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Who Are the Pitcairners?

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CHRISTIAN, Mary Louisa --> CHRISTIAN-WARREN, Jason

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, Mary Louisa, thePeerage.com. Mary Louisa Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on November 27, 1879. She was the daughter of Alphonso Downs Christian and Sarah McCoy.

Christian, Mary Lucy, thePeerage.com. Mary Lucy Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 13, 1838. She was the daughter of Fletcher Christian and Peggy Christian. She married Charles Driver Christian, son of Charles Christian and Maria Christian on July 8, 1855 on Pitcairn Island. She died on October 13, 1904 at age 66 on Norfolk Island. Mary Lucy Christian usually went by her middle name of Lucy. She also went by the nick-name of Oty. The children of Maria Lucy Christian and Charles Driver Christian were Lucy Emily Christian, who was born on July 27, 1856, and died January 22, 1919; Evelina Eglantine Christian, who was born on January 28, 1858, and died about 1945; Nancy Jane Christian, who was born on December 12, 1859, and died on February 15, 1948; Caroline Ellen Christian, who was born on April 11, 1861; Charles Nichols Christian, who was born on September 16, 1862, and died December 16, 1927; Edward Christian, who was born on July 30, 1864; Charlotte Annie Wiseman Christian, who was born on May 20, 1866, and died September 7, 1909; John Samuel Christian, who was born on February 26, 1868; Sarah R. Luce Christian, who was born on May 30, 1870, and died August 22, 1912; Abigail Constance Wetherell Christian, who was born on April 22, 1872, and died November 20, 1880; Mary Lucy Christian, who was born on May 17, 1874, and died May 22, 1874; Harvey Brookes Christian, who was born on June 18, 1875, and died September 23, 1961; Timothy Packard Christian, who was born on November 14, 1876; Clara Selwyn Christian, who was born on April 19, 1878, and died in 1924; and Mary Young Christian, who was born on November 3, 1879.

Christian, Melville Elbert, Obituary in Pacific Islands Monthly 44, Aug. 1973, p. 117. See also Pitcairn Miscellany 15, Jun. 1973, p. 2; thePeerage.com and Snell. Melville Elbert Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on December 17, 1897. He was the son of Sidney Elliot Atkins Christian and Ethel Virginia Young. He married Ninette Irene Young, the daughter of Charles Carleton Vieder Young and Alice Helena Christian, on Pitcairn Island. Ninette Irene Young was born on Pitcairn Island in 1897, and she died on Pitcairn Island on October 15, 1973. He died on June 20, 1973, at age 75 on Pitcairn Island. The children of Melville and Ninette were Ackland Hugh Christian, born October 3, 1926, and Cedilia Lovette L. Christian, born October 18, 1928.

Christian, Milton, thePeerage.com. Milton Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 3, 1910. He was the son of George Lindsay Christian and Elizabeth Jane Christian. He was buried on April 13, 1931, on Pitcairn Island.

Christian, Mima Edith, Pitcairn Miscellany 20, Dec. 1978, p. 3; thePeerage.com. Mima Edith Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 7, 1889. She was the daughter of Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa McCoy. She married Christopher Stanhope Warren, son of George Francis Chris Warren and Alice Lily Butler, on Pitcairn Island. She died on December 31, 1978, at age 89, on Pitcairn Island. Her married name became Warren.

Christian, Mina, thePeerage.com. Mina Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on September 29, 1907. She was the daughter of George Lindsay Christian and Elizabeth Jane Christian

Christian, Mirian Elmira, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Mirian Elmira Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on May 13, 1891. She was the daughter of Edward Christian and Margaret Lucy Young. She married Norris Henry Young, son of bert James Christian and Margaret Augusta Young, in January 1910, on Pitcairn Island. She died on June 25, 1984, at age 93, in New Zealand. Marian also went by the nick- name of Myra. From January 1910, her married name became Young. The children of Mirian and Norris Henry Young were Henry Hugh Young, born January 17, 2909, and died about 1973; and Everett Carlyle Young, born June 3, 1910.

Christian, Nadine. Nadine Christian is the wife of Randy Christian, and the mother of Bradley, Emily, Ryan, and Adrianna Christian.

Christian, Nathan, Lareau, RootsWeb.com. Nathan Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 26, 1845. He died October 28, 1860, on Norfolk Island at age 15. His parents were Fletcher Christian, born on Pitcairn in 1812, and Peggy Christian, born on Pitcairn in 1815.

Christian, Nellie Virginia, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Nellie Virginia Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on April 22, 1899. She was the daughter of Edgar Allen Christian and Dorcas Almira Christian. She married Victor Rolland Warren, son of Thursday Moses Skelly Warren and Roberta Mary Alice Young, on Pitcairn Island. She died on December 18, 1981, at age 82, on Pitcairn Island. Nellie also went by the nick-name of Gena. Her married name became Warren. (For the child of Nellie and Victor Rolland Warren, see "Victor Rolland Warren").

Christian, Ninette, Pitcairn Miscellany 15, Oct. 1972, p. 2. See also the Adventist Review and Herald 150, Nov. 8, 1973, p. 32. Ninette, 76, died on October 23. Her death leaves the Island with only 76 inhabitants.

