Information on who Lord Selkirk is.
Full name: Thomas Douglas
5th Earl of Selkirk
Established 800 Highlanders on a land he purchased in PEI
Douglas established a settlement in Baldoon, UC
Elected as one of the 16 Scottish peers to the house of lords
Was appointed lord lieutenant of Kirkcudbright
Considering Selkirk had a less then successful politics and public life, he resumed interest in settlement
Douglas sent an advanced party, under the name of Miles Macdonell in 1811, established the Red River Colony
Selkirk arrived in Canada to supervise the CBH in person
A conflict with the CNO and local Métis led to the colony's dispersal
On his way to the red river in 1816 with a party of disbanded swiss soldiers, Selkirk learned of the deaths of Governor Robert Semple and a number of colonists at Seven Oaks
Selkirk visited Red River before returning to Canada to battle his opponents in the courts.
Deteriorating health inhibited his efforts at vindication, therefor departed for his home in Britain
Selkirk died in Pau, France