Title: Archaeological Excavations at Brudenell Point, P.E.I. Author: Anonymous Publisher: (National Historic Sites Service), c1968 Description: 4to. 6 type-written, photo-stat pages, stapled. Illustrated with line drawings. Article describes preliminary findings during a three-year archaeological dig at the site of an 18th-century settlement in eastern P.E.I. Established by Jean-Pierre Roma in 1732, the site was first known as La Rommannie, then later as Trois Rivières.
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In 1732 Jean-Pierre Roma began a settlement and trading post here that enhanced the French presence on Prince Edward Island (Île Saint-Jean). The main interest of Roma's chartered company was the fishery, but it also traded goods with the rest of New France, the West Indies and France. At this site, workers erected nine substantial buildings and planted gardens. Roma encountered many difficulties, yet stayed in business for 13 years. The venture ended abruptly when, in 1745, troops from New England destroyed the settlement after their capture of Louisbourg.