Biographies

MIDDLETON, Sir JOHN 1870 - 1954
Scotland

governor, was born on 12 July 1870, the son of Dr James Middleton of Stow, Midlothian. He was educated at Sedbergh and Edinburgh University. In 1901 Middleton entered the Colonial Service as an...

MIGONE, MARIO LUIS 1863 - 1937
Uruguay

Roman Catholic priest, was born of pious Italian parents in Montevideo on 13 December 1863. His early education was at the Salesian College there. As a young man, he travelled to Europe with his...

MILLAM, PETER JOHN 1936 - 2010
England

senior chaplain, was born in Portsmouth on 11 March 1936, the son of a Falkland Islands mother, Beatrice Orissa Bender and of William Robert Millam who had served with the Royal Navy in the Islands...

MILLER, SYDNEY 1905 - 1992
Falkland Islands

manager, councillor and writer, was born at Hill Cove, West Falkland, on March 1905.

His father, also named Sydney, had emigrated to the Islands from Sussex in 1886 at the age of 19 and his mother...

MILNE, HENRY MILLAR (Harry) 1923 - 1990
England

FIC manager, was born in Manchester, the son of William Milne and his wife Carrie, née Millar. Harry as he liked to be known was educated at Hulme Grammar School in Manchester and later started...

MITCHELL, FRANCIS GEORGE (Frank) 1923 - 2011
England

businessman, was born in Barking, Essex on 5 April 1923, the only son of Francis and Lena Sophia, née Edwards. Educated in Essex, the outbreak of war in 1939 disrupted his further education and...

MONETA, JOSÉ MANUEL 1900-1973
Argentina

Argentine meteorologist, writer and diplomat, was born in Buenos Aires on 9 July 1900. His father was Manuel Moneta and mother Ana Elena, neé Vivot. From 1912 he lived in Tierra del Fuego for a...

MONK, ADRIAN 1919 - 2004
England

master mariner, farmer and councillor, was born in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, on 13 May 1917, son of Lieutenant Commander William Archibald Monk RN and Phillis, née Bertrand, a daughter of William...

MONTAGU, ALGERNON SIDNEY 1802 - 1880
England

stipendiary magistrate, was christened in Wimbledon, Surrey on 25 August 1802 the son of a lawyer and legal reformer, Basil Montagu, and his second wife Laura, née Rush. His mother died when he was...

MONTEMAYOR, FULGENCIO D fl 1783
Spain

Spanish naval officer. Capitán de fragata Fulgencio Montemayor was sent to Puerto de la Soledad (Port Louis), probably in command of the snow San Sebastián, where he took over as comandante...

MOODY, JAMES LEITH 1816 - 1896
Barbados (also England)

colonial chaplain was born in 'Baladon BI' (not located, but probably Barbados) in 1816, a younger son of Col Thomas Moody RE and Martha Moody, née Clement. His Christian names reflect his father's...

MOODY, RICHARD CLEMENT 1813 - 1887
Barbados (also England)

governor, was born on 13 February 1813 at St Anne's Garrison in Barbados, the second son of Thomas Moody from Cumberland who had made his career in the Royal Engineers in the West Indies and his...

MOORE, DAVID MORESBY 1933 - 2013
England

botanist, was born in Barnard Castle, Co Durham on 26 July, 1933, eldest son of Moresby George Moore and his wife Elizabeth Moore, née Grange. On leaving Barnard Castle School he studied at...

MOORE, THOMAS EDWARD LAWS ?1820 - 1871
England

governor and explorer, was born in Brompton, Chatham, Kent, probably in 1820. He entered the Royal Navy as a volunteer of the first class on 19 October 1833 and as a career naval officer spent...

MOORE, WILLIAM HENRY ?1808 - after 1883
Ireland

stipendiary magistrate, was the second son of William John Moore, a Dublin attorney, and Charlotte Augusta, née Purdon. He was educated at Hazelwood, Warwickshire and was admitted as a student of...

MORENO, MANUEL 1782 - 1857
Argentina

Argentine diplomat, was born on 31 January 1782. Like his elder brother, Mariano, he was educated at the Real Colegio de San Carlos, and is said to have commanded a unit resisting the British...

MOYANO, CARLOS MARÍA 1854 - 1910
Argentina

Argentine seaman and governor, was born in Mendoza on 4 November1854 and entered the Argentine Navy in 1873. As a consequence, he made several voyages to Patagonia accompanying Luis PIEDRA BUENA....

MUNRO, HUGH 1873 -1938
New Zealand

New Zealand agriculturalist, was born on 12 December 1873. He began employment with the Department of Agriculture in New Zealand in April 1897 and worked in both the Wellington and Auckland areas,...

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MURPHY, ROBERT CUSHMAN 1887 - 1973
United States

American ornithologist, was born in Brooklyn, New York on 29 April 1887 son of Thomas D Murphy, a secondary school official, and Augusta Cushman.

As a child on Long Island Murphy showed interest in...

NERVILLE, MICHEL-FRANÇOIS fl 1764 - 1767
France

governor of the French colony on the Malouines (Falklands), was a first cousin of Louis-Antoine de BOUGAINVILLE the soldier and navigator, who was responsible for the establishment of the French...

NEWMAN, FREDERICK 1853 - 1938
England

colonist and voyager, was born on 13 April 1853 in Bedhampton, Hampshire, the son of George and Eleanor (Ellen) Newman. There was already a connection with far-flung British colonies, as George...

NORDENSKJÖLD, NILS OTTO GUSTAF 1869 - 1928
Sweden

Swedish explorer and scientist, was born on 6 December 1869 on the estate Sjögle, Mariannelund, Småland, Sweden.

He had four sisters and his father, Gustaf Nordenskjöld, was an army captain. His...

O'BRIEN, EDWARD CONOR MARSHALL 1880 - 1952
Ireland

Irish patriot, yachtsman and writer was born in London on 3 November 1880, the son of Edward William O'Brien and an Englishwoman, Julia Mary, née Marshall.

He was a grandson of William Smith...

O'GRADY, Sir JAMES 1866 - 1934
England

governor, was born in Bristol of Irish parents on 6 May 1866. He was educated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic School which he left at an early age to work in a mineral factory, but at the age of 15 he...