Biographies

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 Edward Watton, later of Newington. In 1862 she married George Markham Dean, born in 1837, the eldest son of JM DEAN and...

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...

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 b 1921
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...