Simon McTavish

Simon McTavish (c. 1750 – July 6, 1804), of Montreal was a Scottish-born fur trader and the chief founding partner of the North West Company. He was a member of the Beaver Club and was known as the Marquis for his pre-eminent position in the fur trade and his refined style of living. Both McTavish Street and the McTavish Reservoir in Montreal are named for him. His home and monument in the Golden Square Mile were longstanding landmarks in Montreal. Renowned for his generosity, when the Chief of the Clan MacTavish had fallen on hard times and was forced to sell their seat, Dunardry, McTavish bought it back for the clan and gave his eldest son employment in Montreal.

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Simon McTavish - Family and Monument
... In October, 1793, Simon McTavish married Marie-Marguerite Chaboillez (b.1775), daughter of Charles Chaboillez, a founding member of the Beaver Club ... Directly after the marriage, they moved to London, where McTavish hoped to live permanently, but his new wife became depressed there and they returned to Montreal in the spring of 1795 ... children at Chiswick Parish Church Mary McTavish (1796-1819) ...
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... Simon McTavish brought several members of his family into the company, but nepotism took a back seat to ability ... McTavish also hired several cousins and his nephews William McGillivray and Duncan McGillivray to learn the business ... Simon McTavish was an aggressive businessman who understood that powerful forces in the business world were always ready to pounce on any weakness ...
Simon Mc Tavish - Family and Monument
... In October, 1793, Simon McTavish married Marie-Marguerite Chaboillez (b.1775), daughter of Charles Chaboillez, a founding member of the Beaver Club ... Directly after the marriage, they moved to London, where McTavish hoped to live permanently, but his new wife became depressed there and they returned to ... A monument stands to their four surviving children at Chiswick Parish Church Mary McTavish (1796-1819) ...

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