Frobisher, Joseph, 1748-1810

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Frobisher, Joseph, 1748-1810

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1748-1810

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Born in Halifax, England, Joseph Frobisher became involved in the western fur trade with his two brothers, Benjamin and Thomas, and was on the Saskatchewan River as early as 1773. In 1779 he was one of the partners in the first North West Co. In 1787 he and Simon McTavish became senior partners in the new firm of McTavish, Frobisher and Co. of Montréal, which held a controlling interest in the North West Co. Frobisher sat in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1792 to 1796.

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Caldwell, James, -1815 (active 1792)

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Caldwell, James, -1815 is the friend of Frobisher, Joseph, 1748-1810

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Frobisher, Charlotte, 1761-1816 (1761-1816)

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Frobisher, Charlotte, 1761-1816 is the spouse of Frobisher, Joseph, 1748-1810

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