Biographies

ABBOTT, JACK 1904 - 1986
Switzerland (also Canada)

logger and farmer, was born in Vevey, Switzerland on 4 June 1904, eldest of four children of Frederick Ernest Abbott (traveller and bon viveur*) and his wife Ethel Hope Abbott, née Doeg, of Santa...

ADIE, RAYMOND JOHN 1925 - 2006
South Africa (also England)

geologist, was born on 26 February 1925 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He was educated at Maritzburg College and the University of Natal, and then came to Britain in 1946 to join the Falkland...

ALBERT VICTOR, (Eddy) 1864 - 1892
England

prince and royal visitor, was born Albert Victor Christian Edward at Frogmore in Hampshire on 8 January 1864, eldest son of Edward Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and his wife Alexandra....

ALDANA Y ORTEGA, JOSÉ ?1759 - after 1818
Spain

Spanish naval officer, was born in San Lucar de Barrameda, Cádiz, probably in 1759 (his age was given as 57 when an extract of his service record was issued in 1816). Aldana joined the Spanish navy...

ALFRED ERNEST ALBERT (Affie) 1844 - 1900
England

Duke of Edinburgh and royal visitor, was born at Windsor Castle, the second son of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. At 14 he joined the navy and served in Euryalus and St George...

ALISON, FREDERICK BLACK 1893 - 1970
England

magistrate South Georgia, was born on 5 August 1893, the younger son of Sir Archibald Alison, the third baronet and Georgina, née Cobbell. He was educated in naval colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth...

ALLARDYCE, Lady CONSTANCE ANGEL 1861-1919
Australia

palaeontologist, was born Constance Angel Green in Victoria, Australia, on 23 December 1861. She married William Lamond ALLARDYCE in 1895 whilst he was serving as a British government official in...

ALLARDYCE, Sir WILLIAM LAMOND 1861 - 1930
Scotland

governor, was born on 14 November 1861 in India. His father was Colonel James Allardyce LlD (who served for many years in the Indian Army) and his mother was Georgina, née Abbott. The Allardyces...

ALTOLAGUIRRE, JACINTO MARIANO DEL CARMEN 1754 - after 1783
Spain

Spanish naval officer, was born in Buenos Aires on 5 July 1754, one of the two criollo* officers to assume charge at Puerto de la Soledad (VIANA was the other). Capitán de fragata Jacinto...

ANDERSSON, JOHAN GUNNAR 1874 - 1960
Sweden

Swedish geologist, polar explorer, and archaeologist, was born in Knista, in the province of Närke, Sweden, on 3 July 1874, the only child of Johan and Hedvig Andersson, née Lekberg, (farmers). The...

ANDREASEN, CHRISTIAN 1887 - 1962
Denmark

mariner and farmer, was born in the town of Horsens, on the east coast of Denmark, on 19 February 1887, the son of Jens Andreasen, a merchant. He decided on a sea-going career and began working on...

ANDREWES, Sir WILLIAM GERRARD (Bill) 1899-1974
England

Admiral, was born at Chilcomb Rectory, St Giles Hill, Winchester, on 3 November 1899. He was the second son of the Rev Canon Gerrard Thomas Andrewes (1855-1941), the rector of Chilcomb and an...

ANSON, GEORGE 1697 - 1762
England

admiral, was born on 23 April 1697, the younger son of William Anson of Shugborough Park, Staffordshire. He joined the navy in 1712, became post captain in 1724, and on the outbreak of war with...

AREGUATI, Pablo (colonist)

see PACHECO, Jorge

ARROWSMITH, Sir EDWIN PORTER 1909 - 1992
England

governor, was born on 23 May 1909, the son of Reverend Edwin Arrowsmith and his wife Kathleen Eggleston, née Porter. He married Clondagh, eldest daughter of Dr WG Connor, in 1936. They had two...

ARTHUR, Sir (OSWALD) RAYNOR 1905 - 1973
India (also England)

governor, was born on 16 December 1905 in Poonah {Pune}, India, son of Sigismund and Constance Arthur. His father was a member of the Indian Civil Service. He was educated at Charterhouse and...

ATKINS, ISABELLA 1889 - 1958
Falkland Islands

post office clerk, was born on 16 May 1889, the daughter of Richard Atkins (son of a military pensioner) and Isabella Wingrave. Her mother died shortly after Isabella's birth and the seven children...

BAGNALL, HARRY 1930 - 1998
England

rector, was born in the West Yorkshire village of Fitzwilliam on 23 August 1930. As a young man he was for three years seriously ill from tuberculosis and almost died. He took his ordination course...

BAILEY, ARTHUR 1819 - 1883
England

Surveyor. One Arthur Bailey was born in Bedford on 27 June 1819, the son of Charles Bailey and Anne, and christened at St Mary's Bedford on 23 July. He served on the Ordnance Survey of England...

BAILLON, LOUIS AUGUSTINE 1846 - 1927
England (also France)

colonist, was born in Nottingham, England in 1846, the fourth child of Louis Augustine Baillon (born in St Quentin, France in 1815) and Eliza Catherine Blake (born in Nottingham in 1817). In 1866,...

BAILLON, LOUIS CHARLES 1881-1965
Falkland Islands

Olympian, was the second son of Louis Augustine BAILLON (1846-1927) of Fox Bay. Louis Charles Baillon is (to date) the only person born in the Falklands to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games....

BAKER, FRANCES EUSTACE (Dick) b 1933
England

chief secretary, eldest child of Stephen Baker and Jessica Wilhelmina, née Clarke, was born on 19 April 1933 at Sheerness, Kent. He was educated at Borden Grammar School and New College Oxford....

BAKER, HERBERT ARTHUR 1885 - 1954
England

government geologist, was born in London on 16 May 1885, the son of William Baker. Educated in Woolwich, he first trained as a teacher but then entered University College, London, in 1905 to study...

BARKLY, ARTHUR CECIL STUART 1843 - 1890
England

lieutenant-governor, was born in 1843, the eldest of the five children (four sons, one daughter) of Sir Henry Barkly (1815-1898) and Elizabeth Helen Barkly, née Timins. Sir Henry was successively...

BARLAS, WILLIAM (Wullie) 1888 - 1941
England

official and magistrate, was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, on 8 May 1888, the son of William Barlas, a Scots gardener and his wife Betsy. He was educated in Scotland at Pitlochry High School and...