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British Families in Southern Patagonia


georgeGeorge MCGEORGE

b. 1855 Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire; 8th child of James MACGEORGE & Janet MAXWELL; 1875 emigrated to Falklands [Malvinas], employed by Falkland Islands Company; 1885 to Magellan Straits; 1888-90 participant in "Great Sheep Drive" (see SAUNDERS) from Río Negro to Santa Cruz; pioneer sheep rancher at Paso del Medio; 1911 founded Ea. Guakenken-Aike, River Coig, Santa Cruz; 1911 formed SAG Cancha Distante (with WILLIAMS, who later sold his share); donated building on Calle Roca, Río Gallegos, for use by British Club, of which he was life president; d. 1931 Baden Baden, Germany; buried in Parton, Scotland

m. 1898


agnesAgnes Jane HALLIDAY

b. 1874 Falklands [Malvinas], eldest daughter of William HALLIDAY; d. 1938 Río Gallegos; buried Hill Station


1. Janet (Agnes), b. 1899; m. Duncan Mowbray AITCHISON (manager of Anglo South American Bank, and British Consul); 2 children; d. 1987

2. James (Santiago / "Jimmy"), b. 1900; life president of British Club; d. 1952 (no descent)

3. Mary, b. 1904; m. Percy GRIFFIN (North-American, manager of Swift Meat Packing Co. in Río Gallegos); 4 children; d. 1981

1. "Cien Años del Club Británico de Río Gallegos: Los Británicos en Santa Cruz", Pierini & Beecher, 2011
2. Ancestry website
3. Family Tree Maker website
4. "The McGeorge Family", Frédéric Madelin, published in The Falkland Islands Journal, 2012
Photos: courtesy of Edward Halliday (III-2012)
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Last updated: 26-VI-2014