John Peter Pruden (1778 - 1869)

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Birthplace: Edmonton, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Manitoba, Canada
Occupation: Chief factor HBC
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About John Peter Pruden

Excerpt from George Simpson’s Character Book

“ … A man of good conduct and character and of respectable appearance and manner but weak minded vain & silly without decision in or knowledge of business beyond the simple process of dealing with an Indian across the Counter. Has no command over his people and but little judgement in other respects. Over fond of good living which he makes his principal study, and a fine Beef Steak is sufficient to solace him under the most Severe afflictions. Speaks Cree, and is tolerable ‘Plain Indian’ Trader, but by no means bright; attached to old customs, an Enemy to all innovations, easily lead away or Cajoled, and when reminded of his own merits which is frequently the case by his colleagues ironically, very much offended that he has not been promoted; but in my opinion ought to consider himself fourtunate in having obtained his present situation.” (A.34/2)
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John Pruden's Timeline

1778
May 30, 1778
Edmonton, Middlesex, England
May 31, 1778
Edmonton, Middlesex, England
1803
1803
Age 24
York Factory, North America
1804
1804
Age 25
York Factory, Division No. 23, MB, Canada
1806
1806
Age 27
Carlton House, Northwest Territories
1807
August, 1807
Age 29
Aston House, Nwt,
1810
1810
Age 31
Fort Alexander, Ruperts Land
1813
September 19, 1813
Age 35
Carlton House, Ruperts Land
1819
March 3, 1819
Age 40
Canada
1820
1820
Age 41
Saskatchewan