This site is intended to pull together various items of genealogical or historical interest that I have gathered over the years. A lot of it is derived from family papers, other sources are acknowledged on the relevant pages. Where appropriate, information has been obtained from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1871, 1891 and 1901 United Kingdom, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 US and 1881 Canadian Censuses. Pages are updated as and when I get new information. If you have any further information about any of the families mentioned here, I would be glad to hear from you. Contact details are at the foot of each page.

Argentina England & Wales Australia United States South Africa


Aerial view of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Family Trees

Historical and Biographical Information

Passenger Lists
Norval Greenock - Buenos Airesarrived 9th July 1825
SymmetryLeith - Buenos Airesarrived 8th August 1825
MargaretLeith - Buenos Aires arrived 14th December 1825
Marquis of AngleseaFalmouth - Buenos Airesarrived 16th December 1825
William PeeleLiverpool - Buenos Airesarrived first 25th June 1844
arrived second 10th February 1851
MimosaLiverpool - Golfo Nuevo (now Puerto Madryn) arrived 28th July 1865
Other Irish emigrationsVarious dates between 1829 and 1889
This is a composite list covering a number of ships
including the notorious City of Dresden

Other Useful Websites
Note: these sites concentrate on emigrants from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

British Settlers in Argentina and Uruguay
Jeremy Howat's site has details of over 1500 names mentioned in Mulhall's River Plate Handbook of 1863, The site also has details of the 1865 Welsh emigration to Patagonia on the Mimosa. Further additions include returns of marriages notified to the British Consulate in Buenos Aires between 1826 and 1875 and transcriptions of the baptisms, marriages and burials noted in the parish registers of the Anglican Church, Scotch Church and the Methodist Church in Argentina up till 1915.

Irish Diaspora Studies in Argentina
Edmundo Murray's site has details of the Irish emigration with a bibliography of the Irish in Argentina, and articles on Origins, The Journey, The Settlement and The Culture. Include on this site is the passenger lists of the William Peele and City of Dresden

Brits in South America
Neil Hampshire has taken on the major task of collating all the references to British emigrants on the discussion list (see below).

British Presence in Southern Patagonia
Duncan Campbell's site has a number of useful indexes covering Santa Cruz, Magallanes and Tierra del Fuego.

Scots in Argentina
Arnold Morison is developing a site specifically about the Scots in Argentina. Includes material on their role in opening up Patagonia.

Cornish in Latin America
Dr Sharron Schwartz did her PhD on this subject and now presents the fruits of her labours to the wider public.

There is also a South American discussion list, to subscribe email: putting subscribe in the subject line.

England and Wales

Bedfordshire Dawson The descendants of John Dawson of Silsoe.

Birmingham Descendants of Archibald Kenrick A prominent Victorian family connected with the Chamberlains, Debenhams and Martineaus.

The Chamberlain Family A brief ouline of the descent of Joseph Chamberlain

Denbighshire Wynn Hall The Kenrick family of Wrexham and Ruabon.

Devon Rev Timothy Kenrick of Exeter Unitarian minister and founder of the Exeter Unitarian Theological College

Gloucestershire Cold Salperton The Victorian restoration of a rural parish church, from contemporary newspaper articles.
A Victorian Photograph Album The Knight family of Cheltenham

Shropshire Woore Manor Another Kenrick family


New South Wales McGaw The McGaw and Minshall families of Goulburn
Hirst Descendants of Percy Verney Hirst
Tasmania Ford Descendants of Frederick Wilbraham Ford

United States

New England Kenrick The ancestors of President Franklin Pierce
Kendall The descendants of James Kendall & Emma Dawson
Pennsylvania Eddowes The descendants of Ralph Eddowes

South Africa

Cape Adkin The Descendants of Rev Frederick John Adkin

If you have a website relating to genealogy in South America, let me know and I will add a link from this page.

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© Graeme Wall 2001