors: at home, certain landlords were greatly increasing rents with a subsequent proportional rise in tax liability; agents from Nova Scotia were busy in the North and East Ridings promoting Nova Scotia. Especially active in this propaganda was Michael Francklin (one time Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia) and his agents who arrived in Yorkshire in 1772, offering 500-acre grants of freehold land, free passage and no taxes during the first years (not exactly true, but nevertheless, the proposition was highly attractive in light of the uncertainty and rent increases). Many accepted the offer, sailing from Liverpool. By 1774 many ship owners on the Yorkshire coast saw the potential of carrying emigrants to the New World, and returning with a cargo of Canadian lumber. Subsequently, between 1774 and 1776, until the War of Independence broke out, eleven ships set sail and carried an estimated 1,000 Yorkshire emigrants to Nova Scotia. They sailed from Whitby, Scarborough and, most importantly (as a precedent for emigration the following century) from Hull. Some returned home dissatisfied, some moved on to other areas (like Miles I'Anson and his family) but the majority stayed and settled in Nova Scotia."

Yorkshire Parish Registers
  1. The Register Book of Ingleby Greenhow, Canterbury Press, 1889. [1539 to 1805. Includes historical preface, charters, index; xlviii, 1-152]