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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Michael Christopher DOOLAN; of Northern Irish descent; b. 1857, son of Michael DOOLAN & Emily COFFIELD; [said to be brother to William DOOLAN]; family to Falklands for police duties; 1886 settled land near Tapi Aike; 1887 wife and children migrated to Patagonian mainland; 1904-1905 lost animals in harsh winter, abandoned ranching on own account; 1918 settled in Punta Arenas; d. 1944 Punta Arenas; bur. Punta Arenas

m. 1882 Roy Cove, West Falkland [Malvinas] (at house of W. W. BERTRAND; witness Herbert S. FELTON)

Hannah [Annie] Elizabeth BIGGS; b. 1864, dtr. of James Samuel BIGGS, carpenter, of Woolwich, Kent & Harriet Ann SIMPSON, domestic servant, of Windsor, Berks; d. 1944 Punta Arenas; bur. Punta Arenas


Hannah & Michael Doolan

1. Mary Ann, b. 1883 Falklands / Malvinas; m. 1902 Punta Arenas, Andrés Christian JENSEN Wirth; d. 1904; bur. Punta Arenas
2. Eleanor, b. 1884 Falklands / Malvinas
3. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1886 Falklands / Malvinas; m 1906 Punta Arenas, Sea Captain Andrew Christian JENSEN, 5 children
4. Emily, b. 1888; bap. 1889 Punta Arenas (see MACDONALD--DOOLAN)
5. Michael, b. 1890? Falklands / Malvinas; bap. 1891 Punta Arenas; m. 1944 Punta Arenas, María Clara PAREDES, 2 children
6. William Thomas, b. 1893 Pecket, Magallanes; bap. 1894 Punta Arenas; m. 1932 Carmen Luisa VARGAS, 9 children
7. Katherine (Catalina Flora), b. 1893 Pecket, Magallanes; bap. 1894 Punta Arenas
8. John Patrick, b. 1895; bap. 1898 Río Gallegos; d. 1933
9. Francis James [Frank], b. 1898; bap. 1898 Río Gallegos; m. Puerto Natales, Balbina GOMEZ
10. Charles Alfred, b. 1899 Port Stanley; m. Felisa SANDOVAL, 7 children; d. 1975
11. Mark [Marcos Andrés Eduardo], b. 1901 Punta Arenas?; settled Coyhaique Chico; d. 1959 Coyhaique
12. Nora Hannah, b. 1904; m. 1932 Puerto Natales, Otto PEDERSEN, 5 children; d. 1993
13. Robert, b. c1906; [also Punta Arenas]; m. Antonia AGUILAR; d. 1930; bur. Punta Arenas
14. Ernest Francis, b. 1908?; bap. 1909 Ruben-Aike; m. María Luisa OVANDO, 2 children

DOOLAN Family Photographs: photo album

Thanks: Marcos Doolan (III-2012); Zucena Doolan [IV-2009]
Additional sources:
1. Church registers, Sagrado Corazón y Merced, Punta Arenas
2. Church registers, Nuestra Señora de Luján, Río Gallegos
3. Church registers, Parroquia María Auxiliadora, Puerto Natales
4. Church registers, St. James (Anglican), Punta Arenas
5.Municipal Cemetery markers, Punta Arenas
6. "Los Doolan", Suplemento Dominical, "La Opinión Austral", 10-XII-2000
7. Marriage Register, Civil Registration, Magallanes
Last updated: 25-IV-2017