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Who Are the Pitcairners?

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FERRIS, Norman Asprey --> McCOY, Rita Stella

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.

Ferris, Norman Asprey, Steley. Norman Asprey Ferris, along with his wife Rubina May, was pastor of the Pitcairn Island Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1953 to 1955.

Ferris, Violet Ann, thePeerage.com. Violet Ann Ferris was born in 1914 in Australia. She married Floyd Hastings McCoy, son of George Francis Chris Warren and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy on February 5, 1941, at Auckland, New Zealand. She died on July 19, 1973, on Pitcairn Island. Violet was bookkeeper for the Pitcairn co-op store. An inveterate letter-writer, she corresponded all over the world, and was responsible for building a stamp business which she operated until her death. She was usually referred to as "Vi" McCoy. (See obituary of "Violet McCoy").

Ferris, Walter Goeffrey, Steley. Walter Goeffrey Ferris, along with his wife Christina, was pastor of the Pitcairn Island Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1963 to 1965, and from 1967 to 1969.

Edward Gates Edward Gates
Ida Gates Ida Gates

Gates, Edward Harman, Steley, SDA Encyclopedia. Edward Harman Gates, along with his wife Ida, was a Seventh-day Adventist missionary, and during the period 1890-1892, served on Pitcairn Island for 19 months.

Griffiths, Darralyn. (See "Darralyn Warren").

Griffiths, Turi, thePeerage.com. Turi Griffiths married Darralyn Sally Charlotte Warren, daughter of Jay Calvin warren and Carol Grace Christian. As of 2008, Turi was living on Pitcairn Island.

Grosse, Harold Albert, Steley. Harold Albert Grosse, along with his wife Melva Gwenneth, was pastor of the Pitcairn Island Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1959 and 1960.

Hawkes, Lester Norval, Steley. Lester Norval Hawkes, along with his wife Freda May, was pastor of the Pitcairn Island Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1956 to 1959.

Hill, Joshua, Wahlroos. Joshua Hill, sometimes called "the dictator of Pitcairn," lived on the Island from 1932 to 1937. His self proclaimed title was "President of the Commonwealth." Born on April 15, 1773, Hill left England in 1830, and before arriving on Pitcairn in 1932, had earlier had various troubles in Hawaii and Tahiti. He attempted to make the Pitcairn people his subjects, often with near disastrous results. When finally taken by a British warship from Pitcairn in 1837, he was put ashore in Valparaiso, and eventually made his way back to England. "The last public record of Joshua Hill appears to be in 1844, when at the age of seventy-one he wrote to the Government a bitter condemnation of the morals of the missionaries who had been at Tahiti during his visit there twelve years ago."

Hiscox, Kenneth Noel, Steley. Kenneth Noel Hiscox, served as a Seventh-day Adventist missionary on Pitcairn Island in 1989.

Jacobsen, Henry Neil, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Henry Niel Jacobsen was born on Pitcairn Island on March 1, 1925. He was the son of Niels Oluf Jacobsen and Inez Warren. He was buried on March 7, 1925, on Pitcairn Island.

Jacobsen, James Christian Oswald, Lareau; thePeerage.com. James Christian Oswald Jacobsen was born on Pitcairn Island on December 25, 1923. He was the son of Niels Oluf Jacobsen and Inez Warren. He was buried on December 11, 1924, on Pitcairn Island, having died of pneumonia.

Jacobsen, James Daniel, Lareau; thePeerage. James Daniel Jacobsen was born on Pitcairn Island on September 4, 1929. He was the son of Niels Oluf Jacobsen and Inez Warren. He died on June 10, 1993, at age 63, on Norfolk Island. James was a carpenter. (For the children of James and Zeta Reba Clark, see "Zeta Reba Clark").

Jacobsen, Leona Panda Gladys, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Leona Panda Gladys Jacobsen was born on Pitcairn Island on May 15, 1944. She was the daughter of Walma Lowry Warren and Norma Ruth Jacobsen.

Jacobsen, Niels Oluf, thePeerage.com. Niels Oluf Jacobsen was the son of Flora Sophia Christiane Jensen. He married Inez Warren, daughter of James Sanford Warren and Ellen Catherine Young, on Pitcairn Island. He died on Pitcairn Island. (For the children of Niels and Inez Warren, see "Inez Warren").

Jacobsen, Norma Ruth, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Norma Ruth Jacobsen was born on Pitcairn Island on January 14, 1928. She was the daughter of Niels Oluf Jacobsen and Inez Warren. She married Oscar Harrison Clark, son of Lincoln Clark and Augusta Ruth Lena Christian, on Pitcairn Island. Her married name became Clark. The children of Norma and Oscar Harrison Clark were Leona Gladys Clark, Diana Margarete Lynda Clark, who was born on August 24, 1952; Kathleen Judith Clark, who was born on December 15, 1952; and Arthur Glenn Clark, who was born on December 12, 1956. The child of Norma and Walma Lowry Warren was Leona Panda Gladys Jacobsen, who was born on May 15, 1944.

