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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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Miranda, Captain Cook sailed with companion vesels on his 2nd and 3rd voyages of discovery.
On the second voyage the companion vessel was called "Adventure" , and on the 3rd voyage it was a different ship, called "Discovery". I have checked the records of the officers and crew of both Adventure and Discovery and cannot find anybody called John Windsor. Please can you check your Grandfather's research notes and see if there was another name involved.
By Cliff Thornton on 7/3/2018 11:44:48 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Hello, before he passed away in the 1990's my Grandfather did some research and found out that one of his ancestors sailed in Captain Cooks sister ship and was called Captain John Windsor. Unfortunately i dont know which voyage he accompanied him on, but id love to find out a few details if you could help? Thank you, Miranda
By Miranda Amies on 6/29/2018 9:53:47 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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My mother ( now deceased) told me that on the monument to Captain Cook there is a list of crew and it says ' not forgetting the cabin boy' ( and then his name).. I cannot remember his name but my mother told me he is one of our ancestors. Any ideas? Many thanks
By Joyce Burnett on 5/29/2018 9:20:14 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Bill, no member of Cook's crew remained behind when the ships sailed from Hawaii in 1779. And King Kamehameha did not come to power until some years later. But Kamehameha did have the assistance of two British seamen to provide him with the details of western technology and military equipment. Their names were John Young and Isaac Davis, you can look up their details on-line.
Both were British and became good friends with Kamehameha, who rewarded them for their loyal service. They had both been left on Hawaii in 1790. When Captain Vancouver called at Hawaii in 1793, he offered to take Young and Davis home, but they declined his offer being content with the life they had on the Big Island.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/20/2018 10:04:31 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Hello,

I grew up in Hawaii, attending grade school there. I remember being told that one of Captain Cook's crew members remained on Hawaii Island when Clerke took over the voyage and left Hawaii. Does anybody know who that crew member was, if any? Might he have helped King Kamehameha conquer the rest of the islands?
By Bill Larson on 5/20/2018 8:09:28 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Trish, there was nobody with the surname Childe on Cook's 3rd voyage.
BUT - a Joseph Childs sailed with Cook on Endeavour, on his first voyage of discovery 1768-1771.
The records suggest that Childs was born in Dublin in about 1739. He was an AB seaman for most of the voyage, but was promoted to become the ship's cook on 1 February 1771, following the death of John Thompson, the previous cook.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/17/2018 5:56:18 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Was there anyone with the surname Childe on Cook's third (1787) expedition please?
By Trish Burgess on 5/12/2018 3:51:54 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Geanette, I am sorry to have to tell you that there was not a member of any of Captain Cook's crews called "Bootle". BUT the good news is that there was a midshapman on the Endeavour voyage (1768-1771) called John Bootie. Unfortunately he died on the voyage home, but his journal still exists and is held at The National Archives, Kew, U.K. Part of his journal was published in Australia, in "Historical Records of New South Wales, Vol. 1, part 1 : Cook 1762-1780". There is a small island off the north Queensland coast which was named after him.
By Cliff Thornton on 3/26/2018 5:07:05 PM Like:1 DisLike:0
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Hi,
Was wondering if you could tell me if there was a Bootle on one of Cooks voyages as a scribe. I saw it many years ago in a book, a children’s reference book, but would love confirmation. We are definitely 2nd fleeters to Australia, but would appreciate your assistance with any other info.
Many thanks, Geanette
By Geanette Bootle on 3/26/2018 3:38:41 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Penny, thank you for your interesting comments, I have sent you my article about Polynesian Roots.
By Cliff Thornton on 3/23/2018 4:33:03 PM Like:0 DisLike:0

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