Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

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


James Dunlop


Dunlop, James (1755?-1815), merchant, was probably a native of Scotland. He came to Canada in 1777, and became a general merchant in Montreal. He amassed a fortune "supposed to be greater than ever was acquired by any individual of this country." In the War of 1812 he served as a major in the Montreal Volunteers, and was in January, 1814, court-martialed and dismissed from the service. He died on August 28, 1815.

[Consult the biography of Dunlop at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography]

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 249.

© 2007 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College