Jacobsen, Oswald Ward, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Oswald Ward Jacobsen was born on Pitcairn Island on May 12, 1926. He is the son of Niels Oluf Jacobsen and Inez Warren.

Johnston, Julia Adena, Lareau, thePeerage.com. Julia Adena Johnston was born on Pitcairn Island on October 18, 1903. She was the daughter of Luis Johnstone and Caroline Agatha Christian. She died on August 21, 1908, at age 4, on Pitcairn Island.

Johnston, Maria, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Maria Johnston was born on Pitcairn Island on January 18, 1907. She was the daughter of Louis Johnstone and Caroline Agatha Christtian. She married Wallace Maynard Warren, son of George Francis Chris Warren and Alice Lily Butler, in December 1922. She died on January 2, 1938, at the age of 30, on Pitcairn Island. The children of Maria and Wallace Maynard Warren were Walma Lowry Warren, born on November 8, 1924; Vula Valma Warren, born on January 4, 1928; Oris Kela Warren, born August 26, 1930; and Desmond Earl Christian, born on December 18, 1937.

Johnstone, Julieanna Marianna Turianna, thePeerage.com, and relative. Julieanna Marianna Turianna Johnstone was born on September 18, 1906, at Ritikea, Mangareva, Gambier Islands. She was the daughter of Louis Johnstone and Caroline Agatha Christian. Julieanna married Elden Sterling Coffin, on September 27, 1922, on Pitcairn Island. Julieanna and Elden Coffin had three children: Florence Rovenia Gladys Coffin, who was born on Pitcairn Island on November 9, 1923; Mervin Eugene Coffin, who was born on Pitcairn Island on June 13, 1926, and died February 24, 1929, on Pitcairn Island; and Philip Mervin Coffin, who was born on Pitcairn Island on January 13, 1932, and died May 19, 1935, on Pitcairn Island. Julieanna is said to be part of the legal history of Pitcairn Island when Elden fired a musket at her, and they were both charged with attempted murder. Both were acquitted of the charges. Julieanna married Frederick William Brackenbury, son of Frederick Brackenbury and Blanch Manning, on September 8, 1939, at Wellington, New Zealand. The children of Julieanna and Frederick Brackenbury are: Iola Brackenbury, born May 16, 1940; Ioma Brackenbury, born August 1, 1941; Alan Frederick Brackenbury, born November 4, 1942; Ivy Brackenbury, born July 5, 1945; Mary Tura Brackenbury, born May 15, 1948; Twins, Edward John Brackenbury, born March 10, 1951, and Walter James Brackenbury, who was born on March 10, 1951; Twins, Barbara Marion Brackenbury, born September 9, 1954, and Jennifer Mary Brackenbury, born September 9, 1954, and died September 11, 1954. Julieanna Brackenbury died on November 26, 1969, at age 63 at Upper Hutt, New Zealand.

Johnstone, Louis, thePeerage.com. Louis Johnstone was born at Papeete, Tahiti on July 7, 1882. He was the son of William Johnstone and Maria Guilloux. He married Caroline Agatha Christian, daughter of Francis Hickson Christian and Eunice Jame Lawrence Young, on Pitcairn Island. He died in March 1910, at age 27, on Pitcairn Island.

Jones, Griffiths Frances, Steley. Griffiths Frances Jones, along with his wife, Marion Vallentine, served as a Seventh-day Adventist missionary on Pitcairn Island and in the Gambier Islands from 1901 to 1903.

Knight, Albert, thePeerage.com. Albert Knight married Maria Jane Young, daughter of William Mayhew Young and Margaret Christian between 1881 and 1882 on Pitcairn Island. He arrived on Pitcairn in 1881, a victim of the shipwreck of the 'Acadia.' He and his wife, Jane, were banished from the island for reasons unspecified.

