Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


George Gillespie


Gillespie, George (1772-1842), merchant, was born in Scotland in 1772, one of a family of fourteen children. He came to Canada about 1790, and seems to have been for a time in the service of the North West Company. In 1798 he was in charge of the house of the North West Company at St. Joseph's; and in 1799 he was elected a member of the Beaver Club, of Montreal. He became a partner in the firm of Parker, Gerrard, Ogilvy and Co., later Gillespie, Moffatt and Co.; and for a number of years represented this firm at Michilimackinac. He returned to Scotland shortly after 1812; and he spent the remainder of his life at Biggar Park, Lanarkshire. Here he died in 1842.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 31.


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