Fletcher Christian1

M, #155641, b. 1812, d. 5 April 1852
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
     Fletcher Christian was born in 1812 at Pitcairn Island.2 He was the son of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 He married Peggy Christian, daughter of Thursday October Christian and Teraura (?), on 17 January 1833 at Pitcairn Island.3 He died on 5 April 1852 at Pitcairn Island.2
     He was advisor to the Pitcairn Magistrate. He was a strong opponent of Joshua Hill in 1836.3 He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1842.4

Children of Fletcher Christian and Peggy Christian

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 222. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.
  3. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  4. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners, page 244.

Edward Christian1

M, #155642, b. 1813, d. 3 June 1831
Last Edited=14 Sep 2005
     Edward Christian was born in 1813 at Pitcairn Island.1 He was the son of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 He died on 3 June 1831 at Marutea, Tahiti.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

Maria Christian1

F, #155643, b. 1815, d. 12 January 1889
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
     Maria Christian was born in 1815 at Pitcairn Island.1 She was the daughter of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 She married, firstly, Charles Christian, son of Thursday October Christian and Teraura (?), on 18 October 1829 at Pitcairn Island.2 She married, secondly, John Quintal, son of Matthew Quintal and Elizabeth Mills, on 17 January 1833 at Pitcairn Island.3 She married, thirdly, William Quintal, son of Edward Quintal and Dinah Adams, on 7 June 1840 at Pitcairn Island.2 She died on 12 January 1889 at Norfolk Island.1
      From 17 January 1833, her married name became Quintal.1

Children of Maria Christian and Charles Christian

Children of Maria Christian and John Quintal

Children of Maria Christian and William Quintal

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  3. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 222. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.

Charles Christian1

M, #155644, b. 1818, d. 22 May 1886
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
     Charles Christian was born in 1818 at Pitcairn Island.1 He is the son of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 He married Charlotte Quintal, daughter of Arthur Quintal and Catherine McCoy, on 30 October 1836 at Pitcairn Island.2 He died on 22 May 1886 at Norfolk Island.2
     He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1847.3
     He was in charge of the singing on Pitcairn during the 1850's.2

Children of Charles Christian and Charlotte Quintal

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  3. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 244. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.

Mary Christian1

F, #155645, b. 1819, d. 25 April 1843
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
     Mary Christian was born in 1819 at Pitcairn Island.1 She was the daughter of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 She married Arthur Quintal, son of Matthew Quintal and Tevarua (?), on 3 May 1835 at Pitcairn Island.2 She died on 25 April 1843 at Pitcairn Island.1
      From 3 May 1835, her married name became Quintal.3

Children of Mary Christian and Arthur Quintal

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 221. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.
  3. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.


Margaret Christian1

F, #155646, b. 22 February 1822, d. 30 November 1874
Last Edited=24 Jan 2006
     Margaret Christian was born on 22 February 1822 at Pitcairn Island.2 She was the daughter of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 She married, firstly, Matthew McCoy, son of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal, on 30 October 1836 at Pitcairn Island.2 She married, secondly, William Mayhew Young, son of William Young and Elizabeth Mills, on 17 January 1858 at Norfolk Island.2 She died on 30 November 1874 at age 52 at Pitcairn Island, from consumption.2
      From 30 October 1836, her married name became McCoy.2 From 17 January 1858, her married name became Young.2 In 1859 she was among the first wave of returnees to Pitcairn from Norfolk.2

Children of Margaret Christian and Matthew McCoy

Children of Margaret Christian and William Mayhew Young

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Isaac Christian1

M, #155647, b. 26 April 1825, d. 31 October 1877
Last Edited=19 Nov 2005
     Isaac Christian was born on 26 April 1825 at Pitcairn Island.2,1 He was the son of Charles Christian and Sully (?).1 He married Miriam Young, daughter of William Young and Elizabeth Mills, on 31 July 1844 at Pitcairn Island.3 He died on 31 October 1877 at age 52 at Norfolk Island.2,1
     He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Norfolk Island in 1858.3

Children of Isaac Christian and Miriam Young

Citations

  1. [S64] Glynn Christian, Fragile Paradise: The discovery of Fletcher Christian, Bounty mutineer, 2nd ed. (U.S.A.: Bounty Books, 2005), page xiv-xv. Hereinafter cited as Fragile Paradise.
  2. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  3. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Reverend George Hunn Nobbs1