Loeffler, Eduard Gustav, Ron Edwards, Melbourne, Australia; David Ransom, United Kingdom; Lincoln Clark, Pitcairn Island. Eduard Gustav Loeffler, an Austrian, was christened Agust 24, 1851, in Evangelisch, Westpreussen, Prussia. He died on Pitcairn Island on October 10, 1925. The date of Loeffler's arrival on Pitcairn Island or the reason for his coming is unknown, although one record speaks of him arriving "early in the [20th] century.” He was a woodcraftsman and carver and specialized in making boxes. In addition to making cabinets and small, trick boxes, he also made many of the boxes in which Pitcairn oranges were crated and put aboard ships for sale in New Zealand, or other countries. Although he was a craftsman of considerable skill, Loeffler was not a popular man on Pitcairn. A correspondent in Tahiti asked Pitcairner Lincoln Clark, “How are you good people taking up with that man Loeffler? If you can get along with him it shows your goodness and kindness of heart, for if ever there was a mean, contemptible fellow, Loeffler is that man.” Clark responded, “Loeffler came here and [has] never done one good turn for any of the people. He growled at his food. He growled at his lodgings. He scoffed at our religion, never came to church, and died as he lived, a heathen. But he was a good cabinet maker. He instituted [instructed?] in the making of boxes. Some of the [Pitcairn] men said I could make ‘em same as Loeffler, but that was a story. We hollowed ours [boards] out of a sawed off block. He made his out of sawed strips. He had these small carpenter’s wood clamps. We had none, so did the best we could with the tools we had. Virgil Christian, who attended him in his last sickness, got his tools. So now we are helped out in box making. . . .”

Lorraine (?), thePeerage.com. Lorraine (?) was born in New Zealand. She married Paul (Pawl) Warren, son of Kean Dunstrom Warren and Daphne (?). Her married name became Warren. She lived in 1993 on Pitcairn Island. The children of Lorraine (?) and Paul Warren are Candice Warren, born in 1984; Pania Warren, born in 1987; and Mason Warren, born in 1989.

Lupton, Michelle, thePeerage.com. Michelle Lupton is the daughter of Mike Lupton and Brenda Vera Amelia Christian.

Lupton-Christian, Mike, thePeerage.com. The child of Mike Lupton and Brenda Vera Amelia Christian is Michelle Lupton. He is the stepfather of Andrew Christian.

Manarii, Wahlroos. Manarii was also known as Menalee. He was from Tahiti.

Maimiti, thePeerage.com. Maimiti was born on Tahiti. She married Fletcher Christian, son of Charles Christian and Ann Dixon, on June 16, 1789, at Tahiti. She married Edward Young after 1793. She died on September 19, 1841, on Pitcairn Island. She was also known as Isabella. As of June 16, 1789, her married name was Christian. The children of Maimiti and Fletcher Christian were Thursday October Christian, born October 7, 1790; and died April 21, 1831; Charles Christian, born in 1792, and died January 4, 1842; and Mary Ann Christian, born September 21, 1793, and died January 2, 1866. The children of Maimiti and Edward Young were Dorothy Young, born about 1794, and died April 24, 1863; and James Young, born in 1799, and died in 1806. The children of Maimiti and Edward Young were Edward Young, born in 1797, and died November 6, 1831.

Mareva (?), thePeerage.com. Mareva (?) was born on Tahiti. She died between 1808 and 1814 on Pitcairn Island. Mareva (?) and Minarii (?) were associated. She and Teimua (?) were associated. She and Niau (?) were associated. She and John Adams were associated on Pitcairn Island.

Marsh, John Melville, Steley. John Melville Marsh was captain of the Seventh-day Adventist missionary schooner Pitcairn from 1890 to 1892.

Martin, Isaac, thePeerage.com. Isaac Martin was born circa 1758 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He died on September 20, 1793, on Pitcairn Island. He was murdered. Isaac Martin and Teehuteatuaonoa (?) were associated circa 1789, on Pitcairn Island. He gained the rank of Able Seaman in the service of the Royal Navy, H.M.A.V. Bounty. According to Bligh, Isaac had a shallow complexion and short brown hair, and was tattooed with a star on his left breast.

Mauatua (?), Lareau; thePeerage.com; Wahlroos. Mauatua, (Maimiti, 'Mainmast," Isabella). She was Fletcher Christian's consort. We do not know when Mauatua was born, but she claimed to remember Cook's first arrival in Tahiti (1769), so she must have been at least twenty-three or twenty-four when the Bounty arrived in 1788. There is no evidence that Christian had a serious attachment to her before the mutiny (in fact, it is unlikely), but she did follow him both to Tubuai and later to Pitcairn. When the loyalists and half of the mutineers had gone ashore on Tahiti on September 22, 1789, Christian left the island the same night. The reason was that Mauatua had found out about a plot among the Tahitians to overpower the nine mutineers and take over the ship (the plot may even have been incited by one or more loyalists, although Morrison does not mention anything about it). If she had not learned about the scheme, or had not told Christian, the Bounty story could have had a very different ending and Pitcairn might not be inhabited today. Mauatua bore Christian two sons, Thursday October and Charles, before he was murdered on Massacre Day, September 20, 1793, and one daughter, Mary Anne, born after his death. When Christian died, Mauatua became Edward Young's consort (actually she shared him with Toofaiti) and bore him three children: Edward, Polly, and Dorothea. Mauatua survived the disastrous attempt to migrate to Tahiti in 1831, but saw her first-born child, Thursday October, succumb to the diseases then rampant there to which the Pitcairners had no immunity. She herself died on Pitcairn ten years later (September 19, 1841) of an epidemic brought by a visiting ship. Of the original settlers on the Island, she was survived only by Teraura. In her later years, she was known affectionately as "Maimas," an abbreviation of Mainmast. (For the children of Mauatua and Fletcher Christian, see "Fletcher Christian"). (For the children of Mauatua and Edward Young, see "Edward Young").

