Thursday October Christian II
Thursday October Christian, Jr. (October 1820 – 27 May 1911) was a Pitcairn Islands political leader. He was the grandson of Fletcher Christian and son of Thursday October Christian (14 October 1790 - 21 April 1831), and mother, Teraura (c.1775 - 15 July 1850). He was also known as "Doctor", "Duddie" or "Doodie". He spent several years on Norfolk Island but returned to Pitcairn in 1864. Christian was three quarters Polynesian.
He was the fifth Magistrate of the Pitcairn Islands, holding the office in 1844, 1851, 1864, 1867, 1873–1874, 1880, and 1882. Everyone named Christian on Pitcairn is descended from him; a number of family branches, however, left Pitcairn permanently and settled on Norfolk Island.
Thursday October Christian II married Mary Young granddaughter of Ned Young on 24 March 1839 they had 17 children, none of them named as a month name or week day, and some of them (7) died as children; although 3 lived past the age of 73, into the 1930s.
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