Column: A Taste of Canadian

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: A Taste of Canadiana

Snippet: “First, if any man on the land there shall kill another, or if any shall secretly or forceablie steale the goods of any other to the value of Forty shillings; he shalbe forth with apprehended & arrested, detained and brought Prisoner into England, and the crime committed by him shalbe made known to the Earle Marshall of England for the time being…shall suffer paine of death”

This law appeared in A Commission for the Well Governing of our People Inhabiting in New-Found-Land, or, Traffiquing in Bayes, Creekes or Fresh Rivers There (Imprinted: London by Robert Barker, printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majestie, and by the assignes of John Bill, 1633). Other laws detail how fishermen and inhabitants were expected to share the shore for drying fish, and respect the property—such as flakes and other fishing equipment—of others.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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