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.
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Maud M. Hutcheson, “ANDERSON, THOMAS,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed October 25, 2014, 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:||1966|
|Access Date:||October 25, 2014|