Anne Prévost was
born on January 1, 1795.
She would have turned 17 years of age on January 1, 1812.
Anne was the
daughter of George Prévost, who on July 4, 1811 had been made commander of the British forces in North America, and on October 21, 1811 had been appointed
governor-in-chief of British North America. He also served as the
administrator or president of Lower Canada from September 14, 1811until July15
More information about Anne can be found here including some excerpts from Anne's journal:
I was seventeen on the 1st January 1812. The Nuns of the Grand Hospital sent me a
handsome cake; Mrs Baynes gave a dance in honour of the day. I danced with
Captain F., Major B. and Mr. George Mountain.
5th: Went to Church, afterwards walked with Miss B. to the Plains. Captain C.
set off on an Expedition to the United States to see what the Yankees are
7th: Walked with Miss B. to Colonel Bruyère's. So many advices have been given
against Miss B. and myself walking without the Walls, that I fear we shall be
obliged to give up our walks. Some say we ought not to go without gentlemen;
others, that we ought not to go at all. "Oh! that I were, where I have
been." Dear Halifax! there we were not obliged to circumscribe our walks
within the compass of stone walls.
10th: At 2 o'clock walked with Miss Bruyère, Miss Grant and Miss Baley about
half way to the River Charles, which is now hard frozen. We had no gentlemen,
nor did we meet with any adventures. Miss Bruyère for fun, took an unloaded
pistol wrapt up in her handkerchief.
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