Biographies

CROZIER, FRANCIS RAWDON MOIRA 1796 - ?1848
Ireland

explorer, was born in Banbridge, Co Down, in September 1796. He was the fifth son of George Crozier, attorney-at-law, and Jane, née Graham. Crozier entered the navy in June 1810, joining the...

CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT OLIVER 1841 - 1918
Scotland

naturalist, was born in Prestonpans, East Lothian and educated at Edinburgh University (MD).

He was appointed physician and naturalist on a survey voyage of HMS Nassau (1866-1869) to southern South...

CUTTS, RICHARD STANLEY 1919 - 1997
Switzerland (also England)

Anglican bishop, was born in Buenos Aires on 17 September 1919, son of Edward Stanley Cutts and his wife Gabrielle Landry. His parents were of British and Swiss origin and his father's family had...

DALE, JOHN POWNALL 1799 - 1867
England

FIC colonial manager, was born in Liverpool on 17 March 1799, the youngest son of John Pownall Dale, a doctor and his wife Sarah, née Briggs. Dale married Mary Astley on 21 September 1825 and they...

DALE, WILLIAM 1826 - 1870
England

Camp manager and artist, was born in Liverpool in 1826, son of John Pownall DALE and his first wife Mary, née Astley. He was educated in England and Germany and accompanied his father and...

D'ARCY, GEORGE ABBAS KOOLI 1818 - 1885
England

governor, was born in 1818, the eldest son of Colonel Joseph D'Arcy, Royal Artillery, and Lady Catherine West, daughter of Earl De La Warr. The name of Abbas Kooli was given to him because his...

DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT 1809 - 1882
England

scientist, was born in Shrewsbury on 9 February 1809, the son of Robert Darwin, a fashionable and prosperous doctor, and Susannah Darwin, née Wedgwood.

He was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin -...

DAUTERT, ERICH 1901 - ?
Germany (also Argentina)

German zoologist, writer and film director, who visited South Georgia in 1931 to collect biological samples for museums, was born in Berlin-Schöneberg in 1901, where his father Otto Dautert...

DAVIES, WILLIAM 1899 - 1968
England

visiting grassland expert, was born in London on 20 March 1899 the son of William and Margaret Davies.

He was educated at the Sloane School London, and at the University College of Aberystwyth and...

DAVIS, JOHN c 1550 - 1605
England

English mariner and writer on navigation, was born and bred in Devon at Sandridge in the parish of Stoke Gabriel, near Dartmouth, where, as a child, his neighbours were the three Gilbert brothers...

DAVIS, JOHN JAMES (Jack, Cracker) 1893 - 1969
Falkland Islands

mariner and farmer, was born in Stanley on 30 January 1893, son of John Davis, shepherd and sailmaker, and Elizabeth Ann, née Brown.

Elizabeth Ann was the widow of Robert Hutchinson and already the...

Dean, George Markham

see DEAN, Orissa

DEAN, GEORGE THOMAS (Bill) 1888 - 1954
Falkland Islands

landowner, was born in 1888 in the Falkland Islands, the eldest son of John Hall DEAN and Eliza, née Thomas. He went to school in England followed by agricultural college in Cumberland before...

DEAN, JOHN HALL 1853 - 1920
Falkland Islands

landowner, was born in the Falkland Islands, the youngest son of John Markham DEAN and his wife Charlotte Dean, née Millyard.

In 1886 he married Eliza Thomas who bore him seven children - Millyard...

DEAN, JOHN MARKHAM 1815 - 1903
England

merchant and colonist, was born at High Wycombe, Bucks, on 4 September 1815, the eldest son of John Dean and his wife Frances, née Markham.

He was orphaned at the age of nine and brought up by his...

DEAN, JOHN WYCOMBE (Jack) 1893 - 1956
Falkland Islands

landowner, was born in the Falkland Islands in 1893, the second son of John Hall DEAN and Eliza, née Thomas.

In August 1915 he left the Islands with his elder brother George Thomas DEAN to join the...

DEAN, ORISSA CATHERINE ANNE 1840 - 1920
India (also England)

benefactor, is thought to have been born in Orissa, India, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wotton, later of Newington. In 1862 she married George Markham Dean, born in 1837, the eldest son of...

De MARTINO, EDOARDO FEDERICO 1838 - 1912
Italy

Italian naval officer and painter, was born at Sete near Sorrento in the kingdom of Naples on 29 March 1838.

He studied at the Naval Academy in Naples and joined the navy of the newly established...

DESPARD, GEORGE PAKENHAM 1813 - 1881
England

missionary, was born on 6 December 1813 in Lisbon, the son of Colonel William Despard and his wife Elizabeth, née de Blois. He was ordained in the Church of England in July 1837 and was honorary...

DIAMOND, PATRICK JOSEPH 1863 - 1937
Ireland

Roman Catholic priest, was born in Kilrea, Co Londonderry, on 1 May 1863 (or possibly 2 April 1863), the son of Manus Diamond and Isabel, née O'Fee. He went to the local elementary school, then...

DICKSON, JOHN QUAYLE 1860 - 1944
England

colonial secretary, was born in Castletown, Isle of Man on 10 November 1860, the son of Edward John Dickson and his wife Lucy Mwlrea, née Quayle. He was educated at King William College in the Isle...

DICKSON, WILLIAM 1805 - 1833
Ireland

storekeeper, was one of four brothers (the others were Tomas, Samuel and Diego) from Dublin who settled in Argentina early in the nineteenth century. Several of them worked for Louis VERNET and...

DISCOVERERS (The FIRST)

The Falklands first appear on maps from the mid 1520s, but there survives no written record of their discovery. Many people have therefore felt entitled to say on behalf of some chosen candidate, ‘...

DIXON, GEORGE ?1750 - ?1800
England

navigator and fur trader, first came to prominence when he served as armourer in the Discovery during COOK's third voyage. Subsequently he appears to have commanded a merchant ship. When the King...

DRAYCOTT, D'EARLE JACKSON 1921 - 1977
England

teacher and superintendent of education was born on 28 January 1921 in Long Eaton, Notts, the only son of Captain Fredrick Draycott (Royal Horse Artillery) and Cissé, née Jackson. They were a...