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Tonge, Winckworth (1728-92)
Born in County Wexford, Ireland, Winckworth Tonge came to Nova Scotia as a young military officer; he was to participate in most all of the major North American battles during the Seven Years War; after which he joined civilian life and lived out his days in Nova Scotia. At times, he was a Justice of the Peace, the provincial surveyor, and a member of the Assembly. (More)
Tonge, William Cottnam (1764-1832)
William Cottnam Tonge was the eldest son of Winckworth Tonge who came to Nova Scotia with the British army in 1746. After the war, the senior Tonge settled in Nova Scotia and held a number of important positions within the government of Nova Scotia. The oldest son, of whom we write, followed along in his father's footsteps. In 1792, William Cottnam Tonge was elected to the Assembly and succeeded his father as the Naval Officer. (More)
Tour, La (1595-c.1665)
One of the original founders of Acadia. One of the feuding barons of Acadia. (More)
Townshend, Charles (1725-67)
English Statesman: At the of 22, Townshend entered parliament. In 1763, he was appointed first lord of trade and the plantations. In 1766 he became chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the lower house. Townshend through these years carried through the taxation bills which eventually were to lead to the separation of the American colonies. He rose to the top and was just about to become prime minister, when, at the age of 42, he was to die. Townshend was described as a brilliant speaker (Chambers) and had little trouble getting the house to follow his lead. He was, however, as described by Earl Russell, "a man utterly without principle."
Tremain, Richard (1774-1854)
A well known merchant and community activist at Halifax. (More)
Trouve, Father Claude (1644-1704)
An early 18th c. Acadian priest. (More)
Tupper, Charles (1821-1915)
Born in Amherst, Tupper was educated at Horton Academy and Acadia University. In 1840 he left the province for Edinburgh, Scotland, there to take a medical degree. He returned Nova Scotia in 1843 to take up the practice of medicine at Amherst. His growing interest in politics led him, in 1855, to move to Halifax. He worked his way up through the provincial conservative party to become the Provincial Secretary and then to be the premier of Nova Scotia. After confederation (he was outstanding leader in the cause) he joined John A. MacDonald's government where he held a number of posts, including: Minister of Customs, of Public Works, of Railways and Canals, of Inland Revenue, and of Finance. In 1896 he became the Prime Minister of Canada. (This is but a stub. Tupper deserves the full "blupete treatment"; and, we are working on it.)
Tyng, Captain Edward (1683-1755)
A New Englander, Tyng was was employed in chasing French privateers off the coast of Nova Scotia. It was Tyng who brought the badly needed supplies and men to the besieged Annapolis Royal in September of 1744. In 1745, Tyng was put in charge of the colonial fleet which descended on Louisbourg. (More)

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