Biographies

GROUSSAC, FRANÇOIS PAUL 1848 - 1929
France (also Argentina)

Argentine historian, was born on 15 February 1848 in Toulouse, France, the son of Pierre Groussac and Catherine, née Deval. After an education in the classics, Groussac entered the Brest Naval...

GUILLEBAUD, CLAUDE WILLIAM 1890-1971
England

visiting economist, was born on 2 July 1890 at Calne (Wilts), the son of Ernest Guillebaud, an Anglican priest; his mother Mabel Marshall was sister to the economist Alfred Marshall. Educated at...

GUILLÉN MARTÍNEZ, PABLO 1780 - 1839
Spain

Spanish naval officer, was born in Cartagena (Spain) in 1780. On 20 December 1793 he entered the College of Navigation in the Cartagena Comandancia de Pilotos, aged 13, qualifying as a pilotín* on...

GUNTHER, EUSTACE ROLFE 1902 - 40
England

biologist, was born at Heacham, Norfolk, the elder of the two sons of Robert William Theodore Gunther, Oxford University reader in the history of science and his wife Amy, née Neville-Rolfe.

After...

GUTTERIDGE, EDWARD CHARLES (Ted) 1920 - 2000
England

engineer, was born on 9 December 1920 at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, the second son of Percy and Alice Gutteridge. He had one sister and four brothers.

His father was a self-employed shoe...

HADDEN, ALEXANDER BURNETT (Nick) 1922-2016
Scotland

teacher and community leader, was born near Aberdour, Aberdeenshire on 7 February 1922, the eldest of six children of Alexander and Janet, née Burnett. His parents' working lives meant moving...

Halkett, Frederick Craigie

see CRAIGIE-HALKETT

HALLE, THORE GUSTAF 1884 - 1964
Sweden

Swedish botanist and geologist, was born on 25 September 1884 in Nykyrka, close to Mullsjö in Västergötland, Sweden. His father, Carl Otto Gustafson was a shopkeeper, and his mother was Eva...

HAMBLIN, HENRY JOSEPH ?1809 - 1864
England

colonial surgeon, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in February 1835, and practised in Walsall, Warwickshire. One night when the Whig grandee Lord Stanley was passing through...

HAMILTON, JAMES ERIK (Ham, Shag, Hamilton) 1891 - 1957
England

government naturalist, was born in Liverpool on 26 May 1891. After graduating from Liverpool University in 1913 Hamilton spent two summers working in Ireland investigating the biological problems...

HAMILTON, JOHN 1858 - 1945
Scotland

sheep farmer and landholder, was born in Janetstown, Wick, Caithness, on 15 March 1858, the oldest son of four children of Angus Hamilton and Catherine Sutherland. (nb. See editorial comment below)...

HAMILTON, SAMUEL ?1853 - 1917
Ireland

colonial surgeon, was born probably in Dublin, the son of Major Joseph Hamilton. He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a Licentiate of the King and Queen's...

HAMM, EDWARD JEFFREY 1915 - 1992
Wales

Camp teacher and fascist, was born in Ebbw Vale, Wales on 15 September 1915 to a farming family. He was educated at West Monmouth School and became a teacher. In 1934 he attended a Blackshirt rally...

HANSEN, CHARLES c 1837 - 1891
Denmark

sea captain and colonist, was a Dane from the Ditmarches, an area which today is part of northern Germany. Nothing is known about his family background, except that his father is curiously recorded...

HANSEN, LEGANGER 1883 - 1948
Norway

Norwegian whaling manager, was born in Nøtterøy, near Tønsberg. He went to sea early and, having landed in America, spent 11 years as a salmon fishing inspector and timberman in Alaska and Seattle....

HARDCASTLE, BROOK 1930 - 2003
England

farm manager, was born in Doncaster, Yorks on 22 October 1930, the middle one of the seven children of Brook Hardcastle and Ethel, née Hinchcliffe. When he was eight his mother died and he was sent...

HARDING, HUGH CULLEN 1893 - 1965
Falkland Islands

farm manager, was born in Stanley on 24 October 1893. He was the only son of William Alfred HARDING and Augusta Amy, née Oxborrow. His father was for many years the Stanley manager of the Falkland...

HARDING, WILLIAM ALFRED 1865 - 1945
England

civil servant and businessman, entered the colonial service in 1884 and was temporarily seconded to the Falkland Islands in 1890. Following his return to England in 1892 he was recruited by the...

HARDY, ARTHUR LESLIE (Les) 1898 - 1962
Falkland Islands

business man and councillor, was born in Stanley on 15 February 1898, the eldest son of Arthur Hardy, baker, and his wife Mary (Min), née Brown. The family ran Stanley Bakery, in the stone building...

HARDY, Sir ALISTER CLAVERING 1896 - 1985
England

biologist, was born in Nottingham on 10 February 1896, the youngest of the three sons of Richard Hardy, architect and his wife Elizabeth Hannah Clavering.

After school at Oundle, he went to Exeter...

HARMER, Sir SIDNEY FREDERIC 1862 - 1950
England

biologist, was born in Norwich on 8 March 1892, the second of the five children of Frederic William Harmer, a wool merchant, and his wife Mary Young, née Lyon. He attended a day school in Norwich...

HARWOOD, Sir HENRY HARWOOD 1888 - 1950
England

admiral, was born in London on 19 January 1888, the son of a barrister, Surtees Harwood Harwood and his wife Mary Cecilia, née Ullathorne.

Harwood became a naval cadet in the Britannia in 1903 and...

HASKARD, COSMO DUGAL PATRICK THOMAS 1916 - 2017
Ireland

governor, was born on 25 November 1916 in Dublin, the son of John McDougall Haskard, a British army officer and his wife Alicia, née Hutchins, whose family had been landowners in Co Cork. His...

HAVERS, ALICE MARY (married name: Morgan) 1850 - 1890
England

genre and landscape painter, was born at Thelton Hall, Norfolk, the third daughter of Thomas HAVERS and his wife Ellen, daughter of the Rev Rogers Ruding , a numismatist and Fellow of the Society...

HAVERS, DOROTHY HENRIETTA (married name:  Boulger. pseudonym:  Theo Gift) 1847 - 1923
England

novelist, was born at Thelton Hall, Norfolk, daughter of Thomas HAVERS and Ellen, née Ruding.

In 1854 Dorothy moved with her parents to the Falkland Islands, where her father was manager of the...