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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Henry Reynard + wife Henry Leonard [Enrique Leonardo] REYNARD

b. 1845 Hobgreen (Rippon registration district), Yorkshire; son of Charles REYNARD & Helen Elizabeth HIGGENS; 1866 to Argentina - Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba; 1874 to Punta Arenas, at invitation of LEESMITH and DUNSMURE; (with DUNSMURE) established sawmill at Leña Dura; acquired schooner "María Colombo", captain VALVERDE - later sold to ROTHENBURG; 1877 brought first shipment of (300) sheep from Falklands [Malvinas] to Magallanes in the "Chacabuco", installing them on Isla Isabel (Magellan Strait); partner of Elías H. BRAUN - business destroyed in 1877 uprising; 1879 British vice-consul (succesor to DUNSMURE); Estancia Oazy Harbour (map); 1883 sent first Magallanes wool exports to London market; introduced first shearing machines in region; established first fat-rendering works in Magallanes; 1889 early member of First Fire Brigade Company of Punta Arenas; 1905 (after losing Oazy Harbour in government land auction) moved to Estancia Cañadón de las Vacas, Prov. Santa Cruz (ranch developed in partnership with William GREENWOOD); 1912 letter promoting New Zealand sheep exports to Patagonia; d. 1919 Newark, England; buried South Stainley, Yorkshire; memorial (Yorkshire); biography (book - English); short biography [Spanish]; portrait

m. 1880 Montevideo, Uruguay

woolshedMarie Aimée DOMANGE

b. 1849; dtr. of Nicholas DOMANGE, Parc Saint Maur, Paris; widow of François Jean ROIG, of Perpignan; son Frank ROIG; d. 1910 Newark, England; memorial South Stainley, Yorkshire


1. Helen Emily (Elena), b. 1882 Punta Arenas; m. 1919 Coddington, nr. Newark, Yorks. to Hugh DENNISTON; with descent
2. Edward William, b. 1884 Santiago de Chile; d. 1896 Oazy Harbour (accident)
3.Henriette Marie Lucy (Enriqueta María), b. 1886 Oazy Harbour; m. James MCVINNIE; with descent
4. Charles Henry (Carlos Enrique), b. 1888 Oazy Harbour ; d. 1888
5. Henry Robert William / Harry (Enrique), b. 1890 York; educated at Uppingham School; served WW-I; m. 1920 Paddington [Folkestone, Kent?], to Hilda Nellie ATKINSON; d. 1962 Bridgwater
6. Charles Robert (Carlos), b. 1893 Westow, Yorks.; served WW-I

(1) "Bajo el Cielo Austral", Claudio Chamorro Ch., Santiago de Chile, 1936
(2) "Descendants of Edward Tempest"
Henry Reynard portrait: courtesy of Robert Lemaire (IX-2013)
Last updated: 8-III-2016