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Maugerville /ˈmərvɪl/ is a community in Sunbury County in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.


In 1759, members of the Perley Colony, land-seekers from present-day Maine, settled in the area. A generation later many of them were displaced farther upriver to Carleton County by newly arrived United Empire Loyalists.

Maugerville Rebellion

During the American Revolution, in 1776, George Washington sent a letter to the Maliseet of the Saint John River asking for their support in their contest with Britain. Led by Chief Ambroise Saint Aubin, the Maliseets immediately began to plunder the British in the community, burning some of their homes and taking others prisoner back to New England.[1] (Shortly after, the rebellion continued at the nearby Battle of Fort Cumberland.) In 1779, Maugerville was raided again by Maliseets working with John Allan in Machias, Maine. A vessel was captured and two or three residents' homes were plundered. In response, a blockhouse was built at the mouth of Oromocto River named Fort Hughes (named after the Lt. Governor of NS Sir Richard Hughes).[2]

Notable people

Main article: List of people from Sunbury County, New Brunswick

See also


Coordinates: 45°52′14″N 66°26′48″W / 45.87055556°N 66.44666667°W / 45.87055556; -66.44666667

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