Adelia C J McCoy Adelia McCoy

McCoy, Adelia ("Ada") Carrie Jordon, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on June 4, 1880. She was the daughter of James Russell McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young. She married Richard Edgar Allen Christian, son of Francis Hickson Christian and Eunice James Lawrence Young, on August 22, 1907, on Pitcairn Island. She died on August 5, 1945, at age 65, on Pitcairn Island. She was buried on August 12, 1945, on Pitcairn Island. From August 22, 1907, her married name became Christian. The child of Adelia and George Francis Chris Warren was Floyd Hastings McCoy, born January 7, 1897, and died September 15, 1963. (For the children of Adelia and Richard Edgar Allen Christian, see "Richard Edgar Allen Christian").

McCoy, Albina (source?). She was born Nov. 11, 1828, on Pitcairn Island. On Jul. 9, 1848, she married Moses Young who was born on Sept. 30, 1829, on Pitcairn Island. He was the son of Edward Young and Polly Christian who died on Pitcairn Island on July 14, 1909. Albina died on Pitcairn Island on Jun. 12, 1908. Moses and Albina were among the first wave of returnees from Norfolk Island in 1859. (For the children of Albina McCoy and Moses Young, see "Moses Young.")

McCoy, Alice Sophia, Snell; Lareau, thePeerage.com. Alice Sophia McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on Jul. 8, 1848. She married, firstly, Robert Young, son of Simon Young and Mary Buffett Christian, on August 23, 1871, on Pitcairn Island. She married, secondly, Peter John Butler on November 30, 1875, on Pitcairn Island. She died on February 28, 1937, on Pitcairn Island. Alice Sophia usually went by her middle name of Sophia. In 1859 she was among the first wave of returnees to Pitcairn Island from Norfolk Island. From August 23, 1871, her married name became Young. From November 30, 1875, her married name became Butler. She was abandoned by her husband, Peter Butler, when he left the Island and was never heard from again. She traveled a great deal throughout her life. After living for a time with a sister on Norfolk Island, then with another sister in Tahiti, she spent some years in Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Group, returning to Pitcairn in 1923. (For the child of Sophia and Robert Young, see "Robert Young"). (For the children of Sophia and Peter John Butler, see "Peter John Butler".)

McCoy, Amelia Ann, thePeerage.com. Amelia Ann McCoy was born on 15 March 1867 on Pitcairn Island. She was the daughter of James Russell McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young. She married William Henry Childers Young, son of Moses Young and Albina McCoy on Pitcairn Island. A child (Nesta Amelia J. Young) was born on 15 November 1885 to Amelia Ann McCoy and William Henry Childers Young. Amelia Ann died in childbirth and was buried 16 November 1885 on Pitcairn Island.

McCoy, Catherine, Snell, thePeerage.com. Catherine McCoy was born in 1799 on Pitcairn Island. She was the daughter of William McCoy and Teio (?). She married Arthur Quintal, son of Matthew Quintal and Tevarua (?), in 1816 on Pitcairn Island. She died on June 8, 1831, on Tahiti. From 1816, her married name became Quintal. The children of Catherine McCoy and Arthur Quintal were Arthur Quintal, who was born in 1816, and died August 20, 1802; Catherine Quintal, who was born in 1818, and died May 15, 1931; John Quintal, who was born in 1820, and died November 2, 1910; Charlotte Quintal, who was born in 1822, and died August 16, 1883; Phoebe Quintal, who was born on April 25, 1824, and died April 21, 1900; James Quintal, who was born on July 9, 1825, and died September 7, 1898; Caroline Quintal, who was born on July 21, 1827, and died June 13, 1869; Ruth Quintal, who was born on May 8, 1829, and died September 29, 1862; and Lucy Anne Quintal, who was born sometime between March 7, 1831 and March 23, 1831, and died April 25, 1831.

