Trutch, William
William Trutch was the father of British Columbia's first Lieutenant Governor, Sir Joseph William Trutch.1 He trained as a solicitor and was posted as a Clerk of the Peace in St John's, Jamaica, and he also served as a lieutenant in the Port Royal militia.2 The Trutch family returned from Jamaica to Somerset, England in 1834.3
William encouraged Joseph to seek a position with the Colonial Office when his son displayed an interest in moving to the colonies, and secured a recommendation from Sir E. Bulwar-Lytton, which he sent to Governor James Douglas on 16 September 1858.4 This recommendation would launch Joseph Trutch's professional and political career in British Columbia.
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Trutch, William. 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/trutch_w.html.

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