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ANDERSON, THOMAS, clergyman in the HBC’s service; d. 1696.

Engaged in 1693, he was sent to York Fort and after only a year there was taken prisoner when the French under Pierre Le Moyne* d’Iberville captured the fort. Anderson, being learned in Latin, was called upon to write the terms of capitulation. The interpreter on the opposing side was the Jesuit Pierre-Gabriel Marest*. Evidently Anderson died while still a prisoner near Dinant, France, in 1696. Whether he was the Thomas Anderson who graduated B.A. from Cambridge in 1684 and M.A. in 1688 has not been established.

Maud M. Hutcheson

HBRS, XX (Rich and Johnson).

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Maud M. Hutcheson, “ANDERSON, THOMAS,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed January 24, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/anderson_thomas_1E.html.

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Author of Article: Maud M. Hutcheson
Title of Article: ANDERSON, THOMAS
Publication Name: Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1
Publisher: University of Toronto/Université Laval
Year of publication: 1966
Year of revision: 1979
Access Date: January 24, 2017