Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
May 2005

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


John Warren Dease


Dease, John Warren (1783-I829), fur-trader, was born at Niagara on June 9, 1783, the second son of Dr. John Dease, of the Indian department, a nephew of Sir William Johnson, Bart., He entered the service of the North West Company, and in 1816 he was in charge of the important post of Rainy lake. After the union of 1821 he was transferred to the Pacific slope, and was promoted to be a chief trader. He died. at Fort Colville, in what is now the state of Washington, in December, 1829; and his will is on record at Hudson 's Bay House, in London. He was elected a member of the Beaver Club in Montreal in 1815. He was twice married: first, to Mary Cadot, by whom he had two children, and secondly, to Jenny Benoist, by whom he had five children.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 188-189.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College