McCoy, Daniel, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Daniel McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island in 1792. He was the son of William McCoy and Tieo (?). He married Sarah Quintal, daughter of Matthew Quintal and Tevarua (?), in 1811 on Pitcairn Island. He died on December 26, 1832, on Pitcairn Island. One day Daniel and his best friend, Arthur Quintal, swam out to a rock a considerable distance from the shore, and there agreed to seek each other's sister for a wife. That place is now known as 'Tane M'A' (the place of men's agreement.). (For the children of Daniel and Sarah Quintal, see "Sarah Quintal").

McCoy, Daniel, Snell; thePeerage.com. Daniel McCoy was born in 1814 on Pitcairn Island. He was the son of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal. He married Peggy Christian, daughter of Thursday October Christian and Teraura (?) on October 18, 1829 on Pitcairn Island. He died on Jun. 27, 1831, on Tahiti. The child of Daniel McCoy and Peggy Christian was Philip McCoy, who was born on August 18, 1830, and died on July 28, 1913.

McCoy, Daniel, thePeerage.com Daniel McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on December 28, 1832. He was the son of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal. He married Lydia Young, daughter of William Young and Elizabeth Mills, on March 24, 1850, on Pitcairn Island. He died on April 7, 1855 at the age of 22 on Pitcairn Island. Daniel and Lydia went alone to an isolated spot that could be reached only by swimming a narrow passage, or by climbing a few steps, then descending a very dangerous path among the rocks. They chose the latter, and Daniel lost his hold, slipped, and fell. The fall was not high, scarcely 10 feet, but he landed hard and broke his back. With one dreadful groan, he died instantly. (Young: Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island.)

McCoy, Diana, Snell. Diana McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on Aug. 11, 1838. She was the daughter of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. On September 19, 1858, on Norfolk Island she married Josiah Chester Adams. Josiah was born on Pitcairn Island on June 19, 1830. The children of Diana and Josiah Adams were Margaret Adams, Mary Adelaide Adams, Mary Ann Adams, Alfred Henry Adams, George Adams, Richard James Guildford Adams, Henrietta Sophia Adams, Sarah Adams, George Adams, born September 21, 1870, on Norfolk Island; Edna Adams, Ann Adams, Jane Adams, and Herbert Hynes Adams, born April 15, 1881, on Norfolk Island.

McCoy, Ella May, Australasian Record. She was born on Pitcairn Island and died in an epidemic that swept over the Island in 1893. In his diary, which he faithfully kept throughout the epidemic, Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Edward Gates notes: "August 26, 1893. At 5 a.m., Sister McCoy died . . . Sunday, August 27. Had Sister McCoy's funeral. Willie Christian died." Mr. Christian's funeral service was held on August 28.

Floyd McCoy Floyd McCoy

McCoy, Floyd Hastings, Australasian Record 68, Mar. 16, 1964, p. 15. See also Pacific Islands Monthly, Nov. 1963, p. 125. See also Pitcairn Miscellany 5, Oct. 1, 1963, p.2; thePeerage.com. Floyd Hastings McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on January 7, 1897. He was the son of George Francis Chris Warren and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy. He married Violet Ann Ferris on February 5, 1941, at Auckland, New Zealand. He died on September 15, 1963, at age 66 on Pitcairn Island. Floyd was a trained navigator, and served as Pitcairn's police inspector. In 1956, the McCoys lived in a British-style home, and were considerably more 'worldly' than the average Pitcairn family. He was the first ham radio operator on Pitcairn to set up a station powerful enough to maintain fairly constant communication with stations in the Southwestern United States. The child of Floyd Hastings McCoy and Alta Elizabeth hristian was Laura Lorena Christian who was born on February 26, 1918.

McCoy, Harriet Melissa, Australasian Division Record 32, Aug. 13, 1928; Snell; Lareau, thePeerage.com. Harriet Melissa McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on May 3, 1847. Her parents were Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. On July 27, 1855, Harriet married Daniel Christian, who was born on Pitcairn on July 27, 1855, and whose parents were Thursday October Christian and Mary Polly Young. The children of Daniel Christian and Harriet Melissa McCoy were Martha Julia Christian, who was born on Pitcairn Island on August 22, 1871, and died on Pitcairn Island on September 11, 1893; Robert Ernest Christian, who was born on Pitcairn Island on November 10, 1872; Henry Herbert Christian, who was born on Pitcairn Island on October 8, 1874; Thomas Albert Christian, who was born on Pitcairn Island on July 10, 1876; Edgar Allen Christian, Clarice Matilda Christian, who was born on Pitcairn Island on July 28, 1880, and died on Pitcairn Island on October 19, 1893; George Leopold Christian, who was born on Pitcairn Island on June 8, 1882; Frederick Martin Christian, and Mima Edith Christian. Harriett Melissa McCoy died on Pitcairn Island on June 24, 1928, at the age of 81. She was the oldest inhabitant of the island at the time of her death.

McCoy, Hugh, Snell; thePeerage.com. Hugh McCoy was born in 1816 on Pitcairn Island. He was the son of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal. He died on June 27, 1831, on Tahiti, unmarried.

Russell McCoy James Russell McCoy

McCoy, James Russell, Australasian Record 28, Mar. 24, 1924, p. 8. News note: "From a recent letter from Pitcairn Island . . . ." He was born on Pitcairn Island on Sept. 4, 1845. He died Feb. 14, 1924; thePeerage.com. James Russell McCoy was born on 2 September 1845 on Pitcairn Island. He was the son of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. He married Eliza Coffin Palmer Young, daughter of Simon Young and Mary Buffett Christian, on 25 December 1864 on Pitcairn Island. He died on 14 February 1924 at the age of 78, from influenza. He was buried on 14 February 1924 on Pitcairn Island. James Russell McCoy also went by the nick-name of "Big Hunty." In 1859 he was among the first wave of returnees from Norfolk to Pitcairn. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1870 and 1872. In 1878 he started a store on Pitcairn with goods left by Captain Scott of the vessel Venus. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1878 and 1879. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1883. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1886 and 1889. He held the office of President of the Council of Pitcairn Island between 1893 and 1896. He held the office of President of the Council of Pitcairn Island between 1898 and 1904. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island between 1905 and 1906. The children of James McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young were Mary Emily McCoy, born 23 July 1865; Amelia Ann McCoy, born 15 March 1867; Matthew Edmond McCoy, born 2 June 1868; Margaret Eliza McCoy, born 4 April 1871; Robert Frederick McCoy, born 30 March 1873; Maria Ella May McCoy, born 14 December 1874, died 3 September 1893; Sarah Nettie McCoy, born 18 February 1876, died 1 March 1926; Winifred Florence McCoy, born 19 April 1879; and Adelia Carrie Jordon McCoy, born 4 June 1880, died 5 August 1945. In 1893, while doing missionary work in Australia, McCoy received a telegram that his wife, Eliza, and his daughter Ella May McCoy were dead from an epidemic that had struck Pitcairn Island.

McCoy, Jane, Snell;thePeerage.com. Jane McCoy was born in 1822 on Pitcairn Island, and died Jun. 4, 1831, on Tahiti. She was the daughter of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal.

McCoy, Jane, Snell;, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Jane McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on July 10, 1837. She was the daughter of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. She married Henry Joshua Quintal, son of Edward Quintal and Dinah Adams on March 21, 1858, on Norfolk Island. She died on January 19, 1917, at age 79, on Norfolk Island. From March 21, 1858, her married name became Quintal. She adopted Dinah Amabelle Quintal. (For the children of Jane and Henry Joshua Quintal, see "Henry Joshua Quintal").

McCoy, Lucy Ann Hagar, thePeerage.com. (See "Lucy Ann Hagar Christian").

McCoy, Margaret Eliza, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Margaret Eliza McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on April 4, 1871. She was the daughter of James Russell McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young. She married Samuel H. S. Young, son of Moses Young and Albina McCoy, on Pitcairn Island. Her married name became Young. The children of Margaret and Samuel H. S. Young were Anne Pink Young, born February 3, 1889; Marion Emily Daisy Young, born April 9, 1891; and Violet Paloma May Young, born April 9, 1891, and died December 28, 1927.

McCoy, Maria Edith, thePeerage.com. Maria Edith McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on August 26, 1852. She was the daughter of Philip McCoy and Sarah Quintal. She married Bryon Stanley Mitchell Adams, son of John Adams and Caroline Quintal, on February 12, 1871, on Norfolk Island. She died on Norfolk Island on September 28, 1930, at the age of 78. Maria Edith McCoy usually went by her middle name of Edith. From August 26, 1871, her married name was Adams. The children of Maria and Bryon Stanley Mitchell Adams were Celia Adams, born August 26, 1871, and died July 22, 1923; Audley Adams, born September 6, 1873, and died March 16, 1905; Amy Arabella Adams, born September 20, 1876, and died May 31, 1922; Thomas Ephriam Adams, born July 16, 1878, and died September 2, 1935; Augustine Adams, born December 11, 1881; Viola Clark Adams, born November 27, 1888, and died August 15, 1904; Anna Maria Salter Adams, born September 3, 1892, and died December 8, 1896; and Annie Maria Pearl Adams, born December 7, 1898, and died September 12, 1904.

McCoy, Maria Ella May, Snell; Lareau; thePeerage.com. Maria Ella May McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on December 14, 1874. She was the daughter of James Russell McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young. She died on September 3, 1893, during a typhus epidemic that struck Pitcairn, and was buried on the Island.

