Sir George Simpson (1792 - 1860)

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Nicknames: ""The Little Emperor" "Father of the Fur Trade""
Birthplace: Ross-Shire, UK
Death: Died in Lachine, QC, Canada
Occupation: Hudson's Bay Company Governor-in-Chief
Managed by: Karen Irving
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SIMPSON, Sir GEORGE, governor of the HBC, author, and businessman; b. probably in 1786 or 1787 in the parish of Lochbroom (Highland), Scotland, son of George Simpson; m. 24 Feb. 1830 his cousin Frances Ramsay Simpson in the parish of Bromley St Leonard (London), and they had five children; four of whom survived infancy; d. 7 Sept. 1860 in Lachine, Lower Canada.

"When he was referred to as 'the father of the fur trade,' it was sometimes with a nudge and a knowing wink." --Company of Adventurers, by Peter C. Newman -------------------- George Simpson the Chairman of the Hudson Bay Company from 1820 - 1860 in Ruperts Land.

Margaret Taylor was his "country" wife from 1826-1830

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