Arthur Quintal I

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Arthur Quintal I
Born(1795-05-06)May 6, 1795
DiedNovember 19, 1872(1872-11-19) (aged 77)
Resting placeNorfolk Island Cemetery
TitleMagistrate of the Pitcairn Islands
Term1840 - 1841
PredecessorEdward Quintal
SuccessorFletcher Christian II
Spouse(s)Catherine McCoy Quintal
Mary Christian Quintal
Parent(s)Matthew Quintal
Tevarua Quintal

Arthur Quintal (6 May 1795 – 19 November 1873) was a Pitcairn Islander who served as the island's second magistrate, in 1840/1841. Quintal was the son of Matthew Quintal, the bounty mutineer, and his wife Tevarua. The elder Quintal was killed with a hatchet in 1799. Arthur appears to have inherited some of his father's bad temper; he allegedly treated his sister Jane 'so harshly' she left the island and never returned.[1] Quintal also allegedly made a pact with his best friend Daniel McCoy, to take each other's sister as a wife. Quintal married Catherine McCoy, and they had 9 children, including Arthur Quintal II, who also became magistrate. After Catherine's death in 1831, Arthur married Mary Christian and had a further 5 children. He succeeded his half brother as magistrate, and was succeeded by his brother-in-law. Quintal died on Norfolk Island in 1873.


  1. ^ Arthur Quintal The Peerage