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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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Joan, I presume that you are referring to Joe Batts Arm, on Fogo Island, off the north coast of Newfoundland. Whilst Cook charted most of the coast of Newfoundland, he never charted that north coast, or the "French Shore" as it was called in Cook's day. So I do not think we can attribute Cook to naming that arm of the sea. Im addition, it would have been totally against naval protocol to give a family name to such a feature.
By Cliff Thornton on 8/24/2020 8:27:58 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I notice that Captain Cooks wife had the maiden name of Batts. Is there any evidence that Joe Batts Arm was named after a member if her family?
By Joan Dawson on 8/24/2020 12:55:48 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Mark, according to the ship's muster, John Brown came from St. Ives a town in Huntingdonshire. He was 38 years old when he enlisted on Resolution as an AB seaman on 8 March 1776. He was promoted to Quartermaster on 1 January 1777, following the demotion of the previous holder of that post.
By Cliff Thornton on 8/21/2020 11:21:10 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Is there anything known of John Brown, who was quartermaster on the third voyage please?
Thank you, Mark T
By Mark Townsend on 8/20/2020 12:08:40 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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good stuff! I really enjoyed reading it. I think James Gore was in a lot of trips and ranks!
By McZhan@hotmail.com on 5/26/2020 7:15:41 AM Like:1 DisLike:2
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Clare, there were no women amongst the crew on any of Cook's 3 voyages of exploration. However, there nearly was a woman on his second voyage. Joseph Banks had arranged for a lady to meet him at Madeira, on the outward voyage. The woman dressed as a young man, but did not fool anybody. By the time that Resolution arrived, far later than Banks had told her to expect him, the woman had given up waiting and returned to England. Which was just as well as Banks had withdrawn from the voyage before it departed.
By Cliff Thornton on 5/7/2020 1:56:41 PM Like:1 DisLike:5
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Mary, you are so right. All of Cook's crews were very cosmopolitan with people from a range of countries. Whilst the majority of his crew were English, on Endeavour he had men from Scotland Ireland and Wales, plus an Italian, one from Brazil and one from New York. When Cook was referring to his crew he called them "the people".
By Cliff Thornton on 4/29/2020 4:29:38 PM Like:1 DisLike:4
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Do you happen to know (from the logs or other sources) whether there were any women on any of these voyages?
By Clare Wright on 4/29/2020 6:48:38 AM Like:1 DisLike:4
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People keep referring to the 'English" when they mention Captain Cook & his crew arriving in Australia but were some crew members Scottish, Welsh or Irish, if so, shouldn't the term 'British' be used instead of English?
By Mary White on 4/29/2020 1:13:34 AM Like:3 DisLike:1
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Annie, I tried Googling for the name "Cutler Green" and came up with a father and son of the same name living in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK in the 1770s. But he was not a hydropgrapher.
By Cliff Thornton on 4/25/2020 8:12:40 PM Like:1 DisLike:5

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