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Thomas Ellison
Birth: 1772
Death: Oct. 29, 1792

Mutineer. An Able-bodied Seaman on the HMS Bounty. As the ship's youngest crew member (he was 15 when the Bounty sailed for Tahiti), he was treated comparatively well, and Commander William Bligh noted that he was "a good boy". Ellison's role in the mutiny on April 28, 1789 was that of a teenager caught up in the excitement: he waved a bayonet in front of Bligh's face and called him a few names. He later chose to stay in Tahiti rather than sail to Pitcairn Island with Fletcher Christian, and voluntarily turned himself in to the command of the HMS Pandora in 1791. At his court-martial in England Ellison pleaded for leniency because of his youth, but was found guilty and condemned. On October 29, 1792, Ellison and fellow mutineers Thomas Burkett and John Millward were hanged aboard the HMS Brunswick at Spithead, England. As was usually the case with mutineers, their bodies were left to rot on gibbets as a warning to other sailors, and never given a proper burial. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Left on a gibbet in Spithead, England, not buried
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Aug 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9268727
Thomas Ellison
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Thomas Ellison
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
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