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Placentia, ca. 1780

Placentia, ca. 1780
Placentia became a largely Irish community after the French surrendered it to Great Britain in 1713. By 1729, 80 per cent of its population was of Irish origin.

From the logbook of H.M.S. Pegasus, 1786. Drawing by J.S.Meres. Courtesy of the National Archives of Canada (NAC/C 2521).
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