A Passion for Survival

A Passion for Survival

The True Story of Marie Anne and Louis Payzant in Eighteenth-century Nova Scotia

Book - 2011
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Marie Anne and Louis Payzant had high hopes for a new future as they left a comfortable life on the island of Jersey and sailed with their children across the Atlantic to a new settlement on the shores of Nova Scotia in June 1753. Both had already fled religious persecution in their native France. In this fascinating and true account of Louis & Marie Anne Payzant, author Linda Layton has pieced together the couple's heartbreaking sense of loss, their struggles and deaths set against the backdrop of one of the most chaotic times in the history of Europe and North America.

The author is the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Marie Anne and Louis. She has spent years researching and traveling in a quest for facts about her ancestors The book will appeal to enthusiasts of early Canadian history of Nova Scotia, Quebec and Acadia as well as readers who love a great adventure story as it focuses on one woman caught in the religious struggle between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, and the colonial struggle between our two founding cultures.
Publisher: Halifax, NS : Nimbus, c2011
ISBN: 9781551094571
Branch Call Number: 971.6 P34L
Characteristics: xvi, 140 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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nellie Sep 28, 2007

Author's ancestors immigrated to N.S. in 1753, but three years later natives shot & scalped him and took his wife & four children captive to Quebec.


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