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British Families in Southern Patagonia


family John HAMILTON, b. 1858, Wick, Caithness; 1880 emigrated to Falklands [Malvinas], as farm labourer / shepherd on contract basis with the Falkland Islands Company; 1885 to Punta Arenas; 1887 to Pali-Aike, Santa Cruz; 1888 participant in Gran Arreo from Río Negro to Santa Cruz; pioneer sheep rancher, Ea. Punta Loyola; formed partnership with SAUNDERS brothers; d. 1945, Buenos Aires; bur. British Cemetery, Chacarita, Buenos Aires [Note: At mid-20th century, John Hamilton Estates owned 3 of the Falkland islands: Weddell, Beaver and Saunders.]

m. 1903 Buenos Aires[?]

Olive [Olivia] HEAP, b. 1865 Glasgow; dtr. of Richard HEAP & Olive SMITH; nurse; d. 1942 Buenos Aires; bur. Chacarita


1. Olive Sutherland, b. 1906; m. 1929 Río Gallegos to Alexander Mackay GALLIE; 2 children; d. 1936; bur. Chacarita

2. Penelope Katerina, b. 1910 Río Gallegos; m. ALVAREZ; with descent; d. 1986; bur. Chacarita

(1) "Argentina Austral" [date?]
(2) "From the Falklands to Patagonia", Michael Mainwaring, 1983
Photograph: Ancestry(dot)com, public member pages (VI-2013)
Additional information: Murdo Tait (XII-2003); Diana Piel (VI-2013)
Last updated: 5-II-2014