Fletcher Christian

Died aged c. 29

Fletcher Christian (25 September 1764 – 20 September 1793) was master's mate on board HMS Bounty during Lieutenant William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti during 1787–1789 for breadfruit plants. In the mutiny on the Bounty, Christian seized command of the ship from Bligh on 28 April 1789. Some of the mutineers were left on Tahiti, while Christian, eight other mutineers, six Tahitian men and eleven Tahitian women settled on isolated Pitcairn Island, and Bounty was burned. After the settlement was discovered in 1808, the sole surviving mutineer gave conflicting accounts of how Christian died.

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On this site stood the grammar school which William Wordsworth Poet Laureate attended as a boy. To this school also came Fletcher Christian leader of the Mutiny On The Bounty April 28th 1788

All Saints Rooms, Cockermouth, United Kingdom where they attended school