Category: Rupert's Land

Categories: British America | British North America | North-West Territories


In 1670, King Charles II chartered a new company to be called Hudson's Bay Company and set aside all lands draining into Hudson's Bay for the use of this company. He named this area Rupert's Land in honour of his cousin Prince Rupert. Rupert's Land formed the western & northern boundary of New France and extended west from Labrador to the Rocky Mountains.

Rupert's Land covered an area of nearly eight million square kilometres and now makes up all of Manitoba, most of Saskatchewan, southern Alberta, southern Nunavut, northern parts of Ontario and Québec, and parts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

On September 29, 1869, Queen Victoria approved the transfer of the North-Western Territory and Rupert's Land to Canada, to take effect on December 1, 1869. The territories were combined, and named the North-West Territories. This allowed Canada to expand westward.

For profiles after December 1, 1869, see North-West Territories.

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Person Profiles (22)

C

abt 18 Oct 1839 Parks Creek, Red River Settlement - abt 09 Dec 1917 photo
1815 Red River Settlement, Rupert's Land - 10 Mar 1891

D

abt 11 Aug 1850 Rupert's Land, British North America

G

28 Dec 1835 St. François Xavier, Red River Settlement, Rupert's Land, British North America - 14 Jun 1909
abt 17 Nov 1832 Assiniboia

I

abt 1793 Harray, Orkney, Scotland - 06 Sep 1836

K

02 Feb 1808 Moose Lake, Rupert's Land (Canada)
1809 Swan River, Rupert's Land (Canada) - 08 Sep 1842

K cont.

01 Mar 1820 Rupert's Land (Canada) - Jul 1846
abt 1807 Cumberland House, Rupert's Land (Canada)
abt 26 Apr 1814 Cumberland House, Rupert's Land (Canada) - 25 Jan 1890

L

abt 1813 Red River Settlement, Rupert's Land - 1884
abt 1825 Rupert's Land
abt 23 Nov 1849 Rupert's Land, British North America - abt 18 Jun 1935

M

abt 1837 Rupert's Land, British North America

O

abt 03 Aug 1861 Rupert's Land, British North America - abt 23 Dec 1927

S

03 Aug 1757 Birsay, Island of Pomona, Orkney Islands - 12 May 1845
abt 1802 Rupert's Land, British North America - abt 1870
abt 1853 Rupert's Land, British North America - abt 25 Oct 1925

T

abt 1783 Rupert's Land, Hudson's Bay - 16 Mar 1865
abt 1751 Laleham, Middlesex, England - abt Jan 1800

W

abt 1752 Rupert's Land, Hudson's Bay - abt 1832




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