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Memorable Manitobans: William Tait (1793-1872)

Pioneer.

Born in Orkney in 1793 and came to Rupert’s Land in 1812. He married Mary Auld, daughter of Governor Auld of the Hudson’s Bay Company, who was in charge of Churchill at the time of the arrival of the first Selkirk settlers. They had fourteen children, including Robert Tait, William Auld Tait and Ann Tait (wife of Colin Inkster). He settled in Red River in 1823, where he died on 16 November 1872.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

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