Check all the Clans that have DNA Projects. If your Clan is not in the list there's a way for it to be listed. Electric Scotland's Classified Directory An amazing collection of unique holiday cottages, castles and apartments, all over Scotland in truly amazing locations.

Click here to get a Printer Friendly Page

Hon. James McGill


Hon. James McGillMcGill, Hon. James, the founder of McGill University, in Montreal, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 6th of October, 1744, and at an early age emigrated to Canada, and settled in Montreal. Here he entered into mercantile pursuits, and after having amassed a large fortune, he devoted his time and means to the advancement of his adopted country. He became a member of the Legislative and Executive Councils of Lower Canada. During the was of 1812, he took an active part in military affairs, and so valuable were his services that he rose to the positions of brigadier-general. Mr. McGill, will, however, be chiefly remembered for his charity, and the warm interest he took in the cause of education. McGill, through his marriage to French Canadian widow Charlotte Guillimin, forged further valuable alliances with the Canadian community. About the end of 1813 he died at the age of sixty-seven, leaving behind him a name of more value and of more enduring quality than marble or brass.


Return to Canadian Scottish History

 


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus

Quantcast