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Captain James Cook Endeavours Rae, Julia. 1997


Carr 1983Captain James Cook Endeavours
By Julia Rae, published by the Stepney Historical Trust (ISBN 0-9517924-1-5).
Building on her previous book From Whitby to Wapping. The story of the early years of Captain James Cook (Stepney Historical Trust, 1991, 0-9517924-0-7), Julia describes the results of recent researches into Cook's early life at Marton, Great Ayton, Staithes, Whitby, East London, