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British Families in Southern Patagonia

PATTERSON--CLARKE

Thomas PATTERSON, b. 1834, Kirkmichael, Dumfries-shire, son of James PATTERSON & Esther HOPE; c1872 family to Falklands / Malvinas; 1890 to Punta Arenas; 1891 exploratory trip as far as San Julián; 1892 (with brother William PATTERSON) founded Ea. Mata Grande; 1907 (with John FRAZER and Cecil WITHERS) founded Ea. Mulak Aike; 1911 (wth partners) founded Ea. Lai Aike

m. 1862, Kirkmichael, Dumfries-shire

Agnes CLARKE, b. 1839, Scotland; dtr. of Robert CLARKE & Jane PORTEOUS; d. 1917 Dumfries

Children:

(born Kirkmichael, Dumfries-shire)
1. James; b. 1864; d. 1870
2. Robert Clarke ("Bob"), b. 1866; 1900-1908 first manager of Ea. Coronel; 1918 San Julián, founded Soc. Anon. Industrial y Comercial (with brother William); unmarried; d. 1928 Maxwelltown
3. William ("Will"), b. 1868; 1918 San Julián, founded Soc. Anon. Industrial y Comercial (with brother Robert); 1921 general manager, Ea. Mata Grande, Santa Cruz; (later) family bought land at Sierra de la Ventana, Prov. Buenos Aires; unmarried; d. 1943; buried British Cemetery, Buenos Aires
4. George, b. 1871 (PATTERSON--FRASER #1, see below)

(born Falklands / Malvinas)
5. James Alexander, b. 1873 Miles Creek (PATTERSON--FRASER #2, see below)
6. Jane Ann, b. 1875 Miles Creek; m. George HARDY, 1 child
7. Esther, b. 1877 Arrow Harbour; m. BRYDON[?]; d. 1893 Falklands / Malvinas
8. Agnes, b. 1879 Arrow Harbour
9. Harriet, b. 1881 Arrow Harbour; d. 1921 Ea. Mata Grande, San Julián; bur. Mata Grande

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PATTERSON--FRASER #1
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George PATTERSON, b. 1871, Kirkmichael, Dumfries-shire, son of Thomas PATTERSON & Agnes CLARKE (PATTERSON--CLARKE, see above); d. 1950, Ea. Mata Grande, San Julián

m. 1905, Scotland and Punta Arenas (first cousins)

Margaret FRASER, b. 1881 Falklands / Malvinas; dtr. of William FRASER, sheep farmer, & Sarah Murray PATTERSON; sister of Elizabeth FRASER

Children:

1. Mary Jane Ann; b. 1905; m. 1929 Alexander William JAMIESON, 4 children; d. 1999
2. Eileen Agnes ["Pat"]; b. 1907; m. 1938 Juan Archibaldo JAMIESON, 3 children; d. 1988
3. Sarah Margaret ["Tay"]; b. 1909 San Julián; m. 1930 Enrique Halliday JAMIESON ["Harry"], 2 children; d. 1989
4. Harriet Elizabeth ["Lala"]; b. 1914; m. 1938 Próspero SUÁREZ Ladouch, 3 children; d. 2006
5. Georgina ["Dodo"]; b. 1916; m. 1937 John SCOTT Betts, 4 children; d. 1989
6. Edith Catherine ["Thida"]; b. 1918; m. Pedro[?] AROSTEGUI, 4 children; d. 1990

PATTERSON--FRASER #2

James Alexander PATTERSON, b. 1873, Falklands [Malvinas], son of Thomas PATTERSON & Agnes CLARKE (PATTERSON--CLARKE, see above); d. 1946 Buenos Aires

m. Punta Arenas (first cousins)

Elizabeth FRASER, b. 1878 Lafonia, Falklands / Malvinas; dtr. of William FRASER, sheep farmer, & Sarah Murray PATTERSON; sister of Margaret FRASER: d. 1924 Dumfries

Children:

1. Thomas Ivan Lafone ["Tom"], b. 1901 San Julián; Ea. El Salado; m. Margaret Jeffers ["Madge"] KYLE, 2 children; d. 1978[?]
2. Santiago Alejandro ["Jim"], b. 1905 Argentina; 1913-1919 schooling in Dumfries; accountant; Ea. Poca Agua; m1. 1929 Dorothy Bell ANCELL (d. 1948 Scotland), 5 children; m2. 1951 María Lucía FEBRERO; d. 1956
3. William Robert Duncan ["Bobby"], b. c1912; m. Thelma Norah FRAZER McDonald, no children; d. 1942 at sea

Sources:
1. Romano García Surname Research, website
2. "La Patagonia Argentina", Correa Falcón & Klappenbach, c1924
3. "Los Dueños de la Tierra en la Patagonia Austral 1880-1920", Barbería, 2001
4. "Cien Años del Club Británico de Río Gallegos: Los Británicos en Santa Cruz", Pierini & Beecher, 2011
5. Inscriptions, Rural cemetery, Ea. Moy Aike Grande
6. Photographs: courtesy of Yolanda Bertrand (III-2012)
7. "Los Patterson", Suplemento Dominical, "La Opinión Austral", 2 episodes V/VI-2006
Additional information: Yolanda Bertrand (III-2012)
Last updated: 19-IV-2014