Biographies

DUBLE ALMEIDA, DIEGO 1840 - 1921
Chile

Chilean governor and brigadier, was born in Valparaiso in 1840. He was of foreign origin, being French on his father's side. On leaving school he entered the military academy, from which he...

DUMONT D'URVILLE, JULES-SÉBASTIEN-CÉSAR 1790-1842
France

French admiral and explorer, was born into a noble family at Condé-sur-Noireau in Normandy on 23 May 1790 during the violence of the French Revolution. As a young sea officer, denied his wish to...

DUNCAN, SILAS 1788 - 1834
United States

American naval officer, was born in Rockaway, New Jersey, in 1788. He was appointed a midshipman on 12 November 1810 and saw his first action during the War of 1812-1814* in the USS President,...

DUNNET, GEORGE MACKENZIE 1928 - 1995
Scotland

zoologist and ecologist, was born in Caithness, Scotland on 19 April 1928, son of a farmer, John George Dunnet and Christina Isabella, née MacKenzie. His schooling was at Peterhead Academy and...

DUPERREY, LOUIS-ISIDORE 1786 - 1865
France

French naval officer, was born in Paris on 21 October 1786. He joined the French navy at the age of 17, taking part as a sub-lieutenant in charge of hydrography on FREYCINET's voyage of 1817-20,...

DUROSE, FREDERICK 1855 - 1933
England

headmaster, was born in Duffield, Derbyshire, the eldest of six children of Charles Durose, a gardener/nurseryman and his wife Harriet. He trained as a teacher at Satley College, Birmingham and in...

EDGAR, THOMAS 1746 - 1801
England

British naval officer, was born in Woolwich in 1745 or 1746. According to the inscription on his headstone, he first went to sea at the age of ten, taking part in Admiral Lord Hawke's decisive...

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 at Lampeter, Wales on 5 July 1900, to David Evans and Mary Rowland. He served in the RNVR in the years 1916 to 1918 and subsequently attended university at Lampeter, graduating in...

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 1932-2021
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...