Over 100 family trees of people associated with James Cook
A report from Dublin, February 26, 1788 about a man who " had been one of captain Cooke’s crew"
Did Captain Cook bring any Polynesians back to England?
The Master Shipwright who oversaw the refitting of Endeavour
The 1789 voyage of Alejandro Malaspina with two ships of the Spanish Navy was a scientific voyage that to circumnavigate the World. It was designed to build on, and surpass, the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Commodore of HMS Northumberland from 1759 to 1762, when her master was James Cook.
Alexander Dewar sailed on the last two of Captain Cook's voyages, both times as a clerk.
Alexander Hogg was an AB in Resolution during Cook's Third Voyage
Alexander Home sailed with Cook on the Third Voyage as Master's Mate in Discovery
Alexander Hood sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage. His death is commemorated in a great painting.
A midshipman in Discovery
Alexander Weir was quartermaster in Endeavour, but drowned at Madeira only three months into the voyage.
Ambrose Hills sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Adventure
Andrew Gloag sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage.
Arthur Kitson was the author of the book The Life of Captain James Cook: the Circumnavigator published in 1907
Benjamin Drawwater was a surgeon’s mate on Cook’s Second Voyage
Benjamin Lyon was an AB in Resolution during Cook's Third Voyage.
Bowles Mitchell sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage.
Monument to Charles Clerke at Petropavlosk, the city of St Peter and St Paul, Avacha Bay, Kamchatka
Charles Green was an Astronomer during his working life
Charles Green according to William Wales FRS (his Brother-in-Law).
Charles Green, astronomer appointed to Cook's first voyage, has no known portrait.
What Andrew Kippis wrote about Charles Green, and researches since then.
Charles Loggie sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Resolution as an able seaman (AB)
Charles Praval, who sailed in Endeavour from Batavia, was the artist of many coastal views
David Nelson sailed in Discovery on Cook's Third Voyage to collect plans for Joseph Banks
Edward Cawn sailed in Resolution for the whole of Cook’s Third Voyage as an AB.
Boatswain in Adventure
Edward Riou sailed on Cook's Third Voyage first in Discovery and then in Resolution
Francis Haite was a ship’s carpenter on Cook's First Voyage, dying at sea, on 30 January 1771
Quartermaster and then AB in Resolution during Captain Cook's Second Voyage
The Origins of this seaman’s name of Fulke
Armourer in Discovery
George Dixon had been the armourer during Cook's Third Voyage.
Nathaniel Portlock had sailed as a master’s mate during the same voyage.
Together they sailed on a voyage to exploit the sea otter fur trade identified during Cook’s Third Voyage
George Forster sailed with his father during Captain Cook's Second Voyage
He visited Paris in 1777, 1790 and 1793.
Servant to William Wales, the astronomer, on Cook’s Second Voyage
George Morey sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Advenure as an AB
Information about George Morey's son George John Morey, born 1816
George Vancouver's life from birth to 1789
George Vancouver's life from 1789 to 1791
George Vancouver's life from 1791 to 1792
George Vancouver's life from 1793 to 1795
George Vancouver's life from 1795 to 1798
Bentham was an AB, then clerk in Discovery on Cook’s Third Voyage
Heinrich Zimmermann was born in Wiesloch, and sailed on Cook's Third Voyage
Henry Forrester sailed on Cook’s Third Voyage in Discovery under Captain Charles Clerke.
Henry Lightfoot sailed in Cook’s Second Voyage as a midshipman in Adventure.
Henry Roberts, sailed with Cook on his second and third voyages, and painted a beautiful picture of the Resolution.
Henry Roberts sailed on the last two of Captain Cook’s voyages
Is the blue plaque on the right house?
The portrait of Captain Henry Roberts at Floors Castle
Henry Smock, sailed in Resolution on Cook's Second Voyage as carpenter’s mate.
This letter was written in 1784, after Cook's death and the publication of the offical accounts of his Voyages
James Cook’s captain in HMS Eagle.
Palliser was governor and commander-in-chief of Newfoundland for much of Cook's time surveying the island.
James Cook surveyed his estate in early 1768, before sailing in Endeavour.
Palliser was Comptroller of the Navy when Cook was in England between his First and Second Voyage.
