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     The main point to remember when thinking about the 'other' colonies is that they were not originally British. Of the four: Quebec, Ile St. Jean, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Quebec had been established as a French colony and had been captured by the British only ten years prior to the American Revolutionary War. Ile St. Jean, later renamed Prince Edward Island, was another French colony, established in 1604 with its first settlement at Acadia. Nova Scotia was another French colony, established in 1605. It was also captured by the British during the French and Indian War. The colony of Newfoundland, formally named Newfoundland and Labrador was established in 1563 as a Spanish colony with a settlement at Placentia. It was taken by the English in 1583, becoming the first English possession in the New World, although actual settlement of the colony did not begin until 1610.

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