Christian, Olive. (See "Olive Jal Brown").

Christian, Parkins, Australasian Record 44, Oct. 14, 1940, p. 7. Parkins Christian. "Brother Parkins Christian was born on Pitcairn in 1853, and passed to rest August 28, 1940, at the ripe age of 87 years. He was the last male member of the party that came here to Norfolk from Pitcairn back in the fifties, being three years old when he landed on Norfolk Island. Our deceased brother embraced the Sabbath truth about five years ago, and during these last years of his old age he was a most faithful attendant both at Sabbath school and church service. He delighted to listen to the reading of the Scriptures, especially those which relate to the second advent of our Lord. Brother Christian retained remarkable health up until a short period prior to his death. The writer was assisted in the buiial service by Mr. Adams of the Methodist Church. W.D. Smith."

Christian, Parkin, Pitcairn Miscellany 13, Sept. 1971, pp. 1-3. See also Australasian Record 75, Nov. 8, 1971, p. 14. Parkin died in Auckland, NZ, and is buried in the Waikumete Cemetery there. "On 15th September news was received from New Zealand of the death, in his 88th year, of Parkin Christian. Having suffered indifferent health for the past few years Parkin departed (Pitcairn) for New Zealand for medical reasons in May 1970, accompanied by his granddaughter Marona and her husband Pervis and two children. During his lifetime Parkin was an active member of the community. When only 17 he was sailing as a crew member on French trading ships plying between Tahiti and neighboring islands. He also sailed aboard two locally owned sailing ships which traded between Pitcairn and Mangareva some 300 miles away in the French Gambier group early in the century. In 1933, Parkin discovered the rudder of H.M.S. Bounty in Bounty Bay, which was later recovered and after remaining on Pitcairn was finally sent to the museum in Suva, Fiji, for safe keeping, where it still remains. He served a term of office as Island Magistrate from 1956-1957. Parkin and his wife Rosa (dec'd) had three children, Marjorie (Deceased), one child died in infancy, and he is survived by Richard (now living in Australia) and many grandchildren - to all of whom we offer our condolences. Prayers were offered for the deceased in the Church on the Sabbath following his death."

From Roy Clark's diary: Parkin Christian, Man of the Sea: "The sea is in his blood, and its call has made of him a natural seaman with an uncanny intuition for predicting weather conditions and navigating among these islands. There is a confidence in Parkin's judgment greater than in the chart or compass, whatever the distance from land. Many the time have I seen him defy the written laws of navigation, and those who command our longboats have learned, sometimes through bitter experience, to heed his advice - even though it disagrees with chart and compass. Quite and unassuming, he tells of sea experiences of the past as he lounges with seeming indifference in the stern of the boat; but his eyes miss nothing of his surroundings. He sees the set of the sail and jib, the coloring of the sky, the shifting of the wind, the clouds above and out on the horizon, the pitch of the boat as it makes five or six knots in a good, steady wind or a barely perceptible headway in a light breeze. There have been a few times when the course for Oneo or Henderson was given by the captains of the boats as they left Bounty Bay, and steadily kept until the mileage for the island has been run; and yet land was not sighted and the boats have had to give up their search for it and return to Pitcairn. But this has not been so when Parkin was amongst the crew making the trip. I recall one of the many times I have sailed with Parkin to Oeno Island as proof of his intuitive judgment at sea. Someone of the crew calls out to the coxswain, 'How we heading', Charles?' The coxswain looks intently at his compass box and calls back, 'Northwest by north, and headin' right for land.' Parkin lifts his body from its reclining position and looks seaward - first to windward and then to lee of the boat. He scans the sea in all directions for a minute or two - looks up at the sails, and then again to the sea astern of the longboat. His decision has been made. He speaks, 'Wal now, I don't care what yawli tul (all of you say), and I ain't going by that no-use compass either; and believe me if you like, for land is homusa out ahead (not nearly). Yawli look where I'm pointin'. I'll bet land's there,' and he points a little to windward - his arm strong and steady, his eyes ablaze with certainty. Then he again settles down to his former position in the stern of the boat to doze off to sleep or continue his story telling. Two or three hours pass by, then the man on the lookout calls 'Land ahead!' The course has been changed according to the pointing of Parkin's finger. He rises unconcernedly from his uncomfortable resting place and sees the distant land. With pleased satisfaction he remarks, 'There, I told you so. If we only follow that good for nothing compass we would be dead as a hatchet.' (For some reason, on Pitcairn, a hatchet is considered a more likely comparison than a doornail.)"

Christian, Peggy, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Peggy Christian was born on Pitcairn Island in 1815. She was the daughter of Thursday October Christian and Teraura (?). She married, firstly, Daniel McCoy, son of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal, on October 18, 1829, on Pitcairn Island. She married, secondly, Fletcher Christian, son of Charles Christian and Sully (?), on January 17, 1833, on Pitcairn Island. She died on May 12, 1884, on Norfolk Island. From October 18, 1829, her married name became McCoy. From January 17, 1833, her married name became Christian. The child of Peggy and Daniel McCoy was Philip McCoy, born August 18, 1830, and died July 28, 1913.

