Azor Hoyt, son of Loyalists James and Mary Ann (Belden) Hoyt, was born on the 13th of September 1770 and died on the 2nd of June in 1842, and is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery in Hampton, New Brunswick. Azor moved with his family at age six or seven to New Brunswick from Connecticut, USA. The Diary has been titled "Ice Out Past My House," and was kept by Azor until his death in 1842, and it appears to have been continued by his grandson, Isaac Ketchum Hoyt, until his death in 1855. The entries from 1855 to 1868 were most likely made by Isaac's son, John Allan Hoyt.
"River Boats and Reveries" and "A Big Tree And A Little History" are two stories written by Robert M. Wood. Mr. Wood wrote "River Boats and Reveries" on November 1, 1969, for his niece in order to detail the use of steamships in the area, and also detail all of those, within his memory, that have passed away. It is a collection of stories focused on steamships. "A Big Tree And A Little History" Mr. Wood wrote on October 11, 1968 about a tree named "Prince of Wales" located near Harding's Point.
The item consists of a map titled "Land Grant Map of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island, NB with adjacent island, showing scattered areas of land granted, 1804, copy." This is a black and white printout from a microfilm reader of the Land Grant Map of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island, NB with adjacent island, showing scattered areas of land granted, 1804.
Census information showing names of male and female residents, including children over 16 and children under 16, and indicating the numbers of oxen, cows, sheep and hogs owned. Document is part of the House of Assembly papers. A transcript of this is to be found on page 27 volume 1 of "Sands of Time" published by the Grand Manan Genealogical Society 1980.