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A table of the crew of Cook's Three Voyages 1768-1779

 

The Crew of Cook's First Voyage 1768-1771

 

HMB Endeavour

Captain

James Cook

Lieutenants

Zachary Hicks

 

John Gore

Midshipmen

Charles Clerke

 

William Harvey

 

James Magra

 

Patrick Saunders

 

John Bootie

 

Jonathan Monkhouse

Master

Robert Molyneux

Boatswain

John Gathrey

Quartermasters

Alexander Weir

 

Samuel Evans

Carpenter

John Satterley

Sailmaker

John Ravenhill

Gunner

Stephen Forwood

Cook

John Thompson

Surgeon

William Monkhouse

i/c Marines

John Edgcumbe

Astronomer

Charles Green

Naturalists

Joseph Banks

 

Daniel Solander

 

Hermann Sporing

Artists

Sydney Parkinson

 

Alexander Buchan

The Crews of Cook's Second Voyage 1772-1775

 

HMS Resolution

HMS Adventure

Captain

James Cook

Tobias Furneaux

Lieutenants

Robert Cooper

Arthur Kempe

 

Richard Pickersgill

James Burney

 

Charles Clerke

 

Midshipmen

James Colnett

Thomas Woodhouse

 

William Harvey

Love Constable

 

Isaac Manley

Samuel Kemp

 

Thomas Willis

George Moorey

 

Joseph Price

Henry Lightfoot

 

Charles Loggie

John Lambrecht

Master

Joseph Gilbert

Peter Fannen

Boatswain

James Grey

Edward Johns

Quartermasters

Francis Scarnell

Robert Moody

 

Patrick Whelan

Francis Murphy

 

Anthony Atkin

Francis Treneer

 

Samuel Bordall

Robert Barber

 

John Ellwell

 
 

John Lockton

 

Carpenter

James Wallis

William Offord

Sailmaker

Richard Rollett

Andrew Hill

Gunner

Robert Anderson

Andrew Gloag

Cook

John Ramsay

Mortimer Mahoney

Surgeon

James Patton

Thomas Andrews

i/c Marines

John Edgcumbe

James Scott

Astronomer

William Wales

William Bayly

Naturalists

Johann Forster

 
 

Georg Forster

 
 

Anders Sparrman

 

Artist

William Hodges

 

The Crews of Cook's Third Voyage 1776-1780

 

HMS Resolution

HMS Discovery

Captains

James Cook

Charles Clerke

 

Charles Clerke

John Gore

 

John Gore

James King

Lieutenants

James King

James Burney

 

John Gore

John Rickman

 

John Williamson

 
 

William Harvey

 
 

James Burney

 

Midshipmen

William Charlton

Edward Riou

 

Richard Hergest

George Vancouver

 

William Midd

Alexander Mouat

 

James Trevenen

John Martin

 

William Shuttleworth

William Harvey

 

John Hatley

 
 

John Watts

 
 

James Ward

 

Master

William Bligh

Thomas Edgar

Boatswain

William Ewin

Aneas Aitken

Quartermasters

Patrick Whelan

William Hollamby

 

John Brown

William Stevens

 

Thomas Roberts

 

Carpenter

James Cleveley

Peter Reynolds

Sailmaker

William Widdall

William Hillsey

Gunner

Robert Anderson

William Peckover

Cook

Robert Morris

Robert Goulding

Surgeon

William Anderson

John Law

 

John Law

David Samwell

i/c Marines

Molesworth Phillips

James Kich

Astronomer

 

William Bayly

Artist

John Webber

 

 

John Robson

The lists contain only the officers and persons who played significant roles during the three voyages. I felt there were too many other crew members to include everyone.

Originally published in Cook's Log, page 1913, volume 25, number 1 (2002).
Corrected in Cook's Log, page 1963, volume 25, number 3 (2002)
Explanation added in Cook's Log, page 1963, volume 25, number 4 (2002)

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Ken, sounds like you have already done some research into Cook's crews. You can find the full list of names on each of the ships on this website, go to
http://www.captaincooksociety.com/home/detail/muster-records-for-the-royal-navy-ships-of-james-cook-1763-1780
By Cliff Thornton on 7/30/2017 8:38:10 PM Like:1 DisLike:1
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My genealogical research hads led me to explore the crew lists of the three voyages of Captain Cook. Would it be possible to get a copy of the full crew lists for hte voyages?

My closest family connection comes with connections to the third voyage. Serving on the HMS Resolution as armourer was George Dixon which is a surname that shows up later in our family connections. While searching for his history I was led to Captain James King who was one of three captains of the HMS Discovery.