Christian, Peggy, thePeerage.com. Born 1815 at Pitcairn, died May 12, 1884, at Norfolk Island. She was a daughter of Thursday October Christian and Teraura. Married Daniel McCoy, Oct. 18, 1829, at Pitcairn. Married Fletcher Christian, Jan. 17, 1833, at Pitcairn. With Danial McCoy, she had one child, Philip McCoy, born Aug. 18, 1830, died Jul. 28, 1913. With Fletcher Christian she had 10 children: Jacob Christian, born Sept. 24, 1833, died Oct. 16, 1877; Priscilla Christian, born Aug 11, 1835, died Nov. 21, 1906; Polly Christian, born Nov. 10, 1836, died Apr. 30, 1892; Maria Lucy Christian, born June 13, 1838, died Oct. 13, 1904; Isabella Emily Christian, born Dec. 13, 1839, died Feb. 10, 1895; Stephen Christian, born Sept. 9, 1841, died Dec. 10, 1842; John Stephen Christian, born Oct. 5, 1843, died May 16, 1918; Nathan Christian, born Jun. 26 1845, died Oct. 28, 1860; William B. Swain Christian, born May 24, 1847, died Jul. 1, 1868; Abigail Leah Dunmore Christian, born Oct. 21, 1849, died Dec. 12, 1874.

Christian, Phillip Howland, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Phillip Howland Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on October 11, 1865. He was the son of Alphonso Driver Christian and Sarah McCoy. He married Gertrude Eliza Warren, daughter of Samuel Russell Warren and Agnes Christian, on Pitcairn Island. He was buried on January 14, 1889, on Pitcairn Island. Phillip and three of his brothers went out looking for birds' nests. When in a very dangerous part of the cliff, out of sight of the others, he lost his balance and fell to his death 250 feet onto the rocks below. (For the children of Phillip and Gertrude Eliza Warren, see "Gertrude Eliza Warren").

Christian, Polly, thePeerage.com. Polly Christian was born 1814, died May 16, 1831, at Tahiti. She was the daughter of Thursday October Christian and Teraura. Polly Christian also went by the nick-name of 'Nuni.' As of 1829, her married name was Young, She married Edward Young, son of mutineer Edward Young and Maimiti, in 1829 at Pitcairn. Her only child was Moses Young, who was born on September 30, 1829, and died July 14, 1909.

Christian, Polly, Lareau. Polly Christian was born on Nov. 10, 1836, on Pitcairn Island, and died Apr. 30, 1892, on Norfolk Island. On Feb. 1, 1863, on Norfolk she married Samuel McCoy, who had been born on Oct. 23, 1826, on Pitcairn. Their children were James Charles Russell McCoy, born Aug. 2, 1863, on Norfolk; Harriette Ward McCoy, born Aug. 11, 1864, on Norfolk; Nathaniel McCoy, born May 8, 1866, on Norfolk; Thomas William McCoy, born Jul 28, 1867, on Norfolk; Jacob Christian McCoy, born Mar. 14, 1873, on Norfolk; and Robert McCoy, born Sep. 11, 1876, and died September 18, 1876, on Norfolk.

Christian, Priscilla, Lareau. Priscilla Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on Aug. 11, 1835. She died Nov. 21, 1906, on Norfolk Island. On Jul. 22, 1855, on Pitcairn, Priscilla married James Quintal, who was born on Pitcairn on Jul. 9, 1825. Their children were Priscilla Pitcairn Quintal, born Apr. 19, 1856, on Pitcairn; John Matthew Patteson Quintal, born Jul. 22, 1857, on Norfolk; James Gorham Bell Quintal, born Apr. 29, 1859, on Norfolk; James Thomas Gorham Quintal, born Sep. 9, 1862, on Norfolk; James Gorham Francis Quintal, born Apr. 3, 1865, on Norfolk; Priscilla Pitcairn Quintal, born Apr. 1, 1868, on Norfolk; James Robert Quintal, born May 28, 1871, on Norfolk; and Nathan Sherman Quintal, born Aug. 15, 1874, on Norfolk, and died on July 21, 1945.

Darlene Michelle Radley Christian

Christian, Radley Beaton, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Radley Beaton Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 26, 1931. He is the son of Reuben Arnold Christian and Edna Josephine Warren. He married Murial Joyce Warren, daughter of Norris Henry Young and Elenor Warren, on Pitcairn Island. Radley was chair of the Pitcairn Internal Committee in 1963. (For the children of Radley and Murial Warren, see "Murial Joyce Warren").

Christian, Raelene Kari, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Raelene Kari Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on January 28, 1974. She is the daughter of Thomas Coleman Christian and Betty Jean Christian. She was pictured on Page 516 of Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk, National Geographic, October 1983. In 1989, she traveled to New Zealand to study at Longburn College.

Darlene Michelle Radley Christian

Christian, Randall Kay, thePeerage.com. Randall Kay Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 9, 1974. He is the son of Steven Raymond Christian and Olive Jal Brown. He married Nadine June Faulkner. In October 1983, he was pictured on Page 524-5 of "Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk," National Geographic, October 1983. He lived in 1993 on Pitcairn Island. The children of Randall and Nadine Christian are Emily Rose Christian, who was born on September 14, 2003; Ryan Randy Christian, who was born on March 22, 2005; and Adrianna Tracey Christian, who was born on March 3, 2007.

