Engraving titled 'Ile Pitcairn / Hannah Young' depicting Hannah Young of Pitcairn Island by Léopold Massard as part of
Albert Étienne de Montémont multi-volume work "Bibliothèque universelle des voyages, effectués par mer ou par terre dans les diverses parties du monde" published in 1836.
SignificanceHannah Adams was one of the first generations of children born on Pitcairn Island after settlement of the HMS BOUNTY mutineers. Her father, John Adams, was the last surviving crew member and was credited for bringing some law and structure to the settlement.
HistoryHannah Adams (1799 - 1864) was the daughter of BOUNTY mutineer John Adams and Vahinealua. She married George Young in 1821 who was the son of Ned Young, also a mutineer. George and Hannah had six children together.
Lieutenant J. Shillibeer records in 1814 that "The daughter of Adams, received us on the hill. She came doubtlessly as a spy, and had we taken men, or even been armed ourselves, would certain have given her father timely notice to escape, but as we had neither, she waited our arrival, and conducted us to where her father was. She was arrayed in nature's simple garb, and wholly unadorned, but she was beauty's self, and needed not the aid of ornament. She betrayed some surprize—timidity was a prominent feature.".
In 1856, on Norfolk, she was described by Mrs Patteson as 'a really magnificent woman, like a queen. She had long black hair flowing to her waist, although 65 years of age.She was later among the second wave of Pitcairn returnees from Norfolk in 1864." She died on the island the same year of consumption.
Primary title: Ile Pitcairn. Hannah Young
Assigned title: Plate 32. Hannah Young from Pitcairn Island