How the death of Isaac George Manley was reported
Isaac Manley sailed as a servant with Captain Cook, rising become an Admiral
The exciting research journey undertaken by author Anthony Hill
Boatswain’s mate in Endeavour
Sailed on James Cook’s Second and Third Voyages of discovery.
James Colnett sailed in Resolution as a midshipman on James Cook’s Second Voyage to the Pacific.
James Flood sailed in Discovery as an AB
Second lieutenant in Northumberland when Cook joined to be her Master
James Jones was Cook's predecessor as master in HMS Northumberland. John James joined the ship as third lieutenant.
A member of Joseph Banks's household staff, who sailed in Endeavour
His instruments travelled in Endeavour
Surgeon’s first mate, first in Discovery and then in Resolution .
Midshipman with Cook on the Third Voyage
An able seaman on Cook's Third Voyage
The church where he is buried
The Ward family tomb at St Michael's and All Saints Church, Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex
An AB in Resolution on Cook’s Third Voyage.
The astronomer who discussed with Cook their observations of the Transit of Venus
The characteristics of the scientist who sailed on Cook's Second Voyage
A midshipman with Cook on his First Voyage.A midshipman with Cook on his First Voyage.
Midshipman in Resolution on Cook's Second Voyage
Master’s mate in Resolution on the Second Voyage.
The monument at Ripon, Yorkshire, to John Elliott, midshipman in Resolution on the Second Voyage.
Sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Adventure as an able seaman (AB)
The first recorded person in Cook's Endeavour journal to shoot a kangaroo, took command of Resolution after Cook was killed and Clerke had perished from illness
A lieutenant in Endeavour, and in Resolution, on Cook's last voyage
More about the Reverend Mr Firebrass of Braintree
A curious link between Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe and Captain James Cook.
How John Harrison developed the chronometer that Cook used to accurately calculate longitude
An AB and then midshipman during Cook's Third Voyage
An AB and then midshipman on Cook’s Third Voyage
A midshipman in Adventure during Cook’s Second Voyage.
Surgeon, first in Discovery and then in Resolution
Sergeant of marines in Adventure
An AB then master’s mate in Adventure
A lieutenant in Cook's Third Voyage
Master’s mate in Adventure
James Cook’s captain in HMS Pembroke from 1757 to 1759
An AB in Discovery
AB and a midshipman in Resolution during Cook’s Third Voyage
Captain of HMS Pembroke from May to September 1759 when her master was James Cook.
Master's mate in Resolution on Cook’s Second Voyage
An AB then a midshipman.in Adventure
Owner of the Mary in which James Cook sailed
A lieutenant on Cook’s Third Voyage
Brothers who sailed with Cook in Endeavour.
Able seaman in Discovery
An AB and then quartermaster in Discovery
Captain of Eagle when Cook joined her in 1755
His life just barely missed hing that of Capt. James Cook
Cook and his men had met Kamehameha in 1779, when he was a young and formidable warrior, age about 20.
He later took control of all the islands in the Hawaiian group.
Charlbury was the childhood home of Larcum Kendall, 18th Century’s master watch- and clock-maker
His obituary from the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1790
The little that is known of Larcum Kendall, creator of K1 and K2
A midshipman on Cook's Second Voyage
More about Catherine Mary Constable
Lieutenant of marines in Resolution on Cook's Third Voyage
Captain of HMS Northumberland from 1760 to 1762, when her master was James Cook
Nathaniel Portlock had sailed as a master’s mate during Cook's Third Voyage.
George Dixon had been the armourer during the same voyage.
Together they sailed on a voyage to exploit the sea otter fur trade identified during Cook’s Third Voyage
Carpenter’s mate in Adventure during Captain Cook's Second Voyage
An AB in Adventure
Patrick Whelan sailed in Resolution during Cook’s Second and Third Voyages
Master of Adventure.
Was Peter Fannin, Master of Adventure, from the Isle of Man?
Carpenter’s mate during the Second Voyage, and carpenter for the Third Voyage.
Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty from 1763 until 1795
Alternated between carpenter’s mate and carpenter’s crew on Cook’s Third Voyage.
An introduction to a country squire living in Cleveland, and his diaries
The light his diary sheds on patronage in Cleveland and elsewhere.
Why he was far from being just a shopkeeper.
Comments on part 3 of this series of articles
An early patron and steadfast friend of James Cook.
He circumnavigated the world three times, in Dolphin, Endeavour and Resolution.