Christian, Ray Anson, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Ray Anson Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on September 3, 1910. He was the son of Thornton Gilbert Christian and Marian Edith Young. He died of whooping cough, and was buried on November 12, 1910, on Pitcairn Island.

Christian, Raymond Virgil, Australasian Record 66, Oct. 1, 1962, p. 15; Lareau; thePeerage.com. Raymond Virgil Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 23, 1893. He was the son of Matthew Edmond McCoy and Margaret Lucy Young. He married Caroline Agatha Christian, daughter of Francis Hickson Christian and Eunice Jane Lawrence Young, on Pitcairn Island. He died on August 8, 1962, at age 69, on Pitcairn Island. The child of Raymond and Caroline Agatha Christian was Florence Christian, born on September 18, 1922, and died September 19, 1922. Virgil had been in poor health for some years before his death. His funeral service was conducted by Pastor Davies, and at the service Floyd McCoy spoke of Virgil's outstanding example of cheerfulness and friendliness to all. "From the Church, Virgil's body was carried by some of his relatives and friends and followed by the rest of the people, to his final resting place beside his wife who had died two years previously. At the graveside a double quartet sang the hymn "Nothing Between." Of Virgil’s passing Agnes Ross has written: “Yesterday was a sad day. Virgil Christian passed away in the morning and was laid to rest in the afternoon. He had an enlarged heart and suffered much at the last. He was on The Edge on Sabbath watching the boats go through the bad surf, and calling to the men to ‘Pull ahead!’ He took to his bed on Sunday. His wife (also) had heart trouble, and passed away suddenly year before last while Mrs. Cobbin was the nurse here.”

Christian, Rebecca, Snell. Rebecca Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on April 7, 1830. She was the daughter of Charles Christian and Maria Christian. She died on Norfolk Island on March 2, 1871. Her nick-name was "Pot."

Christian, Rebecca ("Pot"), thePeerage.com. Rebecca ("Pot") Christian was born Apr. 7, 1830, at Pitcairn, died Mar. 2, 1871, at Norfolk Island. She married William Evans on Jan. 22, 1854, at Pitcairn. With William Evans she had 10 children: William Henry Hodgson Evans, died Apr. 19, 1926; Maria Angelina Laura Evans, born May 30, 1857, died Dec. 11, 1920; Mary Florence Evans, born Dec. 7, 1858, died Dec. 2, 1880; Franklin Bates Evans, born Oct. 6, 1860, died Oct. 19, 1908; Charles Medley Evans, born May 9, 1862; Lucy Ella Robert Evans, born Oct. 31, 1863; Amelia Evans, born Aug. 30, 1865, died Apr. 3, 1940; Emily Rachel Evans, born Apr. 28, 1867, died Feb. 7, 1887; John Fuller Evans, May 7, 1869, died Jan. 12, 1914; Rebecca Evans, born Feb. 14, 1871.

Christian, Reuben Arnold, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Reuben Arnold Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on January 17, 1902. He was the son of George Lindsay Christian and Elizabeth Jane Christian. He married Edna Josephine Warren, daughter of James Sanford Warren and Ellen Catherine Young, on Pitcairn Island. He died on January 15, 1959, at age 56, on Pitcairn Island. (For the child of Reuben and Edna Josephine Warren, see "Edna Josephine Warren").

Christian, Reuben Denison, thePeerage.com. Reuben Denison Christian was born at sea aboard the Morayshire on 9 May 1856. He was the son of Isaac Christian and Miriam Young. He died on 24 April 1828 at age 1 on Norfolk Island.

Christian, Reuben Lenox, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Reuben Lenox Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on November 26, 1919. He was the son of George Lindsay Christian and Elizabeth Jane Christian. He was buried on August 21, 1923, on Pitcairn Island, having died of dysentery.

Christian, Reuben Stanhope, Snell. Reuben Stanhope Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 28, 1875. He was the son of Alphonso Downs Christian and Sarah McCoy. Reuben died on Pitcairn Island on October 17, 1893, at age 18, a victim of the typhus epidemic which struck Pitcairn in that year..

Christian, Reuben Tobe Stanhope, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Reuben Tobe Stanhope Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on May 19, 1899. He was the son of Gerard Robert Bromley Christian and Helen Amelia Jane Christian, He died on May 22, 1915, at age 16, on Pitcairn Island.

Christian, Richard Edgar Allen, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Richard Edgar Allen Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 14, 1882. He was the son of Francis Hickson Christian and Eunice Jane Lawrence Young. He married Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy, daughter of James Russell McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young, on August 22, 1907, on Pitcairn Island. He died circa June 1940, from 'internal trouble.' He was buried on Pitcairn Island on June 20, 1940. The children of Richard and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy were Hilda Eva Christian, born March 16, 1912; Warren Clive Christian, born August 17, 1914; and Ivan Roa Christian, born on May 31, 1919.

Christian, Richard Eugene, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Richard Eugene Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 2, 1915. He was the son of Charles R. Parkin Christian and Rosalind Eliza Butler. He died in January 1974, at age 58, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Richard attended college in New Zealand in 1934. He was the owner of the Bounty Lodge on Norfolk Island.

Christian, Rita Arline, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Rita Arline Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on October 24, 1900. She was the daughter of Gerard Robert Bromley Christian and Helen Amelia Jane Christian. She died of consumption on Mary 10, 1925, at age 24, on Pitcairn Island. Rita was adopted by Edmond Christian and Harriet McCoy.

Rita Stella Christian.(See Rita Stella McCoy.)

Christian, Robert Elliott, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Robert Elliott Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on May 7, 1889. He was the son of Gerard Robert Bromley Christian and Helen Amelia Jane Christian.

Christian, Robert Ernest, Snell. Robert Ernest Christian was born on Pitcairn on November 10, 1872. His parents were Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa McCoy. He died on February 16, 1893, as a result of dropsy.

Christian, Robin Melvin Steven, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Robin Melvin Steven Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on July 6, 1922. He is the son of Ferdinand William Christian and Marion Angela Warren.

Christian, Ronald James Darrin, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Ronald James Darrin Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on November 12, 1969. He is the son of unknown (?) and Carol Grace Christian. He married Suzanne Warren, daughter of Langford Warren. In October 1983, his 13th birthday celebration was pictured on page 523 of Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk, National Geographic, Oct 1983. In 1995 Ron is the 'signal person' (the one who knows when to put to sea) of the longboat landing crew, and Pitcairn's top male tennis, darts, and table tennis champion. The children of Ronald and Suzanne Warren are Jason Christian-Warren, born in 1985; and Darren Christian-Warren, born in 1993. The child of Ronald and Nadine June Faulkner is Bradley Dean Charles Douglas Christian who was born on July 28, 2001.

Christian, Ruth Elva, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Ruth Elva Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on October 2, 1946. She is the daughter of Ivan Roa Christian and Verna Carlene Deborah Young. She marked Unknown Phelan in 1964. From 1964, her married name became Phelan. The children of Ruth and Unknown Mansfield are Tanya Mansfield, and Mark Mansfield. The children of Ruth and Unknown Phelan are Gillian Phelan, Crispen Phelan, and Pamela Phelan.

Christian, Ryan Randy, From the Island. Ryan Randy Christian was born at 1310 hours on March 22, 2005, on Pitcairn Island. He is the son of Randy Christian and Nadine June Faulkner.

Christian, Sarah, thePeerage.com. Sarah Christian was born on Pitcairn Island in 1812. She was the daughter of Charles Christian and Sully (?). She married Reverend Georg Hunn Nobbs, son of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, and Jemima French, on Pitcairn Island on October 18, 1825. She died on December 5, 1899, on Norfolk Island. Sara Christian also went by the nick-name of 'Big Salah." From October 18, 1829, her married name became Nobbs. In 1851 she was one of the 14 Pitcairn women who invited Admiral Fairfax Morseby to visit Pitcairn. The children of Sarah and George were Reuben Elias Nobbs, born September 19, 1830, and died March 2, 1855; Esther Maria Nobbs, born August 30, 1832, and died July 23, 1910; Fletcher Christian Nobbs, born September 1, 1833, and died March 3, 1912; Francis Mason Nobbs, born September 7, 1835, and died June 15, 1909; Jane Agnes Nobbs, born October 6, 1836, and died April 21, 1926; Ann Naomi Nobbs, born July 4, 1838, and died September 27, 1931; James Wingate Johnstone Nobbs, born September 22, 1839, and died March 26, 1909; George Edwin Coffin Nobbs, born May 5, 1843, and died September 5, 1864; Jemima Sarah Nobbs, born May 13, 1845, and died January 14 1920; Alfred Augustine Nobbs, born November 27, 1846, and died September 18, 1806; Sydney Nobbs Rawdon, born May 27, 1848; and Alice Henrietta Florence Nobbs, born March 12, 1857.

Christian, Sarah Amy Balvin, thePeerage.com. Sarah Amy Balvin Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on October 30, 1877. She was the daughter of Alphonso Driver Christian and Sarah McCoy.

Christian, Sarah Elizabeth, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Sarah Elizabeth Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 8, 1874. She was the daughter of Elias Christian and Mary Elizabeth Young. She married George Edward Selwyn Warren, son of James Sanford Warren and Ellen Catherine Young. She married Clifford Cephas Warren, son of James Sanford Warren and Ellen Catherine Young, on Pitcairn Island. She died on June 8, 1919, at age 45, on Pitcairn Island from a fever. The child of Sarah and Tommy Smith was Alta Elizabeth Christian, who was born on July 27, 1898. The child of Sarah and George Edward Selwyn Warren was Valma Eva Warren, who was born on May 6, 1912.

Christian, Sedelia, Australasian Record 49, Apr. 30, 1945, p. 7. She was the (then) 15-year-old daughter of Melville and Ninette Christian.

Christian, Shane Trent Leroy, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Shane Trend Leroy Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on December 24, 1990. He is the son of Freda Meradith Christian.

