Midshipman Robert Pitcairn (Royal Navy)

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Robert Pitcairn

Birthplace: Burntisland
Death: Died in lost at sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Major John Pitcairn (Royal Marine) and Elizabeth 'Betty' Pitcairn
Brother of Annie Pitcairn; Alexander Pitcairn; Catherine Pitcairn; David Pitcairn; Johanna Pitcairn and 5 others

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About Midshipman Robert Pitcairn (Royal Navy)

Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific (known chiefly for its part in the mutiny on the Bounty) was named for Robert, who was a midshipman in the British navy. While on watch on a voyage led by Captain Philip Carteret, he was the first to sight the unknown island on July 3, 1767.

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Age 17
lost at sea