Benjamin Frobisher, fur trader (b at Halifax, Eng c 1742; d at Montréal 14 Apr 1787), brother of Joseph and Thomas Frobisher. After coming to Québec about 1763, he and his brothers entered the fur trade of the North West. For the most part he managed business affairs in Montréal and England while his brothers traded in the field. The family was an original shareholder in the North West Company.