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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Norton (1701-1741)

HBC governor, explorer.

He first came to the Bay in 1714. He was a member of the advance party sent to establish a post at Churchill River in 1717, experiencing much privation and danger during the winter of 1717-18. He probably got as far north as latitude 60°. He commanded Fort Prince of Wales in 1723 and was moved as second-in-command to York in 1726. He returned to the Bay in 1731 as chief factor and commander of Fort Prince of Wales, and he spent much of his effort constructing a stone building on the site. He was reprimanded for disregarding orders in 1739, and he died shortly after his return to England in 1741.

More information:

Richard Norton, Dictionary of Canadian Biography III, 489-90.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 12 April 2008

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