William Mynors

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William Mynors was an English sea-captain, master of the East India Company (EIC) vessel Royal Mary. His voyage in 1643 discovered Christmas Island (10°30′S 105°40′E / 10.500°S 105.667°E / -10.500; 105.667) on Christmas Day of that year when he sailed past it.[1] Besides this, little is known of Mynors.[2]

Royal Mary served the EIC from 1626 to 1639,[3] and apparently longer.

Citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ "Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts – Christmas Island History". Australian Government. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.edwardworthlibrary.ie/Book-of-the-Month/2013-Books-of-the-Month/2013-December-Christmas-Island
  3. ^ Hackman (2001), p.42.


  • Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7