Barkley, Charles William


Barkley, Charles William
(1759-1832)
   Served in the East India Company; sailed on a trading voyage for sea-otter skins to the North-West Coast, 1787. Brought his bride with him, the first white woman on the North-West Coast. Discovered and named Juan de Fuca Strait the same year, and carried his cargo of furs to China. In 1792 made another voyage to the North-West Coast, again accompanied by his wife, who kept interesting journals of both voyages. Died at North Crescent, Hartford. Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, discovered and named by him.
   Index: D His two voyages to North-West Coast, 23; his wife first woman to visit North-West Coast, 23.
   Bib.: Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names.

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