Maker Richard Beechey
J. K. Laughton
revised by Andrew Lambert
Adams, John [alias Alexander Smith] (1768
Christian, Fletcher (1764–1793
Joyce, Valentine (1768/9–1800), seamen's spokesman during the Spithead mutiny, was born in Jersey. His parents were probably Valentine and Elizabeth Joyce, to whom a further ten children were born; those children were baptized in Portsmouth. He joined the Perseverance in Portsmouth as able seaman in 1788 and became quartermaster's mate in the ...
Ann Veronica Coats
Parker, Richard (1767–1797), seaman and mutineer, was born on 16 April 1767 at St Peter's churchyard, Exeter, Devon, and baptized on 24 April at St Mary Major, Exeter, the third child of Richard Parker, a successful Exeter baker and corn factor, and Sarah...
Toplis, (Francis) Percy [called the Monocled Mutineer] (1896–1920), confidence trickster and supposed mutineer, was born on 22 August 1896 at Sanforth Street, Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of Herbert Toplis, assurance collector, and his wife, Rejoice Elizabeth Webster. In 1908, at the age of eleven, he tricked a clothier into giving him two suits on approval, and pawned one for ...
Wincott, Leonard (1907–1983), naval agitator and expatriate, was born on 19 January 1907 at 143 Dorset Street, Leicester, the son of John Wincott (d. 1920), a bricklayer, and his wife, Fanny Batt. He entered the Royal Navy in 1923. From 1925 he was an ordinary seaman, and by 1930 an able seaman, serving on the cruiser ...