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Witnesses at the Christening were: Alexander Murdoch a sold ier, Alexander Shanks of Kirktoun, Margaret Murdoch of Wards
June 6, 1820
Signed agreement to work for Hudson Bay Company for five ye ars at a wage of 15 pounds stirling per year.Copy on file .Ref: HBC Archives A.32/47.fo192
Arrived at York Factory on Hudson Bay, probably abourd th e Eddington.
Ref: HBC Archives B.239/g/1
October 24, 1820
Arrived at Cummberland House where they were stationed fo r the winters of 1820/21 and 1821/22Ref: HBC Archives B.4 9/a/36
Three brothers travelled with the Brigade to York Factory
HBC Archives B.49/a/37
September 7, 1821
Returned to Cumberland House for the winter.
October 1, 1821
Went with Archibald and Thomas Swain to Sasketum Lake i n a small boat to procure some geese from the Indians there.
January 3-28 1822
Three brothers sent to Beaver Lake to fish.Ref: HBC B.49/ a/37
February 5-26 1822
Three brothers again sent to Beaver Lake to fish.They ret urned with 285 whitefish and 22 large trout.
May 30, 1822
Cumberland House records show Alexander, Archibald and Jame s were employed at this location.
Autumn of 1822
Transferred from Cumberland House to Island Lake District.
Ref: HBC B.239/g/2
Autumn of 1823
Alexander and Archibald were transferred to Athabasca Distr ict under Chief Factor James Keith at Fort Chipewyan on Lak e Athathabaska.
Ref: HBC B.39/a/22,23
October 5, 1823
Alexander and Archibald on list of occupants of Fort Chipew yan.Copy of list on file.Ref: HBC B.39/a/22,75 Microfil m 1M23
Alexander and Archibald were promoted to position of middle men on voyages to and from the Mackenzie District with thei r wages being raised to 17 pounds sterling.
October 18, 1824
Alexander and Archibald on list of occupants of Fort Chipew yan.Copy of list on file.Ref: HBC B.39/a/23,18
Alexander and Archibald on list of occupants of Fort Chipew yan.Copy of list on file.Ref: HBC B.39/e/8,57Microfil m 1M777
August 31, 1825
Alexander and Archibald boarded the Prince of Wales at Yor k Factory for the trip home.Also on board was Govenor Sim pson.Copy of passenger list on file.Ref: HBC C.1/806M icrofilm 2M79
October 8, 1825
Alexander and Archibald arrived in Orkney where they left t he Prince of Wales and presumably took a smaller ship to ho me to Elgin.