Descendants of the Bounty mutineers

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The descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian consorts include the modern-day Pitcairn Islanders as well as a little less than half of the population of Norfolk Island. Their descendants also live in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. Because of the scarcity of people on the island, many of the mutineers' children and grandchildren intermarried, with some marrying cousins and second cousins. Occasionally a new person would arrive on the island bringing with them a new surname (like the American Samuel Russell Warren, whose descendants still live on the island today).

1st Generation[edit]

Fletcher Christian by Mauatua (also consort of Ned Young)

  • Thursday October Christian (7 October 1790 – 21 April 1831) married Teraura, who had been the consort of Ned Young
  • Charles Christian (c. 1792 – 14 January 1842) married Sully or Sarah
  • Mary Ann Christian (21 September 1793 – 2 January 1866) unmarried

Ned Young by Mauatua (also consort of Fletcher Christian)

  • Edward Young (c. 1796 – 6 November 1831) married Polly Christian grand daughter of Fletcher Christian related through Mauatua
  • Dorothy Young (1797 – 24 April 1863) married John Buffett a sailor from Bristol
  • James Young (1799–1806)

Ned Young by Toofaiti

  • Polly Young (c. 1794 – 17 December 1843) married George Adams son of John Adams
  • George Young (c. 1797 – 4 May 1831) married Hannah Adams daughter of John Adams
  • Robert Young (c. 1799 – 18 August 1831) unmarried.
  • William Young (1799 – 6 February 1839) married Elizabeth Mills daughter of John Mills

John Adams by Vahineatua consort of John Mills

  • Dinah Adams (c. 1796 – 19 January 1864) married Edward Quintal son of Matthew Quintal
  • Rachel Adams (1797 – 7 September 1876) married John Evans a sailor from London
  • Hannah Adams (1799 – 27 August 1864) married George Young son of Ned Young

John Adams by Teio consort of William McCoy

  • George Adams (6 June 1804 – 29 October 1873) married 1) Polly Young daughter of Ned Young and 2) Sarah Quintal daughter of Matthew Quintal

John Mills by Vahineatua consort of John Adams

  • Elizabeth Mills (1792 – 6 November 1883) married 1) Matthew Quintal Jr. and 2) William Young son of Ned Young
  • John Mills (1793–1814) unmarried

William McCoy by Teio

Matthew Quintal by Tevarua

  • Matthew Quintal Jr. (1791 – September 1814) married Elizabeth Mills
  • John Quintal (1792–1792)
  • Jane Quintal (1795 – ?) left the island after she was treated harshly by her brother Arthur
  • Arthur Quintal (6 May 1795 – 19 November 1873) married 1) Catherine McCoy daughter of William McCoy and 2) Mary Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Sarah Quintal ([1797] – 27 November 1851) married 1) Daniel McCoy son of William McCoy and 2) George Adams son of John Adams

Matthew Quintal by Teraura consort of Ned Young and Thursday October Christian

  • Edward Quintal (1800 – 8 September 1841) married Dinah Adams daughter of John Adams.

2nd Generation[edit]

Thursday October Christian son of Fletcher Christian by Teraura (also consort of Ned Young)

  • Joseph John Christian (1805 – 24 November 1831) unmarried
  • Charles Christian (January 1808 – 25 June 1831) married Maria Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian, his cousin
  • Mary Christian (1810 – 25 October 1852) consorted with John Buffett an English sailor who volunteered to remain on the island as teacher
  • Polly Christian (1814 – 16 May 1831) married Edward Young son of Ned Young
  • Peggy Christian (1815 – 12 May 1884) married Daniel McCoy grandson of William McCoy
  • Thursday October Christian II (October 1820 – 27 May 1911) married Mary Polly Young granddaughter of Ned Young

Matthew Quintal son of Matthew Quintal by Elizabeth Mills daughter of John Mills

  • John Quintal (1812 – 14 November 1838) married Maria Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Matthew Quintal III (1814 – 8 December 1865) unmarried

