Thursday October Christian II

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Thursday October Christian
Thursday October Christian II.jpg
Thursday October Christian taken around his 90th birthday
Born (1820-10-01)1 October 1820
Pitcairn Island
Died 27 May 1911(1911-05-27) (aged 90)
Pitcairn Island
Spouse(s) Mary Young
Children 17 Children
Parents Thursday October Christian, Teraura

Thursday October Christian, Jr. (1 October 1820 – 27 May 1911) [1] was a Pitcairn Islands political leader. He was the grandson of Fletcher Christian and son of Thursday October Christian (14 October 1790 – 21 April 1831),[1] and mother, Teraura (c.1775 - 15 July 1850).[1] He was also known as "Doctor", "Duddie" [1] or "Doodie". He spent several years on Norfolk Island but returned to Pitcairn in 1864.[1] Christian was three quarters Polynesian.

He was the fifth Magistrate of the Pitcairn Islands, holding the office in 1844, 1851, 1864,[1] 1867, 1873–1874, 1880, and 1882.[1] Everyone named Christian on Pitcairn is descended from him; a number of family branches, however, left Pitcairn permanently and settled on Norfolk Island.

He married Mary Young, granddaughter of Ned Young, on 24 March 1839. They had 17 children,[1] none of them named as a month name or week day. Seven died as children and three lived past the age of 73.[1]

Children and Ancestors[edit]

Name Birth Death Notes
Julia Christian 23 July 1840 15 June 1850
Agnes Christian 6 October 1841 6 April 1911 Married Samuel Russell Warren, a whaler from Rhode Island. She is the ancestor of all the Warrens on Pitcairn Island.
Albert Christian 31 March 1843 19 January 1861
Elias Christian 7 January 1845 7 October 1893 Married Mary Young. Ancestor of Jay Warren and Mike Warren
Alphonso Driver Christian 3 August 1846 14 June 1921 Married Sarah McCoy. Father of Gerard Christian, grandfather of John Lorenzo Christian
Anna Rose Christian 31 July 1848 30 March 1851
Julia Anna Rose Christian 9 November 1851 30 August 1864
Ernest Heywood Christian 5 October 1853 December 1926
Daniel Christian 27 July 1855 March 1904 Married Harriet McCoy. Father of Edgar Allen Christian and Frederick Martin Christian
Elizabeth Saidley A. Christian 27 April 1857 1863
Francis Hickson Christian 18 February 1859 3 January 1938 Married Eunice Young. Father of Charles Richard Parkin Christian, ancestor of Ivan Christian and Steve Christian
William Henry Gordon Christian 1 September 1860 22 January 1934
Albert Swain Christian 8 May 1862 9 May 1862
Harriet Christian 22 August 1863 1864
Harriet Christian 23 August 1864 19 August 1937 Married Matthew Edmond McCoy
Charles Benjamin Christian 1 August 1865 July 1885
Mary Elizabeth Saidley Christian April 1868 1 June 1868

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Literary reference[edit]

Thursday October Christian II appears in Mark Twain's 1879 story "The Great Revolution in Pitcairn."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "thePeerage.com - Gonzalo, Rey de Sobrarbe and others" (family tree), April 16, 2006, thePeerage.com webpage: ThePeerage-p15571.
  2. ^ The Peerage