Brown, Captain
Brown was the captain of the England, to which three HBC sailors deserted to while the England was docked at Victoria.1 Notice of the desertion was sent to Fort Rupert, Brown's destination, and the sailors took to the woods, intent on meeting the England at a different port, but the men were killed by local First Nations, likely members of the Kwaguʼł Tribe, apparently on Blenkinsop's orders.2 According to Morseby, as seen in a transcribed enclosure to Parker, John to Peel, Sir Frederick 28 November 1851, CO 305:3, no. 10075, 215, Brown told Blenkinsop, who was temporarily in charge of the fort in McNeill's absence, that the offering of a reward for their Heads was a rash thing.
  • 1. Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, vol. 32, History of British Columbia 1792-1887 (San Francisco: The History Company, 1887), 273.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Fort Rupert, or T'sakis