Lawrence, Charles,1709–60, governor of Nova Scotia, b. England. A soldier, he accompanied his regiment to Nova Scotia in 1747 and later became lieutenant governor (1754–56) and governor (1756–60) of the province. It was mainly by his orders as governor that the Acadians were deported (see AcadiaAcadia
, Fr. Acadie, region and former French colony, E Canada, encompassing modern Nova Scotia but also New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and coastal areas of E Maine. After an abortive 1604 settlement of St.
..... Click the link for more information. ). It was in his regime, but not with his approval, that the first elected assembly of Nova Scotia met (1758); it is the oldest representative body in Canada. He attained (1757) the rank of brigadier general and commanded (1759) a brigade at the siege of Louisburg.