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Selkirk, Thomas Douglas, Earl of, 1771-1820

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Personal name headingSelkirk, Thomas Douglas, Earl of, 1771-1820
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Variant(s)Douglas, Thomas, Earl of Selkirk, 1771-1820
Selkirk, Earl of, 1771-1820
Selkirk, Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of, 1771-1820
Associated countryCanada
Associated placeRed River Settlement
Birth date1771-06-20
Death date1820-04-08
Place of birthKirkcudbright (Scotland)
Place of deathPau (France)
Profession or occupationColonists
Type of familymale
Found inHis A letter to the earl of Liverpool, 1819.
Macdonnell, M. Selkirk settlement, 1887: t.p. (Earl of Selkirk)
Dictionary of Canadian biography online, viewed October 30, 2015 (Douglas, Thomas, Baron Daer and Shortcleuch, 5th Earl of Selkirk, colonizer and author; b. 20 June 1771 on St Mary's Isle (near Kirkcudbright), Scotland, son of Dunbar Hamilton Douglas and Helen Hamilton; d. 8 April 1820 in Pau, France; The idea of the company's developing an agricultural settlement at Red River as a refuge for retired fur traders and a source of food that had otherwise to be brought from England had already been discussed by the committee and had some support. It was against this background that Selkirk early in 1811 put forward his plan)
Associated languageeng