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Donald Stuart McPhee - Falkland Islands

Donald Stuart McPhee - Falkland Islands

Posted: 1263576705000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McPhee
Greetings all,

I am researching my great-grandfather, Donald Stuart McPhee (b 1880 Perth, Scotland - d 1966 Concord, NSW, Australia) who married in the Falklands in 1917 and spent some 20 years there as a government contractor. Look forward to connecting with anyone researching this family.

Re: Donald Stuart McPhee - Falkland Islands

Posted: 1286642363000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McPhee
Hi Beavis,
I am not related to your tree, but I have a distant relative who went to the Falklands, so I tried looking for some ship's voyages made by Donald Stuart McPhee. (I looked at your public tree to see what you had first).
...Regarding the 1935 voyage to Southampton, the name of the ship was ARLANZA, he was aged 57, and he was heading for: The Laigh, Huntingtower, Perth.

Now, there are earlier journeys by a Donald McPhee on the OROPESA from Liverpool to Port Stanley in 1909; on the ORAVIA from Liverpool to Port Stanley in 1910; and from Liverpool to Port Stanley on ORITA in 1917 ... but he is a shepherd at this time. Is this the same man?

Also, there is a Donald McPhee aged 31; Alexander aged 25; and Angus aged 20 ... all on ORAVIA leaving Liverpool on 17 Oct 1912. They all seem to be farm hands.

Are they part of your McPhee forebears? Is any of this new to you ... I doubt if it is!

Brian, Glasgow.

P.S. I know from your tree that Donald died in Australia, so I tried to find a voyage for him anytime after 1935, but to my surprise it didn't come up.
P.P.S. The name of my distant relative in the Falklands was Greenshields. He was a farmer and after a while, he moved on the South America. He and a friend whose second name was Douglas were apparently responsible for setting up the the place called DOUGLAS STATION on the Falklands. One of the Greenshields drowned while out there, and must be buried somewhere there.

Re: Donald Stuart McPhee - Falkland Islands

Posted: 1286980913000
Classification: Query

Thanks for the info. I had some of the trips but not all. The 1909 trip shows he went out for a season there before returning to Scotland in 1910. He later went out for good in 1910 with his two brothers.

A Boer War veteran of the Black Watch, he came back to Scotland and served with the Cameronians if the First War and was invalided back to the Falklands in 1917.

The archive in the Falkands has been very helpful and they may have info on your forbears.

Good luck and thanks


Re: Donald Stuart McPhee - Falkland Islands

Posted: 1335133300000
Classification: Query
McPhee, Donald Stuart, Jr

b. 24 Dec 1880
Glasgow, Scotland
d. 01 Aug 1966
Falkland Islands
m. Lowe, Edith A.R.
d. 30 Apr 1910
m. Patterson, Sara A.F.
07 Sep 1917
Falkland Islands
d. 05 Jun 1989
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