Colvile, Andrew Wedderburn
b. 1779-11-06
d. 1856
Andrew Wedderburn Colvile was the deputy governor of the HBC and, during the mid-nineteenth century, was one of the most powerful members of the HBC's London committee.1 Andrew Wedderburn Colvile likely influenced the decision to appoint Eden Colvile, Andrew's son, as governor of Rupert's Land in February 1849.2
  • 1. J. E. Rea, Eden, Colvile Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.
  • 2. Ibid.
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