Biographies

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, HENRY JOHN LENNARD 1917-1985
Falkland Islands

civil servant, councillor and marksman was born in Stanley on 20 December 1917 the son of Richard Napoleon and Mary Anne Bound (née Hutchinson). John, as he was always known, and his younger...

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

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

The family lived at Rincon...

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...

BOYS, HENRY 1820 - 1904
England

naval officer, was born on 30 September 1820 at Upper Deal, Kent, the second son of Captain Edward Boys, RN, and Elizabeth Boys, née Sayer. He joined the Edinburgh as a midshipman in 1837, and...

BOYSON, VIOLET FENTON 1875 - 1946
England

historian, was born in Bexley, Kent, the eldest of four children of James Lepard Boyson, a shipbroker, and his wife Alice Constance, née Duke. When she was two the family moved to Bordeaux in...

BRADLEY, Sir KENNETH GRANVILLE 1904 - 1977
England

colonial secretary, was born on 5 January 1904, the son of Major Hugh Bradley and Nora Bradley, née Foster.

His father died when he was three and he was educated at Wellington and University...

BRANDON, LOWTHER EDWARD 1846 - 1933
Ireland

was born in Carlow, Ireland, on 25 January 1846, the fourth of seven sons of the Rev William and Jane Brandon. They also had five daughters. Six of the seven brothers became ordained Anglican...

BRECHIN, GREGOR 1891-1964
Scotland

labourer, sealing and whaling officer, and boarding house proprietor, was born on 8 August 1891, at Alford, Aberdeenshire, to Gregor Smith Brechin (1870-1916) and his wife Jane Mackie (1860-1908).

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BRIDGES, THOMAS 1843 - 1898
England

missionary, was a foundling adopted by the Rev and Mrs G Pakenham DESPARD, and taken out to live on Keppel Island in 1856 when he was 13. At the beginning of his life there his status was...

BRISBANE, MATTHEW 1797 - 1833
Scotland

mariner and sealer, has a birth recorded in Perth, Tayside in 1797. Nothing is known of his early life or schooling, but his brother was master of a brig trading between Liverpool and Quebec. It...

BROOKE, THOMAS WARWICK fl 1855
Unknown (also England)

magistrate. No information is available on Brooke's ancestry or place or date of birth, though his middle name suggests some link to the earls of Warwick, whose family name is Brooke. His position...

BROOKS, EDWARD PAKENHAM 1849 - 1896
England

colonial secretary, was born in Bath on 18 July 1849 and entered the Royal Navy as naval cadet in 1862. He passed for lieutenant on 27 June 1870. On 20 September he 'ran' from the navy - ie went...

BROWN, GEORGE ALFRED 1914 - 1980
England

foreign secretary and baron, was born on 2 September 1914, son of George Brown, grocer's packer, and Rosina, née Mason. He was educated at local schools and ended his schooling at age 15. He took a...

BRUCE, WILLIAM SPEIRS 1867 - 1921
England (also Scotland)

explorer, was born in London on 1 August 1867 the son of Samuel Noble Bruce and his wife Mary (Sara), née Lloyd.

His father was at that time working in London as a physician, as William's...

BRYCE, JAMES 1838 - 1922
Ireland

ambassador and viscount, was born in Belfast on 10 May 1838, the son of James Bryce and Margaret Bryce, née Young. During a distinguished academic career, Bryce undertook several long journeys in...

BRYDE, INGVALD 1860-1931
Norway

master mariner, whaling station manager, whaling company owner and director, was a partner in the whaling company Bryde and Dahl which operated from Godthul, South Georgia from 1908 until 1929.

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Buena

see PIEDRA BUENA, Luis

BULL, CHARLES 1828 - 1884
England

colonial chaplain, was born on 9 June 1828 in Hampstead, London. He was educated at a private school to a sufficiently high standard to become tutor in a Church school at Bury St Edmunds. With...

BURDEN, EUGENE MOORES 1892-1979
Canada

master mariner and captain of MV Trepassey, was born to Willis and Miriam Burden (née Moores) in 1892, in Carbonear, Newfoundland. He came from a community of tough seamen and skilled ship...

BURLEY, MALCOLM KEITH 1927 - 2010
Scotland

naval officer and expedition leader, was born in Dyserth, Flintshire on 28 September 1927, the second son of Leonard Burley and his wife Edith, née Baker.

He was educated at Solihull School and...

BURN-MURDOCH, WILLIAM GORDON 1862 - 1939
Scotland

artist, was born in Edinburgh in 1862, the son of William Burn-Murdoch and his wife Jessie, née Mack.

He was educated at Oliphants Collegiate School and the University of Edinburgh, going on to...

BUSTAMANTE y GUERRA, JOSÉ 1759 - 1825
Spain

Spanish naval officer, was born at Ontaneda, Santander, on 1 April 1759, the son of Joaquín Antonio de Bustamante and Clara Ignacia Guerra de la Vega. He enrolled in the Spanish navy as a ...

Butler, Kenelm Somerset Pierce

see PIERCE-BUTLER