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Chapters: John Adams, Fletcher Christian, Descendants of the Bounty Mutineers, Thursday October Christian II, George Hunn Nobbs, Ned Young, Betty Christian, Meralda Warren, Matthew Quintal, William McCoy, Mary Young,. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Fletcher Christian (25 September 1764 - 20 September 1793) was a master's mate on board the Bounty during William Bligh's fateful voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants (see Mutiny on the Bounty). It was Christian who seized command of the Bounty from Bligh on 28 April 1789. Christian was born on 25 September 1764, at his family home of Moorland Close, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. Fletcher Christian was the second youngest son of Charles Christian (12 December 1729 - 11 March 1768), who practiced as an attorney-at-law in Cockermouth, and Ann Dixon (1730 - c. 1812) who were to have ten children, six of whom survived infancy. Fletcher's father, Charles Christian, was descended from a long line of Manx gentry, his paternal grandparents were John Christian (14 May 1688 - 20 September 1745) and Bridget Senhouse (c. 1693 - 27 September 1749). John could trace his ancestry back to William the Conqueror. The surname Christian is an Anglicization of the Manx name McCrystyn. Bridget could trace her ancestry back to Edward I. Fletcher's mother, Ann Dixon, was of an old, well-established Cumberland family, her mother being one of the powerful Fletcher clan; it was after his maternal grandmother's family that Fletcher Christian was named. His maternal grandparents were Jacob Dixon and Mary Fletcher. Charles' marriage to Ann brought with it the small but respectable property of Moorland Close, "a quadrangle pile of buildings ... half castle, half farmstead." Charles died in 1768 when Fletcher was not yet four. Ann p...http://booksllc.net/?id=610616
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