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Who Are the Pitcairners?

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ADAMS, Augusta Ross --> ADAMS, William Ward Dillon

This is a work in progress. If you have information that adds to or changes an entry, you are invited to contact Herbert Ford at hford@puc.edu.

Adams, Augusta Ross, thePeerage.com. Augusta Ross Adams was born on January 27, 1853, on Pitcairn Island. She was the daughter of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal. She married George Henry Parkin Christian, son of Isaac Christian and Miriam Young, on March 3, 1874, on Norfolk Island. She died on August 21, 1899, at age 64, on Norfolk Island. Augusta usually went by her middle name of Ross. From March 3, 1874, her married name became Christian. The children of Augusta and George Christian were George Grisley F. Christian, Albert Victor Alexander Christian, Eunice Clarice Christian, Miriam Christian, Howland Christian, Mary Dorman Christian, Lucinda Christian and James Sherman Christian.

Adams, Bryon Stanley Mitchell, thePeerage.com. Bryon Stanley Mitchell Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on October 1, 1847. He was the son of John Adams and Caroline Quintal. He married Maria Edith McCoy, daughter of Philip McCoy and Sarah Quintal, on February 12, 1871, on Norfolk Island. He died on September 9, 1902, at age 54, on Norfolk Island. Bryon held the office of Chief Magistrate of Norfolk Island between 1891 and 1892. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Norfolk Island between 1895 and 1896. The children of Bryon and Maria Adams were Celia Adams, Audley Adams, Amy Arabella Adams, Thomas Ephriam Adams, Augustine Adams, Viola Clark Adams, Annie Maria Salter Adams, and Annie Maria Pearl Adams.

Adams, Caroline Augusta, Snell. Caroline Augusta Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on January 5, 1855. She was the daughter of John Adams, who was born on Pitcairn Island on November 10, 1827, and Caroline Quintal, who was born on Pitcairn on July 21, 1827. Caroline Augusta died on Pitcairn Island on April 21, 1855.

Adams, Dinah, Lareau, thePeerage.com. Dinah Adams was born in 1796, on Pitcairn Island. She was the daughter of John Adams and Vahineatua (?). She died Jan.18, 1864, on Norfolk Island. On Mar. 4, 1819, on Pitcairn Island she married Edward Quintal. He was born in 1800 on Pitcairn Island, and was the son of Matthew Quintal and Teraura. He died on Pitcairn Island on Sept. 8, 1841. The children of Dinah and Edward were William Quintal, born in 1817; Martha Quintal, born in 1822; Edward Quintal, born Oct. 31, 1824, on Pitcairn Island. He died Jan. 5, 1856, on Pitcairn Island; Abraham Blatchly Quintal, born Jan 31, 1827 and died September 20, 1910; Louisa Quintal, born March. 7, 1829 and died February 5, 1873; Nancy Quintal, born Jun. 6, 1831 and died December 24, 1853; Susan Quintal, born Nov. 5, 1833 and died February 18, 1917; Henry Joshua Quintal, born Jan. 17, 1836 and died July 16, 1873; Caleb Quintal, born Sept. 5, 1837 and died May 7, 1873; and Joseph Napoleon Quintal, born Dec. 7, 1839, on Pitcairn Island, and died Oct. 2, 1841, on Pitcairn Island.

Adams, Eliza Sabia, thePeerage.com. Eliza Sabia Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on December 20, 1849. She was the daughter of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal. She married, secondly, Albert Victor Bataille on May 15, 1878, on Norfolk Island. She died on November 15, 1911, at age 61, on Norfolk Island. Eliza also went by the nick-name of Seabury. From May 15, 1878, her married name became Bataille. The child of Eliza Sabia Adams was Bessie Elizabeth Bataille. The children of Eliza and Albert Bataille were Estelle Helena Bataille, Charlotte Phoebe Bataille, Louis Victor Bataille, Josephine Isabella Bataille, Maria Annabella Bataille, and Clara Aimee Bataille.

Adams, Elizabeth Holman, Snell. Elizabeth Holman Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on May 31, 1853. She was the daughter of John Adams, who was born on Pitcairn Island on November 10, 1827, and Caroline Quintal, who was born on Pitcairn Island on July 21, 1827. Elizabeth died on Norfolk Island on December 2, 1868.

Adams, George, thePeerage.com. George Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on June 6, 1804. He was the son of John Adams and Teio (?). He married, firstly, Polly Young, daughter of Edward Young and Toofaiti (?), on April 1, 1827 at Pitcairn Island. He then married Sarah Quintal, daughter of Matthew Quintal and Tevarua (?) on October 6, 1844 at Pitcairn Island. He died on October 29, 1873, at age 69 on Norfolk Island. The children of George and Polly Young were John Adams, born November 10, 1827, and died May 29, 1897; Jonathan Adams, born January 23, 1829, and died May 23, 1906; and Josiah Chester Adams, born June 19, 1830, and died February 2, 1907.

Adams, George Calvin Clifton, Snell. George Calvin Clifton Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on November 15, 1848. He was the son of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal. George died on Norfolk Island on September 14, 1862, at age 13.

Adams, George Webb, thePeerage.com. George Webb Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on April 19, 1849. He was the son of John Adams and Caroline Quintal. He married, firstly, Abigail Leah Dunmore Christian, daughter of Fletcher Christian and Peggy Christian, on July 9, 1868, on Norfolk Island. He married, secondly, Martha Coffin Quintal, daughter of William Quintal and Maria Christian, on August 17, 1881, at Norfolk Island. He died on July 18, 1911, at age 62, on Norfolk Island. (For the children of George and Abigail Adams, see "Abigail Leah Dunmore Christian.") The children of George and Martha Adams were Elizabeth Adams, Charles Craddock Adams, Francis Holford Adams, Maria Adams, Maria Olivia May Adams, Henry Walter Gregory Adams, and Annie Elizabeth Adams.

Adams, Gilbert Warren Fysh, thePeerage.com. Gilbert Warren Fysh Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on November 28, 1845. He was the son of John Adams and Caroline Quintal. He married Frances Adelaide Quintal, daughter of William Quintal and Maria Christian, on November 28, 1867, on Norfolk Island. He died on February 10, 1875, at age 29, on Norfolk Island. Gilbert usually went by his middle name of Fysh. The children of Gilbert and Frances Adams were John Rigger Adams, Gilbert Adams, and Maria Madeline Adams.

Adams, Hannah, Snell; thePeerage.com. Hannah Adams was born on Pitcairn Island in 1799. She was the daughter of John Adams and Vahineatua (?). She married George Young, the son of Edward Young and Toofaiti (?), in 1821, on Pitcairn Island. She died on August 27, 1864, on Pitcairn Island, from consumption. From 1821, her married name became young. The children of Hannah and George Young were George Martin Frederick Young, who was born in 1822, and died on September 25, 1899; Simon Young, who was born on August 11, 1823, and died on September 26, 1893; Dinah Young, who was born on November 16, 1824, and died May 9, 1881; Elizabeth Young, who was born on September 8, 1826, and died on October 10, 1863; Jemima Young, who was born on October 31, 1828, and died on May 5, 1868; and Martha Young who was born on January 19, 1830, and died on January 30, 1872. When Mayhew Folger arrived at Pitcairn in 1808, Hannah met them at the top of the hill overlooking Bounty Bay. The visitors had the intuition that she had come to test out the situation, so that ample warning could be given to her father to escape if their attitude seemed hostile. The younger officers evinced as much if not more interest in Hannah than in her rather notorious parent . . . in the words of one of them, 'She was arrayed in nature's simple garb, and wholly unadorned, but she was beauty's self.' She betrayed some surprise as timidity was a prominent feature. (Shapiro: Heritage of he Bounty). She was one of the 14 women who invited Admiral Fairfax Moresby to visit Pitcairn in 1851. In 1856, on Norfolk, she was described by Mrs. Patteson as 'a really magnificent woman, like a queen. She had long black hair flowing to her waist, although 65 years of age.' She was later among the second wave of Pitcairn returnees from Norfolk in 1864.

Adams, Jonathan, Snell. Jonathan Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on January 3, 1829. His parents were George Adams and Polly Young. He died on Norfolk Island on May 23, 1906.

Adams, Jonathan Lorenzo, Snell. Jonathan Lorenzo Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on August 24, 1854. He was the son of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal. He died in New Zealand.

John Adams John Adams

Adams, John, Lareau; thePeerage.com. John Adams was born November 4, 1766, in St. John's Hackney, Middlesex, England. He died March 14, 1829, on Pitcairn Island at the age of 61 years. John Adams was also known as Alexander Smith. He and Teehuteatuaonoa (?) were associated circa 1788 on Tubuai. He and Puarei (?) were associated circa 1790 on Pitcairn Island. He gained the rank of Able Seaman in the service of the Royal Navy on board H.M.A.V. Bounty. He and Tinafanaea (?), Vahineatua (?), and Mareva (?) were associated on Pitcairn Island. Adams was either from Wapping-on-Thames or Stanford Hill, St. John Hackney, Middlesex in England. His father, a lighterman and servant to Daniel Bell Cole, a merchant, drowned in the River Thames. He and three siblings were left orphaned, and he and two siblings were brought up in the poorhouse. One sibling married soon after the father's death. It was in the poorhouse that Adams gained what little literacy he had before being tutored by Young on Pitcairn. It is also where he learned the rudiments of the liturgy of the Church of England. One brother was a waterman at Union Stairs, a "steady character, and wore the fire coat of London Assurance." Adams belonged to that class of individuals, who, under ordinary circumstances, would likely attract public attention only when picked up by the police. Known as "reckless Jack," he was not the toughest, meekest, nor least intelligent of the crew. Certainly not afraid to "go for the cutlass," he learned survival in the streets of London. One of the active mutineer party, he was part of the group that arrested Bligh. He was not in the leadership, but there was no question as to where his sympathies lay. On Pitcairn, he formed a close friendship with Young, and lives as neighbors, sharing possessions and women between themselves. They had also the most-even handed attitude toward the Tahitian men. He was scarcely literate, and as he noted Young's Illness, he took reading lessons each day from his companion, knowing that he would soon be responsible for the growing community. It was at Young's death that this non-religious sailor found himself, for the first time, having to officiate at the burial services, and from that point on took his responsibilities very seriously. Adams found himself alone among a community in which only he had an experience of the outside world. Early visitors reported him as kindly, wise, thoroughly regenerated, and a deeply religious and moral patriarch. This is likely not far from the truth. He was indeed a completely regenerated rascal - whether this was due to a deep moral direction or from simply expediency in controlling an island teeming with the young will be forever unknown. We have only his own words to judge what he did, and we have the survival of a strong, religious, vital colony that he left in his wake. Bligh described him as 5'5' tall, brown complexion, brown hair, strong made, very much pitted with smallpox, and very much tattooed on body, arms, legs and feet. He had a scar on his right foot where it was cut with a wood axe. The children of John Adams and Vahineatua (?) were Dinah Adams, born in 1796, and died January 18, 1864; Rachel Adams, born in 1797, and died September 7, 1876; and Hannah Adams, born in 1799, and died on August 27, 1864. The child of John Adams and Teio (?) was George Adams, who was born on June 6, 1804, and died on October 29, 1873.

Adams, John, thePeerage.com. John Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on November 10, 1827. He was the son of George Adams and Polly Young. He married Caroline Quintal, daughter of Arthur Quintal and Catherine McCoy, on April 16, 1843, on Pitcairn Island. John died on May 29, 1897, at the age of 69, on Norfolk Island. In 1849, when John Buffett returned to Pitcairn, John Adams piloted the longboat for the first time. He was a Councillor of Norfolk Island in 1858, and again in 1870. (For the children of John and Caroline Adams, see "Caroline Quintal.")

Adams, Josiah Chester, Snell. Josiah Chester Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on June 19, 1830. His parents were George Adams and Polly Young. He married Diana McCoy, daughter of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian, on September 19, 1858, on Norfolk Island. He died at age 76 on Norfolk Island on February 2, 1907. (For the children of Josiah and Diana Adams see "Diana McCoy.")

Adams, Mary Isabella, thePeerage.com. Mary Isabella Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on April 27, 1851. She was the daughter of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal. She married Charles Richard Holmes Christian, son of Benjamin Claudius Christian and Eliza Quintal, on October 13, 1875, on Norfolk Island. She died on August 27, 1929, at age 78, on Norfolk Island. The children of Mary and Charles Christian were Mercy Christian, Eliza Christian, Emily Adeline Christian, and Kate Christian.

Adams, Melville Richard, Steley. Melville Richard Adams was a Seventh-day Adventist missionary who with his wife Miriam served on Pitcairn Island from 1913 to 1917.

Adams, Pauline, thePeerage.com.. Pauline Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on May 16, 1844. She was the daughter of John Adams and Caroline Quintal. She married Ephriam Christian, son of John Buffett and Mary Christian, on March 6, 1864, on Norfolk Island. She died on May 5, 1920, at age 75, on Norfolk Island. Pauline also went by the nick-name of Polly. From March 6, 1864, her married name became Christian. For the children of Pauline and Ephriam Christian, see "Ephriam Christian.")

Adams, Phoebe Cleaveline, Snell. Phoebe Cleaveline Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on January 25, 1856. She was the daughter of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal. She died on Norfolk Island on August 15, 1856.

Adams, Rachel, Snell. Rachel Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on July 7, 1797. Her parents were John Adams and Vahineatua. On November 24, 1824, she married John Evans. The children of Rachel and John Evans were John Valentine Mansell Evans, who was born on Pitcairn Island on January 12, 1829, and died before 1892 in New Zealand; William Evans, Mary Evans, George Francis Mason Evans, Dinah Evans, and Martha Evans.

Adams, William Ward Dillon, thePeerage.com. William Ward Dillon Adams was born on Pitcairn Island on October 28, 1851. He was the son of John Adams and Caroline Quintal. He married Sarah Eliza Christian, daughter of Benjamin Claudius Christian and Eliza Quintal, on February 26, 1874, on Norfolk Island. He died on December 19, 1912, at the age of 61, on Norfolk Island. The children of William and Sarah Adams were Henry Egbert Adams, Augustine Meade Adams, Gilbert Warren Fysh Adams, Augusta Grace Adams, Mary Alice Adams, Frederick Willoughby Adams, and John Phillip William Adams.

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