Henry John Moberly

Henry John Moberly, also known as Harry or Harvey (1835–1931) was a fur trader. He entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service in 1854, and in 1862 was in charge of the post on Stuart Lake; gave his name to Moberly Lake in the Peace River country. After nearly 40 years service, retired in Saskatchewan, in 1894. Moberly was born at Penetanguishene, Ontario, on 2 August 1835. His father was Post-Captain John Moberly, R.N., and his mother Marie Foch, a Polish lady whose ancestral home was in Alsace-Lorraine. Henry John was a younger son. Several of the Moberlys have given distinguished service in the fields of engineering and exploration of Canada. Moberly was educated at the Barrie Grammar School and Upper Canada College. Study, however, to one of his restless and adventurous temperament, became irksome, and at the age of sixteen, his father having secured for him a position with the internationally-known English insurance house of Lloyd’s, he left school and was sent to the St. Petersburg agency of the firm.

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1931 at age of 96


1. Upper Canada College Private school

Upper Canada College (UCC), located in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a private elementary and secondary school for boys between Senior Kindergarten and Grade Twelve, operating under the International Baccalaureate program. The secondary school segment is divided into ten houses; eight are for day students and the remaining two exclusively for boarders. The college also owns and operates a campus in Norval, Ontario, for outdoor education.

Type Private school
200 Lonsdale Road, M4V 1W6 - Toronto, Ontario
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Hudson's Bay Company
Fur trade, Retail
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1.Moberly Lake

Moberly Lake along British Columbia Highway 29 in northern British Columbia, Canada, is named for Henry John Moberly, a fur trader that lived on the lake. It is served by the Chetwynd Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment. The Moberly Lake has always been a revered site for the Danezaa people. They called it 'the Lake you can depend on,' an allusion to the bounty of the lake, where they could always find food.
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