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Who Are the Pitcairners?

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CHRISTIAN, George Leopold --> CHRISTIAN, John Lorenzo

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.

Christian, George Leopold, Snell. George Leopold Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 8, 1882. His parents were Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa McCoy.

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."

Christian, 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.

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.

Christian, Harriet, 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.

Christian, Harriet, 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 27, 1956.

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.

Christian, 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.

Christian, 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").

Christian, Helen 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").

Christian, Henry 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.

Christian, Henry 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.

Christian, Hugh, 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. - Irma Christian."

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.

Christian, 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.

Christian, Isabella 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.

Christian, 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.

Christian, James 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 in 1930.

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 illness.

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."

Christian, 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.

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.

John Lorenzo Christian John Christian

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.

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