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Estancia Esperanza, c1920


b. c1846 Scotland; son of John DOUGLAS; 1865 hired by Falkland Islands Company; 1866 living at Darwin Harbour; c1883 moved from Falklands to Patagonia; 1889 inherited half-share of Useful Station from brother-in-law Thomas GREENSHIELDS; Estancia Esperanza, Prov. Santa Cruz;  d. 1907 Llanfyllin, North Wales

m. 1881 Falklands [Malvinas]


b. 1855 Carmichael, Lanarkshire; dtr. of Robert GREENSHIELDS & Elizabeth PATTERSON; 1866 sailed to Falklands with mother and other siblings; d. 1899


1. Robert Greenshields; b. 1882 Falklands; of Brodie Creek, East Falkland; m. 1910 Punta Arenas, Ethel Emma ROBINS (d. 1912 Ea. Esperanza; memorial in Punta Arenas); d. 1916 Egypt; dtr. Doris Jane, b. 1911

2. John William; b. 1884; of Brodie Creek, East Falkland; m. 1914 London, Mabel Anita ROBINS; d. 1943 Netherwood, Newbury; dtr. Estella Phyllis, b. 1915, d. 1999

3. James Thomas Magellan; b. 1888; (see below)

4. Alexander Clarence; b. c1892; d. 1902 London


James Thomas Magellan DOUGLAS; (see above)

b. 1888 Magallanes; of Useful Hill Station, Straits of Magellan; d. 1923 London

m. 1913 Hendon, Middlesex

Violet Mary GARRARD

sister of Leonard Downs GARRARD; b. 1888 Brentford, Middlesex; 1914 travelled Liverpool-Buenos Aires;
(m2. Andrew Norie GALLIE, see below)


Rosemary Magellan; b. 1918 Buenos Aires[?]; at Estancia Esperanza; 1931 left Patagonia; d. 1993 Barcelona; with descent


Andrew Norie GALLIE

b. c1885; c1904 to Chile; employed by SETF; later, set up own business in Punta Arenas; director of Soc. Anon. Mercantil de la Patagonia; representative for sheep ranchers Douglas-Esperanza, Reynard-Domange, Stanley-Wood (Ea. Monte Aymond); business became "Lethaby & Gallie"; active in Río Gallegos; d. 1931 London; memorial

m. 1927 Guildford, Surrey

Violet Mary DOUGLAS; née GARRARD

widow of James Thomas Magellan DOUGLAS (see above); d. Barcelona

[The newlywed couple are accompanied by Violet Mary's daughter
from her first marriage, Rosemary Magellan DOUGLAS.]

DOUGLAS Family Memorial: St. Bride's Churchyard, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland

(1) Marcos da Gama (XI-2010, IV-2018); Barbara MacLeod, Glasgow (XII-2010); Jane Richardson (VIII-2011)
(2) Greenshields One Name Study and their Kin, website
(3) St. James Anglican church, Punta Arenas, marriage index
Last update: 11-VI-2018