Peggy (?)1

F, #169321, b. circa 1772, d. 1791
Last Edited=21 Oct 2006
     Peggy (?) was born circa 1772 at Tahiti.1 She was the daughter of Tippaoo (?). She married George Stewart in 1789 at Tahiti.1 She died in 1791 at Tahiti.1
      From 1789, her married name became Stewart.1 Upon the capture and imprisonment of her husband (George Stewart) aboard the HMS Pandora, she brought their daughter to Captain Edwards, imploring the Captain to let them see Stewart. When he refused, she and her family and friends demonstrated by cutting themselves with knives and mourning. Finally, she was allowed to see him, and became so distressed that the crew had to pull her away and remove her forcibly from the ship. After his departure, she lived only a few months, and died of her grief.1

Child of Peggy (?) and George Stewart

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart1

F, #169322, b. 1790, d. 30 September 1871
Last Edited=28 Sep 2009
     Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart was born in 1790 at Tahiti.1 She was the daughter of George Stewart and Peggy (?).1 She was baptised on 4 May 1815 at San Diego, California, U.S.A..2 She married, firstly, George Washington Eayrs, son of Moses Eayrs and Prudence Gray, before 1806 at Tahiti.1 She married, secondly, Secundino Olivera on 19 October 1817 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 She married, thirdly, George Rice circa 1834.1 She died on 30 September 1871 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1
      Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart also went by the nick-name of Peggy.2 From before 1806, her married name became Eayrs.1 From 19 October 1817, her married name became Olivera.1 From circa 1834, her married name became Rice.1 As an orphaned child, she became rather a 'pet' in Tahiti. She was cared for by her elderly grandfather, a chief, and when the missionaries later arrived, they took charge of her. On his 2nd voyage, William Bligh noted, 'A fine child of about 12 months old was brought to me today, the daughter of George Stewart, Midshipman on the Bounty. It was a very pretty creature, but had been so exposed to the sun as to be little fairer than an Otaheitian.'
Life in Tahiti in those years was very violent, and when George-Washington Eayrs invited young Maria to join him on his ship, she saw it as a chance to escape the bloodshed. For 4 years, they travelled the Pacific until Eayrs arrest. Maria and their family were put ashore in San Diego when Eayrs went to plead his case, from which he never returned.1

Child of Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart and George Washington Eayrs

Children of Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart and Secundino Olivera

Child of Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart and William Benjamin Domingo Foxen

Child of Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart and George Rice

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  2. [S4004] George E. Gray, "re: Eayrs Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 27 September 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Eayrs Family."

George Washington Eayrs1

M, #169323, b. November 1775, d. circa May 1855
Last Edited=28 Sep 2009
     George Washington Eayrs was born in November 1775 at Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.A..2 He was the son of Moses Eayrs and Prudence Gray.2 He was baptised on 19 November 1775 at Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.A..2 He married, firstly, Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart, daughter of George Stewart and Peggy (?), before 1806 at Tahiti.1 He married, secondly, Mariana Velosco in 1818 at Guadalajara, Mexico.2 He died circa May 1855.2 He was buried on 18 May 1855 at Los Angeles Cemetery, Guadalajara, Mexico.2
      Between 1808 and 1809 he arrived in Tahiti on the frigate 'Mercury'. He was engaged in the sea otter trade, but soon joined with Aleksandr Baranov in the lucrative contraband trade. He invited young Maria Stewart to join him on board his ship, and they sailed the Pacific for 4 years.1 He was a ship's captain.1 On 2 June 1813 the Mercury was seized at Refugio Bay by the Spanish merhcant ship Flora, under a Captain Nicholas Noe who believed that the U.S and Spain were at war. He had been dealing goods to California, banned at the time by Mexico who reserved that trade to themselves. The family was
placed under house arrest until 3 Sep 1813, when Maria and the children were sent to San Diego while George returned to Mexico to plead his case.3,2 He was nominated to be a a U.S.-Mexican commission determined that the Mexican Government should pay him $96,998 as compensaition in 1842.2

Child of George Washington Eayrs and Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  2. [S4004] George E. Gray, "re: Eayrs Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 27 September 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Eayrs Family."
  3. [S4005] Dr. Robert Ryal Miller, A Yankee Smuggler on the Spanish California Coast-George Washington Eayrs and the Ship Mercury (Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, 2001), flyleaf. Hereinafter cited as A Yankee Smuggler on the Spanish California Coast.

Secundino Olivera1

M, #169324, b. 1 July 1793
Last Edited=29 Aug 2005
     Secundino Olivera was born on 1 July 1793 at San Gabriel, California, U.S.A..1 He married Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart, daughter of George Stewart and Peggy (?), on 19 October 1817 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 He was buried on 11 December 1828 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

William Benjamin Domingo Foxen1

M, #169325, b. between 1798 and 1800, d. 19 February 1874
Last Edited=29 Aug 2005
     William Benjamin Domingo Foxen was born between 1798 and 1800 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.1 He died on 19 February 1874 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1
      A dashing English sailor who, after his affair with Maria, married Eduarda
Osuna, the young stepdaughter of Tomas Oliviera.1 He was Sailor.1

Child of William Benjamin Domingo Foxen and Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.


George Rice1

M, #169326, b. before 1818
Last Edited=13 Oct 2005
     George Rice was born before 1818 at Massachusetts, U.S.A..1 He married Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart, daughter of George Stewart and Peggy (?), circa 1834.1
      He was a native of Massachusetts who arrived in California via Honolulu in Hawaii.1

Child of George Rice and Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs1,2

F, #169327, b. 25 May 1813, d. 29 July 1893
Last Edited=28 Sep 2009
     Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs was born at sea in Morro Bay, California on 25 May 1813.3,2 She was the daughter of George Washington Eayrs and Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart.1 She married, firstly, James W. Burke before 1832 at California, U.S.A..1 She married, secondly, Isaac J. Sparks in 1836 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 She died on 29 July 1893 at age 80 at San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A..1
      From before 1832, her married name became Burke.1 From 1836, her married name became Sparks.1

Children of Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs and James W. Burke

Children of Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs and Isaac J. Sparks

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  2. [S4004] George E. Gray, "re: Eayrs Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 27 September 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Eayrs Family."
  3. [S126] George Snell, 29 August 2005, says 7 May 1813.

James W. Burke1

M, #169328, b. 1799, d. 1877
Last Edited=29 Aug 2005
     James W. Burke was born in 1799 at Ireland.1 He married Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs, daughter of George Washington Eayrs and Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart, before 1832 at California, U.S.A..1 He died in 1877.1
     He was Sea Captain.1

Children of James W. Burke and Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Isaac J. Sparks1

M, #169329, b. between 1800 and 1804, d. 16 June 1867
Last Edited=29 Aug 2005
     Isaac J. Sparks was born between 1800 and 1804 at Bedoin, Maine, U.S.A..1 He married Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs, daughter of George Washington Eayrs and Maria Charlotte de la Ascencion Stewart, in 1836 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 He died on 16 June 1867 at San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A..1

Children of Isaac J. Sparks and Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Manuela Burke1

F, #169330, b. 25 October 1831, d. 20 November 1901
Last Edited=29 Aug 2005
     Manuela Burke was born on 25 October 1831 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 She was the daughter of James W. Burke and Maria de los Remedios Josefa Antonio Eayrs.1 She married Albert Packard on 24 November 1847 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1 She died on 20 November 1901 at age 70 at Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A..1
      Her married name became Packard.1

Children of Manuela Burke and Albert Packard

Citations

  1. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.