b. 1831-11-27
d. 1852-11-05
Peter Brown was an HBC servant at the Lake Hill sheep station.1 Several correspondence mention his murder in November 1852, apparently by two Indigenous men, one from Cowichan and one from Nanaimo. Douglas describes the discovery of Brown's body in this letter, where he also refers to Brown as a remarkably well conducted and inoffensive young man.
The two men thought responsible for the murder were eventually caught and, after a hurried trial, executed onboard the Beaver.2 Douglas details the affair in this despatch to Pakington.
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Douglas, James

Pakington, John Somerset

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Beaver, 1835-1888

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Cowichan Region

Lake Hill

Nanaimo District