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Adams, John [alias Alexander Smith] (1768?–1829), seaman, mutineer, and settler, was born in London probably in 1768 and was serving under the name of Smith as an able seaman on HMS Bounty at the time of the mutiny on 28 April 1789 [...

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John Adams (1768?–1829) attrib. Richard Beechey, 1825 Phillips Picture Library

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Christian, Fletcher (1764–1793?), mutineer, was born on 25 September 1764 at his parents' home, Moorland Close, near Cockermouth, Cumberland, the seventh of ten children of Charles Christian (1729–1768), a merchant, and Ann Dixon (1730–1820); six of the children survived to adulthood. The Christian...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...