NS Archives document: Benjamin Belcher of Belcher Street (near Port Williams), estate inventory Slaves were bequeathed by will and included in the inventory of the property of the deceased. Belcher (1743-1802), an early settler of the New England Planter township of Cornwallis, was a member of the House of Assembly and a pillar of the Church of England. Two of Belcher's former slaves were among the original settlers of the historic black communities of Pine Woods and Gibson Woods. Both settlements were later destroyed when the area was given over to military use (Camp Aldershot). Source: African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)


Aldershot, Nova Scotia B4N

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