Pitcairn - Find Person
"He was the oldest of the Bounty mutineers.
His early history suggests a sadistic bully-boy.
On H.M.S. Mediator, he was known
to send midshipmen on fools' errands in order to steal their food.
Mills was indeed a mystery.
His record on board the Bounty was exemplary.
The only log record against him records his refusal to dance, which cost him his ration of grog.
He was apparently a guard to the party
that arrested Bligh during the mutiny.
His daughter indicated that he was the Pitcairner
who most grieved at the destruction of the Bounty,
which had been their home for so long.
Until that time, and even up to his death, he never quite gave up the hope
that he would someday return to England,
even if it had to be at the risk of his own life.
Mills, of all the mutineers, can be said to have made a fatal,
and perhaps very wrong, choice, a choice he lived to regret.
His short life on Pitcairn, however, was well above average.
He was truly surprised when attacked by the Tahitian men,
as he felt he had a good relationship with them."
"A tall man (5'10"), and the oldest of the mutineers, the Bounty Gunner's Mate had a fair
complexion, light brown hair, was strong-made, and raw-boned. He had a scar on his right
armpit due to an abcess."
- The Pitcairn Island Register 1790-1794
- Pitcairn Island Register - Sep 7-8, 1856
- The Island, The People, and the Pastor - Ch. IV Pitcairn's Island
- The Island, the People, and the Pastor - Ch. IV, The Mutineers
- The Island, the People, and the Pastor - Ch. IV, Murder
- The Island, the People, and the Pastor - Ch. VI, Population
- The Island, the People, and the Pastor, Ch. X Register 1790-3
- The Island, the People, and the Pastor, Ch. XIV Confirmation
- Pitcairn Island and the Islanders, Bounty Descendants
- Pitcairn Island and the Islanders, Pitcairn's Island, The Mutineers
- as servants to M'Coy, Mills, Brown, and Quintal.
- Mills, M'Coy, and Manale, were then working
- told Mills he thought it the cry of a wounded man;
- but Mills thought it was Christian's wife
- they then went to where Mills was working,
- called to Mills, and asked him
- Mills then told Manale that he might go.
- how they might destroy Mills and M'Coy.
- and then ran and told Mills to run into the bush,
- which he supposed had killed Mills,
- Adams took Mills's widow and two children,
- Pitcairn Island and the Islanders, Register 1790-1799
- Pitcairn Islanders 1859-1880 - Second Party Returns
- Young's Story of Pitcairn Island, The Arrival at Pitcairn
- Young's Story of Pitcairn Island, The Mutineers Discovered
- Young's Story of Pitcairn Island, John Buffett and John Evans
- Young's Story of Pitcairn Island, Second Party Returns
- Young's Story of Pitcairn Island, Visit of Rear-Admiral de Horsey
- 20 Years Residence on Pitcairn's Island - Part I
- John Adams's Story of the Mutineers at Pitcairn.
- Visit of the Tuscan, Frederick D. Bennett 1834
- Morayshire to Norfolk - Curgenven