Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Benjamin Frobisher


Frobisher, Benjamin (1742?-1787), fur-trader, was born in Yorkshire, England, about 1742. He emigrated to Canada, and embarked in the fur-trade as early as 1765, in partnership with John Welles; and he was later associated in turn with James McGill, Richard Dobie, and his brothers Joseph and Thomas. So far as can be discovered, he never went west of Grand Portage; but he looked after the Montreal end of the business of Frobisher and Co., in which his brothers were partners with him. He died at Montreal on April 14, 1787.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 400.


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