Fish, James
b. 1829
James Fish arrived at Fort Victoria with his brother, Robert Fish, in 1851 on the Tory.1
James and Robert worked for the HBC and Puget’s Sound Agricultural Company at Fort Victoria and Esquimalt from 1851 to 1855.2 In this document, Pelly quotes James's father’s letter to the HBC, which claims he and his brothers, Charles and Robert, never regret leaving their home but say they are very happy and comfortable.
In 1856, after they had completed their contracts with the HBC, James and Robert were able to purchase some land and, later, start families.3
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Fish, Charles

Fish, Robert

Pelly, John Henry

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Tory, 1834

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Esquimalt

Victoria

The Colonial Despatches Team. Fish, James. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/fish_j.html.

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