Category: North West Company

Categories: British North America | British America | Fur Trade | Rupert's Land | Exploration and Trade


Founded in 1779, the North West Company was a major force in the fur trade from the 1780s to 1821. Managed primarily by Highland Scots who migrated to Montréal after 1760, or came as Loyalists escaping the American Revolution, it also drew heavily on French-Canadian labour and experience. The name first described Montréal traders who in 1776 pooled resources to reduce competition among themselves and to resist inland advances of the Hudson’s Bay Company.


North West Company Servant's Contracts List (1787-1822)

http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/name_indexes/nwc_servants_contracts.html


Subcategories (6)


Pages (3)


Person Profiles (80)

B

abt 29 Jun 1800 La Prairie, Bas-Canada - 17 Oct 1882 photo
14 Nov 1772 La Pérade, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Francheville, Lower Canada - 03 Feb 1840
21 Sep 1771 France or possibly Québec, Canada, New France - abt 1866
09 Sep 1783 Carlton Island, New York - 13 Nov 1858 photo
abt 1777 Montreal, Montreal, Quebec - 1831
25 Mar 1797 Berthierville, Lower Canada - 16 Dec 1870
abt 1789 British Colonial America - 26 Aug 1849 photo

C

05 Dec 1723 Batiscan, Quebec - 01 Nov 1800
abt 25 Oct 1761 Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan Territory - abt 1818
22 Jul 1764 Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan Territory - 08 Jul 1837
17 Oct 1782 Caughnawaga (Kahnawake), Lower Canada - abt 1854
30 Mar 1779 Boucherville, Province de Québec - 14 Jul 1861
09 Jul 1736 Michilimackinac, Pays-d'En-Haut, Nouvelle-France - 25 Sep 1808 photo
Mar 1795 Rupert's Land, Hudson's Bay - 06 Mar 1892
02 Jan 1787 Greenock, Ayrshire, Scotland - 06 Jun 1859 photo

D

19 Aug 1786 Niagra, New York - 1865
09 Jun 1783 Fort Niagara, (now New York state) - 11 Jan 1830
01 Jan 1788 Fort Michilimakinac (now Michigan) - 17 Jan 1863
22 Jul 1801 Montreal, Lower Canada - 22 Aug 1868
22 Jan 1753 Fort Saint-Frédéric, Nouvelle-France - 28 May 1808
15 Aug 1803 Demerara, Netherlands - 02 Aug 1877 photo

E

01 Feb 1776 Montreal, Ile-de-Montreal, Quebec Province - 04 Sep 1853
1736 - 06 Oct 1789

F

1768 Francois Finlay Fort, Nipawin, Saskatchewan - May 1828
14 Nov 1776 Lake Champlain, Hebron, New York, USA - 21 May 1846 photo
abt 1763 Murray Bay, Province of Québec - 14 Jun 1837
20 May 1776 Mapletown, Hoosick, New York - 18 Aug 1862 photo

F cont.

15 Apr 1748 Halifax, Yorkshire, England - 12 Sep 1810 photo

G

03 Jul 1777 Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie, L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada - 01 Jun 1856
17 Nov 1759 L'Assomption, Canada, Nouvelle-France - 26 May 1855
07 May 1785 Maskinongé, Québec Province - bef 01 Jan 1841
1772 Argyllville, Scotland - 05 Dec 1847
1752 Cromdale, Strathspey, Inverness-Shire, Scotland - 1799 photo

H

Aug 1739 New Brunswick, New Jersey - 04 Apr 1824 photo
abt 1784 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada - 1864 photo

J

1773 Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States - 1820 photo

K

12 Mar 1782 Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 27 Jan 1851
26 Oct 1794 Lower Canada - 25 Dec 1841

L

18 Sep 1781 Red River Settlement, Red River, Manitoba, Canada
08 Mar 1764 Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec - 25 Nov 1836
22 Sep 1777 St-Pierre-les-Becquets, Québec, Canada
30 Aug 1762 Sorel, Canada, Nouvelle-France - 1827
abt 21 Aug 1759 Kanawahke - 28 Nov 1854
1775 Vecheres County, Québec, Canada - 1811

M

1772 Callander, Perthshire, Scotland - 25 Jan 1866 photo
12 Dec 1798 Souris River, Northwest Territories
30 Nov 1768 Knoydart, Inverness-Shire, Scotland - 17 Apr 1850
1753 Gordonbush, Brora, Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland - 20 Jun 1833
28 Jan 1764 Luskentyre House, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis - 12 Mar 1820 photo
abt 22 Nov 1769 - Feb 1836
1782 Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland - 03 Dec 1851
1770 Loch Hourn, Scotland - 27 Feb 1828
06 Oct 1744 Glasgow, Scotland - 19 Dec 1813
abt 1775 Scotland - 09 Apr 1808

M cont.

abt 1783 Dunlichty, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 09 Jun 1840 photo
abt 1764 Dunlichty, Scotland - 16 Oct 1825 photo
1770 Mohawk Valley, Albany, New York - 15 Jun 1811
1772 Mohawk River Valley, New York - 18 Aug 1832
abt 1777 Près d’Inverness, Écosse - 18 Jul 1849
19 Oct 1784 Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada - 03 Sep 1857 photo
abt 1750 Strath Errick, Scotland - 06 Jul 1804 photo
abt 1787 Red River, Manitoba, Canada - 01 Apr 1857
01 Oct 1756 Albany, Province of New York - 06 Aug 1808 photo
abt 1790 Fort des Praries (Ft. Edmonton) - 1846
1770 Albany, New York - 28 Aug 1854

O

12 Feb 1790 Quebec, Canada - 24 Sep 1854 photo

P

24 Dec 1793 Bas-Canada, Amérique coloniale britannique - abt 1854
28 Oct 1785 Sainte-Anne du bout de l'île de Montréal, Province de Québec - 15 Jul 1870
abt 18 Jan 1739 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony - 06 Mar 1807 photo
01 Jan 1777 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England - 14 Oct 1855 photo

R

abt 1783 Morayshire, Scotland - abt 23 Oct 1856

S

abt 18 Oct 1799 Lac la Pluie (Rainy Lake), Minnesota - 07 Aug 1868 photo
abt 1789 Île-à-la-Crosse - 1846
bef 16 Jul 1759 Kirkmichael, Perthshire, Scotland

T

30 Apr 1770 Parish of St. John-the-Evangelist, Westminster, London, England. - 10 Feb 1857 photo

U

1755 England - abt 1790

V

11 Dec 1793 Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Québec - 16 Jan 1872

W

23 Apr 1738 La Tour-de-Peilz, canton of Vaud, Switzerland - Mar 1782
1789 England - 06 Jan 1815




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