This concerns the magnificent work of University of Manitoba chemistry professor Harry W. Duckworth as editor of "The English River Book: A North West Company Journal and Account Book of 1786," (McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1990.)
This evidence has apparently impressed Duckworth, a recently added Peter Pond Society member.
We had corresponded by snail mail a few times after his
book came out and before I started Peter Pond Society
and took to email.
Here is his
response to the Rathwell genealogy: