Angus McGillis: (abt.1774-1842)
He was the son of Donald McGillis & Mary McDonell-Lundy, born at Johnston, Tron Co., N.Y. He married (Christian marriage) Margaret Notinikaban (Vent de Bout) at St.Boniface, Manitoba in 1830. Their children were born between 1804 and 1822 in either the North West Territories or the Red River Settlement. A daughter, Marie McGillis (1804-1856), was married to Cuthbert James Grant Jr. (1793-1854) ["Captain of the Metis" & "Warden of the Plains"] .
Angus was a Northwest Co. clerk at Fort Dauphin in 1805 and died at St.Francois Xavier, Manitoba on 23 Jan.1842.
Donald Roy McGillis: (abt.1786-1817)
He was the son of John G.McGillis (brother of Hugh & Angus) & Catherine McMillan and was married to Ruby Rutherford & Mary McKinnon.
He sailed for Astoria and the Columbia River on the "Tonquin", employed by the American Fur Co., but after hearing of the war between the U.S. & Britain in 1813 took up employment with the Northwest Co's. Columbia River Department. In April of 1814 he began an overland journey from Astoria (Ft.George) to Montreal in the company of Gabriel Franchere, J.G.McTavish, David Stuart, John Clarke, Benjamin Pillet, William Wallace & Donald McKenzie. On 30 June 1814 they reach the Winnipeg River & Fort Bas de La Riviere, where they learn that Miles McDonnnell (Governor of the Selkirk Colony & Selkirk's land holdings) issued a Proclamation forbidding goods out of the district. On 8 July they reach the Rainy Lake House with John Dease in charge there, reaching Fort William on the 14th.
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