Mount Albemarle

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: E of Burdwood Point, E side Hesquit Harbour, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°34'43''N, 126°27'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/9

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Albermarle adopted 6 November 1934 on C345, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart A569, 1862 and on BC map 2A, 1913; spelling changed to Mount Albemarle 3 May 1961 on C3645.

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

Possibly named for Duke of Albemarle (George Monck) an English General whose son, Christopher, was Governor of Virginia; descendents of this family live in Victoria today (letter 28 March 1961, file N.2.33).... or.... after General George Thomas Keppel (the Viscount Bury, later 6th Earl of Albemarle) who achieved fame in the Battle of Waterloo, 1815, later an MP; private secretary to (British) Prime Minister Lord John Russell, 1846. His son, Viscount Bury, was Superintendant of Indian Affairs in Canada (1854-56). A Township in Ontario was named for this family in 1855. (letter 7 March 1961, file N.2.33).

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

Could be associated with the Keppel family, whose forebearer was the 1st Earl of Albermarle. (the heir-apparent is known as Viscount Bury). The best known of the family was Augustus Keppel (1725-1786), first Lord of the Admiralty 1782, and son of the 2nd Earl of Albemarle.

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