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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Thomas Smith BOYD; b. 1876 Alloa, Clackmannanshire [perhaps Lennoxtown, Dunbartonshire], Scotland; son of Thomas BOYD, plumber, & Jessica SMITH; 1899 clerk with gold mining company, Colombia (photo album); 1901 returned to Scotland (Glasgow photo album , Shetland photo album); c1904 Punta Arenas, book-keeper, Braun & Blanchard; manager, Banco de Punta Arenas; active in Anglican Society Committee; 1936 British consul; manager of shipping division, Braun & Blanchard, for 30 years; 1941 company director; d. 1966 Punta Arenas

m. 1905 Punta Arenas

Frida ARENTSEN Nielsen; b. 1886 Tvedestrand, Norway; dtr. of Norwegian timber merchant; c1896 Buenos Aires; 1899 in Punta Arenas; d. 1946 Punta Arenas

1. Mary Louise; b. 1909; m. 1934 Jack LLOYD;
2. George; b. 1912; employed at Río Seco Freezer (photo album); m. Doris HARDY (see HARDY--REULET); d. 1981; descent
3. Helena; b. 1912; m. 1931 José CULLARÉ;
4. Frida Ethel ("Mayo"); b. 1920; m. 1941 Kenneth MACLEAN; (see MACLEAN--BOYD)

Thomas Boyd as a young man
Thomas Boyd in Colombia, 1900

Informants: Marie Boyd (VII-2006); Kit Pettersen (VI-2011)
Other sources:
(1) Anglican parish registers, St. James, Punta Arenas
(2) "Streams in the Wasteland", Elizabeth Dooley, 1993
(3) Gravestone inscriptions, Punta Arenas
Last updated: 16-VII-2011