McPhun, Robert Boak -- born in Scotland, was a shipwright & built the Esperanza with his brother, William. Was in Santiago, Chile, area in the mid 1800's. Robert's daughter, Margaret Boak McPhun, was evidently born down there. Have found no birth records there, but if anyone has info on this name (born in Dinoon, Scotland, August 25, 1811. Had another brother, Donald, born December 7, 1809 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. Thanks for any help you can give!
In early 1800s William & Robert Boak McPhun saled from Scotland to Valparaiso, Chile. They stayed there for approximately 2 years. One brother, Robert, went with family to the Auckland area of New Zealand. William arrived In San Francisco, CA in 1849-1850 by taking passage on a ship. Went into shipbuilding business on Shipley Street, San Francscio, CA. We do not speak Spanish, but would love more information if possible. Thank you for any help.