Category: Scots in South America

William John Storrie (1836- 1928 )

John Storrie (about 1836 – 1925) About 1836 my maternal great grandfather John Storrie was born to William John Storrie and Agnes Donaldson.  I believe that he was born in Dublin, but younger siblings were later born in Randalstown, Ireland. 

George Anderson

Aberdeen Press & Journal, 11 February, 1999 Emigration SIR Your story on “The forgotten emigration’’ (Press and Journal, February 4) brought to mind accounts of my own family history in Patagonia. My father had been among the first of the

MacKay Family

Aberdeen Press & Journal, 11 February, 1999 THE Mac Kay sisters, from the Isle of Harris, have an unusual treasure chest of childhood memories. They remember milking goats on the rich pastures of Argentina, and watching spectacular lightning storms from

David & Rachel Millar

David & Rachel Millar David Millar (born 1858) and his wife, Rachel Brydon Johnston Millar (born 1863), travelled  c1889/90 with their baby daughter Anne, born in Edinburgh in October 1888. They had five more children, all born in Argentina, four

Alice Montgomery (1850-1904)

ALICE MONTGOMERY (1850-1904) Alice Montgomery married William Everall in San Jose de Guatemala on 12th November 1868 when she was 18 and he was 30.  He was a merchant and Vice Consul in San Jose at the time. They had

Thomas Cochrane 1775- 1860

On the 21st May the Chilean Navy pays annual tribute to the grave of Thomas Cochrane in Westminster Abbey. While Thomas was born at Annsfield, near Hamilton, he spent much of his childhood and is commemorated in Culross, Fife, on the

Darien Project 1698

This was a major Scottish tragedy, brought about when William Paterson, an Scotsman who had gone to England and prospered, being a founder of the Bank of England, was convinced by a sailor called Lionel Wafer that there was a

Robert Cunninghame Graham 1852-1936

Robert’s life was certainly not dull – after an exciting life as a gaucho in South America he took to politics, was a Member of Parliament and a founder member of both the Independent Labour Party and the Scottish National

Alexander Watson Hutton 1853-1936

He was born in Glasgow (10/6/1853) to Robert Hutton and Ellen Watson at 29 Eglinton Street, in a tenement where now sits the O2 Academy. After the early death of his parents he moved to Edinburgh where he attended Daniel

Dr William Stewart 1842-1916

William Stewart was born in Pitairn, Grandtully, Scotland, on August 6, 1830. In 1842 he entered the Perth Academy and in 1847 in the University of Edinburgh Humanities. He obtained a Doctor of Medicine diploma in 1853 and an Obstetric Surgeon