Tominson Family

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Tominson Family

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1739 - 1829

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William Tomison was born in South Parish, South Ronaldsay in 1739. In the summer of 1760 he sailed for Canada in the employ of the Hudson Bay Company. In April of 1778 Tomison was sent to manage Cumberland House, Northwest of Lake Winnipeg. Later in 1795 he established Edmonton House as Factor. He retired back to the Orkney Islands in 1811 building a school, Tomison's Academy, there. He died March 26, 1829.

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AR-MS-662

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City of Edmonton Archives

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