Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


Thomas Frobisher


Frobisher, Thomas (1744-1788), fur-trader, was born in Yorkshire , England, in 1744, the brother of Benjamin and Joseph Frobisher. He came to Canada about 1769, and engaged in the fur-trade with his brothers. He was on the Saskatchewan in 1773 and on the Athabaska river in 1774; and in 1776 he founded the first post at Isle à la Crosse. Though a good man in the bush, he apparently lacked the business capacity of his brothers. He died at Montreal on September 12, 1788.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 401. 


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