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 Diana Irving
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About Sir George Simpson

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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Sir George Simpson's Timeline

1792
1792
Ross-Shire, UK
1826
1826
Age 34
1827
1827
Age 35
Manitoba, Canada
1829
1829
Age 37
1830
1830
Age 38
1831
1831
Age 39
Rawdon, Matawinie Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
1834
1834
Age 42
London, United Kingdom
1841
1841
Age 49
London, United Kingdom
1843
1843
Age 51
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1850
1850
Age 58
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada