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G. W., Steley. G. W. Buckner, along with his wife Rosa Reece, was a
self-supporting Seventh-day Adventist missionary on Pitcairn Island from 1894
Buffett, Colin William Lyndsey, Lareau, thePeerage.com.
Colin William Lyndsey Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on May 3, 1855. He was
the son of John Buffett and Elizabeth Young. He married Anne Taylor on January
24, 1883, on Norfolk Island. He died on September 8, 1921, at age 66 on Norfolk
Island. Colin was a carpenter. He converted the east-most building at Government
House on Norfolk into a dwelling. The children of Colin and Anne Taylor were Helen
Evelyn Buffett, Mary Elizabeth Buffett, Charles Clifford Buffett, Claudius Buffett,
Catherine Alice Buffett, John Charlton Buffett, and Florence Violet Buffett.
David, Lareau; thePeerage.com. David Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island
on May 27, 1826. He was the son of John Buffett and Dorothy Young. He married
Martha Young, daughter of George Young and Hannah Adams, on January 28, 1851,
on Pitcairn Island. He married Maria Elizabeth Quintal, daughter of John Quintal
and Maria Christian on July 20, 1881, on Norfolk Island. He died on August 7,
1924, at age 98, on Norfolk Island. David held the office of Chief Magistrate
of Norfolk Island in 1871. The children of David and Martha Young were Thomas
Austin Buffett, Fortescue Moresby Buffett, Henry Charles Davis Buffett, Emily
Mary Jane Buffett, William John Ward Buffett, Robert Edward Buffett, Jemima Buffett,
George Edward Young Buffett, and John Wilburn Buffett. The child of david and
Maria Elizabeth Quintal was David Christopher Buffett.
Buffett, Dorothy (Dolly). See Young, Dorothy (Dolly)
Lareau; thePeerage.com. Edward Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on November
27, 1835. He was the son of John Buffett and Dorothy Young. He married Louisa
Victoria Rose Quintal, daughter of Arthur Quintal and Martha Quintal, on October
3, 1858, on Norfolk Island. He died on November 28, 1911, at age 76, on Norfolk
Island. (For the children of Edward and Louisa Victoria Rose Quintal, see "Louisa
Victoria Rose Quintal").
Buffett, Emily Evangeline, Lareau;
thePeerage.com. Emily Evangeline Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on July
14, 1853. She was the daughter of John Buffett and Elizabeth Young. She married
George Rowland St. Clair Evans, son of George Francis Mason Evans and Catherine
Christian, on April 11, 1883, on Norfolk Island. She died on October 6, 1899,
at age 46, on Norfolk Island. From April 11, 1883, her married name was Evans.
(For the children of Emily and George Rowland St. Clair Evans, see "George
Rowland St. Clair Evans").
Buffett, Emma Quintal, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
Emma Quintal Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on September 18, 1846. She was
the daughter of Thomas Buffett and Louisa Quintal. She married Fortescue Moresby
Buffett, son of David Buffett and Martha Young, on August 15, 1875, on Norfolk
Island. She died on August 12, 1916, at age 69, on Norfolk Island. The children
of Emma and Fortescue Moresby Buffett were Martha Louisa Buffett, Martha Buffett,
David Buffett, Blanche Buffett, Steele Buffett, Marion Buffett, Olive Buffett,
and Janet Buffett.
Buffett, Eveline Helena Eva, Lareau, thePeerage.com.
Eveline Helena Eva Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on July 23, 1849. She was
the daughter of John Buffett and Elizabeth Young. She died on February 28, 1929,
at age 79
Buffett, Fortescue Moresby, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
Fortescue Moresby Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on November 12, 1853. He
was the son of David Buffett and Martha Young. He married Emma Quintal Buffett,
daughter of Thomas Buffett and Louisa Quintal, on August 15, 1875, on Norfolk
Island. He died on October 30, 1927, at age 73, on Norfolk Island. (For the children
of Fortescue and Emma Quintal Buffett, see "Emma Quintal Buffett").
Henry Seymour, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Henry Seymour Buffett was born
on Pitcairn Island on May 7, 1847. He was the son of John Buffett and Elizabeth
Young. He married Marianne Selina Buffett, daughter of Thomas Buffett and Louisa
Quintal, on November 27, 1875, on Norfolk Island. He died on May 1, 1931, at age
83, on Norfolk Island. Henry held the office of First Councillor of Norfolk Island
in 1887, and he was Chief Magistrate of Norfolk Island in 1888. (For the children
of Henry and Marianne Selina Buffett, see "Marianne Selina Buffett").
John, thePeerage.com. John Buffett was born on July 16, 1797, at Hull,
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He married Dorothy Young, daughter of Edward
Young and Mauatua, on February 10, 1824, on Pitcairn Island. He died on May 5,
1891, at age 93 on Norfolk Island. John Buffett was a school teacher and carpenter.
On December 10, 1823, and English whaler, the Cyrus, visited Pitcairn.
John Adams, beginning to feel the infirmities of his age, asked the Captain if
there was anyone on board ship who would be willing to stay and help him with
the arduous task of teaching the many young people. Captain Hall kindly passed
his request to his crew. John Buffett, a young man of 26, stepped forward and
volunteered his services. Being bound by no family or home ties, he counted it
'no great sacrifice to remain'. Buffett had, in early youth, been apprenticed
to a cabinet maker in Bristol. Of a roving nature, the sea held a strong fascination
for him, and he left his earlier profession to sign on aboard a small Newfoundland
trader, serving in the American merchant marine, went to London in 1821 to board
the Penelope, and later the Impregnable. He had been shipwrecked
in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and later cast away on the coast of California. There,
he was treated very kindly by an old Spanish commandante, who made every effort
to convince him to stay. But Buffett made his way to Honolulu, where he signed
on the Cyrus. It was only on Pitcairn that the wanderer had a vision of
a congenial occupation and a peaceful home. He wrote many Pitcairn memoirs after
the death of Adams (who had full editing rights of everything written while he
was living), and is considered a reliable source. From 1823-1828, when George
Hunn Nobbs arrived, the young school teacher, with his practical, easy-going approach
to living, took an increasingly powerful role in the leadership of the island.
As Adams declined in health, he was also looked to as the defacto religious leader.
The period from 1829-1832 seems to have witnessed a growing division between followers
of the impudent and increasingly devout Nobbs and the practical strong-willed
Buffett. When Nobbs formed an 'alternate' school that attracted many of his pupils,
Buffett quit teaching in disgust. The arrival of Joshua Hill in 1832 marked the
beginning of a very trying period in the lives of Buffett, Evans, and Nobbs. Realizing
that these three would be the most threatening to his plans and beliefs, Hill
singled them out for special humiliation and punishment. Of the three, strong-willed
Buffett was considered the most imminent threat. Hill, hearing of an incident
that occurred five or six years before wherein Buffett had committed some wrong
against the people of Pitcairn, obliged Buffett to undergo severe punishment,
as he describes in his own words, 'After Mr. Hill's beating me over the head,
breaking it in two places, and likewise my finger, I was suspended by my hands
in the church, and flogged until I was not able to walk home. I was from this
treatment confined to my bed for two weeks, and it was several weeks before I
was able to walk or to use my hand.' 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 Buffett became mate of a
trading vessel. He was later reunited with his family, but they were not able
to return to Pitcairn until after Hill's forced departure in 1837. After Hill's
departure, Buffett seems to have returned to teaching, and also to imparting his
woodworking skills to his students, leaving the pastoral duties to Nobbs, and
a cautious truce prevailed between the two. In fact, Buffett's introduction of
woodworking to the curriculum brought several former pupils, disinterested in
abstract education, who became very interested in learning more manual skills.
From early 1848, Buffett left the island on a voyage of commercial enterprise,'
perhaps to find a market for the higher and higher quality of carving and woodcraft
produced by his students. He spent most of the period in Hawaii, and if he was
successful, history does not relate. He returned on 10 July 1849 to much rejoicing.
In April of 1856, Buffett went to Norfolk with the rest of the population. He
returned to Pitcairn, but in July of 1872, he decided to return to Norfolk as
a Minister to the people there 'who needed him.' Buffett emerges from the records
as a curiously appealing personality, a man whose desire for virtue exceeded his
ability. Despite his faults, he was extremely popular with his fellow Pitcairners
due to his lack of aggressiveness, his good nature, and his willingness to share
with everyone the woodworking skills that were eventually to become the basis
for Pitcairn's chief industry. The children of John Buffett and Dorothy Young
were Thomas Buffett, born January 3, 1825, and died October 18, 1900; David Buffett,
born May 27, 1826, and died August 7, 1924; John Buffett, born July 21, 1827,
and died June 23, 1906; Robert Pitcairn Buffett, born March 26, 1830, and died
January 2, 1916; and Edward Buffett, born November 27, 1835, and died November
28, 1911. The children of John Buffett and Mary Christian were Mary Buffett Christian,
born October 1, 1828; Benjamin Claudius Christian, born May 30, 1832, and died
August 4, 1897; and Ephriam Christian, born February 15, 1843, and died May 20,
Buffett, John, Lareau; Snell. John Buffett was born on Pitcairn
Island on July 21, 1826. He was the son of John Buffett and Dorothy Young. On
October 12, 1845, he married Elizabeth Young, who was born on Pitcairn Island
on September 8, 1826. The children of John Buffett and Elizabeth Young were Henry
Seymour Buffett, Eveline Helena Eva Buffett, who was born on Pitcairn Island on
July 23, 1849, and died on February 28, 1929; Joseph Allen McCleave Buffett, Emily
Evangeline Buffett, Colin William Lyndsey Buffett, John Augustine Buffett who
was born on Norfolk Island on February 3, 1857, and died before 1906; Elizabeth
Augusta Buffett, Edward Young Buffett, Ida Anna Buffett, and Charles Buffett,
who was born on July 10, 1863, on Norfolk Island, and died November 23, 1863,
on Norfolk Island.
Buffett, Joseph Allen McCleave, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
Joseph Allen McCleave Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on August 5, 1851. He
was the son of John Buffett and Elizabeth Young. He married Kathleen Laura Nobbs,
daughter of Fletcher Christian Nobbs and Susan Quintal, on November 27, 1873,
on Norfolk Island. He died on January 19, 1921, at age 69, on Norfolk Island.
Joseph usually went by his middle name of Allen. He was a whalerman. He was president
of the Norfolk Executive Council between 1909 and 1915. The children of Joseph
and Kathleen Laura Nobbs were Louise Hilda Etheleen Buffett, Charles Buffett,
Elizabeth Buffett, Dorothy Buffett, Peter Moore Buffett, Allen Fletcher Buffett,
Catherine Hannah Buffett, and Karenhappuck Gertrude Buffett.
Selina, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Marianne Selina Buffett was born on
Pitcairn Island on February 4, 1856. She was the daughter of Thomas Buffett and
Louisa Quintal. She married Henry Seymour Buffett, son of John Buffett and Elizabeth
Young, on November 27, 1873, on Norfolk Island. She died on March 1, 1943, at
age 87, on Norfolk Island. When she died she was the last person living on Norfolk
Island who was born on Pitcairn Island. The children of Marianne and Henry Seymour
Buffett were John Augustus Buffett, Lionell Lindsay Buffett, Edith Buffett, Alice
Buffett, Henry Wentworth Buffett, Richard Cameron Buffett, Catherine Gertrude
Buffett, Bernard Campbell Buffett, Guy Stewart Buffett, Louisa Victoria Buffett,
Olivia Buffett, Frederick Stanley Buffett, and Thomas Henry Seymour Buffett.
Mary Ellen Olivia, thePeerage.com. Mary Ellen Olivia Buffett was born
on Pitcairn Island on January 31, 1854. She was the daughter of Thomas Buffett
and Louisa Quintal. She married Leonard Elliott Wood Christian, son of Isaac Christian
and Miriam Young, on August 18, 1874, on Norfolk Island. She died on October 11,
1895, at age 41, on Norfolk Island. From August 18, 1874, her married name became
Christian. The children of Mary Ellen and Leonard Elliott Wood Christian were
Thomas Elliott Christian, John Mills Christian, Christabel Christian, Richard
Beaumont Christian, Muriel Christian, Henry Montague Christian, Dorcas Elaine
Christian, Ethel Christian, and Esther Christian.
Buffett, Robert Pitcairn,
thePeerage.com. Robert Pitcairn Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on
March 26, 1830. He was the son of John Buffett and Dorothy Young. He first married
Lydia Young, daughter of William Young and Elizabeth Mills, on December 7, 1862,
at Norfolk Island. He married, secondly, Mary Elizabeth Young, daughter of Moses
Young and Albina McCoy in September 1896. He died on January 2, 1916, at age 85.
He was buried on January 23, 1916, on Pitcairn Island. Robert Pitcairn Buffett
held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1868. He was described
in 1859 by Nobbs as having 'so taciturn a disposition that he would scarcely speak
for months, if not spoken to. In fact, no girl ever expects Robert Buffett to
make them an offer. Nobbs was apparently wrong, because Robert was married three
years later. He and his wife were among the second wave of returnees to Pitcairn
from Norfolk in 1864.
Buffett, Thomas, Lareau, thePeerage.com.
Thomas Buffett was born on Pitcairn Island on January 3, 1825. He was the son
of John Buffett and Dorothy Young. He married Louisa Quintal, daughter of Edward
Quintal and Dinah Adams, on June 20, 1853, on Pitcairn Island. He married Dorcas
Young, daughter of William Young and Elizabeth Mills, on May 25, 1875, on Norfolk
Island. He died on October 18, 1900, at age 75, on Norfolk Island. Thomas held
the office of Chief Magistrate of Norfolk Island between 1860 and 1861. (For the
children of Thomas and Louisa Quintal, see "Louisa Quintal"). The children
of Thomas and Dorcas Young were Maria Elizabeth Buffett, and Ellen Mills Buffett.
Thomas Austin, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Thomas Austin Buffett was born
on Pitcairn Island on September 5, 1851. He was the son of David Buffett and Martha
Young. He died on February 10, 1874, at age 22, on Norfolk Island.