McCoy, Mary, Snell; Lareau, thePeerage.com. Mary McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on October 11, 1841. She was the daughter of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. She married Pardon Snell on July 19, 1868, on Norfolk Island. She died on January 22, 1930, at age 88, On Norfolk Island. From July 19, 1868, her married name became Snell. When her mother returned to Pitcairn Island, Mary stayed behind on Norfolk as she was soon to be married. In 1901, Mary was serving as the nursemaid for the family of U.S. Consul to Tahiti, Mr. Doty. The children of Mary and Pardon Snell were Elizabeth Ann Snell, Helen Beatrice Snell, Rosecleer Snell, Henry Harrison Snell, Theodore Glasby Snell, Isaac Snell, Cynthia Anne Snell, Margaret Melissa Snell, and John Snell.

Mary Ann McCoy Mary Ann McCoy

McCoy, Mary Ann, thePeerage.com, Australasian Record (41, Nov. 1, 1937, p. 7). Mary Ann McCoy was born at Pitcairn Island on January 8, 1851. She was the daughter of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. She died and was buried on August 19, 1937, on Pitcairn Island. She was 86. "Mary Ann was among the first wave of returnees from Norfolk Island in 1859. She was listed as the Pitcairn Church Recorder in 1887. 'She was the oldest woman living on Pitcairn in 1934. She was then living in a three-room house whose interior was scrupulously neat and clean. As she rose to greet me I realized that she was blind. Her blindness was provocative of an overwhelming tenderness. She moved with such care and gentle confidence, her aged and wrinkled face was brushed with so tender a smile, and her appearance of fragility was so poignant that I felt she was as delicate and precious as ancient porcelain. She was a short woman, shortened further by a stoop, with soft hands twisted by age. Her face was rather large, with prominent cheekbones and with a nose somewhat wide at the nostrils but saved from coarseness by a high curving bridge. Her forehead was heavy and had a pronounced slope, but the rugged character of the brow was softened by delicate white hair. I couldn't see her eyes, which were concealed by a pair of blue spectacles, but her voice and her smile of chastened patience compensated for the veiling of those features.' (Shapiro: The Heritage of the Bounty)."

McCoy, Mary Emily, thePeerage.com. Mary Emily McCoy was born on 23 July 1865 on Pitcairn Island. She was the daughter of James Russell McCoy and Eliza Coffin Palmer Young.

McCoy, Matthew, Snell; thePeerage.com. Matthew McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island in 1819. He was the son of Daniel McCoy and Sarah Quintal. He married Margaret Christian, daughter of Charles Christian and Sully (?), on October 30, 1836, on Pitcairn Island. Matthew died on Pitcairn Island on Jan. 31, 1853. Matthew McCoy held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1843. He held the office of Chief Magistrate of Pitcairn Island in 1853. On the day the Virago left Pitcairn, he was attending to the Bounty cannon, which was fired on such occasions. A hot nail, embedded in the rafter that was used as a ramrod, ignited the powder, and the cannon exploded, blowing several men aside. Matthew's right arm was fearfully shattered and was amputated by the surgeon on the ship, but he died from his injuries a few days later. The children of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian were William McCoy; Jane McCoy, who was born on July 10, 1837, and died on January 19, 1917; Diana McCoy, who was born on August 11, 1838, and died on September 7, 1929; unnamed McCoy, who was born on December 3, 1839, and died December 3, 1839; unnamed McCoy, who was born on December 13, 1840, and died December 13, 1840; Mary McCoy, who was born on October 11, 1841, and died January 22, 1930; Sarah McCoy, who was born on November 16, 1843, and died April 15, 1919; James Russell McCoy, who was born on September 4, 1845, and died on February 14, 1924; Harriet Melissa McCoy, who was born on May 3, 1847, and died on June 24, 1926; Alice Sophia McCoy, who was born on January 8, 1848, and died on February 28, 1937; Mary Ann McCoy, who was born on January 8, 1851, and died on August 19, 1937; and Rebecca Holman Ascension McCoy, who was born on April 5, 1853, and died January 3, 1907.

