Biographies

BARLOW, Sir JOHN DENMAN 1898 - 1986
England

businessman, baronet and MP, was born on 15 June 1898, elder son of Sir John Barlow (first baronet) and the Hon Anna Maria Denman. In 1928 he married the Hon Diana Helen Kemp and they had three...

BARNARD, CHARLES H. 1781 - c1840
United States

American sealer, sailed from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on 12 April 1812 in the 132 ton brig Nanina of New York on a sealing voyage to the Falkland Islands, anchoring off New Island on 7 September...

BARNES, JOHN SAMUEL (Jack) 1896 - 1965
Falkland Islands

entrepreneur and politician, was born at San Carlos on 21 April 1896, one of eleven children of Arthur James Barnes, a shepherd and his wife Margaret, née Bonner. As a young man Jack Barnes worked...

BARTLETT, WILLIAM 1824 - 1906
England

missionary, the son of William and Priscilla Bartlett, was born on 9 August 1824. He married Emma on 27 November 1855. Their children were Annie (born at sea in 1856, two days before their arrival...

BARTON, ARTHUR GRENFELL 1901 - 1974
England

manager and councillor, was born in London on 8 May 1901, the third son of the Rev John Bernard Barton and Susan Theresa Barton, née Thornton, in a family of seven. He was educated at Haileybury....

BASELEY, REGINALD BRUCE 1878 - 1952
England

colonial engineer, was born in Southampton on 9 March 1878, the youngest child and second son of James and Catherine Baseley. His father had a tailoring business in the suburb of Eastleigh and...

BEAGLEHOLE, JOHN CHARLES GRAHAM 1827 - after 1871
England

ship's captain, was born in 1827, the son of Henry Beaglehole, mariner and Ann Beaglehole, née Tippett, of Dartmouth. He married Mary Ann Ford at St Petrox church, Dartmouth on 4 April 1849. He and...

BEATTIE, ALEXANDER ELDER 1888 - 1951
Scotland

colonial secretary, was born on 25 January 1888 at Stirling Castle, Scotland, the elder son of Major Alexander Beattie. He enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1906. After service...

BEATY, THOMAS (Tom) 1915 - 1997
England

farmer, was born on 22 May 1915 at Melmerby near Penrith, Cumberland, the ninth of ten children of tenant farmer James Beaty and his wife Eleanor, née Smith. He won a scholarship to Penrith Grammar...

BEAUCHESNE, JACQUES GOUIN de 1695 - 96
France

French sailor, was born in St Malo on 2 January 1652. He became an officer in the navy and served on expeditions to Greenland , Newfoundland , Africa and Brazil . In 1698 he was chosen by the...

BELL, FREDERICK SECKER 1897 - 1973
England

naval officer, was born on 17 August 1897, son of Colonel FB Bell. He was educated at Marfield Grange in Kent and then at the Royal Naval Colleges in Osborne and Dartmouth. He joined the Navy in...

BELLINGSHAUSEN, THADDEUS GOTTLIEB THADDEVICH von (also FABIAN GOTTLIEB BENJAMIN) 1779 - 1852
Russian Empire (also Estonia)

Russian admiral and explorer. (His names have been variously rendered in German, Estonian and Russian; the second appears in his baptismal record.) He was born to a family of German Baltic...

BENDER, CHRISTOPH PETER WILHELM (Charles) 1844 - 1924
Germany

German colonist, was born in Hamburg, Germany, the son of a family of lawyers. He was to be apprenticed to the family firm, but being an outdoor type left home to seek his fortune, ending up in...

BENNETT, ARTHUR GEORGE 1888 - 1954
England

civil servant and naturalist, was born in London on 26 January 1888, the son of Henry and Eliza Bennett. His first job was in the Post Office of the House of Commons, and he also ran a small...

BENNETT, HAROLD 1916 - 1999
Falkland Islands

registrar, was born on 30 October 1916 at Stanley, the third of four sons of Arthur George BENNETT and Ethel Eliza, née Axton. He was educated in Stanley at St Mary's Sisters' school and then at...

BENNETT, STANLEY 1911 - 1984
England

lay reader and carpenter, was born in Fulham, London on 14 December 1911, the second of five children of Arthur George BENNETT and his wife Ethel Eliza Bennett, née Axton. His mother took him to...

BERNTSEN, SØREN 1880 - 1940
Norway

Norwegian gunner and whaling manager, was born on the island Vestre Bolærne, on 7 October 1880, the son of Bernt SØRENSEN. He started his career at sea early, first as able seaman apprentice with...

BERTRAND, CECIL WILLIAM WICKHAM 1909 - 1985
Argentina (also England)

sea captain and farmer, was born in Buenos Aires on 20 February 1909, the son of James Godfrey Wickham Bertrand and Mfanwy Sian (Daisy) Bertrand, née Jones. His father was farming in Argentina at...

BERTRAND, WILLIAM WICKHAM 1837 - 1914
Dominica (also England)

farmer, was baptized in Dominica (British West Indies) on 21 December 1837, the sixth of seven children of Edmund Rufus Bertrand and Frances Elizabeth Bertrand, née Lee. His father was a planter...

BEST, Sir THOMAS ALEXANDER VARIS (Vans) 1870 - 1941
England

colonial secretary, was born on 8 October 1870, son of Alexander Vans Best, a physician from Aberdeen, and his wife Louisa. He was educated at Cheltenham College (where he was head of school) and...

BIGGS, (BERNARD) NOEL 1916 - 1987
Falkland Islands

civil servant, was born in Stanley, Falkland Islands, on 4 September 1916, the eldest surviving son of the large family of Bernard Claud Biggs and Kathleen Mary Biggs. In childhood he contracted...

BIGGS, BETTY JOSEPHINE née ROWLANDS 1929 - 2008
Falkland Islands

mother and philatelist, was born on 29 August 1929 the middle child and only daughter of Theodore Conrad 'Con' Rowlands and Lucy, née Larsen. As well as brothers John ROWLANDS (b 1928), and Harold...

BIGGS, JAMES 1806 - 1853
England

sapper and patriarch, was born in Portsea, Hants, the seventh of twelve children of Samuel Biggs and Jane, née Whitcomb, and baptised at St Mary's Church on 6 July 1806. Nothing is known of his...

BIGGS, MADGE BRIGID FRANCES 1902 - 1995
Falkland Islands

librarian, teacher and shopkeeper, was born on 26 July 1902 at Marmont Row, Stanley, one of nine children of Vincent and Mary Biggs. Vincent was a shipwright with the Falkland Islands Company as...

BINNIE, EDWARD BEVERIDGE 1884 - 1956
Falkland Islands

civil servant, was born at Stanley on 8 October 1884, the eighth child of William Binnie, journeyman tailor and his wife Marion, née Pope, originally from Lanarkshire. The Binnie children were...