Biographies

EDINBURGH, The PRINCE PHILIP 1921 - 2021
Greece (also England)

Duke of, Royal visitor, was born on 10 June, 1921, on the Greek island of Corfu, the fifth child and only son of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.

After attending kindergarten...

ELIZALDE Y USTARIZ, JUAN JOSÉ DE fl 1790
Spain

Spanish naval officer, sometimes known as Juan José Martínez de Elizalde. Teniente de navío Juan José de Elizalde served two terms as comandante gobernador of the Spanish settlement at Puerto de la...

ELLIOT, Sir GERALD HENRY 1923 - 2018
Scotland

whaling manager and industrialist, was born on 24 December 1923 in Edinburgh, the second son of Surgeon Captain JS Elliot RN and Magda, neé Salvesen. He was educated at Marlborough College and New...

ELLIS, JOHN MEDLICOTT 1895 - after 1948
South Africa (also England)

colonial secretary, was born on 31 January 1895, the son of Canon JB Ellis of Cape Province, South Africa.

He was educated at Haileybury and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He volunteered for war...

EVANS, DANIEL IVOR 1900 - 1962
Wales

bishop, was born in Wales on 5 July 1900. He served in the RNVR in the years 1916 to 1918 and subsequently attended university at Lampeter, graduating in 1922. He was ordained in 1924, and served...

Evans, Douglas Markham Pole

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EVANS, HOWELL ROBERT (Bobby) 1914 - 2001
Falkland Islands

horticulturalist, was born in Stanley on 20 January 1914, the fourth of eight children born to John David Evans and Matilda Letitia, née Betts.

Evans began his education in Stanley but, on the...

EVANS, JOHN MARTIN b 1932
Wales

topographic surveyor, was born in Aberystwyth on 20 March 1932, the second son of David J M Evans and Nellie, née Barker. He was educated at Ardwyn County Grammar School and University College of...

Evans, Reginald Carew Pole

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EVERY, EDWARD FRANCIS 1862 - 1941
England

Anglican bishop, the second son of Sir Henry Flower Every (10th Baronet) and Mary Isabella Every née Holland, was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffs, on 3 April 1862.

After gaining his degree at...

FALKLAND, ANTHONY CAREY (or Cary) 1656 - 1694
England

fifth viscount, was born at Farley Castle, Somerset on 15 February 1656 and baptised at Great Tew, Oxon eleven days later. He was the only son of Henry Carey, fourth Viscount Falkland and his wife...

FALKNER, THOMAS 1707 - 1784
England

Jesuit priest and author, was born on 6 October 1707 in Manchester, the son of Thomas Falkner an apothecary. He studied medicine in London and mathematics and physics under Isaac Newton. In 1730 he...

FANNING, EDMUND 1769 - 1841
United States

American explorer and sealer, was born in Stonington, Connecticut, on 16 July 1769, son of Gilbert Fanning and his wife Hulda, née Palmer.

He was named after his uncle, the British General Edmund...

FARMER, GEORGE 1732 - 1779
Ireland

naval officer, was born at Youghal, Co Cork, in 1732, son of John Farmer from a Northamptonshire family. He went to sea in the merchant service at an early age and later after entering the Royal...

FAULKNER, HENRY MARTYN 1816 - 1859
England

colonial chaplain, was born at Hammersmith, London, the son of William Faulkner - 'the son of a clergyman', he later wrote, 'by whom I was educated'.

He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in...

FELTON, ARTHUR ERNEST 1854 - 1933
Falkland Islands

farmer and naturalist, was born on 17 December 1854 in Stanley, the tenth child of Henry FELTON and his wife Martha, née Staples.

Several of Henry Felton's sons took to farming, either in the...

FELTON, GEORGE JOHN (Jack) 1879 - 1943
Falkland Islands

was born in Stanley on 23 March 1879, son of JJ FELTON (one of the 14 children of Henry FELTON and Martha) and his wife Sara, née Turner. He was baptised in Holy Trinity Church (now Christ Church...

FELTON, HENRY 1798 - 1876
England

soldier and patriarch, was born in the Parish of St. George's, Hanover Square, London in 1798, the youngest son of William Felton, coach maker, and Sara.

The four Felton children were said to have...

FELTON, JOHN JAMES (JJ) 1841 - 1911
England

farmer, was born on 19 December 1841 in Westminster, London, third child of Henry FELTON and his wife Martha.

The family were among the PENSIONERS who arrived in 1849 on the merchant ship Victory....

FERGUSON, DAVID 1857-1936
Scotland

geologist and mineral prospector, was born 'Glasgow c1857' according to the records of the University of Glasgow which he attended as a mature student aged about forty. Nothing is known of his...

FILCHNER, WILHELM 1877 - 1957
Germany

German surveyor and geodesist (South Georgia), was born into a family of forest superintendents at Munich, Germany on 13 September 1877. In 1900, as a military cadet, he used a three-month leave...

FITZGERALD, MIGUEL LAWLER b 1926
Argentina

Argentine civil pilot, was born on 8 September 1926 in Buenos Aires. His father, Vouchier Crawford FitzGerald and mother Elizabeth Lawler of Dublin had emigrated from Ireland to Argentina, where...

FITZROY, ROBERT 1805 - 1865
England

naval hydrographer, was born on 5 July 1805 at Ampton Hall, near Euston in Suffolk, the second son of Lord Charles FitzRoy (the second son of the third Duke of Grafton) and Anne, daughter of the...

FLEURET, ARTHUR ISADORE (Ike) 1899 - 1987
Falkland Islands

civil servant, was born at Fitzroy, East Falkland on 5 May 1899, son of Gaston Nicholas Fleuret and his wife Mary, née Pitaluga. His grandfather, Augustus Nicholas Fleuret, was a gaucho from Paris...

FORAN, JAMES 1823 - 1900
Ireland

Roman Catholic priest, was born on 5 December 1823 at Whitefield, Tramore, Co Waterford, eighth of the eleven children (nine boys and two girls) of Michael Foran and Bridget, née Dooley. His father...