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 girls and one boy РIsabella, Jean, Margaret, Rachel and David.

The youngest girl died when she was a small child, Anne and Margaret (my mother) married in Argentina while the two others remained single.  My grandmother brought her five surviving children to Scotland c1905 where they remained for several years.

David Millar was an engineer, whether marine or mechanical I am not clear. However, I believe that he worked in Buenos Aires for the Vestey family, who were involved in meat packing and shipping – (Blue Star Line).¬† I do not know when he died but probably in the 1920s, before my parents’ marriage in 1928.

Noreen Nicholson
North London U3a and Crouch End and District U3A