History Timeline of the Acadians
1605 Port Royal, which will become the major town of Acadia, is settled.
1607 De Mont's monopoly is revoked.
1623 Biencourt dies and LaTour is in charge.
1632 England and France are at peace (Re: Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye). Razilly brings 300 men.
1636 The St. Jehan arrives with settlers, including men AND women.
1654 Sedgewick captures Acadia for England.
1657 Thomas Temple is appointed governor and sails to Acadia.
1666 France officially ceases the practice of sending colonists to New France.
1667 England and France are at peace, again (Re: Treaty of Breda).
1670 Grandfontaine arrives and formally takes control of Acadia for France.
1671 The earliest surviving Acadian census is taken. The total count comes to 340 people.
1672 Beaubassin, a town in northern Acadia, is founded about this time by Jacques Bourgeois.
1682 Grand Pre, another major Acadian community, is founded about this time.
1687 A churchis built (at Grand Pre).
1690 Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.
1697 England and France are at peace, again (Re: Treaty of Ryswick).
1698 Pierre Thibodeau settles in the Chipoudy area.
1701 The Acadian town of Petitcodiac is founded.
1704 Another census finds a population of 1450 Acadians.
1708 With the onset of Queen Anne's War, hostilities with the English restart.
1710 Port Royal is taken by the British (for good) and renamed Annapolis Royal.
1713 Acadia is 'permanently' given to the British after the Treaty of Utrecht.
1730 The Acadians agree to sign a conditional oath.
1749 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded.
1750 LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory.
1755 The deportation(exile) of Acadians begins. Over 6,000 are deported in the first year.
Here is a more detailed timeline of the deportation events.
1758 The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France. Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to France initially settle in northwestern France, around St. Malo and Morlaix.
1763 The war between the French and the British is over. Acadians who have survived the interrment in England are sent to France. Some Acadians try to return to Acadia (now Nova Scotia) and find their land settled by others.
1764 The first Acadians (20) arrive in Louisiana from New York via Mobile.
1765 The first Acadians begin to settle in Louisiana.
1773 A census is taken in France that finds 2370 Acadians living there.
1785 Spain provides 7 ships to carry over 1600 Acadians from France to Louisiana.
1788 A small group of Acadians arrive in a small ship captained by Gravois.
1881 The first Acadian national convention.