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1630s in Canadaand the list of 'years in Canada'.
1621: James I of England(VI of Scotland) grants Acadiato Sir William Alexanderwho renames it New Scotland ( Nova Scotia)
1625: the Baronet of Nova Scotia is founded
1625: French settlements in the West Indiesbegin, exporting sugarand tobacco, and emigration to Canadais encouraged among traders and fishermen.
1625: The Franciscanfriars are replaced by the heroic priests of the richer, better-organized Society of Jesus. Jesuits begin missionary work among the Indians in the Quebec area. Jean de Brébeuffounds missions in Huronia, near Georgian Bay.
1626: Peter Minuit, governor of New Netherland, buys Manhattan Islandfor 60 guilders worth of trade goods from the Canarsie Indians. (Dutch later have to pay Manhattan Indians, actual occupants of the island.) Dutch policy is land payments to Indians, neutrality in Indian conflicts relating to French-English struggle.
1627: Cardinal Richelieu, chief adviser to Louis XIII, organizes a joint-stock company, the Company of One Hundred Associates(also known as the Company of New France), to establish a French Empire in North America. It is given a fur monopoly and title to all lands claimed by New France(April 29). In exchange, they are to establish a French colony of 4000 by 1643, which they fail to do.
1628: Olivier Le Jeune, an 8-year-old boy from Madagascar, arrives in Quebec. He is the first recorded slave purchase in New France. Le Jeune is probably the first person of African origin to live most of his life in Canada.
July 19, 1629: Quebec Cityis captured by an English fleet led by the adventurer David Kirke.
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