The Hudson's Bay Company Archives has put biographical sheets for some of their employees online. One for James Rendall can be found at:
A quick note here: Though James was not one of the Big Names at Fort Langley, he is the reason this site exists.
On March 20, 2000, Lisa Peppan (the site webmistress) was invited to luncheon with Morag MacLachlan (editor of The Fort Langley Journals: 1827-30), Bruce Watson (BC Historian), and Gerald Holt, who is working on a piece of children's fiction set at Fort Langley in the mid-1800s. It's a easy guess what the afternoon's main topic of conversation was: Fort Langley, its people, and its environs. Shortly after Bruce handed Lisa the list of Fort Langley employees, the concept formed, and by the time the afternoon ended, Lisa had decided that this site must go up.
We would like to offer sincere and heartfelt thanks to Morag, Bruce, and Gerald, for providing the inspiration for The Children of Fort Langley web site -- through Gerald's interest in one of Fort Langley's coopers, James Rendall; well done and bravo!
--The Children of Fort Langley
Now, about James . . .
From Mike Kenny
From Steve Anderson
From Jerry Eckrom
From Michelle Cole
From Gerald Holt
Follow-up from Gerald Holt
Family information is being sought on Orkneymen who served with the Hudson's Bay Company west of the Rockies to 1858. Can you help?
A biographical dictionary of fur trade and exploration west of the Rockies (from California to Alaska) is being compiled. Since the major fur trading company for this Pacific slopes area was the Hudson's Bay Company and many HBC servants came from Orkney, family information is being sought on the Orcadians who once served in the Company west of the Rockies up to 1858. Respondents with information are asked to please contact:
For more information please see: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/OKI/canada.html
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