Mount Fitzwilliam

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Yellowhead Pass in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°49'50''N, 118°27'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on A.O. Wheeler's 1911 map of Mount Robson.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Family name of William, Viscount Milton (1839-1877), who so named it, 1863.

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)

Named 8 July 1863 by Milton and Cheadle. Refers to Viscount William Milton (1839-1877) who, with Dr. W.B. Cheadle, came through Yellowhead Pass in 1863; authors of "The North-West Passage by Land" published at London, 1865. Milton's title was Lord Milton of Fitzwilliam, son of the 6th Earl of Fitzwilliam and father of the 7th Earl of Fitzwilliam. Sometime MP. See also Mount Milton.

Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File ("the Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions