Significant Historical Happenings By Year: 1706-08.
§By the Union Act of 1706, Scotland and England were formed into one country, Great Britain. There is widespread opposition to the bill; the Jacobites raise their heads once again.
§January 12th, 1707: Baptiste, marries the widow, Marguerite Bourgeois at Beaubassin.
§1707: Bonaventure's wife, Jeanne Janniere, comes to Port Royal.
§In June and then again in August of 1707 Colonel John March of New England lays siege to Port Royal.
§August, 1707: Morpain sails into Port Royal with two prizes in tow, one a slave-ship and the other ladened with foodstuffs.
§October 31st, 1707; Castin (jr.) marries, at Port Royal, Marie Charlotte (b.1690), the daughter of Louis Damour. It should be noted that Louis Damours was released as a prisoner at Boston, in 1707.
§1707: Baptiste is released at Boston and returns to Beaubassin.
§During 1707, Francois de Beauharnois de La Boische, Baron de Beauville (Intendant of New France) is granted a seigneury at Port Maltais (Port Medway); this would be the last seigneury granted in Acadia.
§Mar, 1708: The French make an attempt to land the pretender on the shores of Scotland, but are frightened off by the ever vigilant British navy.
§May, 1708: A general election in the new United kingdom, the first when both Scotland and England went to the polls at the same time.
§July 11, 1708 (NS): Marlborough's victory at Oudenarde.
§Sep, 1708: Port Mahon in the Island of Minorca is taken by the British.
§Early in 1708, La Loire, a French man-of-war, arrives at Port Royal.
§May 9, 1708: Louis Damours (Louise Guyon's brother-in-law) is buried at Port Royal.
§Louise Guyon leaves Port Royal and returns to Quebec.
§1708, summer: Subercase considerably improves the defences at Port Royal.
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