Province of Avalon

Province of Avalon

In the seventeenth century the Province of Avalon was the area around the settlement of Ferryland which 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.

Sir George Calvert had acquired a piece of Newfoundland and hired an agent Captain Edward Wynne to 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.

ee also

* List of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador
* Cuper's Cove
* Bristol's Hope
* British colonization of the Americas


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Province d'Avalon — La Province d Avalon, au XVIIe siècle, était la région entourant l établissement de Ferryland, qui, avec le succès de la colonie, s agrandit pour inclure les terres détenues par Sir William Vaughan et toutes les terres s étendant entre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Avalon — (probably from the Celtic word abal : apple; see Etymology below) is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend, famous for its beautiful apples. It first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth s 1136 pseudohistorical account Historia Regum… …   Wikipedia

  • Avalon Peninsula — The Avalon Peninsula is a large peninsula (10,360 km² [ [ Params=A1ARTA0000419 The Canadian Encyclopedia: Avalon Peninsula ] ] ) that makes up the southeast portion of the island of… …   Wikipedia

  • Province of New Jersey — British colony ← …   Wikipedia

  • Avalon (Circonscription Fédérale) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Avalon (homonymie). Avalon Pays  Canada Province …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Avalon (circonscription federale) — Avalon (circonscription fédérale) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Avalon (homonymie). Avalon Pays  Canada Province …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Province of Carolina — Proprietary colony ← …   Wikipedia

  • Avalon, Saskatoon — Infobox Settlement official name = Avalon other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Neighborhood motto = imagesize = image caption = Avalon Shopping Centre flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = city logo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Avalon (circonscription fédérale) — 47° 17′ N 53° 21′ W / 47.29, 53.35 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Province de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador — Terre Neuve et Labrador Terre Neuve et Labrador (en) Newfoundland and Labrador …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”