M, #155648, b. 16 October 1799, d. 5 November 1884
Last Edited=16 Aug 2012
Reverend George Hunn Nobbs 2
     Reverend George Hunn Nobbs was born illegitimately on 16 October 1799 at Moira, Ireland.1 He was the son of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings and Jemima ffrench.3 He married Sarah Christian, daughter of Charles Christian and Sully (?), on 18 October 1829 at Pitcairn Island.4 He died on 5 November 1884 at age 85 at Norfolk Island.1
     He emigrated to Pitcairn Island arriving on 5 November 1828.5 He was a clergyman.4
     Unacknowledged son of Francis Rawdon, Marquis of Hastings, and Jemima French, daughter of an Irish baronet, who, becoming involved in the Irish revolution, was forced to leave his country. On his mother's deathbed, she extracted from George a solemn promise never to accept any favor at the hands of his father's family. Moreover, she was very anxious that he leave England and take up residence in some other part of the world where 'her wrongs and mine might be buried in oblivion'.
His mother and grandmother, suffering a serious reduction in circumstances, sent him to Yarmouth into the care of an elderly family named Nobbs, whose name they forced him to assume. She had arranged with Admiral Murray, commanding in North Yarmouth, to put him aboard a Royal Navy ship, and in 1812, he was placed aboard the Roebuck, then to other ships.
After his service to the Royal Navy, which led him to Valparaiso, he appears to have embarked on a career as a soldier of fortune, serving in both the Argentinian and Chilean navies. In 1822, he was serving on a Neapolitan vessel, and the next year found him in Sierra Leone, where he was commanding a ship named the Gambia. By 1826, he was in Calcutta. His adventures were harrowing, according to his own narrative, and he apparently survived shipwreck, capture by the enemy, and the deaths of many of his shipmates. He described his early life as 'filled with enough incidents to enliven three Hentys and four Rider Haggards' (adventure writers of his day).
On 5 Nov 1828, Nobbs arrived on Pitcairn, at age 28, accompanied by a mysterious American shipmate, 'Captain' Noah Bunker. They came from Calloa in an 18 ton cutter after a six-week voyage. Nobbs was never very explicit about the circumstances, but it appears that Nobbs entered into an agreement with Bunker wherein Nobbs would supply the money with which to outfit Bunker's boat, and they agreed to make the 3500 mile trip to Pitcairn together. Later investigation seems to indicate that the title to the cutter was more than a little in question!
Although not popular with the islanders immediately after his arrival, he seems to have impressed them with an advanced level of devoutness. His religiosity, according to his critics, seems to have had little precedent in his life before his arrival! Further, his increasing religious leadership was undermining the power of Buffett, the schoolteacher. When, upon Adams death in 1829, Nobbs established a separate school, Buffett quit teaching in disgust.
The period from 1829-1832 seems to have witnessed a growing division between followers of the impudent and increasingly devout Nobbs and the practical, strongwilled Buffett. The arrival of Joshua Hill in 1832 marked the beginning of a very trying period in the lives of Nobbs, Buffett, and Evans. Realizing that these three would be the most threatening to his plans and beliefs, Hill singled them out for special humiliation and punishment. The 'quiet,devout' Pastor Nobbs was not considered by the bombastic preacher, Hill, to be a serious challenge, and he soon replaced him as Pastor.
The ill-treatment that the three endured reached a climax when they were forced to leave the island in March of 1834, on board the Tuscan. They were carried to Tahiti, where Nobbs appears to have travelled on to Mangareva to serve there as a missionary. He was later reunited with his family, and they later ended up in the Gambier Islands with Evans and his family. They were not able to return to Pitcairn until after Hill's forced departure in 1837.
Ironically, it was pressure by his 'quiet, devout' rival that forced the English government to remove Hill. Nobbs returned as Pastor, fully consolidating his position vis-a-vis Buffett, who concentrated on his teaching and woodworking until his later call to religious leadership on Norfolk.
He was the first islander to be formally trained in the ministry. He sailed to England with Moresby in 1852, to attend seminary. Within two months, he had qualified for ordination as deacon and priest, and was commissioned by the Bishop of London as 'Chaplain of Pitcairn Island'.
After being entertained my many notables, he was received by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Loaded down with portraits of the Royal Family and a per annum of 50 pounds from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, he returned to Pitcairn in triumph in 1853.4

Children of Reverend George Hunn Nobbs and Sarah Christian

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S3504] Fred Olsen, "re: Olsen Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 15 January 2009 - 13 May 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Olsen Family."
  3. [S6319] Raymond Nobbs, George Hunn Nobbs, 1799-1884: Chaplain on Pitcairn and Norfolk Island (Norfolk Island: Pitcairn Descendants Scoiety, 1984). Hereinafter cited as George Hunn Nobbs, 1799-1884.
  4. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  5. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 226. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.

Reuben Elias Nobbs1

M, #155649, b. 19 September 1830, d. 2 March 1855
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Reuben Elias Nobbs was born on 19 September 1830 at Pitcairn Island.1 He was the son of Reverend George Hunn Nobbs and Sarah Christian.1 He died on 2 March 1855 at age 24 at Pitcairn Island.1
      In 1847 he survived a serious injury, although he was from that point lame in one leg. He, in company with several others, went goat hunting. He fell, and his gun discharged into his right hip. After long months wherein little improvement took place, a surgeon from a passing ship
extracted much wadding which had been embedded in the wound. After that, recovery was rapid, but his lameness prevented his participating in the work of the island.2 In 1849 he traveled to Valparaiso, Chile where he took employment as a clerk. His health declined, and he became very ill with consumption, so he returned to his homeland. Kind hands carried him from the landing to his home when he returned, for he was universally beloved.2

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Esther Maria Nobbs1

F, #155650, b. 30 August 1832, d. 23 July 1910
Last Edited=15 Sep 2005
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Esther Maria Nobbs was born on 30 August 1832 at Pitcairn Island.1 She was the daughter of Reverend George Hunn Nobbs and Sarah Christian.1 She married Abraham Blatchly Quintal, son of Edward Quintal and Dinah Adams, on 25 December 1848 at Pitcairn Island.2 She died on 23 July 1910 at age 77 at Norfolk Island.1
      From 25 December 1848, her married name became Quintal.2

Children of Esther Maria Nobbs and Abraham Blatchly Quintal

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.