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Memorable Manitobans: John McKay (?-1810)

Fur trader.

Probably born in Scotland, he had joined the fur trade by 1788, and the Hudson's Bay Company by 1790. He became master at Brandon House in 1797 and remained there until his death. He was regarded as considerate, just and reliable, not always common attributes in the fur trade.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 11 April 2008

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