Francis Blueman Christian

Male 1836 - 1900  (64 years)


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  • Name Francis Blueman Christian 
    Born 11 Jan 1836  Pevensey, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 5y 
    Address:
    Week St 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  HMS Firefly Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 25y 
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Heigham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 35y 
    Address:
    Dearham Rd 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Sproughton, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 45y 
    Address:
    Villa Farm 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Heigham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 58y 
    Address:
    25 Grove St West 
    Buried Apr 1900  Wombourne, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 23 Apr 1900  Wombourne, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I354  Christians of Pevensey
    Last Modified 18 May 2011 

    Father Christopher Christian,   b. 23 Nov 1799, Pevensey, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Apr 1837, Pevensey, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Rhoda King,   b. 4 Aug 1810, Pevensey, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1879, Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1828  Pevensey, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Chambers,   d. 19 Nov 1932, Dudley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Jan 1870  Sproughton, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 18 May 2011 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 5y,Address:
    Week St - 6 Jun 1841 - Maidstone, Kent
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jan 1870 - Sproughton, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 35y,Address:
    Dearham Rd - 2 Apr 1871 - Heigham, Norfolk
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 45y,Address:
    Villa Farm - 3 Apr 1881 - Sproughton, Suffolk
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 58y,Address:
    25 Grove St West - 5 Apr 1891 - Heigham, Norfolk
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Apr 1900 - Wombourne, Staffordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1900 - Wombourne, Staffordshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Adopted by a family called Bunn after father's death. Grew up in Loose, Kent, nr Maidstone. Almost certainly his adoptive mother Ann Bunn is Francis's mother's sister, Ann King. Samuel Bunn is from Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, which probably explains later residence in the county.

      Joined Merchant Navy 27th May 1850, as apprentice aboard "JohnWickliffe".
      28th April 1853, apprenticeship cancelled
      Joined Royal Navy 13th Jan 1854 as Master's Assistant, rose to Navigating Lieutenant
      Court martialed July 31st 1867 for role in loss of HMS Osprey -loss of 2 years seniority
      Court martialed 27th Aug 1868 for role in grounding of HMS Eclipse - dismissed from his ship.
      Retired 1870

      Seamen's Ticket: 477799 - PRO BT 113/239
      Passing certificate (2nd Master): PRO ADM 13/73
      Full Pay ledgers: PRO ADM 24/21, 24/145, 24/146.
      FBC's log as Nav.Lt on Osprey: PRO ADM 54/217
      Courts Martial: PRO ADM 1/6043 (Osprey), PRO ADM 12/811, 28.3(Eclipse)
      The Times, London, 29th August 1868, p. 5, col 6. (Eclipse)

      Check further entries for his ship in the Navy index

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Merchant Seaman's Ticket, BT 113/239, ticket 477799.

    2. [S15] 1841 Census, England & Wales, (HO 107), HO107/490/3/10/12.
      Named Francis Bunn, adopted son of Samuel & Ann Bunn

    3. [S17] 1861 Census, England & Wales, RG9/4427/191/1.

    4. [S11] 1871 Census, England & Wales, RG10/1821/74/10.

    5. [S4] 1881 Census England & Wales, RG11/1864/38/1.

    6. [S12] 1891 Census, England & Wales, RG12/1530/11/16.

    7. [S83] Staffordshire Memorial Inscriptions, (transcription).

    8. [S206] GRO Death Indexes.

    9. [S6] Parish Register, Pevensey Sussex, (indexed transcript), SX/R113.

    10. [S205] GRO Marriage Indexes.