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Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

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  • John Fryer (1753 - 1817)
    Biographical Summary: "... John Fryer (1752-1817) He was Master, Royal Navy. H.M.A.V. Bounty. As one of the most experienced men on the Bounty, he was constantly quarreling with Bligh's decisions, ab...
  • David Nilson (b. - 1789)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... David Nelson (died 1789) was gardener-botanist on the third voyage of James Cook , and botanist on the HMS Bounty under William Bligh at the time of the famous mu...
  • Matthew Quintrell (1766 - 1799)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Matthew Quintal (3 March 1766 in Padstow, Cornwall – 1799, Pitcairn Island) was an Cornish able seaman and mutineer aboard HMS Bounty. His surname was, in ...
  • John Mills (1794 - d.)
  • Elizabeth Young (1792 - 1883)

Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

This project covers the history of the Mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. Project scope includes all crew of HMS Bounty both loyal and mutineer, judges in the trial of William Bligh, and descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Additionally this project will include actors involved with later movie adaptations of the historical events.

"...The Mutiny on the Bounty was a mutiny aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against commanding officer Lieutenant William Bligh. According to most accounts, the sailors were attracted to the idyllic life on the Pacific island of Tahiti and were further motivated by harsh treatment from their captain.

Eighteen mutineers set Lieutenant Bligh afloat in a small boat with eighteen of the twenty-two crew loyal to him. The mutineers then variously settled on Pitcairn Island or in Tahiti and burned the Bounty off Pitcairn Island, to avoid detection and to prevent desertion.

Bligh navigated the 23-foot (7 m) open launch on a 47-day voyage to Timor in the Dutch East Indies, equipped with a quadrant and pocket watch and without charts or compass. He recorded the distance as 3,618 nautical miles (6,710 km). He then returned to Britain and reported the mutiny to the Admiralty on 15 March 1790, 2 years and 11 weeks after his original departure.

The British government dispatched HMS Pandora to capture the mutineers, and Pandora reached Tahiti on 23 March 1791. Four of the men from the Bounty came on board soon after its arrival, and ten more were arrested within a few weeks. These fourteen were imprisoned in a makeshift cell on Pandora's deck. Pandora ran aground on part of the Great Barrier Reef on 29 August 1791, with the loss of 31 of the crew and four of the prisoners. The surviving ten prisoners were eventually repatriated to England, tried in a naval court with three hanged, four acquitted and three pardoned..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Mutiny on the Bounty', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2012 <http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutiny_on_the_Bounty> [accessed 19 November 2012]

//photos.geni.com/p13/07/cc/ab/b4/5344483a3438192e/bounty_voyages_map_medium.jpg Pitcairn Island population in 2011 was 67.

Descendants of the Bounty Mutineers

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"...The Descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitan consorts include the modern day Pitcairn Islanders as well as most 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)...."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors,Descendants of the Bounty Mutineers, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 November 2012, 22:26 UTC, [accessed 19 November 2012]

1st Generation

Descendants of the Bounty Mutineers is only temporary and will eventually be removed from this page'.

Fletcher Christian by Mauatua (also consort of Ned Young)

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.
  • John Mills

John Mills

  • Dinah Adams (c. 1796 – 19 January 1864) married 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
  • Daniel McCoy (1792 – 26 December 1832) married Sarah Quintal daughter of Matthew Quintal
  • Catherine McCoy (1799 – 8 June 1831) married Arthur Quintal son of Matthew Quintal

Matthew Quintal by Tevarua

  • Elizabeth Mills
  • John Quintal (1792–1792)
  • Jane Quintal (1795 – ?) left the island after she was treated harshly by her brother Arthur
  • 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

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2nd Generation

Descendants of the Bounty Mutineers is only temporary and will eventually be removed from this page'.