Daniel McCoy son of William McCoy by Sarah Quintal daughter of Matthew Quintal

  • William McCoy (1812 – 17 February 1849) unmarried
  • Daniel McCoy (1814 – 27 June 1831) married Peggy Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Hugh McCoy (1816 – 27 June 1831) unmarried
  • Matthew McCoy (1819 – 31 January 1853) married Margaret Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Jane McCoy (1822 – 4 June 1831) unmarried
  • Sarah McCoy (23 July 1824 – 9 May 1833) unmarried
  • Samuel McCoy (23 October 1826 – 7 September 1876) married 1) Ruth Quintal granddaughter of Matthew Quintal 2) Polly Christian great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Albina McCoy (28 November 1828 – 12 June 1908) married Moses Young grandson of Ned Young
  • Daniel McCoy (28 December 1832 – 7 April 1855) married Lydia Young granddaughter of Ned Young

Charles Christian son of Fletcher Christian by Tevarua consort of Matthew Quintal

Dorothy (Dolly) Young by John Buffett an English sailor

  • Thomas Buffett (3 January 1825 – 18 October 1900) married Louisa Quintal granddaughter of Matthew Quintal
  • John Buffett (21 July 1826 – 23 June 1906) married Elizabeth Young granddaughter of Ned Young
  • David Buffett (27 May 1827 – 7 August 1924) married Martha Young granddaughter of Ned Young
  • Robert Pitcairn Buffett (26 March 1830 – 23 January 1926) married Lydia Young granddaughter of Ned Young
  • Edward Buffett (27 November 1835 – 28 November 1911) married Louisa Victoria Rose Quintal great-granddaughter of Matthew Quintal

Arthur Quintal son of Matthew Quintal by Catherine McCoy daughter of William McCoy

  • Arthur Quintal II (1816 – 20 August 1902) married Martha Quintal granddaughter of Matthew Quintal
  • Catherine K. (Kitty) Quintal (1818 – 15 May 1831) unmarried
  • John Quintal (1820 – 2 November 1920) married Dinah Young granddaughter of Ned Young
  • Charlotte Quintal (1822 – 16 August 1883) married Charles Christian grandson of Fletcher Christian
  • Phoebe Quintal (25 April 1824 – 21 April 1900) married Jonathan Adams grandson of John Adams
  • James Quintal (9 July 1825 – 7 September 1898) married Priscilla Christian great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Caroline Quintal (21 July 1827 – 13 June 1869) married John Adams grandson of John Adams
  • Ruth Quintal (8 May 1829 – 29 September 1862) married Samuel McCoy grandson of William McCoy
  • Lucy Anne Quintal (25 March, 25 April 1831) died as infant

by Mary Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian

  • Absolam Quintal (17 June 1836 – 14 June 1868) supposed to have married a woman named Mary
  • Nathaniel Quintal (7 November 1837 – 1 May 1895) married 1) Louisa Victora Rose Quintal great-granddaughter of Matthew Quintal 2) Abby Louisa Tabor Quintal great-granddaughter of Matthew Quintal
  • Joseph Quintal (5 July 1839 – 26 May 1912) married 1) Martha Evans granddaughter of John Adams 2) Lucy Emily Christian great-great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Cornelius Quintal (17 June 1841 – 10 February 1934) married Ellen Amelia Moore from New Zealand
  • Mary Quintal (16 April 1843 – 5 April 1868) married Pardon Snell of the United States

George Young son of Ned Young by Hannah Adams daughter of John Adams

  • George Martin Frederick Young (1822 – 25 September 1899) married Mary Evans granddaughter of John Adams
  • Simon Young (17 August 1823 – 26 September 1893) married Mary Buffett Christian great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Dinah Young (16 November 1824 – 9 May 1881) married John Quintal grandson of Matthew Quintal
  • Jemima Young (31 October 1828 – 5 May 1868) unmarried
  • Martha Young (19 January 1830 – 30 January 1872) married David Buffett grandson of Ned Young

Edward Young son of Ned Young by Polly Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian

Rachel Adams daughter of John Adams by John Evans an English sailor

  • John Valentine Mansell Evans (12 January 1829 – before 1892) unmarried
  • William Evans (8 August 1830 – 3 March 1873) married Rebecca Christian great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Mary Evans (17 January 1833 – 1 June 1909) married George Martin Frederick Young grandson of Ned Young
  • George Francis Mason Evans (23 December 1835 – 6 May 1910) married Catherine Christian great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Dinah Evans (6 August 1837 – 11 June 1870) married John Quintal great-grandson of Matthew Quintal
  • Martha Evans (12 July 1839 – 17 September 1876) married Joseph Quintal grandson of Matthew Quintal

William Young son of Ned Young by Elizabeth Mills daughter of John Mills

  • Mayhew Young (1823–1823) died at 9 months
  • Mary Polly Young (28 January 1825 – 16 June 1885) married Thursday October Christian II grandson of Fletcher Christian
  • William Mayhew Young (4 December 1827 – 14 October 1876) married Margaret Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Miriam Young (30 August 1829 – 25 November 1911) married Isaac Christian grandson of Fletcher Christian
  • Dorcas Young (16 September 1832 – 3 December 1917) married Thomas Buffett grandson of Ned Young
  • Lydia Young (16 September 1832 – 30 July 1883) married 1) Daniel McCoy grandson of William McCoy 2) Robert Pitcairn Buffett grandson of Ned Young
  • Robert Young (19 June 1837 – 18 November 1837) died as infant

Edward Quintal son of Matthew Quintal by Dinah Adams daughter of John Adams

  • William Quintal (1817 – 6 July 1905) married Maria Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Martha Quintal (1822 – 25 December 1893) married Arthur Quintal grandson of Matthew Quintal
  • Edward Quintal (31 October 1824 – 5 January 1856) unmarried
  • Abraham Blatchly Quintal (31 January 1827 – 20 September 1910) married Estgher Maria Nobbs great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Louisa Quintal (7 March 1829 – 5 February 1873) married Thomas Buffett grandson of Ned Young
  • Nancy Quintal (6 June 1831 – 24 December 1853) married Jacob Christian great-grandson of Fletcher Christian
  • Susan Quintal (5 November 1833 – 18 February 1917) married Fletcher Christian Nobbs great-grandson of Fletcher Christian
  • Henry Joshua Quintal (17 January 1836 – 16 July 1873) married Jane McCoy great-granddaughter of William McCoy
  • Caleb Quintal (5 September 1837 – 7 May 1873) married Ann Naomi Nobbs great-granddaughter of Fletcher Christian
  • Joseph Napoleon Quintal (7 December 1839 – 2 October 1841) unmarried

George Adams son of John Adams by Polly Young daughter of Ned Young

  • John Adams (10 November 1827 – 20 May 1897) married Caroline Quintal granddaughter of Matthew Quintal
  • Jonathan Adams (3 January 1829 – 23 May 1906) married Phoebe Quintal granddaughter of Matthew Quintal
  • Josiah Chester Adams (19 June 1830 – 2 February 1907) married Diana McCoy great-granddaughter of Matthew Quintal

Other descendants[edit]

  • Malcolm Champion (12 November 1883 – died 27 July 1939), New Zealand Olympic swimmer; his mother Sarah Clara Quintal claimed to be a descendent of Matthew Quintal.
  • Claudene Christian (18 October 1970 – died 29 October 2012) who claimed to be a descendant of Fletcher Christian,[1][2]
  • Thomas Colman Christian (1 November 1935 – died 7 July 2013) known as the "Voice of Pitcairn" for his nearly lifelong role in keeping the island connected to the world via ham radio, died at age 77 on the island where he was born. He was a great-great-great-grandson of Fletcher Christian. In 1957, while working on a National Geographic-sponsored dive off Pitcairn, Christian helped salvage some of the sunken remains of the Bounty, including its old hull fittings. Tom was the son of Frederick Christian, grandson of Daniel Christian, great-grandson of Thursday Christian, and great-great-grandson of Friday Christian, who himself, was the son of Fletcher Christian. The cause of Tom's death was complications of a recent stroke, said his daughter Jacqueline Christian.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonsson, Patrik (30 October 2012). "HMS Bounty casualty claimed tie to mutinous Fletcher Christian". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bounty crew member's body found, captain still missing". 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Fox, Margalit (23 August 2013). "Tom Christian, Descendant of Bounty Mutineer, Dies at 77". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 

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