Lord Selkirk

Information on who Lord Selkirk is.

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Birth

06/20/1771

Full name: Thomas Douglas
5th Earl of Selkirk

Establishment in PEI

1803

Established 800 Highlanders on a land he purchased in PEI

Established Settlement in Baldoon

1804

Douglas established a settlement in Baldoon, UC

Elected one of 16 Scottish peers

1806

Elected as one of the 16 Scottish peers to the house of lords

Appointed Lord

1807

Was appointed lord lieutenant of Kirkcudbright

Resumed interest in settlement

1811

Considering Selkirk had a less then successful politics and public life, he resumed interest in settlement

Establishment of Red River Colony

1812

Douglas sent an advanced party, under the name of Miles Macdonell in 1811, established the Red River Colony

Supervisor Selkirk

1815

Selkirk arrived in Canada to supervise the CBH in person

Conflict with the CNO

1815

A conflict with the CNO and local Métis led to the colony's dispersal

Learning of deaths

1816

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

Last visit before returning to Canada

1817

Selkirk visited Red River before returning to Canada to battle his opponents in the courts.

Departure for Britain

1818

Deteriorating health inhibited his efforts at vindication, therefor departed for his home in Britain

Death

04/08/1820

Selkirk died in Pau, France