- Province of Avalon
In the seventeenth century the Province of Avalon was the area around the settlement of
Ferrylandwhich upon the success of the colony grew to include the land held by Sir William Vaughan and all the land that lay between Ferryland and Petty Harbour.
George Calverthad acquired a piece of Newfoundland and hired an agent Captain Edward Wynneto set up headquarters in Ferryland. The area he termed "The Colony of Avalon" in honour of "old Avalon...the first-fruits of Christianity in Britain." Kevin Major, "As Near to Heaven by Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador", 2001, ISBN 0-14-027864-8] In 1620 Calvert obtained a grant from Sir William Vaughan for all of the land that lay north of a point between Fermeuse and Aquaforte to as far north as Caplin Bay (now Calvert) on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula.
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