More bits of history

Early in the 18th Century , the French Acadian village of St Anne took shape on the site of the present Fredericton and flourished until the middle of the century when it was burned by English soldiers under a New England officer.

A few years later settlers from Massachusetts attempted to lay out a township on the site of St Anne but were driven away by the Indians and moved down river to form the settlement of Maugerville.

In 1768 plans for a town on this same site were drawn in New York by a company who had received the grant of the best land along the St John but the plans never materialized.

In 1783 the Loyalists who came to the present Maritime Provinces from the United States selected this region and laid out Fredericton as the capital. Finally after 1800 some thousands of people from the British Isles came to New Brunswick.