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Memorable Manitobans: William Auld (c1770-c1830)

Surgeon, fur trader.

Born in Scotland around 1770, he possibly studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He first joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1790 as a surgeon. In 1795 he became an “inland trader” at Fort Churchill. Auld had enormous difficulty in coming to terms with the new management system introduced by the family of the Earl of Selkirk after 1810. He did not get on well with Miles Macdonell and seemed unable to execute the instructions sent to him by Selkirk. He resigned in 1814 and fought with the Company for another year before retiring to Leith in Scotland. He died some time after November 1830, probably in Leith or Edinburgh.

Father-in-law to William Tait.

See also:

Miles MacDonell to Lord Selkirk 1811
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 13, Number 1, Autumn 1967

William Auld, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

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

We thank Rhiannon Boardman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2018

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