Amherst, Nova Scotia
Will of Joseph Austin 21st May 1768, Cork, son John in Amherst, Nova Scotia and son-in-law James Brown, Halifax and Cork Canadian links
The Austins were prominent merchants, lawyers and landowners in Cork.
This is from the Welply collection of wills he transcribed before they were destroyed in 1922.
They show the extent of movement between Cork and the Maritime provinces of Canada around 1750. Later Canada was attractive for emigration being shorter then the USA which also then levied a poll tax on entry.
The witness William Callanan may be from the family of Doctors and Apothecaries of Mallow Lane (present Shandon Street).