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West Africa: England Privateers and Thomas Peters

west africa: Almost 10 years later, King would join other prominent African Nova Scotians, such as David George and Thomas Peters, in recruiting emigrants for a colony in West Africa for Sierra Leone. 28 August, 1781 Annapolis Royal is captured and plundered by New England privateers, according to The Chronicle Herald. Prominent citizens John Ritchie and Thomas Williams are taken hostage but later released. By January 1784, the community had a population of 1,521 with the largest free black settlement in North America. Ritchie would later became a justice of the peace and was elected a member of the Provincial Assembly. She became an active community member and fundraiser in many causes, such as health, the post-secondary sector and cultural institutions. Nova Scotia family names connected to the Ritchie families are LeCain, Easson, Spurr, Elliott, Hindon, Copeland, Gormley, King and McClafferty. 29 August, 2012 Ruth Miriam Goldbloom n e Schwartz died b. 1923 . Born in New Waterford to immigrant parents, educated at Mount Allison and McGill, she met her husband, Richard Goldbloom at McGill and later moved to Halifax in 1967. ( As reported in the news.