Ailsa Young Shawn Christian

Christian, Shawn Brent, thePeerage.com. Shawn Brent Christian was born on September 14, 1975, on Pitcairn Island. He is the son of Steven Raymond Christian and Olive Jal Brown. Shawn was named after Shawn Paul Branigan, the son of a 1973 visitor to Pitcairn who was very friendly with his parents. Shawn Christian is pictured on Page 524-5 of Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk, National Geographic, October 1983. He lived in 1993 on Pitcairn Island.

Christian, Sherileen Theresa, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Sherileen Theresa Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on December 1, 1975. She is the daughter of Thomas Coleman Christian and Betty Jean Christian. Sherileen lived in 1993 on Pitcairn Island and has since moved away from Pitcairn.

Christian, Sidney Elliot Atkins, thePeerage.com. Sidney Elliot Atkins Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 8, 1880. He was the son of Elias Christian and Mary Elizabeth Young. He married Ethel Virginia Young, daughter of Benjamin Stanley Young and Rebecca Holman Ascension McCoy, on Pitcairn Island. The children of Sidney and Ethel are Melville Elbert Christian, born December 17, 1897, and died June 20, 1973; Mary Emeline Christian, born March 24, 1900, and died July 20, 1935; Alma Fern Christian, born January 7, 1902, and died June 19, 1922; Joseph Viviene Christian, born October 6, 1904; and Ferdinand William Christian, born in October 1906.

Christian, Sophia Nina, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Sophie Nina Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on September 21, 1889. She was the daughter of Rancis Hickson Christian and Eunice Jane Lawrence Young. She married George Edward Selwyn Warren, son of James Sanford Warren and Ellen Catherine Young, on Pitcairn Island. Her married name became Warren. The child of Sophia and Theodore Alwyn Young was Evelyn Fannie Christian, who was born on January 25, 1911, and died May 20, 1963. The child of Sophia and George Edward Selwyn Warren was Edward Hugh Warren, who was born on June 17, 1921.

Christian, Stephen, Lareau, thePeerage.com. Stephen Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on September 9, 1841. He was the son of Fletcher Christian and Peggy Christian. He died on Pitcairn Island on Dec. 10, 1842 at age 1 year.

Christian, Sterling Gifford, thePeerage.com. Sterling Gifford Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on April 27, 1907. He was the son of Edgar Allen Christian and Dorcas Almira Christian. He married Selina Agnes Coffin, daughter of Nicodemo (?) and Selina Isabella Coffin on Pitcairn Island. He died on March 4, 1981, at age 73 on Pitcairn Island. The children of Sterling and Selina were Hazel Mossele Christian, born July 19, 1933; Clive John Christian, born March 18, 1935; Daphne Juanita Christian, born March 10, 1939; Clement Sterling Christian, born January 29, 1941; Betty Jean Christian, born November 23, 1943; Marie Christian, born March 2, 1946; and William Lee Elias Christian, born July 26, 1951..

Christian, Steven Raymond, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Steven Raymond Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 26, 1951. He is the son of Ivan Roa Christian and Verna Carlene Deborah Young. He married Olive Jal Brown, daughter of Len Carlyle Brown and Thelma Adella Christian, on February 16, 1972, on Pitcairn Island. Steve was a mechanic and dentist in 1982 on Pitcairn, and since that time he has added a number of skills from which all of Pitcairn benefits. The Pitcairn telephone system was an old, wartime one, a party line, donated by New Zealand. The instructions indicated that no more than 12 phones could be hooked to one network, so on Pitcairn they set up two networks, one for the government and leaders, the other for the rest of the people. Steve thought that the instructions were full of baloney, and he rewired everyone into the same network, and it worked fine. He was coxswain on the launch the day of the arrival of the National Geographic's team at Pitcairn in 1983, and is pictured on page 511 of Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk, National Geographic, October 1983. (For the children of Steven and Olive Christian, see "Olive Jal Brown").

Christian, Susan Lorena, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Susan Lorena Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on December 8, 1926 and she died on January 2, 1993. She was the daughter of Burnett Stanhope Christian and Rita Stella McCoy.

Christian, Tania Peri, thePeerage.com. Tania Peri Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on October 25, 1978. She is the daughter of Steven Raymond Christian and Olive Jal Brown. Tania Peri Christian lived in 1993 on Pitcairn Island.

Christian, Thelma Adella, thePeerage.com, Snell. Thelma Adella Christian was born on Pitcairn Island in 1929. Her mother was Flora Clarice Christian. She married Len Carlyle Brown, son of Frederick Warren Brown and Ivy Edna Young. Her married name became brown. The children of Thelma Adella Christian and Len Carlyle Brown were Olive Jal Brown, born February 20, 1953; Len Calvin David Brown, born October 20, 1954; Lester Kay Brown, born August 31, 1956; Valda Clarice Brown, born in 1958; and Carolie Yvonne Brown, born in 1959. Life sketch in Pitcairn Miscellany 44, Sept. 2001, p. 2, with a photo.

Christian, Thomas Albert, Lareau; Snell. Thomas Albert Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on July 10, 1876. His parents were Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa McCoy.

