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Introduction

The Falkland Islands Company Limited was formed in January 1851 to purchase Samuel Fisher Lafone’s rights and interests in the land and wild cattle in the southern portion of East Falkland, later known as Lafonia. A preliminary meeting was held 30 April 1851 to discuss the purchase. The Charter of Incorporation was signed 23 December 1851 and the Deed of Settlement signed 10 January 1852. The new company was run by a board of directors in London aided by a Colonial Manager in Stanley. Books of records were kept in both places.

 

pdfCharter etc 1851.pdf(13.41 MB)

pdfDeed of Settlement of the Falkland Islands Company 1852.pdf(49.7 MB)

pdfMinutes of Directors Meetings - 30 April 1851 to 16 March 1852.pdf(22.2 MB)

 

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