Charlos Cove History


by Jacquelene Richard

Charles Richard, one of the first Acadian settlers, came to Charlos Cove about 1760. Charles Richard was a fifth generation grandson of Michel Richard, who first came to Acadia in 1652 from Sointonge, France and settled in Belleisle, along the Annapolis River. Joseph Richard, Oliver Fleming and John Avery were also early settlers in Charlos Cove.

After the expulsion of the Acadian in 1755 from Nova Scotia, many of the Acadian were deported throughout North America and Europe. When they were discovered along the coasts or apprehended by English troops, they were either loaded into boats leaving for the American colonies, England or France. Some did not leave Nova Scotia, but were kept prisoner in Halifax and forced to work on the fortifications.