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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Beioley (c1785-1859)

Fur trader.

Born near Woodford, Essex, England. Heentered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1800 and was stationed at Albany Factory until 1808. Other areas in which he served were: 1808­09 at Brandon House; 1809-10 at “Little Winnipeg” (Brandon House outpost); 1810-11 master at Moose Lake; 1812 accountant at Albany where he remained until 1813-14; accountant of the Southern Department at Moose Factory, 1814 to 1819. After a furlough in England he returned and again was stationed at Moose Factory, Abitibi and Timiskaming during 1820-21.

Under the Deed Poll of 1821 he was made Chief Factor, and appointed a Rupert’s Land Councillor in 1822. He was in charge of Rupert River district from 1822-1827. In addition, from 1824-25 he managed the affairs of the Moose River District. He was reappointed to the Rupert River district from 1825-33, after which he was granted two years’ leave of absence. Before retirement from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1843 he again served in Eskimo Bay, Mingan, and Moose districts.

He died in 1859.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 27 July 2008

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