Wilmot, Nova Scotia

Wilmot is an unincorporated community located in Annapolis County in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.[1]

Wilmot, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Wilmot, Nova Scotia
Wilmot in Nova Scotia

The community takes its name from Wilmot Township, one of the early subdivisions of Annapolis County. The township was named after Montague Wilmot, a colonial governor of Nova Scotia.[2][3] The township, which included what is now Aylesford,[4] was granted in 1764 to New England Loyalist settlers. In 1768 it had a population of 40; by 1827 it had grown to 2,294.[5]

The first major land owner, a magistrate named Philip Richardson, was granted seven lots totaling 2,000 acres (809 ha) in 1777. Brigadier General Timothy Ruggles was granted 10,000 acres (4047 ha) in 1784.[6] [7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wilmot". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ https://archive.org/stream/placenamesofprov00browuoft#page/n157/mode/2up
  3. ^ Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Public Archives of Nova Scotia. 1967. p. 736. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ Calnek, William Arthur (1897). History of the County of Annapolis: Including Old Port Royal and Acadia : with Memoirs of Its Representatives in the Provincial Parliament, and Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Its Early English Settlers and Their Families. William Briggs. p. 289. wilmot.
  5. ^ Bouchette, Joseph (1832). The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and statistical description of the provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. London: Longman & Company. p. 38. Retrieved 15 February 2018. Wilmot Township annapolis nova scotia.
  6. ^ Calnek, William Arthur (1897). History of the County of Annapolis: Including Old Port Royal and Acadia : with Memoirs of Its Representatives in the Provincial Parliament, and Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Its Early English Settlers and Their Families. William Briggs. p. 289. wilmot.
  7. ^ Volo, James M. (2010-04-09). A History of War Resistance in America. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-0-313-37625-2.


Coordinates: 44°57′24.85″N 65°0′25.68″W / 44.9569028°N 65.0071333°W / 44.9569028; -65.0071333 (Wilmot, Nova Scotia)