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History - Poboncou (Pubnico)   

Claude de laTour and his son Charles were granted this land in the mid-1630's. What is unique in all of Acadia about this transaction is that Claude de laTour was given English title to this land. Being a Huguenot, de laTour had found favour with Sir William Alexander who, in 1621, had received a grant of all of Nova Scotia. Claude was knighted and his grant was a barony.

In 1653 Charles de laTour granted land in the Pubnico area to Philippe Mius d'Entremont of La Rochelle, France. After Philippe Mius d'Entremont had lived here for some time, he was followed by his children and grandchildren, who were joined by other Acadian families.

This region differs in many respects from other

Blaeu, Joan, Extrema Americae, versus boream, ubi Terra Nova, Nova Francia, adjcentiaque, 1673. Bibliothèque nationale du Québec.
parts of the province typically chosen by the Acadians for settlement. Generally, Acadians had chosen the most fertile lands of the province on which to establish their communities. The area of Cap-Sable (Shelburne and Yarmouth counties) is not particularly fertile in comparison to Amherst (Beaubassin), Truro (Cobequit), Windsor (Piziquit), Grand-Pré, or Port-Royal. Because of the less fertile land, the mainstay of the communities in this region was fishing and lumber. This differed from the other Acadian centres where agriculture was a major part of their economy. This is also what one observes of modern communities in these regions.