McGill, James, 1744-1813

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Dates:
Birth 1744-10-06
Death 1813-12-19

Biographical notes:

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, October 6, 1744; came to Canada & entered trade, ca. 1759; was shareholder of the N.W. Co.; settled in Montreal in fur trade, in Co. with Isaac Todd; was very successful in business & at his death was reputed as the wealthiest man in Canada; died at Montreal, Dec. 19, 1813. (from Burton Hist. recs. I, 73) (blue index cards)

From the description of James McGill papers, 1805,1811. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 367615211

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Subjects:

  • Merchants
  • Fur trade

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Québec (Province)--Montréal (as recorded)