Christian, Thomas Coleman, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Thomas Coleman Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on November 1, 1935. He is the son of Frederick Martin Christian and Flora Clarice Christian. He married Betty Jean Christian, the daughter of Sterling Gifford Christian and Selina Agnes Coffin, on Pitcairn Island. Tom was invested as an Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1983. He lived on Pitcairn Island as of 2008. Thom is an internationally known ham radio operator, and has been Pitcairn's radio link to the world since the 1960s. In the election of 1972, he was appointed to the position of Governor's Councillor by the Pitcairn Island Governor who resides in Wellington, New Zealand. An island entrepreneur, he has a modest supplementary income from such things as postcards, mail-order filmstrips, and carvings. His communications training abroad was paid for by the island, he has been considered one of the Island's most valuable citizens, for many years maintaining their link with the rest of the world. In addition to his ham radio activities, he has furnished weather reports, handling three to four cables each day, and operating marine radio ZBP, the ling with passing ships and distress radio for the island. (Ball: Pitcairn: Children of Mutiny). He and his family are pictured on Page 516 of Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk, National Geographic, October 1983. (For the children of Thomas and Betty Jean Christian, see "Betty Jean Christian").

Christian, Thornton Gilbert, Australasian Record 62, March 17, 1958, p. 7; Lareau; thePeerage.com. Thornton Gilbert Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 10, 1888. He was the son of Phillip Howland Christian and Gertrude Eliza Warren. He married Marian Edith Young, daughter of Benjamin Stanley Young and Rebecca Holman Ascension McCoy, on April 6, 1910, on Pitcairn Island. He died on January 24, 1957, at age 68, on Pitcairn Island. The children of Thornton and Marian Edith Young were Ray Anson Christian, born September 3, 1910; Violet Freda Pearl Christian, born June 7, 1913; Cairn Melvin Christian, born December 13, 1917; and Benjamin Norman Christian, born January 6, 1921, and died in September 1992.

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Christian, Thursday October, thePeerage.com. Thursday October Christian was born on October 7, 1790, on Pitcairn Island. He was the son of Fletcher Christian and Maimiti. He married Teraura about 1805 on Pitcairn Island, He died on April 21, 1831, at age 40, on Tahiti. He had an athletic figure, and was quaintly attired in a vest without sleeves and trousers to the knee. He wore a hat jauntily decked with black cock's features. He had a dark complexion, with jut black hair flowing down his shoulders. (Description by Captain Pipon after first sighting him. When he was married to Teraura, the ceremony was carried out with a ring belonging to Ned Young. This ring, used repeatedly through the years on Pitcairn, became known as the "Pitcairn Wedding Ring." Today it is held in the Norfolk Museum on Norfolk Island. The children of Thursday October Christian and Teraura were Charles Christian, born in January 1808, and died June 25, 1831; Joseph John Christian, born in 1809, and died November 24, 1831; Mary Christian, born in 1810, and died October 25, 1852; Polly Christian, born in 1814, and died May 16, 1831; Arthur Christian, born in 1815; Peggy Christian, born in 1815, and died May 12, 1884; and Thursday October Christian, born in October 1820, and died May 27, 1911.

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Christian, Thursday October ("Duddie"), thePeerage.com. Thursday October ("Duddie") Christian was born in October 1820 on Pitcairn Island, and died May 27, 1911, on Pitcairn. He was the son of Thursday October Christian and Teraura. He was Pitcairn's Magistrate in 1844, 1851, 1864, 1867, 1873, 1876, 1880 and 1882. On Mar 24, 1839, he married Mary Polly Young. Their children were: Julia Christian, born Jul. 23, 1840, died Jun. 15, 1850; Agnes Christian, born Oct. 6, 1841, died Apr 6, 1911; Albert Christian, born Mar 31, 1843; died Jan. 19, 1861; Elias Christian, born Jan. 7, 1845, died Oct. 7, 1893; Alphonso Driver Christian, born Aug. 3, 1846, died Jun. 1921; Anna Rose Christian, born Jul 31, 1848, died Mar. 30, 1851; Julia Anna Rose Christian, born Nov. 9, 1851, died Aug 30, 1864; Ernest Heywood Christian, born Oct. 5, 1853; Daniel Christian, born Jul. 27, 1855; Elizabeth Saidley A. Christian, born Apr. 27, 1857, died 1863; Francis Hickson Christian, born Feb. 18, 1859, died Jan. 3, 1938; William Henry Gordon Christian, born Sept. 2, 1860, died Jan. 22, 1934; Albert Swain Christian, born May 8, 1862, died May 9, 1862; Harriet Christian, born August 22, 1863, and died in 1864; Harriet Christian, born August 23, 1864, and died August 19, 1937; Charles Benjamin Christian, born August 1, 1865; and Mary Elizabeth Saidley Christian, born in April 1868, and died June 1, 1868.

Christian, Tomlin Hick, thePeerage.com. Tomlin Hick Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on March 20, 1933. He was the son of Joseph Viviene Christian and Nellah Young.

