Fletcher Christian (25 September 1764 – 20 September 1793) was master's mate on board the Bounty during William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants. In the mutiny on the Bounty, Christian seized command of the ship from Bligh on 28 April 1789.
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... The Christian Family Fletcher Christian – founding "chief" (1789–1793) Steve Christian – Mayor (1999–2004) 7th generation descendant of Fletcher Christian brother of Brenda Christian ... Brenda Christian – Mayor since 2004 7th generation descendant of Fletcher Christian sister of Steve Christian ...
... Fletcher Christian by Mauatua (also consort of Ned Young) Thursday October Christian (7 October 1790 – 21 April 1831) married Teraura, who had been the consort of Ned Young Charles Christian (c. 1792 – 14 January 1842) married Sully or Sarah Mary Ann Christian (21 September 1793 – 2 January 1866) unmarried Ned Young by Mauatua (also. 1796 – 6 November 1831) married Polly Christian grand daughter of Fletcher Christian related through Mauatua Dorothy Young (1797 – 24 April 1863) married John Buffett a sailor from Bristol James Young (1799–1806 ...
... Fletcher Christian and four of the mutineers (Jack Williams, Isaac Martin, John Mills, and William Brown) were killed by the Tahitians ... Fletcher Christian was survived by Maimiti and their son Thursday October Christian (sometimes called "Friday October Christian") ... Rumours persisted that Christian left the island and made it back to England ...
... Christian was portrayed in films by Wilton Power in The Mutiny of the Bounty (1916) Errol Flynn in In the Wake of the Bounty (1933) Clark Gable in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Marlon Brando in Mutiny ... story of the tragic events after the mutiny that apparently resulted in Christian’s death along with other violent deaths on Pitcairn Island ...
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