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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Wisharts & The Jacobites

Over the course of time, and perhaps more recently fuelled by the success of television productions such as ‘Outlander’, it is easy to see how the popular idea as to who the Jacobites were has become entrenched in romantic notions of the noble Scottish Highlander. For those who are unaware, the term ‘Jacobite’ became the […]

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Wishart Witches

Between March and October 1597 a series of witch trials took place in Scotland. Over 400 people were put on trial for witchcraft and about 200 were executed. Unlike other Scottish Witch Hunts, the trials of 1597 were conducted by local courts under the supervision of royal commissions, and so were often not as well […]

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Forfar Man’s Adventure

Evening Telegraph – 23 February 1932 Hotel Hold-Up in Vancouver Mr. Robert Wishart, a Forfar Man who runs a hotel in Vancouver, had an exciting experience when a party of armed men in a car entered the hotel and held up both him and his patrons at revolver point, one of the men firing a […]

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