James Flett was born 28 Jul 1828 (bap 5 Aug 1828) in Midhouse, Beaquoy, Birsay, Orkney. He was the son of James Flett and Mary Ann Johnston.
James Flett signed up with the Hudsons Bay Co (HBC) 7 Dec 1846 as a labourer and went onto become a Post Manager and Clerk with that company. He died 31 Dec 1906.
According to the information I have James Flett and Mary Peebles married 1857 at Norway House. Mary Peebles was born 1842 at Albany River - the daughter of James Peebles (Metis) and Elizabeth Morison (Metis).
James Flett and Mary Peebles had these children:
John born 31 Dec 1859 Norway House, died 15 Oct 1883 Berens River
William born 1861 Norway House, mar 1883 at Duck Bay to Philomere Chartrand with children Catherine Flett and James Walter Flett
Margaret born 9 July 1867 Nelson River
Frances born 31 Dec 1868 Nelson River mar Duncan McIvor
Alexander born 21 Aug 1870 Norway House (also an HBC employee)
Elizabeth born 15 Feb 1872 Berens River
Donald born 24 Jan 1874 Berens River
George Richard born 24 Sep 1875 Berens River, mar Mary Sabel, died 1940
Alice Louisa born 25 May 1877 Berens River, mar Aug 1912 at Selkirk Alfred James Monkman
Unnamed son born 5 Oct 1878 Berens River
Catherine born 25 Jan 1880 Berens River
Caroline born 4 Sep 1881 Berens River
James born 4 Sep 1881 Berens River, died 28 Feb 1882 Berens River
I would like to learn more about James Flett and his family as I believe he was a cousin to my great grandfather (also called James Flett who was born in 1852 at Waird, Birsay being the son of William Flett and Margaret Linklater).