Nova Scotia Archives

The Eassons and the Hoyts

Two Hundred Years of Family and Community Life in Nova Scotia

Because 'The Eassons and the Hoyts' consists almost entirely of digitized textual records, the small virtual exhibit presented here features over thirty engravings, aquatints, photographs and maps, in order to provide a visual sense of the homes and communities in which these families lived. Several miscellaneous documents gleaned from other archival material held at Nova Scotia Archives and elsewhere are also included, to provide additional background information.


"A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada"

Date: 1745

Artist: N. Bellin

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 200-1745: loc.3.5.2


"Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada"

Date: 1755

Artist: N. Bellin

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 200-1755: loc.3.5.2


"Map of the Province of Nova Scotia and Parts adjacent"

Date: 1759

Artist: James Turner

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 200-1759: loc.3.5.6


"A New and accurate Map of the Province of Nova Scotia in North America from the latest Observations"

Date: 1783

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 200-1783: loc.3.5.7


"A Map of the Island of Jamaica"

Date: 1794

Artist: Bryan Edwards

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library: AK/ F210/ Ed9 vol. 1


"The General's Bridge near Annapolis"

Date: 1842

Artist: W.H. Bartlett

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art: 1979-147


"Old Fort near Annapolis Royal"

Date: 1842

Artist: W.H. Bartlett

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art: 1979-147 no. 473


"Scene in the Bay of Annapolis (from Digby)"

Date: 1842

Artist: W.H. Bartlett

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art: 1979-147 no. 459


"A Prospect of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, taken on the Spot"

Date: 1751

Artist: J.H. Bastides

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives:Places: Annapolis: General Views


"A Prospect of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, 1751"

Date: 1751

Artist: Thomas Chamberlain

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives:Places: Annapolis: General Views


"View of the Town & Fort of Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia"

Date: ca.1753-1755

Artist: John Hamilton

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives:Places: Annapolis: General Views


"View of Fort Edward in Piziguit River, Nova Scotia"

Date: 1753

Artist: John Hamilton

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Army: Forts


"View of Fort Cumberland in Nova Scotia, taken from the French 1755"

Date: 1755

Artist: John Hamilton

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Army: Forts


"Block House, Fort Halifax, 1755"

Date: 1755

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Army: Forts


Annapolis Royal

Date: 1781

Artist: Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres

Reference: LAC: Atlantic Neptune


"Scene on Annapolis River"

Date: 1841

Artist: Alexander C. Mercer

Reference: LAC: watercolour no. 00058


"Nomination of Guardian"

Date: 30 January 1809

Reference: MG 1 vol. 1727 no. 13


Indenture of Apprenticeship

Date: 12 August 1809

Reference: MG 1 vol. 1727 no. 14


Letter, George S. Hoyt, Lequille, to his cousin Alexander Easson Hoyt

Date: 27 Nov. 1909

Reference: MG 100 vol. 137 no. 5a


"John Easson's Contract for Furnishing Stone & Sand"

Date: 12 July 1763

Reference: MG 100 vol. 137 no. 6


"Scene of Charnisay's defeat by LaTour in 1643"

Date: ca.1920

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille


"Site of first corn mill in North America near Port Royal on Equille River at high tide point"

Date: 26 August 1948

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille


Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River.

Date: 1926

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille: 1926.1


"Mouth of the Lequille, Sept. 1926"

Date: 1926

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille: 1926.2


Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River

Date: 1926

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille: 1926.3


Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River

Date: 1926

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille: 1926.4


Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River

Date: 1926

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille: 1926.5


Ruins of a mill on the Lequille River

Date: 1926

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille: 1926.6


"Residence of Harry Harnish, Lequille, Ann. Co."

Date: ca.1930

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives: Places: Lequille


Bailey House, 150 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, ca.1770

Date: ca.1930

Reference: Annapolis Heritage Society


Easson House, Lequille, Annapolis County

Date: ca.1972

Artist: Walter Morrison, Photographer

Reference: MG 30, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Series I, vol. 1, no. 1.


Front door of the Easson House, Lequille, Annapolis County

Date: ca.1972

Artist: Walter Morrison, Photographer

Reference: MG 30, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Series I, vol. 1, no. 1.


Letter, John Easson, Boston, to David Easson

Date: 18 December 1773

Reference: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - document number: GLC00191. Used with permission.


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