The record of Lieut. Wainwright is foggy. It is possible that he was an American named Richard who served in the US Navy. If this is him, he lived as long as 15 December 1882, when he was recorded as participating in a trial regarding the loss of a steamer called Jeanette. However, this puts an American officer on a British ship. If he was John Wainwright III, then there is record of him sailing the Pacific, but as early as 1826; he immigrated to Lower Canada in 1836. Neither records are convincing.


  • Canadian Archival Information Network. "John Wainwright and family." ArchivesCanada. http://www.ArchivesCanada.ca/english/search/ItemDisplay.asp?sessionKey=999999999_142&l=0 &lvl=1&v=0&coll=1&itm=272280&rt=1&bill=1.
  • "Loss of the Steamer Jeannette." Congressional Edition, Volume 2113. United States: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1883. http://books.google.ca/books?id=8U5HAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA240&lpg=RA1- PA240&dq=lieutenant+wainwright&source=bl&ots=n8rL3LnhaN&sig=R1YrpbCK_WAfELaR9 B0iueS0- pk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sF0qU4vXAtfaoASTpIGoBg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=lie utenant%20wainwright&f=false.
Miranda Harvey

Wear (birth/death dates unknown) Supercargo with the HBC.

Miranda Harvey