The story in my mother's family was of a male relative surname of Ross who was supposedly aboard the Bounty. This male then stayed in the area ending up on one of the islands, where he was the only white male and was made the King!
We have checked ships lists and don't think he was aboard the Bounty. The story must have been embellished over the years and the likely males are either Archibald Ross(b 1833) or Alexander Fettes Ross(b 1837) both from Scotland. Their dates of birth are after the Bounty anyway. They could have left Scotland on ships as they were in trouble at home or could have been press ganged as men were in those days.
If anybody knows of a white man being made King on one of the islands or knows of any descendants we would love to know.