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Sir James Douglas
Birth: Aug. 15, 1803
Death: Aug. 2, 1877

First Colonial Governor of British Columbia. Governor of Colony of Vancouver Island (1851-1863), First Governor of the Colony of British Columbia (1858-1864). Established the Hudson's Bay Co. at Fort Victoria, 1843. He started in the northern fur trade with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821. At Fort Vancouver (now Washington state) he became Chief Trader in 1835 and Chief Factor in 1839. He was assigned to build up Fort Victoria when it became clear the lower Columbia River area would be ceded to the United States and Fort Vancouver lost to the HBC. Sir James Douglas is considered by many as the founder of Victoria and the "Father of British Columbia." 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lady Amelia Connolly Douglas (1812 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Cecilia Douglas Helmcken (1834 - 1865)*
  James William Douglas (1851 - 1883)*
  Martha Douglas Harris (1854 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ross Bay Cemetery
Victoria
Capital Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: Section H
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2548
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