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Crown Land Grant Reference Map Viewer

Here’s the link:


The underlying map is a little different than other versions I’ve seen (I’ve seen six or seven versions so far).

The yellow grant reference points include the lot number, date of the grant and a full name. The grant number can be cross-referenced with the “Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 – 1997 (RS686)” at PANB: https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Introduction.aspx?culture=en-CA.

When you zoom in to the map, (controls are hidden in upper left) you can see the modern subdivisions. You can hide the map (Basemap in upper right) to reveal aerial photos.

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has a https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Results.aspx?culture=en-CA&data=mwTepmjrBTdRb8QlZGgZ+FVXU26oMQjj0Vc2gK3QrwY=

Apparently,  this Map Viewer uses Adobe Flash so it probably won’t work on the iPhone or iPad.

Here is a screen shot showing a closeup of the Colony area. (All of New Brunswick is included on the map):

This is what I have been trying to do in Google Maps. However, the Google Map allows you to navigate to any point.

You’re invited to our 145th Celebration!

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Here’s the pdf version: 145ScheduleProgramme140818-1

Here’s a link to our Google Map. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1FJVCNDbiyv7HmsbPJkIw-L0PAUI&ll=46.708998428667726%2C-67.63420165000002&z=11

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Updated 14 Aug: Just reordered the events chronologically.


“Hearts & Hearths” 145th Anniversary Edition now available

Available at our 145th Anniversary Celebration, 17-19 August, 2018.

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths
Stories and recipes from residents and descendants of The Scotch Colony of New Brunswick 1873

Additional recipes and stories, new format, with historic and contemporary photos! A wonderful keepsake and sure to be cherished by generations to come!

Thank you to our many kind contributors for sharing their stories and recipes!

The cover photo celebrates the 140th anniversary of the Melville Church in 2018.

1874 Cadastral, Lower and Upper Kintore

I copied this map from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick when they came up to the Gathering of the Scots in 2018. We have seen about 6 different cadastrals that cover this area. Stonehaven Settlement is the area to the south of Lower Kintore–it is now called Kincardine and Bonaccord. Here is the Stonehaven Settlement cadastral.

1874 Cadastral, Stonehaven Road (now Kincardine and Bonaccord)

I copied this map from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick when they came up to the Gathering of the Scots in 2018. We have seen about 6 different cadastrals that cover this area. I’ve rotated this map to make it easier to read the names.

Here is the Lower Kintore and Upper Kintore cadastral.

“New Kincardineshire” second edition.

By Duncan Archibald MacPhail, MBE. Subtitled “An Intimate History of the Early Years of a Scottish Settlement in New Brunswick.” 135 pages with several illustrations and tables.

Originally published in 1977, this entertaining history of the Scotch Colony has been out of print for many years. Used copies are commanding high prices.

We have tracked down the children of the author, Peter and Susan MacPhail and been granted permission to have a second edition printed.

Copies will be available at the 145th Scotch Colony Celebration 17-19, August, 2018

145th Amazing Race, 18 Aug, Starts 1PM

(Colony scavenger hunt by vehicle)
Starts at Burns Hall at 1PM on Aug 18th.

“This amazing race will be like no other. This will be a test of how observant, skilled and knowledgeable you are! Having the ability to follow directions will be an asset because you will be receiving clues as you continue on the journey. You will go to places where you have never been, and do things you may never have done before as well as learn some history of the Scottish Settlers. Take your time and enjoy the scenery along the way. You will have questions to answer so pay attention to details. If you are not sure of the answers make an educated guess. Most of all enjoy your journey.”
— from Cheryl Kelly, event organizer

An amazing part of our
145th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
17, 18, 19, August 2018
Open to all