Biographies

Biography of Scott, Thomas, ca. 1842-1870

Thomas Scott (c.1842-1870) was born in Northern Ireland. He came to Canada West in 1863 and to Red River in 1869. Here he worked as a labourer building the Dawson Road, which was to connect Red River to Lake Superior. After leading a strike and being charged with aggravated assault, Scott was unemployed but he stayed at Red River, where he became involved with the Canadian party around John Christian Schultz. In December 1869 he was captured and imprisoned with Schultz in Upper Fort Garry. He escaped early in January but was recaptured. He proved a very difficult prisoner, was tried before a court martial, sentenced to death, and executed.

Mentioned in:

diaries

  1. Andrew Wilson Graham diary entry dated 7 December 1869
  2. Andrew Wilson Graham diary entry dated 10 January 1870
  3. Jean-Baptiste Ladéroute, "Mémoires des troubles du Manitoba 1869-70", extrait, p. 52
  4. Jean-Baptiste Ladéroute, "Mémoires des troubles du Manitoba 1869-70", extrait, p. 61-63

photos

  1. Thomas Scott. 1863. Photo by McMillan, Belfast
  2. Thomas Scott. Ca 1870.

correspondence

  1. Lettre du 28 octobre 1874 de Alexandre Antonin Taché au Compte Dufferin

records

  1. Déclaration de 1908 d'André Nault, Elzéar Lagimodière et Duncan McDougall concernant les événements de 1869-70, extraits, fo. 383-384 et 389-390
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