Born: about 1725
Died: in Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: about 1729
Died: 1813 in Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada
Anthony was a British soldier with Gov. Cornwallis at Halifax in 1749.
He was a grantee at Onslow, Colchester Co., N.S., Canada in 1762 and 1769
Per Trenholm: Jemima was the first woman at the British settlement of Halifax in 1749.
As the most of our readers are already aware, Governor Cornwallis arrived in Halifax in the month of June, 1749, with a fleet of ships loaded with passengers, and other things which were necessary for the settlement of a new country. These ships were bearers of nearly 3000 souls. These persons set to work with vigour to clear off the bushes and erect houses for themselves and families to live in, and put themselves in a way to defend themselves from the attacks of the Indians and a few French settlers who were still remaining in the place. Mr. Anthony Elliott was in this company. He was in His Majesty's service as a Soldier. It is said Mrs. Elliott was the first woman that sat foot on the shoe on their arrival in Halifax. After Louisbourg and Quebec were taken by the British, Mr. Elliott and a number of others were discharged from His Majesty's service. In the spring of the year 1762 he removed, with his family and a number of others, from Halifax to Onslow. He settled on the farm on which James Crow, Esq., now resides, at the lower end of Onslow, where he spent the remainder of his days. He died there. His wife died there in 1813. He was a grantee of the Township of Onslow. This grant is dated February 21st, 1769.
37 families are listed. The 4th is
Head - Anthony Elliott
men - 1
boys - 1
women - 1
girls - 4
total - 7
Prot. - 7
American - 5
English - 2
William Elliott, their only son, was born in Onslow, February 7th, 1763. His wife, Patience Miller, was born May 15th, 1770. They were married April 8th, 1791. He inherited his father's farm, where he spent the whole of his life. He died May 14th, 1842, aged 79 years.
Revised: November 26, 2016