THOMAS FROBISHER*
1744-1788

From: " The (MacMillan) Dictionary of Canadian Biography"
2nd Edition, 1945, Compiled by W. Stewart Wallace, MacMillan Co. of Canada, Toronto


Frobisher, Thomas (1744-1788), fur-trader was born in Yorkshire, England in 1744, the brother of Benjamin Frobisher and Joseph Frobisher. He came to Canada about 1769, and engaged in the fur-trade with his brothers. He was on the Saskatchewan in 1773 and on the Athabaska river in 1774; and in 1776 he founded the first post at Isle a la Crosse. Though a good man in the bush, he apparently lacked the business capacity of his brothers. He died at Montreal on September 12, 1788.

 [C. Davidson, The North West Company (Berkeley, Cal., 1919); W. S. Wallace (ed.), Documents relating to the North West Company (Toronto, 1934); R. H. Fleming, McTavish, Frobisher and Company (Can. hist. rev., 1929).]


*Researching Benjamin Frobisher.............Denny Lowe  (2nd cousin 6x removed)

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