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Charles Amherst MILWARD

b. 1859 Paddington, London; bap. 1860 Ecton, Northants.; son of Rev. Henry Charles MILWARD & Margaret Aston WILKINSON; 1871 living Aston, Warks.; merchant navy captain with New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd.; 1898 Desolation Island, Tierra del Fuego, loss of S.S. Mataura; settled in Punta Arenas; 1900 (following death of 1st wife) younger brother Victor Graham MILWARD was children's guardian; 1903-1910 Magallanes, British vice-consul; owned engineering workshop/foundry (partner LION); church-warden and benefactor of St. James Anglican church; 1907 visited Aysén; 1910 Director of British Association of Magallanes; 1910-1915 British consul; brother Henry Arthur MILWARD came to live in Punta Arenas; 1916 hosted Ernest Shackleton; 1918 director of Banco de Punta Arenas; d. 1928 Punta Arenas; bur. Punta Arenas (see below)

m1. 1890 Christchurch, New Zealand

Janet [Jennetta] Beckett RUTHERFORD

b. 1864 Dublin, Ireland; 5th dtr. of James RUTHERFORD & Jane SUMMERVILLE; (father, c1825-1883, member of the House of Representatives, Kaitangata, Otago, New Zealand); d. 1897 Cape Town, South Africa


1. Douglas Sutherland; b. 1892 Kingston registration district, Surrey; lawyer; 1929 living Harpenden, Herts.; d. 1957 Stroud

2. Henry Charles Rutherford; b. 1894 Kingston, Surrey; 1929 living Streatham, London; d. 1961 Lewes

3. Margaret Eileen; b. 1896 Wandsworth, Surrey; 1929 living Shrewsbury, Shropshire; d. 1981 Kent [?]


Charles Amherst MILWARD (see above)

m2. 1916 Punta Arenas

Isabella (Isabel) Burns BARR

b. 1886 Scotland; dtr. of William BARR, miner; to Magallanes; domestic servant; 1914 baptized son Thomas Andrew BARR ("Jock", deceased); 1928 took over management of husband's business; deceased


1. Mary Monica; b. 1917 Magallanes; newspaper reporter; lived Viña del Mar; m. 1953 Santiago, John J. BARNETT; project specialist for CEPAL; 1974 living in Lima, Peru; d. 1982 Santiago; with descent

2. Victoria Isabel ("Lala"); b. 1919 Punta Arenas; m. Edward Peter LEACH; 7 children; d. 2007 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Milward Residence, Punta Arenas (built 1924)


1. England and Wales Civil Registration Indices
2. Anglican parish registers, St. James, Punta Arenas
3. LDS website
4. Ancestry website
5. Chilean public records of real property transactions, including wills and estates
6. Magallanes consular registrations
7. New Zealand BMD historical records
8. "Streams in the Wasteland", Elizabeth Dooley, Punta Arenas, 1993
Thanks: Peter Barnett (IV-2015)
Last updated: 25-V-2015