July 7, 2000.
The book entitled 'New England Captives Taken to Canada Between 1677 and
1760 During the French and Indian Wars', is a two volume
set written by Emma Lewis Coleman and published by The Southworth Press,
Portland, Maine, in 1925. It is a large work with
Vol. 1 at 438 pages and Vol. 2 at 452 pages. I have copied the index
and an excerpt and include them here. The index
lists hundreds of names of captives, captors and places involved. The excerpt
is one I copied for my own use as I have an interest in any YORK family I can
find as I search for ancestors of that name. This portion of the book is a
good example of what these two volumes contain.
July 19, 2000.
Chapter One is a brief overview of the history of the French and Indian
Wars, and provides enough detail to make the era live a bit.
The two books were obtained on Interlibrary loan from the Toronto
Reference Library. My local library had no trouble getting them. I do not
have a copy of my own so please don't ask for details beyond these two web
pages as I do not have anything I can add. If you are unable to get the books
for reference, I'd suggest trying to get someone in Toronto to do a lookup for