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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 1997, volume 25, number 4 (2002)

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David,
Take a look on our website at page https://www.captaincooksociety.com/home/detail/first-voyage
Scroll down to Samuel Evans name, and click on icon for his biographical details
By Ian Boreham (webmaster) on 1/16/2020 8:40:23 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Can you give me any additional information on Samuel Evans from the first voyage?
By David Teel on 1/16/2020 7:37:40 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Eric, I have checked the names of all the crew of the First Voyage and there was nobody who had the initials HT. I then checked the crew of the 2nd and 3rd voyages, and all I managed to find was a marine who served on the Discovery, Cook's companion vessel on the 3rd voyage. His name was Hamlet Thompson.
By Cliff Thornton on 1/9/2020 3:30:16 PM Like:1 DisLike:1
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Hi there I wonder if you can help. I have an artifact that may be connected to James Cook Voyages on it are the initials H.T with reference to New Holland and Cook's death of 1779. Could the initials refer to a crew member of his First voyage to Australia an his last voyage. Would it be possible to check the crew listings of these voyages. Regards Eric
By Eric Pentecost on 1/8/2020 7:28:57 PM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Mandy, I have checked the list of crew on all of Cook's ships and there was nobody called Acland on any of Cook's voyages.
By Cliff Thornton on 12/14/2019 10:31:29 AM Like:0 DisLike:1
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MY friends grand father believes that on board one of Cooks ships was a young lad called Acland who jumped ship in New Zealand. Is this at all possible. I thank you for any help you shed on this small mystery.
By Mandy Nash on 12/13/2019 9:45:45 PM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Deborah, I have checked all of the crew that sailed under Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery on Endeavour 1768-1771. I am sorry to have to inform you that there was nobody listed by the name of Meredith. It is true that some young boys were taken on the voyage, and were never listed in the official records. But I wonder if it is also possible that your ancestor sailed upon a ship that was called Endeavour, but it was not Captain Cook's Endeavour. There were many ships of that name in use in the merchant navy as well as the Royal Navy.
By Cliff Thornton on 11/21/2019 10:54:18 AM Like:0 DisLike:1
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I have an ancestor who was a cabin boy on the Endeavour called Frederick Meredith.
Does anyone know if he is listed anywhere. I have tried to find him to no avail.
By Deborah Crawford on 11/20/2019 1:39:46 AM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Michael, in all of Cook's three voyages, there was only one member of his crew called Cavanagh. This was John Cavanagh and he sailed on the Adventure, Captain Cook's companion vessel on his second voyage of exploration. This was the voyage in which he ventured into the Antarctic. He was born in Kilkenny in Ireland in 1742. Unfortunately he did not survive the voyage, being killed by Maori at the Grass Cove incident.
So in answer to your question, as he was not amongst the crew of Endeavour, he could not have rowed Cook ashore in Botany Bay.
By Cliff Thornton on 10/3/2019 9:08:20 PM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Was there a Cavanough on the row boat that rowed Cook to Australian shores?
By Michael Cavanough on 10/3/2019 12:20:04 AM Like:0 DisLike:1

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