James Patterson fonds

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James Patterson fonds

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  • 1790-1806 (Creation)
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    Patterson, James, ca. 1761-1857

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2 cm of textual records

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James Patterson was born ca. 1761, the second son of Squire John Patterson, one of founders of the Town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Squire John and his family had arrived in Pictou aboard the vessel Hope, which transported six families from Philadelphia to Nova Scotia in 1767. In 1790 Patterson married a Miss Lowden, the daughter of Captain William Lowden, who was a prominent merchant trader in Pictou. James's sister Sarah, who also arrived in Pictou on board the Hope, married prominent Pictou merchant and politician Edward Mortimer. James Patterson died on 14 May 1857.

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Records were donated by Edith Patterson of Truro.

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Box 11L, 89.37.

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See also Marguerite Sutherland Collection, the Edward Mortimer fonds, and the Patterson Family fonds.

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