McDougall, Duncan, fur trader, joined the Pacific Fur Company of J.J.Astor as a partner in 1810 and took part in the founding of Fort Astoria in 1811. He was in charge of Fort Astoria when it was handed over to the Nor'Westers in 1813; and then he entered the service of the North West Company, apparently as a partner. He remained on the Pacific coast until 1817 when he went east to Fort William, and when Ross Cox met him on his way to his winter quarters Franchere says he died "a miserable death at Bas de la Riviere, Lake Winnipeg; but does not say when. He married in 1813 a daughter of Comcomly, chief of the Chinooks.
Notes: Duncan McDougall Jr. was :
- the son of Duncan McDougall Sr. & Isabell Shaw (sister of Angus Shaw)
- the brother of Alexander McDougall
*Researching Duncan McDougall Jr............Viola Seward (g-g-g-g-g-grand-daughter)