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Memorable Manitobans: Humphrey Marten (c1729-c1792)

HBC chief factor.

First engaged by the Company in 1750, he was appointed second at York in 1759, acting head in 1761, and then became second at Fort Albany. He finally became chief at York Factory in 1775. He became quite ill but would not leave Rupert’s Land until his resignation in 1786.

More information:

Humphrey Marten, Dictionary of Canadian Biography IV, 518-20.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 29 March 2008

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