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The Canadian News, 1858-1861
(published in London, England)

Donated by an Ardent BC Genealogist

**Note - spellings are as they appear in the paper, so may not be terribly accurate.
If not quite legible, I have put a question mark after the name.

(posted Aug 2005)

THE CANADIAN NEWS (1858-1861)- published in London, England - Deaths


August, 1858, drowned at Fort Hope, Henry APPLE, of Nevada.

Oct, 1858, at Fort Yale, Isaac C. MILLER, murdered.

Dec 24, 1858, at Yale, Bernard PRICE, murdered. 

March, 1859, in his 60th year, William BROTCHIE, Harbour Master of the port of Victoria.  Left his native 
                       country in 1824 to be in the employ of the Hudson Bay Co in Canada and in whose service 
                       he remained until 1844.  Long-time Master of the steamer “Beaver”.  Leaves a wife and several
                       children in England.

April, 1859, the Hon. J.S. KENNEDY, Member of the House of Assembly for Nanaimo.

April 5, 1859, at Camano Island in Puget’s sound, Captain Alfred CLARK.

July 22, 1859, in Victoria, aged 30, Joseph WEBBER.

Sept 5, 1859, in Victoria, aged 43, Samuel HESELTINE, a native of Enfield, England.

Nov 2, 1859, in the Gulf of Georgia, in a boiler explosion on board the Steamer ‘Caledonian, 
                      Charles GREER, fireman on the Caledonian.  Buried at sea.

Nov 6, 1859, in Victoria, aged 6, Bridget Louisa, daughter of John MORRIS, Civil Engineer.

Feb 29, 1860, in Victoria, aged 23, Georgiana, daughter of Capt. PORTER of San Francisco and wife of J.A.

June 21, 1860, in Victoria, aged 30 (50?), John Henry JOHNSON.

Dec 30, 1860, in Victoria, aged 48, Emery WATERS.

Jan 11, 1861, aged 94, Matthew MURPHY, a native of Wexford.

Jan 11, 1861, at Port Discovery, aged 41, Charles T. WELLMAN, formerly of Appleton, Maine.

Jan 24, 1861, in Victoria,  35, John MILES, eldest son of Robert Seabourne Miles, of Brockville.

Mar 16, 1861, in Victoria, aged 40, George SEAVER, a native of the Island of Jersey.

Mar 22, in Victoria, aged 33, Capt. Michael WEBSTER, a native of Liverpool, England, and late from 
              Honolulu, Sandwich Islands.

April 14, 1861, at Union Bar, in the explosion of the Steamer ‘Fort Yale’, Samuel POWERS, blacksmith 
                          of Hope, and  Joel OSBURN, fireman. 

Spring, 1861, B.C., Capt. E. Hammond KING, originator of the New Westminster Times and of the Victoria


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