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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Richard Henry ALDRIDGE, from Falklands [Malvinas]; carpenter


Mary Margaret HARDY, from Falklands [Malvinas]; dtr. of Frederick HARDY, mason; widowed; 1905 immigrated to Punta Arenas with four sons; ran boarding house; m2. 1907 Punta Arenas, John Nisbet SKIRVING (engineer, 1 child)


1. Frederick
2. Thomas H.; b. c1886; d. 1906 Punta Arenas (drowned)
3. Arthur Charles (see ALDRIDGE--WOODHAMS, below)
4. Richard H.; WW-1 enlisted in Britain; returned to Punta Arenas; m. 1918 Woodbridge, Suffolk, Olive R. MAYHEW (from 1921, active in Anglican church and school, 1966 retired to England; d. 1982; plaque)


Arthur Charles ALDRIDGE (see ALDRIDGE--HARDY, above); b. 1880? Falklands [Malvinas]; 1915 clerk; 1919 garage manager; d. 1958

m. 1915 Punta Arenas

Evelyn [Evaline / "Eva"] Ada WOODHAMS; b. 1893 Uckfield, Sussex; dtr. of George WOODHAMS, gamekeeper; to Punta Arenas; c1910 lady-in-waiting to Mrs. VICKERY; d. 1972


1. Richard; b. 1915; m1. Mary VUKUSIC (3 children); m2. Elisa MOLKENBUHR Thornhill (widow of Edward STANTON-YONGE Hansen, no descent)
2. Thomas Henry; b 1917 Río Gallegos; d. Britain during WW-2 (meningitis, no descent)
3. Roy, b. 1919 Río Gallegos; m. María Elena SALLES (3 children)
4. Jesse; b. 1921 Punta Arenas; 1940 cadet at Ea. Monte León, Prov. Santa Cruz; 1945 manager, Ea. Carlota; 1954 to Río Gallegos; British vice-consul; president and treasurer of British Club; founder member of local gardening club; garden; m. 1953 Patricia GARRARD (d. 2009, 3 children); d. 2003

ALDRIDGE Family Burial Ground: Ea. Laguna Colorada, Río Gallegos, Prov. Santa Cruz

1. "Inmigrantes Malvineros en Magallanes" (Apéndice II), Mateo Martinic B., Punta Arenas, Chile 1996
2. "Streams in the Wasteland", Elizabeth Dooley, 1993
3. Marriage Registers, St. James Anglican Church, Punta Arenas
4. "Cien Años del Club Británico de Río Gallegos: Los Británicos en Santa Cruz", Pierini & Beecher, 2011
5. England and Wales Civil Registration Indices
6. Inscriptions, Rural cemetery, Ea. Laguna Colorada
Additional information: Florence Stanton-Yonge (V-2006); Carlos González (VII-2006)
Last updated: 2-VII-2012