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Monday, February 2, 2015

Ross Bay Cemetery - Sir James Douglas

I mentioned on Saturday that the Ross Bay Cemetery holds many Victoria citizens who were prominent in the early days of the city. Probably none is more significant than Sir James Douglas, who founded the city and governed the colony during its early days. He was a Hudson's Bay Company factor as was Alexander Ross, who gave his name to the bay and the cemetery that faces it. A number of the older graves such as Sir James' are surrounded by wrought iron fences. This ironwork is often quite ornate.


JoJo said...

Ah...the Douglas of Douglas Street!

William Kendall said...

That's quite a grave!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful ornate fencing around the grave site.