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Memorable Manitobans: James Sutherland (1768-?)

Pioneer.

Born in Sutherlandshire, Scotland, he came to Red River with the third Selkirk party in 1815. A weaver by trade, he was also authorized by the Church of Scotland to perform baptisms and marriages. He exercised this authority often in Red River and became known as “The Parson.” He was granted Lot 1 by Lord Selkirk in 1817. He left the settlement in 1819 to visit his family in Upper Canada, and apparently never returned.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kildonan Settlers Bridge (Red River, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2017

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