Biographies

TABARIS HIGHLANDERS -1939
Argentina

The Tabaris Highlanders were a group of volunteers from the Anglo-Argentine community who arrived in Stanley shortly after the beginning of World War II, intending to assist in the defence of the...

TERRISS, (MARY) ELLALINE (real name Lewin) 1871 - 1971
Falkland Islands

actress and singer, was born on 13 April 1871 in Stanley, the daughter of William Charles TERRISS (an actor whose real name was Lewin) and his wife Isabel, née Lewis, whose stage name was Amy...

TERRISS, WILLIAM (real name LEWIN) 1847 - 1897
England

actor and colonist, was born in St John's Wood, London on 20 February 1847 the son of George Herbert Lewin, an affluent barrister and Mary, née Friend. By the time he was sixteen, Terriss (to use...

THE GREENSHIELDS FAMILY
Falkland Islands (also Scotland)
First Generation

Robert Greenshields, the original colonist (1829-1878), was born in Howgate, Carmichael, Lanarkshire on 11 December 1829, the second son of the six children of Thomas Robert...

THE LUXTON FAMILY
England
The First Generation

William Luxton (1840-1881), a mason, was born in Petrockstow, Devon.

He joined the Royal Marines and whilst serving on HMS Hero was valet to the Prince of Wales (later King...

THE PITALUGA FAMILY
Gibraltar
The First Generation

Andrez Pitaluga was the son of Benito and Celestina, née Spinola, and was born in Gibraltar on 26 September 1822. The family were originally fishermen, from Sestri di Ponente...

THOMAS, HUGH fl 1901 - 1921
Wales

FIC marine superintendent, came from North Wales, probably the seaside town of Nefyn.

He first arrived in Stanley in command of the Welsh owned four masted barque Kate Thomas on 17 September 1900....

THOMPSON, WILLOUGHBY HARRY (Tommy) 1919 - 2018
England

colonial secretary, was born in Astwood Bank, Worcestershire on 3 December 1919, the son of Willoughby Thompson and Dorothy Markham Thompson, née Lowe.

His father died when he was two and his...

TICKELL, WILLIAM LANCELOT NOYES (Lance) 1930 - 2014
England

biologist, was born in Coventry on 21 October 1930, the eldest of three children of Francis Oscar Tickell and Amy Louise, née Noyes.

After a nomadic childhood, he attended Lawrence Sheriff School,...

TILMAN, HAROLD WILLIAM (Bill) 1898-1977
England

explorer, mountaineer and war hero, was born on 14 February 1898 in Liscard, Cheshire, to SugarBroker John Hinkes Tilman (b.1861 d.1936) and Adeline Schwabe Rees (b.1865 m.1890 d.1937).

‘Bill’...

TOASE, AIDAN EDWARD 1918-2009
England

Captain Royal Marines; DSC, was born on15 July 1918 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He was the eldest son of Canon Edward J Toase, MA; (1889-1965) Rector of Ashill, near Swaffham, Norfolk and of his...

TRAVIS, GEORGE 1844 - 1912
England

official and philatelist, was born at Tetney (Lincs) and baptised on 24 September 1844, the son of Thomas and Mary Travis of Westfield Farm.

He worked for two firms in the City of London, before...

TRENDALL, ALEC FRANCIS 1928 - 2013
England

geologist, was born on 8 December 1928 in Enfield.

In 1932 his family moved to India, where the environment of his first school, in Darjeeling, left a lasting love of mountains. Returning to...

TUCKER, CYRIL JAMES 1911 - 1992
England

bishop, was born in London on 11 November 1911, the son of Henry Calesdine Tucker and Lilian Beatrice, née Ridgewell.

After gaining his degree at St Catherine's College Cambridge in 1933, where he...

TYSSEN, JOHN 1811 - 1893
England

naval officer in charge, was born on 25 December 1811. He passed for lieutenant in 1831 and was promoted to that rank on 20 March 1832. After serving in various ships, he was appointed to the 46...

USSHER, MARY JANE 1870 - 1949
Argentina

Argentine Roman Catholic sister, was born into a Catholic family on 8 November 1870 in Baradero, Buenos Aires. Her parents, William Ussher and Anna née Walsh had earlier emigrated from Ireland. She...

VALLENTIN, ELINOR FRANCES 1873 - 1924
Falkland Islands

botanist, was born on West Falkland on 14 January 1873, to William Wickham BERTRAND and his wife Catherine, née Felton, the third of their ten children.

Elinor's father had been in partnership with...

VALLENTIN, RUPERT EUGENE WHITE 1858 - 1934
England

naturalist, was born on 15 November 1858 at Walthamstow, east London, younger son of Sir James Vallentin, a distiller and a knight sheriff of London (who died when Rupert was only 11 years old),...

VENERONI, ROSA 1866 - 1935
Italy (also Chile)

Italian Roman Catholic sister, was born in Scaldasole, Pavia, Italy on 19 July 1866. We do not have any details of her early education: she learned much of practical Christianity from her parents...

VERNET, LOUIS ÉLIE 1791 - 1871
Germany (also Argentina)

entrepreneur and colonist, was born in Hamburg, Germany on 6 May 1791, son of Jacques Vernet and his second wife, Marie, née Simon; both were of French protestant (Huguenot) origin. Vernet spoke...

VIANA Y ALZAYBAR, FRANCISCO JAVIER de 1763 - 1820
Uruguay

Spanish naval officer, was born in Montevideo on 2 December 1763.

He joined the Cartagena college of midshipmen in 1778 and on graduating he took part in the war against Britain , during which he...

VINSON, MARJORIE (née DOWNS) 1905 - 2000
England

councillor, was born in Liverpool on 21 May 1905, daughter of Ernest Downs and Florence, née Greaves. Her father was a captain with the Lamport & Holt Shipping Line and sailed the South...

VINSON, RICHARD GEORGE (Dick) 1912-1996
England

farmer, was born at Yaxley, Suffolk on 16 December 1912, son of George Vinson and Ellen, née Mortlock. The family were modest East Anglian farmers and the young Vinson went to the local school....

WALDRON, HENRY c 1839 - 1919
England

colonist, was born at Marridge Hill near Ramsbury in Wiltshire, to a family of prosperous sheep-farmers who had been established in the area since the sixteenth century. He was the third and...

WALDRON, JAMES LOVEGROVE 1829 - 1901
England

colonist, was born, like his brother Henry, at Marridge Hill in Wiltshire, the second son of John and Jane Waldron. When he was in his thirties he travelled to Australia, New Zealand and South...