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) married 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 ofFletcher Christiann
  • 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 Sarah Christian (1810 – 5 December 1899) married George Hunn Nobbs Pitcairn's first minister

  • Fletcher Christian (1812 – 5 April 1852) married Peggy Christian granddaughter of Fletcher Christian his cousin
  • Edward Christian (1814 – 3 June 1831) unmarried
  • Maria Christian (1816 – 12 January 1889) married 1) Charles Christian grandson of Fletcher Christian her cousin 2) John Quintal grandson of Matthew Quintal 3) William Quintal grandson of Matthew Quintal
  • Charles Christian (1818 – 22 May 1886) married Charlotte Quintal granddaughter of Matthew Quintal
  • Mary Christian (1819 – 25 April 1843) married Arthur Quintal son of Matthew Quintal
  • Margaret Christian (22 February 1822 – 30 November 1874) married Matthew McCoy grandson of William McCoy
  • Isaac Christian (26 April 1825 – 31 October 1877) married Miriam Young granddaughter of Ned Young

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 (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

  • Moses Young (30 September 1829 – 14 July 1909) married Albina McCoy granddaughter of William McCoy

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 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

Crew of the Bounty in 1788–89

  1. William Bligh
  2. John Fryer (loyal)
  3. Fletcher Christian Fletcher Christian] (mutinied)
  4. William Elphinstone (loyal)
  5. Thomas Huggan
  6. John Hallett (loyal)
  7. Thomas Hayward (loyal)
  8. Thomas Ledward (loyal)
  9. John Samuel (loyal)
  10. William Cole (loyal)
  11. Charles Churchill (mutinied)
  12. William Peckover (loyal)
  13. Joseph Coleman (loyal)
  14. Peter Linkletter (loyal)
  15. John Norton (loyal)
  16. Lawrence LeBougue (loyal)
  17. Henry Hillbrandt (mutinied)
  18. William Purcell (loyal)
  19. David Nelson (loyal)
  20. Peter Heywood (unknown)
  21. George Stewart (loyal)
  22. Robert Tinkler (loyal)
  23. Ned Young (mutinied)
  24. James Morrison (loyal)
  25. George Simpson (loyal)
  26. John Williams (mutinied)
  27. Thomas McIntosh (loyal)
  28. Charles Norman (loyal)
  29. John Mills (mutinied)
  30. William Muspratt (mutinied)
  31. John Smith (mutinied)
  32. Thomas Hall (loyal)
  33. Richard Skinner (mutinied)
  34. William Brown (mutinied)
  35. Robert Lamb (loyal)
  36. John Adams (mutinied)
  37. Thomas Burkitt (mutinied
  38. Michael Byrne (loyal)
  39. Thomas Ellison (mutinied)
  40. Isaac Martin (mutinied)
  41. William McCoy (mutinied)
  42. John Millward (mutinied)
  43. Matthew Quintal (mutinied)
  44. John Sumner (mutinied)
  45. Matthew Thompson (mutinied)
  46. James Valentine (died of scurvy before mutiny)

Popular Culture

  • A first movie (The Mutiny of the Bounty) was made in Australia in 1916.
  • The second movie version was the Australian film In the Wake of the Bounty (1933), starring Errol Flynn as Fletcher Christian.
  • The next movie was Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), which won the Oscar for Best Picture that year. It starred Charles Laughton as Bligh and Clark Gable as Christian.
  • Another Mutiny on the Bounty film was released in 1962, starring Trevor Howard as Bligh and Marlon Brando as Christian. The 1962 movie is generally considered the least accurate, with such historical errors as Christian and Bligh's meeting (and subsequently hating) each other at the first sailing of the Bounty, the mutiny's occurring in the middle of the day sparked by Bligh's order to let a sailor die of ingested saltwater poisoning rather than be given water set aside for the breadfruits, and Fletcher Christian's dying from injuries sustained in the fire aboard Bounty while trying to save the ship.
  • A fifth film, The Bounty (1984), starred Anthony Hopkins as William Bligh and Mel Gibson as Fletcher Christian. This film is generally considered the most historically accurate with some of the scenes reenacted directly from William Bligh's own log

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