John McBride

John McBride (or John MacBride) was given the mission to establish a settlement in the Falkland Islands with a view to providing a safe anchorage and victualling point for the Royal Navy. He captained the Jason. He published his account of his mission as: A Journal of the Winds and Weather and Degrees of Heat and Cold by the Thermometer, at Falkland Islands from 1 Feb 1766 to 19 Jan 1767.

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