Biographies

COBB, JOHN RHODES 1899 - 1952
England

chairman FIC and racing driver, was born on 2 December 1899, the son of Rhodes Hawtyn Cobb of Esher, Surrey, a director of the Falkland Islands Company and chairman from 1922 to 1929. He was...

COLLINS, JOHN WRIGHT 1853 - after 1885
Scotland

JP, schoolmaster, postmaster, registrar, collector of customs, and colonial treasurer was born in Edinburgh on 5 January 1853, the son of Alexander Collins. His mother was the daughter of John...

CONDELL, CLAUDE FORLONG 1865 - after 1944
Scotland

colonial secretary, was born in 1865 and educated at Edinburgh Academy, Stonyhurst College and the University of Paris. He lectured in languages and English literature at Paris and in 1900 joined...

CONDOR GROUP -1966
Argentina

Operation Condor was the hijacking of an airliner to Stanley by a group of Argentine nationalists on 28 September 1966. The origins of Operation Condor are linked to the Argentine political...

COOK, JAMES 1728 - 1779
England

circumnavigator, was born on 27 October 1728 in the village of Marton-in-Cleveland, north Yorkshire, the son of James Cook (1694-1779), a day labourer, and his wife Grace, née Pace (1702-65). Cook...

CORDIER, WILLY ALFRED 1913 - 1982
Germany

German sect leader, was born in Strasbourg (in Alsace, then German) on 19 December 1913, the second son of Alfred Cordier, a shopkeeper, and Rosa, née Schuessler.

He was educated at a grammar...

CORLETT, EWAN 1923 - 2005
Burma (also England)

conservationist, came from an historic Manx family and was born in Rangoon on 11 February 1923, the son of Ewan Christian Brew Corlett. He graduated in engineering science from Queen's College,...

COULSON, WILLIAM JAMES 1843 - 1899
England

government official, was born on 24 February 1843 at Longthorpe, Peterborough, son of Joshua and Alice Coulson. From the age of 14 years he had spent his life at sea. Although we do not know...

CRADOCK, Sir CHRISTOPHER GEORGE 1862 - 1914
England

admiral, was born on 2 July 1862 at Hartforth in Yorkshire, the fourth son of Christopher Cradock and his wife Georgina, the daughter of Major Gordon Duff of the 92nd Highlanders.

He entered the...

CRAIGIE-HALKETT, FREDERICK 1852 - 1899
India (also England)

colonial secretary, was born in India, the son of Major General John Craigie-Halkett of the Indian Army and Mrs Craigie-Halkett, née Maxwell. He entered the Royal Indian Engineering College in...

CRAIGIE-HALKETT, LIONEL MONTAGUE 1915-1940
Falkland Islands

was born in Stanley on 28 December 1915, the son of Montague Cecil CRAIGIE-HALKETT and Ann née Robson. As registrar, Montague signed his own son’s birth certificate.

In 1930 Lionel Craigie-Halkett...

CRAIGIE-HALKETT, MONTAGUE CECIL 1880 - 1951
Fiji (also England)

colonial secretary, was born on 28 December 1880 in Fiji, the son of Frederick CRAIGIE-HALKETT and Edith Amie Craigie-Halkett, née Parry. In 1897 he became acting private secretary to the governor...

CREECE, FRANCES (née Gowans) 1912 - 2004
Russian Empire (also Scotland)

was born at Gdoff {Gdov} Russia on 1 January 1912. Her grandfather had an estate at Gdoff and it was there that her Scottish born father, who had just qualified as a doctor, stayed for a six month...

CRONIN, DONAL RAPHAEL (Danny, Dan) 1922 - 1998
Ireland

teacher, was born in West Cork, Ireland, on 4 April 1922, the son of James Cronin and Margaret, née Buckley. He was educated at St Mary's Strawberry Hill teacher training college, London, and...

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 -...

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