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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Heinrich OTZEN; native of Hamburg, Germany; marine engineer; after marriage, lived in Hamburg; died (at sea?, leaving Emily Jane a widow)

m. 1897 Knowle, near Bristol (Bedminster district)

Emily Jane BOUND,b. 1879,Stanley, Falklands [Malvinas]; dtr. of William Henry BOUND,b. 1848 Pill, Somerset, mariner, & Margaret Fanny GOSS; g-dtr. of Richard GOSS & Sophia MANN who emigrated 1850 to Falklands [Malvinas]; c1884 family moved to Australia; later, to England; then back to Falklands (see below)

1. Max; after father's death, adopted by an uncle in South Africa
2. Gerhard; after father's death, adopted by an uncle in South Africa
3. Stanley; moved to Punta Arenas; m. Agnes CRIGHTON (see OTZEN--CRIGHTON)
4. Anna (or Ada), b. Germany (see below)


Lars Marentius BERNTSEN; b. c1846 Norway; d. 1915 Falklands [Malvinas]


Georgina Ellen GOSS

Children (13 born, 4 survived to adulthood):
1. William (see below)
2. Alexander John (see below)


William BERNTSEN (see above); b. 1877, Stanley, Falklands [Malvinas]; 1903 to Punta Arenas; 1908 hotelier; d. 1946 Falklands; buried Stanley

m. 1908 Stanley, Falklands (to his widowed cousin)

Emily Jane OTZEN (née BOUND) (see above); mid-1920s to Falklands [Malvinas], residing with her older sister (married to PITALUGA); d. 1954 Falklands; buried Stanley

Child: William Alexander, b. 1916 Punta Arenas; d. aged 4 months


Alexander John BERNTSEN (see above); 1910 returned from Punta Arenas to Falklands

m. Falklands

Agnes Ferrier BLYTH; b. Scotland, dtr. of John BLYTH, b. 1859 Fife, blacksmith & Agnes Christina Brown LATTO, b. 1863 Fife; [1898 parents+5 children emigrated to Falklands; 2 more children born in Falklands; c1909 family attempted to return to Scotland, getting only as far as Chile, thence returned to Stanley]

1. Alexander John Jr. [possibly born Toby BERNTSEN or BLYTH], b. 1909 Punta Arenas?


Rowland William Essex CARTER, b. New Zealand; agricultural officer and stock inspector, employed by NZ government, worked with Falkland Islands Government

m. 1926, Punta Arenas

Anna (or Ada) OTZEN; (see above); c.1910 immigrated to Punta Arenas

1. Alva, b. 1927 Stanley, Falklands [Malvinas]
2. Jane Eva Essex, b.1930 Punta Arenas m. John HARPER (see HARPER--CARTER)


Source: "Inmigrantes Malvineros en Magallanes" (Apéndice II), Mateo Martinic B., Punta Arenas, Chile 1996
Additional information: John Otzen (XII-2003); Murdo Tait (XII-2003); Allan White (VIII-2009, VII-2010); Anne Blyth (V-2010);
Alva Essex Carter Rubini Otzen (VII-2010); Andy Miles (VII-2010)
Last updated: 7-X-2010