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Matthew Quintal

Birth
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
Death Sep 1814 (aged 22–23)
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
Burial Body lost at sea
Memorial ID 83959661 View Source
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s/o Matthew Quintal (1766- ) & Tevarua (1774- )

m. 1811 to Elizabeth Mills at Pitcairn

Children:

John Quintal (1812- )
Matthew Quintal (1814- )

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lareau-01&id=I91:

As a child, it was he who found a clasp knife on the island. There had been two ships that stood by the island with crews coming ashore to pick coconuts. The crews were unaware of the island inhabitants. This was a year or so after Folger's visit.

"On a day in September of 1814, most of the young men of the village went out in their canoes to fish. They were mostly within speaking distance of one another, but Matt was not seen tending his canoe, and the others thought he was lying down in it.

It was afterwards discovered that the canoe was, and had been for no one knew how long, floating around without an occupant. He had apparently fallen overboard, making no sound, and his body had sunk and was never seen again." (Rosalind Young: Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island)


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