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.