Captain Cook had been apprenticed to John and Henry Walker in Whitby U.K. Captain James King was descended from the same Walker family. Also connected to this Walker family is Sarah Dawson, which provides me with a second possible connection to William Shuttleworth Holden who was a midshipman on the HMS Resolute. William Holden was the son of James Shuttleworth who married the only daughter of Robert Holden and the Hon Elizabeth Holden (nee Tracy) on the condition that he change his name to Holden in order to inherit the estate. Other connections in the Shuttleworth, and King families lead us to connections to our family trees of Dawson and Pudsey.

Howard Hollow who posted that his 6th gt grandfather was Captain John Walker who married Sir Issac Newton's sister Anne. I have a connection with you. My 6th gt grandfather William Dawson who married Jane Pudsey of Bolton was listed as a personal friend of Sir Issac Newton. Could we be put in contact so that we can share information?
By Ken Holden on 7/21/2017 3:52:19 AM Like:0 DisLike:1
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amazing information how did you find this out
By drew on 6/20/2017 4:07:24 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Hello Maarten, Yes William Anderson was on Cook's second voyage, in the role of Surgeon's mate.
I have read George Forster's account of their visit to Tanna in August 1774. He refers to Sparrman accompanying him on shore for plant collecting, but he never mentions Anderson.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/11/2017 10:51:12 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Hello, I am looking at specimens of plants in the Natural History Museum collected during the Captain Cook expeditions, and I located two specimens collected by W. Anderson on Tana in 1774, but he is only listed on the third expedition. Did he also accompany the second expedition by any chance?
By Maarten Christenhusz on 5/11/2017 12:28:01 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Elsbeth, I have checked the records of all Cook's crews and can find no record of a sailor (or first mate) called Robert Lambert on any of his voyages of exploration.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/7/2017 9:58:55 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Charlotte, I have looked through all of the crews who accompanied Cook on his voyages of exploration. There was not a sailor named Robson, but there was somebody called Thomas Andrew who sailed on the Adventure, Cook's companion vessel on his second voyage 1772-1775. But Thomas Andrew was not a sailor, he was the ship's surgeon.
It is possible that your relatives sailed with Cook during the 10 years which he spent sailing on colliers out of Whitby. The muster rolls of these ships still exist and are currently being indexed, but it may be several years before they become available.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/7/2017 9:55:15 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Hi, are you able to tell me if Robert Lambert was the first mate on the Resolution? Many thanks.
By Elsbeth Hardie on 5/4/2017 3:22:14 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I was always told that a member of my mother's family - Andrew(s)- possibly a Richard Andrew(s) .sailed with Capt. James Cook. My aunt had a cloak and lantern attributed to these voyages.
The Andrew(s) family had several boats at Whitby, one was called 'The Charlotte'.
They seem to have lived in Hinderwell, at the time Cook was an apprentice, and Staithes and Whitby.
Now I discover Richard's elder sister Ann Andrew married a John Robson and one of their son's John was born in 1745. Was he the one who sailed with Cook?
Or was it their uncleThomas Andrew?!
Richard Andrew was born in Hinderwell in 1744 and died in West Nimba Liberia.
Hope you can help me, Charlotte Baxter
By Charlotte on 5/1/2017 8:24:02 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Captain James Cook was apprenticed to my great great great great great great grandfather Captain John Walker of Grape Lane Whitby from 1746 for 3-4 years and lived in John Walkers house which is now the Captain Cook Museum. The house backed onto the Esk RIver and a slipway was behind the house and is still there . John Walker After working on Walkers coal ships for 11 years James Cook joined the royal navy. He used a collier ( a coal ship) as the Endeavour as he wanted an exploratory ship with plenty of room for supplies. It is probable that it was one of Walkers ships. cOok served as a cabin boy and apprentice to Captain Walker who was the harbour master of Whitby and a Quaker. After Cook's first voyage he returned to Whitby and again lived in Walker House in the attic and they remained friends for Cooks shortened life. Captain Walker married Issac Newton' s sister Anne and they had a daughter Dorothy who married my Ggggg grandfather Captain Wakefield Earl-SImpson which started a long line of sea captains named Wakefield Earl - SImpson . They originated in the Tyne RIver region of Scotland and were Scottish nobility hence the Earl in the name. The last Captain Wakefield Earl -SImpson was my great grandfather whomismburriedmin Fawkner Cemetery in Melbourne. He came to Australia in around 1850 with his wife Anne McDonald after a family argument because my GG grandfather married Agnes (Anne) against the Walker- Simpson family shipping line owners wishes as she was a nurse and considered to be under their station in society. WAkefield rebelled and took his ship a collier from Whitby and sailed it with Anne to Australia and that started our family here. I have many more stories and insights into James Cook's early life with the Walkers and Earl- SImpson's if anyone is interested.
By Howard hollow on 4/26/2017 4:06:46 PM Like:1 DisLike:3

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