McGillivray, Simon

 Simon McGillivray, merchant (b at Stratherrick, Scot 1783; d at London, Eng 9 June 1840), brother of William MCGILLIVRAY and Duncan MCGILLIVRAY. Owing to physical disability, he did not enter the Canadian FUR TRADE actively like his brothers. Instead he turned to the financial end of the business, working in London, Eng, and Montréal for subsidiaries of the NORTH WEST CO. In 1821 he was instrumental in bringing about the union between the North West Co and the Hudson's Bay Co. His association with the fur trade and Canada ended in 1830.