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From: "bill nicholson" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [NS-CB-L] Hay River
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 05:15:04 +0000
I knew it was there somewhere. Someone researching the family of Angus Walker - Catherine MacDonald with daughter Isabella married to a Hugh Fortune, was asking.
From: joseph macdonald <>
To: bill nicholson <>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 23:28:41 -0300
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] Hay River
There is HAY COVE, in Richmond County and than there is HAY RIVER, in Inverness
I am thinking that the one you are looking for is Hay River, Inverness County.
It is between Mason Point and Melrose Hill to the west of Lake Ainslie. It is
said to have been named after settlers.
Early settlers here included Samuel Stayner, (200 acres, Bk. L. p. 44) a native
of Nova Scotia, who applied for land in 1822, had it surveyed and warranted to
him in 1823 and had it granted to him in 1825. Isabella McEachen (McEachern),
(200a. Bk. T. p. 66) a widow of Angus McEachen, who applied for land in 1827
and had it granted to her in 1836.
Schools built at Hay's farm included one built between 1864 and 1867 and
another in 1890.
In 1956 the population of Hay River was 73.
Other early settlers
LAUCHLAN MCKINNON, (200a. Bk T. p. 104)
ELISHA YOUNG, (? acres, Bk. K, p. 89)
ALEX MCDONALD, (200a. Bk. K, p. 89)
JAMES YOUNG, (200a. Bk K, p. 89)
bill nicholson wrote:
> Can anyone tell me where in Cape Breton, Hay River is/was?
> Bill Nicholson
> Fraser Lake, BC
> "Dear Lord, please make me right, for Thou knowest I won't change my mind!"
Fraser Lake, BC
"Dear Lord, please make me right, for Thou knowest I won't change my mind!"