Canada at War: NOVA SCOTIA: The Baron Wants to Buy

In Halifax one day last week, a tall, grey-eyed Scottish stranger called on Nova Scotia Premier A. Stirling MacMillan. The stranger announced that he was "glad to be home." He would, he said, like to buy part of Nova Scotia.

The idea was not so dizzy as it seemed. The Scot was William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 50, Colonel the Baron Sempill, and also possessor of a title many Nova Scotians had not known existed: Baronet of Nova Scotia. An ancestor, one Sir William Forbes, served King James I in England's 17th-Century civil wars, had been rewarded with the baronetcy and 16,000 acres...

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