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FERRAR (Farrar), CONSTANCE, army captain, who served in the Low Countries, the Palatinate, the Île de Ré, and La Rochelle, and who commanded the fort at the colony of Sir James Stewart (Lord Ochiltree) at Port de la Baleine, near English Harbour (later Louisbourg); fl 1629.

Ferrar, with his wife and family, crossed the Atlantic with Lord Ochiltree and his other colonists. At the suggestion of Capt. Ogilvie, they built a fort named “Rosemar.” Within a few weeks, however, an end was put to this nascent settlement, when Capt. Charles Daniel of Dieppe, one of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés, captured and razed it and took the settlers to Cibou (now St. Arm’s, Cape Breton), where they remained for about five weeks before being taken back across the Atlantic. Daniel’s men with the help of 20 of the captives built Fort Sainte-Anne at Cibou. Some of the prisoners, including Ferrar, were landed at the Lizard, Cornwall, but Ochiltree and 17 others were taken to France as prisoners. After his return to England Ferrar petitioned the king to take steps for the release of Lord Ochiltree and his associates.

C. Bruce Fergusson

PRO, C.O. 1/5, 41 (summary in CSP, Col, 1574–1660, 104), Ferrar’s petition to Charles I. Champlain, Works (Biggar), VI, 153–61, Capt. Daniel’s account.

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C. Bruce Fergusson, “FERRAR, CONSTANCE,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed May 30, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ferrar_constance_1E.html.

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Author of Article: C. Bruce Fergusson
Title of Article: FERRAR, CONSTANCE
Publication Name: Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1
Publisher: University of Toronto/Université Laval
Year of publication: 1966
Year of revision: 1979
Access Date: May 30, 2016