Pitcairn & Norfolk Islands - HMS Bounty

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  • ID: I21
  • Name: EDWARD YOUNG
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1766 in St Kitts, West Indies
  • Death: 25 DEC 1800 in Pitcairn
  • Reference Number: "NED"
  • Occupation: Bounty Midshipman
  • Note:
    According to information in the Manx Museum, 'Ned' Young was possibly born in Peel, on the
    Isle of Man, but the more common belief is that he was born at St. Kitts in the West Indies of
    a Manx father and a West Indian mother. He is said to have been a nephew of Sir George
    Young, but the official records of the Young family do not support this. Because of his involve-
    ment in the mutiny, however, he could have been disowned by the family, and 'purged' from
    the family records.
    What did Ned Young look like? Soon after the Bounty sailed, Bligh described him as "well-
    educated, well-recommewnded, the look of an able, stout seaman ... however, he seems
    frequently to fall short of what his appearences promise." After the mutiny, Bligh described
    him as being "of a dark complexion with rather a bad look". He had lost several front teeth,
    and those that remained were all rotten. He was 5 feet tall (the smallest Bounty crewman), but
    very strong. He was tattooed with a heart pierced by a dart, and 'E.Y.'.
    He was Christian's best friend on the Bounty, and his first co-conspirator, however that
    friendship fell apart after the mutiny. On Pitcairn, he formed a close friendship with Adams,
    with whom he lived as neighbor, sharing possessions and women between themselves. They
    had also the most even-handed attitude toward the Tahitian men.
    There is some suspicion that he knew of, and perhaps encouraged, the Tahitian men to kill
    the white men. This suspicion is due to an overheard comment that 'Adams was to be
    spared'. He also took upon himself the responsibility of executing Quintal. Some historians
    and authors feel that his character might well have been misjudged by history. He was
    well-educated, and gracious in manner, and despite his appearance, was the most popular man
    with the Tahitian women. But his gentle exterior may have hidden a Machiavellian streak. He
    died of asthma, a disease from which he suffered for many years.




    Father: ...

    Marriage 1 TOOFAITI b: in Tahiti
      Children
      1. Has Children POLLY YOUNG b: ABT 1794 in Pitcairn
      2. Has Children GEORGE YOUNG b: 1797 in Pitcairn
      3. Has No Children ROBERT YOUNG b: 1798 in Pitcairn
      4. Has Children WILLIAM YOUNG b: ABT 1799 in Pitcairn

      Marriage 2 MAIMITI b: in Tahiti
        Children
        1. Has Children DOROTHY YOUNG b: ABT 1794 in Pitcairn
        2. Has Children EDWARD YOUNG b: 1797 in Pitcairn
        3. Has No Children JAMES YOUNG b: 1799 in Pitcairn

        Marriage 3 TERAURA b: ABOUT 1775 in Raatiran, Tahiti
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