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Alfred Masini Grenfell


Brazilian-born British businessman in Argentina and Uruguay. Son of Admiral John Pascoe Grenfell and Maria Dolores Masini. Midshipman on HMS Nile, 1861. Estancia owner at Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina. Vice-consul at Montevideo, Uruguay, 1890; acting consul-general, 1891–2; in charge of the legation, 1893–4; consul, 1894. Consul at Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1898.


Brazil, select baptisms, 1688–1935 (, accessed 25 November 2016, s.v. Alfrido Macini Grenfell)

Census returns of England and Wales 1861 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/4437/135/2)

letter from James Coghlan, 9 June 1878

Mulhall and Mulhall 1885

The Times, 14 November 1900, p. 6


Mulhall, E. T. and Mulhall, M. G. 1885. Handbook of the River Plate: comprising the Argentine Republic, Uruguay and Paraguay. Buenos Ayres and London: M. G. and E. T. Mulhall, Trübner and Co.