Annance, Francis Noel

ANNANCE, Francis Noel, fur trader (b 1789, St Francis, QC; d there circa 1851). Part Abenaki, part French Canadian, he joined the NORTH WEST CO and moved to the Columbia District to work as a trapper (see FUR TRADE). Following the 1821 merger with the HBC he stayed on as a clerk and later served as postmaster. In 1824 he visited the lower FRASER R as part of a reconnaissance mission for the HBC and in 1827 helped to establish FORT LANGLEY on the river. He left the Pacific slope in 1833 for a...

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