Douglas, Amelia (Connolly)

DOUGLAS, Amelia (Connolly), governor's wife (b 1812, Fort Assiniboine, Rupertsland; d 1890, Victoria). She was the daughter of William CONNOLLY, a NORTH WEST CO (NWC) trader, and his Cree wife Miyo Nipiy. They raised her at FUR TRADE posts in the northwest, and when she was 9 years old the NWC merged with the HBC and the family moved to NEW CALEDONIA, where her father was a chief factor with the reorganized HBC. At FORT ST JAMES in 1828 she married one of her father's clerks, James DOUGLAS. The...

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