Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
Isabella Mainville Ross
Born Jan. 10, 1808 • Died in Victoria April 23, 1885
— Here Lies —
She came here in 1843 with her husband, Chief Trader Charles Ross, who was in charge of building Fort Victoria. After his death she bought the land upon which you are standing for a farm. By so doing she became the first woman to own land in what is now British Columbia.
Erected 1994 by Old Cemeteries Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
Location. 48° 24.639′ N, 123° 20.403′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Monument is in Section C of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria BC V8S 1G1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William (Billy) Barker (within shouting distance of this marker); Right Reverend George Hills, D.D. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Victoria Robertson (about 120 meters away); George and Isabella Pottinger (about 150 meters away); William Edgar OliverKakehashi (about 180 meters away); Lorne Lewis (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . . Fort Victoria Descendants on Facebook. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.