An AB in Resolution on Cook’s Second Voyage
Sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Adventure and on his Third Voyage in Resolution
Sailed as carpenter’s crew or carpenter’s mate during Cook’s Third Voyage
A sailmaker from Gainsborough who sailed with Cook
Sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Resolution as Sailmaker
At Gainsborough, Lincolnshire is the gravestone of Richard Rollett, sailmaker in Resolution during the Second Voyage.
The Rollett stone and the information notice above it
Three people called Richard Littleboy, and one Michael
Quartermaster then AB in Adventure during Captain Cook's Second Voyage
James Cook’s captain in HMS Solebay
Surgeon’s second mate in Resolution during Cook’s Third Voyage
Sailed in Adventure as servant to the ship’s astronomer and then in Resolution as a midshipman
His official letters of appointment to several ships
Quartermaster in Resolution during Cook’s Second Voyage
The references by Dr Samuel Johnson to Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander.
Boatswain’s mate in Resolution during Cook’s Second Voyage.
Gunner in Endeavour
How Emily Smith has been researching the life and work of Sydney Parkinson
Arthur was Second Lieutenant, and Samuel a midshipman, in Adventure
The names of the marines who sailed with Cook
Master in Eagle while Cook served in her
Sailed in both Resolution and Discovery during Cook’s Third Voyage
Sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Adventure
New gravestone has been placed on his grave
What is written on the old gravestone
How to find it
Master in Discovery and Keeper of Dungeness Signal Tower
Was with James Cook in Grenville, Endeavour and Scorpion.
An AB on Second Voyage and gunner's mate on Third Voyage
Sailed on Cook’s Third Voyage in Discovery.
A Certificate of Discharge for a sailor on HMS Pembroke, signed by James Cook as Master of the ship on 16 January 1759
Midshipman in Resolution on Cook’s Second Voyage
Commander of Adventure
Was it John Marra?
Captain of HMS Northumberland in 1759 when James Cook was her master
An organ for St Mary's Church, Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire
A sailor in Resolution for a month before she sailed on Cook's Second Voyage
Master of Resolution on Cook’s Third Voyage
An AB, then a midshipman in Resolution during Cook’s Third Voyage
A Commodore of the Hudson Bay Company and a marine painter of Wapping.
Two plaques associated with local parishioners in Stockton on Tees
Carpenter’s mate in Adventure
AB, cooper and ship’s corporal in Resolution during Cook’s Third Voyage
Sailed on all three of Cook’s voyages as servant, AB, midshipman and lieutenant
A master's mate then an AB in Adventure
Sailmaker in Discovery
What was the cause of the death of William Hodges?
Joseph Farrington R.A. (1747 - 1821) kept a diary in which William Hodges R.A. is mentioned several times:
Who were his parents? Where was he born?
William Hodges, artist in Resolution during Cook's Second Voyage
Artist on Cook’s Second Voyage
I discovered William Hollamby while researching a village history. Searching for William got a bit out of hand.
More researches into him
Sailed in Adventure as a midshipman and in Resolution as master's mate
Sailed as an AB in Adventure
Assistant surveyor to Cook aboard Grenville
Query about where he was born
Answer about where William Parker was born
Why William Peckover left his family and joined Endeavour
More information about William Peckover from recent research.
When and why William Peckover became a tidewaiter, someone who “boarded vessels on the tide to ensure that there were no illegal landings of goods before the vessels arrived at the quays”,
Who was the uncle who obtained a promise from George Greville, Member of Parliament for Warwick and the future Earl of Warwick?
Did William Peckover have two wives, one called Mary and another called Sarah?
A research of church records and elsewhere helps us understand what happened.
Surgeon's mate then surgeon in Endeavour.
A series of short pieces hat appeared from November 1807
Books that might have sailed around the world
An AB then midshipman in Resolution during Cook's Third Voyage
A midshipman on Cook’s Third Voyage who changed his surname
Surgeon’s Mate in HMS Discovery
An annotated list of the works written and published wholly or in part by William Wales.
To Fort Prince of Wales, Hudson Bay, Canada
The voyage to Hudson Bay in Canada
His first observations of Canada
His stay in Canada as guest of the Hudson Bay Company
A friend of Captain Cook who lived in Great Ayton
A lieutenant in Endeavour
Why the author investigated him