Malton Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side of Canoe Reach, Kinbasket Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°38'00''N, 119°04'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83D/11
Related Maps: 83D/10
83D/11
83D/6
83D/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 19 December 1961 on 83D.

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

Named in 1863 by Viscount Milton and Dr. Cheadle, after the village of Malton, Yorkshire; Milton's father, the 6th Earl Fitzwilliam, and later his uncle, were Members of Parliment for this area in the mid-nineteenth century.

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

"....From 1837-41 and 1846-47, Milton's father was MP for malton, and from 1852-85, Milton's uncle, Lord Charles William Wentworth - Fitzwilliam, represented this constituency. One of Earl Fitzwilliam's seats, "The Lodge" is situated in Malton." ("Place Names in Vicinity of Yellowhead Pass" by James White, Canadian Alpine Journal, vol VI, 1914-15, pp.143-158)

Source: included with note