Biographies

BISCOE, JOHN 1794 - 1843
England

Antarctic circumnavigator, was born at Ponders End, Middlesex, the son of Thomas and Ann Biscoe, and baptised at Enfield Parish Church in late June 1794. He entered the Royal Navy as a volunteer in...

BLAIR, LAURENCE FREDERICK DEVAYNES 1867 - 1925
India (also England)

bishop, was born in Chittor, India in 1867, the son of Lt Gen William Blair, of Madras. After spending his university years at Cambridge, (where he obtained an MA and later an honorary doctorate in...

BLAKE, BRIDGET 1886 - 1956
England

young writer, was born in England, the third child and second daughter of Robert BLAKE and Dorothea (Dora) Blake, née Herford. Dora had taken her two older children to England in late 1885 in...

BLAKE, LIONEL GEOFFREY (Tim) b 1935
England

legislative councillor, was born in Somerset on 29 July 1935, the son of Norman David Blake (youngest son of Robert BLAKE) and Alice Vicars Blake, née Boyle. He was educated at Crewkerne School and...

BLAKE, ROBERT 1851 - 1930
England

colonist, was born in Taunton, Somerset in 1851, the fifth child of nine of William Blake and Fanny Follet Osler Blake, née Browne, a strong Unitarian family with a background in medicine, law and...

BLAKE, WILLIAM WEDDERBURN 1918 - 1998
Argentina

farm manager, was born at San Julian, Argentina, a family farm, on 2 June 1918, the son of Robert Blake and Edith Maclagen Blake, née Wedderburn. Educated at Eton and Cambridge University he put...

BLOMFIELD, Sir ARTHUR WILLIAM 1829 - 1899
England

architect, was born at Fulham Palace, Middlesex, on 6 March 1829, fourth son of Charles Blomfield, Bishop of London and his wife, Dorothy, née Cox. Following education at Rugby School and Trinity...

BLYTH, JOHN 1924 - 1995
Falkland Islands

with Operation Tabarin*, was born in Stanley on 31 October 1923, son of Alexander Latto Blyth and Christine Agnes, née Morrison. He spent most of his childhood in Stanley. In January 1944, as a...

BOLUS, (MARJORIE) MALVINA 1906 - 1997
Falkland Islands (also Canada)

Canadian author, was born in Fox Bay, West Falkland on 4 July, 1906. Her father, Percy Reginald Bolus MD, was Falkland Islands physician with the British Colonial Office, as well as magistrate,...

BOMFORD, ANTHONY GERALD (Tony) 1927 - 2003
India (also England)

surveyor, mathematician and eccentric, was born of English parents in the Himalayan foothills at Dehra Dun, India, on 17 January 1927. His father was geodesist Guy Bomford, an officer in the Royal...

BONAVÍA, BERNARDO fl 1808
Spain

Spanish army and naval officer, was born at Plasencia, Extremadura, Spain. He began his military career on 28 April 1768 by joining the army as an alférez in his native Plasencia. Bonavía...

BONDAS, GERARDO fl 1808
Spain

Spanish sailor. Bondas, a primer piloto particular in the merchant marine, was a surprise choice in April 1808, when he was sent to Puerto de la Soledad (Port Louis) in command of the brig Nuestra...

BONNER, GEORGE 1873 - 1940
Falkland Islands

landowner, was born at Port Sussex on 23 October 1873, the second son of John BONNER and Susan Bonner, née Reddy. He was educated privately at Southport where his parents had retired and enrolled...

BONNER, (GEORGE) CHRISTOPHER REGINALD b 1929
Falkland Islands

landowner, was born at San Carlos on 11 March 1929 to John Francis (Jack) BONNER and Vickey Bonner, daughter of RB BASELEY. His early years were spent at San Carlos and his primary education was...

BONNER, JOHN 1825 - 1891
England

colonist, was born in Liverpool in 1825. He became a tanner by trade and was engaged by Samuel LAFONE to go to the Falklands to supervise and hopefully improve the curing of cattle hides for...

BONNER, JOHN FRANCIS (Jack) 1905 - 1958
Falkland Islands

landowner, was born at San Carlos on 27 May 1905, the youngest child and only son of George BONNER and Frances, née Rigg. He grew up at San Carlos and received his early education from his mother...

BONNER, (WILLIAM) NIGEL 1928 - 1994
England

zoologist, was born in Holloway, London on 15 February 1928, the second son of Frederick Bonner and Constance, née Hatch. He was educated at the Stationers' Company's School and University College,...

BOOTH, STUART ALFRED 1920 - 2015
England

headmaster, was born on 12 August 1920 in Widnes, Lancs, the sole child of Alfred Booth, a cooperative grocery manager, and Alice May Booth, née Parker, a milliner. Educated locally in elementary...

BORLAND, DANIEL 1921 - 2003
England

meteorologist, was born in Govan, Glasgow on 9 May 1921, the son of Daniel Borland and Mary, née Black. Dannie (junior) was one of four siblings, sisters Agnes and Cathie and brother Malcolm. He...

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BOUGAINVILLE, LOUIS-ANTOINE de 1756 - 63
France

French soldier, sailor, explorer, scholar and writer, was born on 12 November 1729 the youngest of four children of Pierre-Yves de Bougainville, a lawyer from a cultivated and well-connected...

BOUMPHREY, ROBERT STAVELEY 1916 - 1987
England

official and scholar, was born in West Derby, Lancashire on 2 August 1916, the son of Harold Staveley Boumphrey (marine engineer) and Susan Evelyn Boumphrey, née Housden. He was educated at...

BOUND, HORACE LESLIE (Nap) 1919 - 1985
Falkland Islands

civil servant and businessman, was born in Stanley on 7 October 1919 to Napoleon Bound (the obvious source of his nickname) and Mary Anne Bound, née Hutchinson. The family lived at Rincon Grande...

BOUTFLOWER, THOMAS 1732 - 1775
England

surveyor, came from Newcastle and was according to family tradition, a trained carpenter. In August 1765 he was appointed purser in the sloop Carcass, which formed part of the flotilla commanded by...

BOWLES, WILLIAM EDWARD (Willie) b 1936
Falkland Islands

legislative councillor, was born in Stanley on September 26, the only son of George and Isabel Bowles, née McKenzie. He was educated at the Government School in Stanley, where he spent two years in...