Duncan McGillivray

Duncan McGillivray, fur trader (b in Inverness-shire, Scot c 1770; d at Montréal 9 Apr 1808), brother of William and Simon McGillivray.

Duncan McGillivray, fur trader (b in Inverness-shire, Scot c 1770; d at Montréal 9 Apr 1808), brother of William and Simon McGillivray. One of a family of boys attracted into the Canadian Fur Trade by their uncle Simon McTavish, McGillivray joined the North West Co sometime before 1793. He traded out of posts on the North Saskatchewan River for most of his career and may have made an early crossing of the Rocky Mountains. In 1802 he returned to Montréal where he became an agent for the NWC, travelling to the summer rendezvous at Fort William each year until his death.