Biographies

ROSAS, JUAN MANUEL ORTIZ de 1793 - 1877
Argentina

Argentine dictator, was born in Buenos Aires on 30 March 1793, the eldest son of León Ortiz de Rosas and Augustina López de Osornio. From a wealthy landowning family, Rosas was noted in the young...

ROSS, Sir JAMES CLARK 1800 - 1862
England

rear admiral, Arctic and Antarctic navigator, was born in Finsbury Square, London, on 15 April 1800, son of George Ross and Christian, née Clark. George Ross, originally from Wigtonshire, traded as...

ROTCH, FRANCIS 1750 - 1822
United States

American whaler, was born in Nantucket, Mass on 30 September 1750, son of Joseph Rotch, the foremost whaling merchant in the American colonies and Love Coffin, née Macy, daughter of two of...

ROUTLEDGE, ROBERT McKILLIAM ?1855 - 1907
Scotland

judge and colonial secretary, was the sixth son of William Routledge, manufacturer of Aberdeen. He studied at Aberdeen University and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1879 and was a member...

ROWE, ERNESTO GUILLERMO 1896 - 1975
Argentina

businessman and character, was born in Rosario, in the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, on 11 January 1896, the eldest of four children of Richard Lawson Rowe, originally from South Shields and his...

ROWEN, JOHN ENGLISH 1837 - 1914
United States

last United States consul at Stanley (1898 – 1908), was born on 28 July 1827 at Thompsonville, Connecticut to Irish immigrant parents. At an early age he was put to work in a carpet factory so he...

ROWLANDS, EDWARD (Ted) b 1940
Wales

minister and parliamentarian, was born in Porth Cawl, South Wales on 23 January 1940, the son of WS Rowlands and Hilda, née Weeks. He was educated at Rhondda and Wirral Grammar Schools and went to...

ROWLANDS, HAROLD THEODORE 1931 - 2004
Falkland Islands

financial secretary and councillor, was born in Stanley on 10 July 1931, the youngest of three children of Conrad Rowlands and Lucy, née Larson. His brother was John ROWLANDS (b.1928) and his...

ROWLANDS, JOHN RICHARD 1928 - 2000
Falkland Islands

business man and councillor, was born in Stanley on 3 April 1928, the eldest child of Conrad Rowlands and Lucy, née Larson. His brother was Harold ROWLANDS (b.1931) and his sister was Betty BIGGS ...

ROXA, ANTONINA c 1807 - 1869
Argentina (also Uruguay)

character, was born in the River Plate area and was apparently of mixed race - she was sometimes described as "an Indian princess". She arrived in the islands aboard theSarandíon 6 October 1832,...

RUDD, JOHN ROGERS 1827 - 1864
England

Camp manager, was born probably in or near Exeter in 1827. He came from farming stock and by 1844 he was resident in the Falklands and in the employ of John Bull WHITINGTON at Anson. By 1847 he was...

RUIZ PUENTE, FELIPE fl 1767
Spain

Spanish naval officer. Capitán de navío Felipe Ruiz Puente was the first Spanish comandante gobernador of the Spanish settlement at Puerto de la Soledad (Port Louis). On 17 October 1766 Ruiz Puente...

RYAN, ALFREDO ROBERTO LUCIO 1902 - 1990
Gibraltar (also Argentina)

Argentine entrepreneur, was born in Gibraltar on 26 August 1902, the son of an Irishman Ernest A Ryan and his wife Magdalena Navas. Ryan's grandfather, who hailed from Cork, had supposedly set foot...

SALVESEN, HAROLD KEITH 1897 - 1970
Scotland

whaling company owner, was born on 30 July 1897 in Edinburgh, second son of Theodore Salvesen and Annie, neé Burnet.

His grandfather Christian Salvesen had arrived in Scotland from Norway in 1851...

SANGUINETO, PEDRO PABLO Y BASSO 1756 - after 1796
Spain

Spanish naval officer, was born in Cartagena in 1756, possibly on 29 June if his parents christened their offspring after the saints of the day. Sanguineto began his military career as a cadet in...

SANGUINETTI, FREDERICK SHEDDEN 1847 - 1906
Jamaica (also England)

colonial secretary, was born in Jamaica on 13 September 1847, son of Moses, a sugar planter and a Justice of the Peace. His mother Eliza was the daughter of Samuel and Grace Shedden who lived in a...

SCHLOTTFELDT, HUGO 1849-1927
Germany

German shipping agent, was born on 7 June 1849 (and baptized on 22 July 1849) in the city of Neumünster (Schleswig-Holstein), one of the sons of Customs Officer Julius Theodor Schlottfeldt (born...

SCHOFIELD, ROBERT 1798 - 1825
England

merchant, was born in Yorkshire around 1798 and emigrated with his family to Argentina, by way of Montevideo, in the early 1820s. In Buenos Aires he fell in with Louis VERNET and Jorge PACHECO and...

SCHRADER, CARL WILHELM OTTO 1852 - 1930
Germany

German astronomer and meteorologist (South Georgia), was born into a family of many respected scientists at Brunswick {Braunschweig} in Germany on 30 January 1852.

He studied mathematics and...

SCHULZ, GUSTAV OTTO 1849 - 1912
Germany

German traveller and photographer, was born in Gornitz, Prussia {near Poznan in Poland} around 1849.

In early 1875 he married an English girl, Sarah Smith, and began to live in Brighton (Sussex)...

SCOTT, Sir PETER MARKHAM 1909 - 1989
England

conservationist and artist, was born on 14 September 1909 in London, only child of the explorer Robert Falcon Scott and the sculptress Kathleen Bruce.

Peter Scott never knew his father who died in...

SEEMANN, JHMC fl 1880s
Germany

German captain and shipping agent (1880-1886).

The signing of the postal contract with the Kosmos company was the outcome of a dispute in 1880 between Governor CALLAGHAN and FE COBB, colonial...

SHACKLETON, EDWARD ARTHUR 1911 - 1994
England

statesman and baron, the second son of the explorer Sir Ernest SHACKLETON and Emily Shackleton, née Dorman was born in London on 15 July 1911.

Edward Shackleton scarcely knew his father, who died...

SHACKLETON, Sir ERNEST HENRY (The Boss) 1874 - 1922
Ireland

Anglo-Irish explorer, was born on 15 February 1874 at Kilkea in Co Kildare, Ireland, the second in a family of two sons and eight daughters born to Henry Shackleton and Henrietta, née Gavan. The...

SHEPPARD, ROBERT CARL 1897 - 1954
Canada

master mariner, born in St John’s Newfoundland on 31 January 1897 to Anna Laura Sheppard (née Davis) of Harbour Grace and Robert Sheppard of St John’s, also a master mariner.

After schooling at...