Friday, 18 November 2011

Find My Past TV: Mutiny on the Bounty

Thursday evening's episode on Yesterday TV (a UK cable channel) featured the mutiny on HMS Bounty. Descendants of Capt William Bligh, Master John Fryer and senior officer Fletcher Christian who lead the mutiny explored the story.

This was an event which looked back much further in time than in the previous four episodes. Although the show showed each of the three descendants ancestors in the 1911 census on FMP, as in the previous episodes, that left a considerable gap to get back to the Bounty ancestor, a gap FMP databases were not able to bridge.

Not knowing much about this event I enjoyed the story. The reactions of the three descendants were more spontaneous than in previous episodes.

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