Biographies

WHITINGTON, GEORGE THOMAS 1808 - after 1859
England

merchant and colonial promoter, was baptised on 22 June 1808 in Merrow, Surrey, the son of Peter Whitington of Whitmore Hall, Guildford. As a merchant he was involved in the Australian trade and...

WHITINGTON, JOHN BULL 1817 - after 1881
England

colonist, was baptised on 12 July 1817 at West Clandon, Surrey, the fourth son of Peter Whitington of Whitmore Hall, Guildford. He was trained as a chemist. In October 1840 funded by his brother...

WILL, HERMANN 1852-1930
Germany

German botanist and polar researcher, one of the earliest scientists to winter on South Georgia, was born in 1852 probably in Erlangen, Bavaria, where his father, the natural scientist and...

WILLIAMS, LOUIS 1869 - 1913
Falkland Islands

merchant, was born in Stanley on 21 June 1869, the third child of Carlos Guilherme from the Azores, who had settled in the Falklands in the early 1860s.

Guilherme was naturalised in 1867 and...

WILLIAMS, RICHARD ALMOND 1819 - after 1852
Unknown

farming manager, was appointed by Samuel LAFONE in 1846 to manage his interests in the Falkland Islands, following the signature of the agreement with government for the sale of Lafonia. Two...

WILSON, JAMES INNES 1882 - after 1924
Scotland

magistrate, was born in Forfarshire, Scotland on 20 November 1882. He arrived in the Falkland Islands on 17 April 1903 on board the Orcana. He was enrolled in government service on the same day as...

Wilson, Sir William Grey

see GREY-WILSON

WISEMAN, WILLIAM 1845 - 1893
England

naval officer, 9th baronet, came from a line of naval officers, confusingly all baronets, all admirals and all called William Wiseman. He was educated in Switzerland and joined the navy in 1859. He...

WOODGATE, JAMES AUSTEN 1895 - 1961
England

architect, was born in St Lawrence, Kent on 2 November 1895, the only child of James Woodgate and Emily Helen, née Austen. During World War I, he served in the army and attained the rank of major....

WOODS, ROBIN WILFRID b 1936
England

ornithologist and botanist, was born in Croydon, Surrey on 20 October 1936. His interest in natural history, especially birds, began in 1940 when his father gave him a copy of The Observer's Book...

YOUNG, COLIN DOUGLAS b 1940
Scotland

grasslands officer; was born in Glasgow 13 May 1940, the younger son of Edward M Young MA (headmaster) and Mary Miller Young, née Durney (schoolteacher).Educated at the High School of Glasgow 1945...

YOUNG, LEONARD WILLIAM HAMILTON 1891 - 1969
England

businessman, was born in London on 3 January 1891. In 1929, at a time of complete dependence of the Islands for passenger and cargo traffic on irregular calls by Pacific Steam Navigation Company...

YOUNG, Sir (WILLIAM) DOUGLAS 1859-1943
England

governor, was born on 27 January 1859, the eldest son of William Alexander George Young CMG, governor of the Gold Coast Colony {Ghana}.

He was educated at Charterhouse and followed his father's...