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Hamilton MOFFATT

Male 1832 - 1894  (61 years)


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  • Name Hamilton MOFFATT 
    Gender Male 
    Born 11 July 1832  Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • IGI
    Census 1841  Etterington Place, Prospect Street, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1850  British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1881  James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891  James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 April 1894  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38325  Clan Moffat UK
    Last Modified 28 June 2015 

    Father John MOFFATT,   b. about 1788 
    Mother Margaret (MOFFATT),   b. about 1796 
    Family ID F6647  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Lucy McNEILL,   b. 1838, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 November 1914, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F11488  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hamilton Moffatt was the first European person who crossed the mountain range that runs down the length of Vancouver Island. The mountains and other geographical features were first mapped out by him. His obituary in the local newspaper, 14.4.1894, read as follows: "Another of the pioneer residents of Victoria has passed away in the person of Hamilton Moffatt, who died at his residence in this city yesterday morning, at the age of 62 years. The deceased had earned general respect during his long residence here, and his death will be heard of with great regret by a large circle of friends. He was born at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, his father holding the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy. He came to British Columbia in the bark Cowlitz in the year 1850, in the service of the Hudson Bay Company, and remained in their employ for upwards of 22 years, being a Chief Trader for some time before his retirement. Then, in 1873, he entered the employ of the Indian department, in which he remained until a few months ago. He had been in failing health for a considerable time and the end was not unexpected. He leaves a widow, but no children. He was a nephew of the late Dr. John Rae." (SM)



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