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 Richard Blanshard

Richard Blanshard

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 5 Jun 1894 (aged 76)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Boldre, New Forest District, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 19358 · View Source
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First Governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island (1849-1851), which became part of British Columbia, Canada in 1866. When Blanshard arrived in the frontier colony in March 1850 he was treated rudely by Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor James Douglas, who had wanted the appointment. Provided with no home or office and disputed at every step, Blanshard despised life in in the colony and resigned after only a year and retired to England.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19358
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Blanshard (19 Oct 1817–5 Jun 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19358, citing St John the Baptist Churchyard, Boldre, New Forest District, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .