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George Leopold, Snell. George Leopold Christian was born on Pitcairn
Island on June 8, 1882. His parents were Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa
Christian, George Lindsay, thePeerage.com. George Lindsay
Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on September 29, 1876. He was the son of
Elias Christian and Mary Elizabeth Young. He married Elizabeth Jane Christian,
daughter of Alphonso Driver Christian and Sarah McCoy on Pitcairn Island. The
children of George Lindsay Christian and Elizabeth Jane Christian were Reuben
Arnold Christian, who was born on January 17, 1902, and died January 15, 1959;
Emily Myrtle Christian, who was born on July 2, 1905; Mina Christian, who was
born on September 29, 1907; Milton Christian, who was born on March 3, 1910; Lloyd
Hugh Christian, who was born on January 4, 1911, and died February 23, 1986; Anderson
Bert Christian, who was born on January 23, 1914; Adena Julia Christian, who was
born on April 10, 1916; Vivian Everson Christian, who was born on January 30,
1918; Reuben Lenox Christian, who was born on November 26, 1919; and Curtis William
Ralph Christian, who was born on August 18, 1922.
Christian, Gerard Robert
Bromley, thePeerage.com. Gerard Robert Bromley Christian was born on
Pitcairn Island on February 19, 1870. He was the son of Alphonso Driver Christian
and Sarah McCoy. He married Helen Amelia Jane Christian, daughter of Elias Christian
and Mary Elizabeth Young, on Pitcairn Island. He died circa June 1919, as a result
of complications after a fall. He was buried on June 26, 1919, on Pitcairn Island.
Gerard held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1910 and
1919. The children of Gerard and Helen Amelia Jane Christian were Robert Elliott
Christian, born May 7, 1889; Amelia Jane Christian, born March 8, 1892, and died
December 9, 1908; John Lorenzo Christian, born July 15, 1895, and died June 28,
1984; Burnett Stanhope Christian, born June 8, 1897; Reuben Tobe Stanhope Christian,
born May 19, 1899, and died May 22, 1915; Rita Arline Christian, born October
24, 1900, and died March 10, 1925; and Elsa Christian, born April 11, 1902, and
died September 6, 1984.
Christian, Gifford, Pitcairn Miscellany
23, Mar. 1981, p. 2. "Gifford Christian died on March 4, 1981, aged 73 years.
In his younger days he was a member of the Pitcairn Island Council and also a
member of the School Board. He was a willing helper to anyone who asked for his
help. He was good with his tools; his favourite hobby being the making of cabinet
type boxes, such as book boxes. Very seldom did I ever see him without a smile
on his face. During his last four years, I used to be his company at nights. When
he was not working, he was reading his Bible. If Nurse was there on a visit, he
would always have a Bible text to repeat for her. Never did I hear Gifford utter
any indecencies and even during the time he was suffering from the effects of
his stronke and consequent turns, he was never known to complain. -- Andrew Young."
Gilbert Edwin, Snell. Gilbert Edwin Christian was born on Pitcairn
Island on September 9, 1844. His parents were Charles Christian and Charlotte
Quintal. He died on Norfolk Island on January 10, 1866. On June 19, 1864, Gilbert
married Jemima Sarah Nobbs on Norfolk Island. Jemima was born on May 13, 1845,
on Pitcairn Island, and she died on January 14, 1920, on Norfolk Island. Her parents
were George Hunn Nobbs and Sarah Christian. The child of Gilbert and Jemima Christian
was Edwin Christian.
Christian, Gladys Valentine, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
Gladys Valentine Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on February 9, 1957. She
was the daughter of Muriel Joyce Warren and Radley Beaton Christian.
Harold Burdette, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Harold Burdette Christian
was born on Pitcairn Island on June 11, 1893. He was the son of Francis Hickson
Christian and Eunice Jane Lawrence Young. Harold was washed off the rocks at St.
Paul's on Pitcairn and drowned. His body was not discovered until a few days later.
He was buried on March 4, 1910, on Pitcairn Island.
Snell. Harriet Christian was born on Pitcairn Island (location to be ascertained)
on August 22, 1863. She was the daughter of Thursday October Christian and Mary
Polly Young. She died on board the ship "St. Kilda" in 1864. She was
among the 2nd wave of returnees from Norfolk in 1864, although she had been ailing
for some time before leaving Norfolk. After her death on board, at her mother's
request, her body was preserved for burial in the Pitcairn churchyard, by placing
it in a barrel in the forepart of the ship. It was an object of terror among the
superstitious minds of the other children on board.
thePeerage.com. Harriet Christian was born on Norfolk Island (location
to be ascertained) on August 23, 1863. She was the daughter of Thursday October
Christian and Mary Young. She married Matthew Edmond McCoy, son of James Russell
McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young, on December 4, 1887, on Pitcairn Island.
She died on August 19, 1937, at age 72. The child of Harriet and Matthew Edmond
McCoy was Rita Stella McCoy, who was born on April 27, 1889, and died October
Christian, Harry Albert, Lareau; thePeerage.com;
other sources. Harry Albert Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on Mar. 11,
1872, one of 12 children of Alphonso Downs Christian and Sarah McCoy. In the early
1890s a relationship developed between Harry and Julia Warren. A daughter, Eleanor
Linda Warren, was born to the couple on Aug. 14, 1895. Some time later Harry's
attentions turned to another woman. On Jun. 17, 1897, Harry killed Julia and the
child and threw their bodies into the sea. Though the bodies were never found,
the crimes were found out, and Harry admitted to them. Harry was tried on Pitcairn
and found guilty of murder. He was taken on H.M.S. Royalist to Suva, Fiji. There,
on October 8, 1898, in the Suva gaol, he was hanged for the murders.
Harry Williams, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Harry Williams Christian
was born on Pitcairn Island on June 5, 1882. He was the son of Elias Christian
and Mary Elizabeth Young. He died on August 26, 1893, during the typhus epidemic,
and was buried on Pitcairn Island on August 27, 1893. Harry was a twin.
Hazel Mossell, thePeerage.com. Hazel Mossell Christian was born on
Pitcairn Island on July 19, 1933. Her parents were Sterling Gifford Christian
and Selina Agnes Coffin. Hazel Mossell Christian died on May 31, 2003, in Wellington,
New Zealand. (For the children of Hazel Mossele Christian and Anderson
Bert Christian, see "Christian, Anderson Bert").
Amelia Jane, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Helen Amelia Jane Christian
was born on Pitcairn Island on April 15, 1867. She was the daughter of Elias Christian
and Mary Elizabeth Young. She married Gerard Robert Bromley Christian, son of
Alphonso Driver Christian and Sarah McCoy, on Pitcairn Island. She died circa
August 1910 on Pitairn Island, from a severe hemorrhage during childbirth. She
was buried on August 10, 1910, on Pitcairn Island. Her married name became Christian.
(For the children of Helen and Gerard Robert Bromley Christian, see "Gerard
Robert Bromley Christian").
Christian, Henry, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
Henry Christian was married to Sarah Nettie McCoy. (For the child of Henry and
Sarah Nettie McCoy, see "Sarah Nettie McCoy").
Chad, thePeerage.com. Henry Chad Christian was born on Pitcairn Island
on May 20, 1853. He was the son of Jacob Christian and Nancy Quintal. He drowned
in 1878, in Tasmania, Australia.
Christian, Henry Herbert, Snell.
Henry Herbert Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on October 8, 1874. His parents
were Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa McCoy. He attended Healdsburg College,
near San Francisco, California, U.S.A., beginning in 1894.
Samuel Hunt, thePeerage.com. Henry Samuel Hunt Christian was born on
12 October 1845 on Pitcairn Island. He was the sone of Isaac Christian and Miriam
Young. He first married Eleanor Clotilda Christian, daughter of Charles Christian
and Charlottee Quintal, on 23 December 1866 on Norfolk Island. He was married
a second time to Alice Maude Christian, daughter of Benjamin Claudius Christian
and Eliza Quintal, on 26 November 1874 on Norfolk Island. He died on 8 June 1905
at age 59 on Norfolk Island. Henry was a whaler, and usually went by his middle
name "Hunt." He is said to have been a blackbirder (kidnapper of slaves).
The child Henry had with Eleanor Clotilda Christian was John Finlay Christian,
born 11 November 1867, died 19 December 1868. The children Henry had with Alice
Maude Christian were Elsie Adeline Christian, born 17 June 1875; Angela Christian,
born 7 October 1878, died 18 November 1878; Eliza Pearl Christian, born 30 May
1880, died 17 February 1899; Isaac Goldie Christian, born 31 January 1884, died
13 September 1966; Elizabeth Clarke Christian, born 25 March 1886, died 15 April
1967; Ellen Louise Christian, born 1 January 1888, died 8 August 1945; Henry Sanford
Mudge Christian, born 20 January 1892, died 4 May 1971; Parkin Cartwright Christian,
born 28 September 1894, died 27 September 1956.
Christian, Hilda Eva,
Snell; thePeerage.com, Lareau. Hilda Eva Christian was born
on Pitcairn Island on March 16, 1912. Her parents were Richard Edgar Allen Christian
and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy. Hilda was married to Robert Clement Young, the
son of Theodore Alwyn Young and Jeanette Baldwin Young on Pitcairn Island. Hilda
made the first set of false teeth on Pitcairn Island for Millie Coffin Christian,
in 1954, after she returned from New Zealand, having 'picked up a little dentistry
there.' (Ball: Pitcairn Children of Mutiny). The children of Hilda Eva Christian
and Robert Clement Young were Erroll Ronald Young, who was born on June 5, 1928;
Esma Janet Young, who was born on February 6, 1930; Alexander Young, who was born
on Pitcairn Island on May 1, 1941, and died on Pitcairn Island on May 3, 1941;
and Aleric Lester Young, who was born on May 1, 1941.
Australasian Record 45, Dec. 1, 1941, p. 7. Hugh Christian. "Just
nine days before his fifteenth birthday, Hugh Christian of Pitcairn Island fell
asleep, trusting in Jesus. For some months he had been failing, wasting down from
a big strong-looking lad. He died September 24, 1941. After the farewell service
at the home, as a mark of respect the schoolboys marched with the casket to the
cemetery, where words of comfort were drawn from God's Word. The sorrowing parents,
Melville and Ninette Christian, and the little sister, we point to the happy day
of reunion when Jesus comes. - F. Percival Ward."
Christian, Hugh Lloyd,
Pitcairn Miscellany 28. Feb. 1986, pp. 3-4. Hugh Lloyd Christian. "It
is with sadness that we record the death of Lloyd Christian on Pitcairn Island
on February 23, 1986. (Editor). A close friend, Hugh Lloyd Christian, known to
us as Jimma, or Jimmy, was born January 7, 1912, the son of George Lindsay Christian
and Jane Elizabeth Christian on Pitcairn Island. Jimmy had four sisters and eight
brothers, his only surviving brother, Everson Christian, is living in Auckland,
New Zealand. On Sunday, February 23, tragedy struck Pitcairn as Jimmy Christian
died of a heart attack, after he had climbed a very high Jacob's Ladder when visiting
one of the passing ships that called at Pitcairn. My last words spoken to Jimmy
were, 'Take care, Jimmy.' During the last month or so, prior to his death, we
noticed that Jimmy was having dizzy spells, and when he was told that he should
go to the Dispensary for a medical check up, he would reply, 'Nothing wrong.'
We did not realize that his condition was serious. Jimmy was a popular man, liked
by all, and his presence will be missed in this community, particularly in the
church where he laboured for several years in various capacities, such as Deacon,
Sabbath School secretary, and teacher in the children's division. He was always
willing to help with any work connected with the church. Jimmy loved music and
singing, and his voice will be missed wherever singing is heard. Jimmy was the
Government Work Supervisor. He efficiently kept the Government buildings in good
condition during his long term of service. In one of our conversations, Jimmy
requested that when he died, he would like very little said about his life. -
Christian, Idris Valda, thePeerage.com.
Idris Valda Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 15, 1938. She was the
daughter of Frederick Martin Christian and Flora Clarice Christian. She died in
1953, on Pitcairn Island. The cause of her death was appendicitis.
Isaac, Snell. Isaac Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on April
26, 1825. He was the son of Charles Christian and Sarah. On July 31, 1844, on
Pitcairn Island, Isaac married Miriam Young, who was born on Pitcairn Island on
August 30, 1829. She was the daughter of William Young and Elizabeth Mills. The
children of Isaac and Miriam were Henry Samuel Hunt Christian, Almira Emeline
Christian, Isaac Godfrey Christian Leonard Elliott Wood Christian, George Henry
Parkin Christian, Reuben Denison Christian, who was born on board the "Moreyshire"
on May 9, 1856, and died April 24, 1858, on Norfolk Island; Leopold Acland Christian,
Ellen Maria Christian, Ernest Ford Christian, Mary Roswella Christian, Alice Gertrude
Christian, Henry Sydney Christian, Emmeline Elizabeth Christian, Elizabeth Florence
Christian, Ruth Christian, and Elizabeth G. Christian.
Christian, Isaac Godfrey,
Lareau; thePeerage.com. Isaac Godfrey Christian was born on Pitcairn
Island on July 28, 1849. He was the son of Isaac Christian and Miriam Young. He
married Frances Elizabeth Edwards, on July 2, 1884, on Norfolk Island. He died
on March 9, 1921, at age 71, at Horotui, New Zealand. Isaac was a ship owner and
captain. He usually went by his middle name of Godfrey. He grew up on Norfolk
during the period when it was an important and busy whaling center. Eventually
he owned his own ship and married the daughter of an American whaler. The children
of Isaac and Frances Elizabeth Edwards were Harriet Linda Ether Christian, Nita
Ernestine Christian, William Ernest Darke Christian, Anabelle Christian, Sarah
Norah Nobbs Christian, Julia Frances Irene Christian, Charles Henry Leslie Christian,
Edward Glynn Christian, and Francis Godfrey Christian.
Emily, Lareau, thePeerage.com. Isabella Emily Christian was
born on Pitcairn Island on Dec. 13, 1839. She died on Norfolk Island on Feb. 10,
1895. Her parents were Fletcher Christian, born in 1812 on Pitcairn Island; and
Peggy Christian, born on Pitcairn in 1815. On Mar 21, 1858, on Norfolk Island,
she married James Wingate Johnstone Nobbs, who had been born on Sep. 22, 1839,
on Pitcairn. Their children were Eleanor Jane Sophia Nobbs, born Aug. 30, 1858,
on Norfolk; Norah Leonora Nobbs, born Feb. 15, 1860, on Norfolk; Maurice Hastings
Nobbs, born Jun. 12, 1862, on Norfolk; Andrew Edwin Nobbs, born Jun 19, 1864,
on Norfolk; Edgar Meade Nobbs, born Feb. 12, 1866, on Norfolk; Sarah Esther Nobbs,
born Jul. 10, 1867, on Norfolk; Horace Nobbs, born Nov. 26, 1870, on Norfolk;
Emily Gladdis Nobbs, born Jun. 1, 1873, on Norfolk; Henry Alden Nobbs, born Jan.
28, 1875, on Norfolk; Alice Abigail Nobbs, born Apr. 4, 1877, on Norfolk; Joseph
Atkin Nobbs, born Dec. 10, 1879, on Norfolk; and Mary Edith Nobbs, born Jul. 9,
1883, on Norfolk Island.
Christian, Ivan Roa, Pitcairn Miscellany
33, Sept. 1991, p. 2; Lareau; thePeerage.com. Ivan Roa Christian
was born on Pitcairn Island on May 31, 1919. He was the son of Richard Edgar Allen
Christian and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy. He married Verna Carlene Deborah Young,
daughter of Andrew Clarence David Young and Cathering Almira Warren, on Pitcairn
Island. Ivan held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1980. The
children of Ivan and Verna Carlene Deborah Young are Zena Lucille Christian, born
December 26, 1938; Charles Fletcher O. Christian, born January 13, 1942; Ruth
Elva Christian, born October 2, 1946; Steven Raymond Christian, born January 26,
1951; and Brenda Vera Amelia Christian, born February 25, 1953.
Jacob, Lareau, thePeerage.com. Jacob Christian was born on Pitcairn
Island on Sep. 24, 1833, and died Oct.16, 1877, on Norfolk Island. His parents
were Fletcher Christian, born 1812, on Pitcairn, and Peggy Christian, born 1815,
on Pitcairn. Jacob was first married on Aug. 10, 1851, to Nancy Quintal, who was
born in Tahiti on Jun. 6, 1831. Their only child was Henry Chad Christian, who
was born May 20, 1853, on Pitcairn. Jacob was married a second time to Maria Elizabeth
Quintal on Oct. 14, 1855, on Pitcairn. Maria was born on Nov. 14, 1838, on Pitcairn.
Their children, all born on Norfolk Island, were: John Wallace Christian; Caroline
Lucy Christian, born Sep. 23, 1857; Eugenia Frances Christian, born Aug. 4, 1859;
Leonora Christian, born Apr. 24, 1860; Lucy Leonard Christian, born Apr 24, 1861;
William Harrison Christian, born Dec. 9, 1862; Jacob Wallace Christian, born Jun
24, 1865; Sophia Christian, born Jun. 8, 1867; Holder Brownell Christian, born
Mar.16, 1873; and Maria Elizabeth Christian, born Sep. 5, 1874. The child of Jacob
Christian and Nancy Quintal was Henry Chad Christian, who was born on May 20,
1853, and died in 1878.
Christian, Jacqueline Beth, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
Jacqueline Beth Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on January 8, 1970. She
is the daughter of Thomas Coleman Christian and Betty Jean Christian. Jacqueline
was educated in 1988 at Longburn College in New Zealand.
Bromley, Lareau; thePeerage.com. James Bromley Christian was
born on Pitcairn Island on April 28, 1888. He was the son of Elias Christian and
Mary Elizabeth Young. He died between 1935 and 1941, while away from Pitcairn
Island. The child of James and Edna Bell was Charles James Bert Christian, born
The following note from the Australasian Record of the Australasian Division of Seventh-day Adventists, May 5, 1938, adds information about James Bromley Christian's death. The note errs in saying that Edna Bell married Charles Christian, who was in fact the son of Edna and James:
"Brother David A. Young, Pitcairn Island's representative to London at the time of the coronation of the present King, has, since his return home, been united in marriage with Sister Edna Bell Christian, daughter of Pastor A. R. Bell of Washington State, U.S.A. Miss Bell was first married to a Pitcairn Island man in America, Brother Charles Christian (sic). When he (James Bromley Christian) died she took his cremated remains home to the island of his birth, and has remained there since. Her marriage to Brother David Young was solemnized by the chief magistrate of the island, Edgar Christian."
Christian, James Marston, Lareau; thePeerage.com.
James Marston Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 16, 1927. He is
the son of Burnett Stanhope Christian and Renie Esther Young. He was buried on
January 23, 1928, on Pitcairn Island, having died of convulsions after a short
Christian, Jane, Australasian Record 46, Mar. 23, 1942,
p. 7. Jane Christian. "Jane Christian, a member of the Pitcairn Island church,
after much suffering was laid aside in death, November 11, 1941, aged fifty-eight.
Her husband Lindsay Christian, died nine years before. She was the mother of eleven
children, seven of whom are still living. One of the boys, Bert, is our church
treasurer. Before her death she endeavoured to have all sin cleansed that nothing
might stand against her in the judgment. For the sorrowing ones words of comfort
and hope were gleaned from the Word of God. Until the day break, Jane rests from
her labours, in the little cemetery beside the sea. - F. P. Ward."
Janine, thePeerage.com. Janine Christian was the daughter of Charles
Fletcher O. Christian.
Christian, Jean Elaine, thePeerage.com.
Jean Elaine Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 6, 1951. She was the
daughter of Anderson Bert Christian and Hazel Mossele Christian.
Joan Marigold, Lareau; thePeerage.com Joan Marigold Christian
was born on Pitcairn Island on May 15, 1931. She is the daughter of Ferdinand
William Christian and Marion Angela Warren.
Christian, John Lorenzo,
Australasian Record 89, Sept. 22, 1984, p. 14. Also see the Pitcairn
Miscellany 26, June 1984, pp. 1-2. See also thePeerage.com. John Lorenzo
Christian was born on 15 July 1895 on Pitcairn Island. He was the son of Gerard
Robert Bromley Christian and Helen Amelia Jane Christian. He married Bernice Viola
Juanita Young, daughter of Arthur Herbert Young and Adella Schmidt, on Pitcairn
Island. John died on 28 June 1984 at age 88 on Pitcairn Island. He held the office
of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1952 and 1954. He also held that
office between 1960 and 1966. In 1980, John and his wife were the oldest couple
on Pitcairn (ages 85 and 81). They are pictured on pages 518-519 of "Howard: Pitcairn
and Norfolk," National Geographic, October 1983.