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Memorable Manitobans: George Flett (1775-1850)

Fur trader.

Born at Firth, Scotland in 1775, he joined the Hudson’s Bay Company as a labourer in 1796, contracting to work for five years at six pounds per annum. After many years’ service at Moose Lake, where he was master from 1812 to 1822, he retired to the Red River Settlement in 1823. George Simpson described him as “a faithful interested old Servant, deficient in Education but a good trader.”

Father of George Flett Jr.

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: 14 January 2017

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