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Bounty Crew List

[Voyage of Bounty]
[Bounty Crew Encyclopedia]
[HMS (HMAV) Bounty]

--Text from Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas: A Companion to the Bounty Adventure by Sven Wahlroos. Used by permission. See Book Recommendations for more information about this book.

Name

Naval Rating

Note

Lieutenant William Bligh

Commander

 

John Fryer

Sailing Master

 

William Cole

Boatswain

 

William Peckover

Gunner

 

William Purcell

Carpenter

 

Thomas Huggan

Surgeon

 

Thomas Denman Ledward

Surgeon’s Mate

 

Fletcher Christian

Master’s Mate

 

William Elphinstone

Master’s Mate

 

Thomas Hayward

Midshipman

 

John Hallett

Midshipman

 

George Stewart

Acting Midshipman

 

Peter Heywood

Acting Midshipman

Roger Byam is the fictional character in Mutiny on the Bounty by Nordhoff and Hall identical to real-life Peter Heywood

Edward Young

Acting Midshipman

 

Peter Linkletter

Quartermaster

 

John Norton

Quartermaster

 

George Simpson

Quartermaster’s Mate

 

James Morrison

Boatswain’s Mate

 

John Mills

Gunner’s Mate

 

Charles Norman

Carpenter’s Mate

 

Thomas McIntosh

Carpenter’s Crew

 

Lawrence Lebogue

Sailmaker

 

Joseph Coleman

Armorer

 

Charles Churchill

Master-at-Arms
(Ship’s Corporal)

 

John Samuel

Clerk and Steward

 

Thomas Burkett

Able-bodied Seaman

 

Michael Byrne

Able-bodied Seaman
(Fiddler)

 

Thomas Ellison

Able-bodied Seaman
(Boy)

 

Thomas Hall

Able-bodied Seaman
(Ship's Cook)

 

Henry Hillbrant

Able-bodied Seaman
(Cooper)

 

Robert Lamb

Able-bodied Seaman
(Butcher)

 

Isaac Martin

Able-bodied Seaman

 

William McCoy

Able-bodied Seaman

The name appears as Mickoy in the muster book of the Bounty. However, the descendants use the spelling McCoy.

John Millward

Able-bodied Seaman

 

William Muspratt

Able-bodied Seaman
(Tailor & Assistant to the Cook)

 

Matthew Quintal

Able-bodied Seaman

 

Richard Skinner

Able-bodied Seaman
(Barber)

 

John Adams

Able-bodied Seaman

His name appears as Alexander Smith in the muster book although his real name was John Adams. That is how he is referred to on Pitcairn today to avoid confusion.

John Smith

Able-bodied Seaman
(Commander’s Servant)

 

John Sumner

Able-bodied Seaman

 

Robert Tinkler

Able-bodied Seaman
(treated as acting midshipman)

 

Matthew Thompson

Able-bodied Seaman

 

James Valentine

Able-bodied Seaman

 

John Williams

Able-bodied Seaman

 

David Nelson

Botanist

 

William Brown

Gardener

 

[Voyage of Bounty] [Bounty Crew Encyclopedia] [HMS (HMAV) Bounty]

--Text from Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas: A Companion to the Bounty Adventure by Sven Wahlroos. Used by permission. See Book Recommendations for more information about this book.


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