6 Jan 1797 Halifax Treasury Voucher (Payment for laborers at Annapolis Royal )signed by ‘Edward’ – Prince Edward, duke of Kent, 4th son of George III and father of Queen Victoria
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767–1820) was the first member of the royal family to reside in Canada for a sustained period of time. He spent the 1790s in Québec City and Halifax, where he helped improve British North American defences and became commander-in-chief of the British North American forces. Prince Edward Island is named for him. After the death of his niece, Princess Charlotte, in 1817, Edward married at the age of 50. His marriage was necessary in order to continue the line of royal heirs after Charlotte’s passing. Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786–1861) was 20 years younger than Edward and the widow of Prince Charles of Leiningen. The future Queen Victoria was their only child together.
Thank you Canadian Encyclopedia
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