[Magdalen] TEC talk

ME Michaud michaudme at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 13:41:09 UTC 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

John Wentworth was a very strange fellow. Grandson of the first colonial
governor IIRC, he seems to have been born with a taste for political
intrigue and a talent for bad management. Eventually he became vice
governor of Nova Scotia. I remember snarling at his plaque in a church

Also, of course, I knew members of his extended family. By the
twentieth-century they'd devolved into quiet rural poverty and backwoods

I love history.

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 1:27 AM Allan Carr via Magdalen <
magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:

> What town is this?
> Allan Carr
> > On Oct 21, 2019, at 7:42 PM, ME Michaud <michaudme at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I've told this story before. At the time of the Revolutionary War, our
> > vicar and our (colonial) governor packed up some of the parish silver,
> > jumped on a packet, and sailed to Halifax.
> >
> > In time, the governor's home became the old age home and we children went
> > caroling there every Christmas. We were always invited to thrust our tiny
> > fingers into the holes in the wall made as the Patriots fired at the
> King's
> > men.
> >
> > We were without a vicar until after the war, when Queen's Chapel was
> > renamed St. John's. The  current building was dedicated twenty years
> later
> > (around 1811).
> > -M

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