Wisharts & The Hudson Bay Company

The Hudson’s Bay Company was established in 1670 and built many trading forts in northeastern Canada. It held a monopoly over trade in the region, and much information about the company is available online. By the end of the 18th century, about three-quarters of the men working for the HBC had been recruited from the Orkney Islands, […]

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James Wishart Dies

The following article was published in the Montreal Gazette (2 February 1948) and concerns a James Wishart who was born in 1890 in Rutherglen and is part of Wishart Tree 048. James Wishart Dies – Was Legion Member A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2p.m., from the chapel of D. A. Collins, 5610 […]

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Sophia of Leith

The following article was published in the Stamford Mercury dated Thursday 13 November 1777, and concerns the ‘taking’ of a ship named the Sophia of Leith by an American privateer.  On board of course, was a Wishart….. By a letter from Halifax, in Nova Scotia, dated the 2nd September last, we hear, that the Sophia […]

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