Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Peter Pangman


Pangman, Peter (1744?-1819), fur-trader, was born in New England, of German descent, about 1744. He engaged in the fur-trade; and in 1767 his name appears in the Michilimackinac licences as trading to the Mississippi. In 1774 he transferred his energies to the Saskatchewan ; and he was engaged in the fur-trade on the Saskatchewan almost continuously until 1790. In 1783 he joined Gregory, McLeod, and Co.; and in 1787, when this firm was absorbed by the North West Company, he became a partner in the North West Company. He retired from the fur-trade about 1794; and in that year he purchased the seigniory of Lachenaie, in Lower Canada ; and here he died on August 28, 1819. He had a half-breed son, commonly known after him as "Bastonnais Pangman", who was prominent in the Seven Oaks affair on the Red river in 1816; and in 1796 he married Grace MacTier, by whom he had one son and one daughter. [A mountain in British Columbia is named in his honour.]

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 83.


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