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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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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:0
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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:0
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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:0
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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:0
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LeBogue did sail with Blight on both of his voyages to Tahiti. but he did not serve under Captain Cook. In his book "Fragile Paradise" (1982), the author, Glynn Christian states that LeBogue was an American coming from Annapolis.
By Cliff Thornton on 6/2/2019 4:41:40 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Looking for information on Lawrence Lebogue who sailed as crew with Bligh and Cook. He was later a sailmaker on HMS BOUNTY with Bligh.
By rhblakeney@bellaliant.net on 6/1/2019 6:49:34 PM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Robert, I have checked the musters of all the ships involved in Cook's three voyages of exploration, and I have not found anybody on any of the ships named Snoddy (or its derivatives). Sorry.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/10/2019 8:56:26 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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My ancestors lived in Stromness and were seafarers. Were there any crew with the last name Snoddy or derivatives such as Snoddie Snody?
By Robert Murray on 5/5/2019 9:03:16 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Mikey, I have some good news for you! According to the records, Samuel Evans did not die on the voyage home, he returned to London and signed on with HMS Strombolo - a fireship. He is said to have died in Bristol in 1800. Unfortunately the records do not show where he was born, so I cannot comment on the possibility of him being related to John Evans. Biographical notes on Samuel Evans can be found on this website at the following address -
https://www.captaincooksociety.com/Portals/ccs/Files/Crew/Evans%2C%20Samuel.pdf
By Cliff Thornton on 4/11/2019 12:30:42 PM Like:1 DisLike:0
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Samuel Evans recently promoted by Cook ,died on the way home after their Batavia stopover.
Have you any further information on Samuel Evans as I believe that my ancestor John Evans crew on whaleship Cyrus 1817-23 is a Nephew of Samuel.
WHaleship Cyrus went to discover the Scatchley Islands named after their Captain ,which is still being fought over today .
Any info would be appreciated.
By Mikey Evans on 4/11/2019 7:26:18 AM Like:1 DisLike:0

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