Christian, Trent Lynley Raymond, thePeerage.com. Trent Lynley Raymond Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 17, 1972. He is the son of Steven Raymond Christian and Olive Jal Brown. He married Julie (?). In October 1993, Trent is pictured on Page 524-5 of Howard: Pitcairn and Norfolk, National Geographic, Oct., 1983. He was a Pitcairn Councillor in 1994. In 1995 Trent was living on Norfolk Island. The child of Trent and Julie (?) is Unknown Christian, who was born on July 21, 1998.

Christian, Victor Burdette, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Victor Burdette Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on December 18, 1919. He was the son of Burnell Young and Lila Adelia Christian.

Christian, Violet Freda Pearl, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Violet Freda Pearl Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on June 7, 1913. She was the daughter of Thornton Gilbert Christian and Marian Edith Young. She died as a result of accidental drowning while bathing, and was buried on January 20, 1926, on Pitcairn Island.

Christian, Vivian Everson, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Vivian Everson Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on January 30, 1918. He was the son of George Lindsay Christian and Elizabeth Jane Christian. (For the child of Vivian and Muriel Christian see "Muriel Joyce Warren").

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Christian, Warren Clive, Obituary in Pitcairn Miscellany 46, Jan. 2003, p. 2; Lareau; thePeerage.com. Warren Clive Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 17, 1914. He was the son of Richard Edgar Allen Christian and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy. He married Millie Flora Coffin, daughter of Philip Cook Coffin and M7ary Jane Florence Warren, in 1942, on Pitcairn Island. Warren Clive Christian adopted Betty Jean Christian. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1950 and 1951, and 1958 and 1960. He was assistant postmaster of Pitcairn in 1956. Warren was proud of his Tahitian ancestry, and reminisced happily about two visits he made to Tahiti, once in 1938 aboard a trading schooner to work with four other Pitcairners for ten months on a pineapple plantation. The other time was in the 1960s when an American survey ship gave a party of the island men a free ride to and from Papeete.

Christian, Wendell, Australasian Record 56, May 12, 1952, p. 7. Wendell Christian. "On April 11, 1952, after several months in the Green Lane hospital, Auckland, N.Z., Brother Wendell Christian of Pitcairn Island passed peacefully to rest, and is now awaiting the return of the Life-giver. To his wife, Sister Fanie Christian, and other relatives, we extend our heartfelt sympathy, and pray that they may be comforted by the One who alone can comfort in such an hour. - A. G. Judge.".

Christian, William B. Swain, RootsWeb.com, thePeerage.com. William B. Swain Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on May 24, 1847. He died July 1, 1868, on Norfolk Island. His father was Fletcher Christian, born on Pitcairn Island in 1812, and his mother was Peggy Christian, born on Pitcairn Island in 1815.

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Christian, William Henry Gordon, Australasian Record 38, Mar. 26, 1934, p. 6; Snell. William Henry Gordon Christian was born on Norfolk Island on September 1, 1860. He was the son of Thursday October Christian and Mary Polly Young. He died on Pitcairn Island at the age of 73 on January 22, 1934. He was unmarried throughout his life.

Christian, William Henry Holman, Lareau; thePeerage.com. William Henry Holman Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on August 9, 1853. He was the son of Charles Christian and Charlotte Quintal. He died on May 28, 1868, at age 14, on Norfolk Island.

Christian, William Lancy, Australasian Record 64, Jun. 13, 1960, p. 7, Lareau; thePeerage.com. William Lancy Christian was born on June 19, 1886, on Pitcairn Island. He died April 24, 1960, on Pitcairn. He was the son of Alphonso Christian and Sarah McCoy. He married Anne Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Samuel Russell Warren and Agnes Christian, on July 12, 1909, on Pitcairn Island. He died on April 24, 1960, at age 73, on Pitcairn Island. While out goat shooting on December 31, 1907, with his friend Robert Young, William accidently shot and killed Young. The children of William and Anne Elizabeth Warren were Leonard Elwyn Christian, born November 5, 1909, and died September 27, 1981; and Clarence Wendell Christian, born June 7, 1912. "Lancy lived a quiet, consistent Christian life, and he was a man loved and respected by all. We tenderly laid him to rest in the Pitcairn cemetery at the edge of the tall cliffs to await the call of the Life-giver."

Christian, William Lee Elias, Lareau; thePeerage.com. William Lee Elias Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on July 26, 1951. He was the son of Sterling Gifford Christian and Selina Agnes Coffin.

Christian, Zena Lucille, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Zena Lucille Christian was born on Pitcairn Island on December 26, 1938. She was also reported to have been born on October 2, 1937. She is the daughter of Ivan Roa Christian and Verna Carlene Deborah Young. She married Philip O'Brien. She was brought up by her maternal grandparents. She was also known as Zena Lucille Young. She was also known as Lucille Vanda Melva Christian. The children of Zena and Philip O'Brien are Lenna O'Brien, Sharon Jane O'Brien, Janet Michelle O'Brien, and Cheryl Teresa O'Brien.

Christian-Warren, Darrin, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Darrin Christian-Warren was born on Pitcairn Island in 1993. He is the son of Ronald James Darrin Christian and Suzanne Warren.

Christian-Warren, Jason, thePeerage.com. Jason Christian-Warren was born on Pitcairn Island circa 1986. He is the son of Ronald James Darrin Christian and Suzanne Warren.

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