McCoy, Matthew Edmond , Lareau, thePeerage.com. Brother M.E. McCoy, of Pitcairn Island, died of heart failure, Dec. 29, 1929, aged sixty-one years. When he was still a young man, Brother McCoy heard the call to spiritual surrender, and he, along with others on Pitcairn, began keeping the seventh-day Sabbath. Pitcairn was one of the first places reached by the Seventh-day Adventist message in the South Pacific; it was brought there by Brother John I. Tay, a self-supporting missionary. For more than twenty-seven years Brother McCoy was associated with church work. Active, earnest, and loyal-hearted, he devoted both energy and strength to church matters. As Sabbath school superintendent, choir master, church clerk, treasurer, tithe collector, and headmaster in the day school, he proved both reliable and efficient in his work. While helping to land a boat last November, McCoy fell and strained his heart. A doctor from one of the passing ships kindly visited him, and improvement resulted under medical advice. But influenza reached the island and after being consumed by the disease he died. He was born in1868. In the home, in the church and in the Pitcairn community he was an outstanding figure, and well known to all the captains who pass by the island in ships. He leaves a wife, a daughter, four grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives to sorrow over the loss of this one whose place cannot be filled. His loss to the little island community is irreparable. All who are acquainted with Pitcairn and its story will extend to Sister McCoy and these sorrowing ones deep, heartfelt sympathy. The dead "which die in the Lord" rest from their labors. Soon the dawning of the Heavenly life will come, and the Lifegiver will call His beloved to eternal activities. Brother McCoy requested that these two songs be sung at his funeral, "Lord, I'm Coming Home," and "Saved by Grace."

Down by the shore, where rolling waves
Murmur in requiem to the billow's crest.
We scooped a grave in conscious hope
And laid God's workman down to rest.
Where stately palms, with sunlight glories play,
Rest, brother, rest till break of day.

No need to waken now, life's work is done;
No need to toil, the resting is complete.
The Master tarries, wait a little while.
The morn of wakening will be sweet,
With tears and grief forever swept away,
And life on long eternal day.

-Robert Hare

McCoy, Philip, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Philip McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on August 18, 1830. He was the don of Daniel McCoy and Peggy Christian. He married, firstly, Sarah Quintal, daughter of John Quintal and Maria Christian, on December 25, 1851, on Pitcairn Island. He married, secondly, Lucy Ann Hagar Christian, daughter of Charles Christian and Charlotte Quintal, on October 17, 1869, on Norfolk Island. He died on July 28, 1913, at age 82, on Norfolk Island. (For the children of Philip and Sarah Quintal, see "Sarah Quintal"). (For the children of Philip and Lucy Ann Hagar Christian, see "Lucy Ann Hagar Christian").

McCoy, Rebecca Holman Ascension, Snell; Lareau, thePeerage.com. Rebecca Holman Ascension McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on April 5, 1853. She was the daughter of Matthew McCoy and Margaret Christian. She married Benjamin Stanley Young, son of Simon Young and Mary Buffett Christian, on October 20, 1983, on Pitcairn Island. She died January 3, 1907, on Pitcairn Island. In 1859 she was among the first wave of returnees to Pitcairn from Norfolk Island. From October 20, 1873, her married name became Young. (For the children of Rebecca and Benjamin Stanley Young, see "Benjamin Stanley Young").

McCoy, Rita, Australasian Record 29, May 11, 1925, p. 6. Rita McCoy. "Died March 10, 1925, Rita McCoy of Pitcairn Island, aged twenty four years. The severe epidemic that passed over the island some months ago left behind many sad traces of its work. Rita suffered severely, and though she recovered to some degree, the after effect left a weakness that resulted in consumption, which proved fatal. She was a member of both church and Sabbath school, and she fell asleep in the blessed hope of soon sharing the life immortal. The parents have great sorrow. A father, a son, and now a daughter have all died within four years. Grief has cast its mantle over all on the island, but they sorrow not as those without hope. Rita was baptized after the last camp-meeting and she fell asleep in the confidence of a Saviour's love. She was laid away in the little cemetery where the roll of the great ocean and the sound of the wild winds hymn a ceaseless requiem. May God comfort the sorrowing! - R. Hare."

McCoy, Rita Stella, Lareau; thePeerage.com. Rita Stella McCoy was born on Pitcairn Island on April 27, 1889. She was the daughter of Matthew Edmond McCoy and Harriet Christian. She married Burnett Stanhope Christian, son of Gerard Robert Bromley Christian and Helen Amelia Jane Christian, on Pitcairn Island. She married Walter Fisher Percival Young, son of Benjamin Stanley Young and Rebecca Holman Ascension McCoy, on March 15, 1910, on Pitcairn Island. She died on October 27, 1956, at age 67, on Pitcairn Island. Her married name became Christian. From March 15, 1910, her married name became Young. The children of Rita and Walter Fisher Percival Young were Maud Young, born circa 1911, died circa 1963; Renie Esther Young, born October 7, 1913; Jessie Lurita Young, born August 7, 1915; and Robert Lowry Young, born December 29, 1918. The child of Rita and Burnett Stanhope Christian is Susan Lorena Christian, born December 8, 1926.

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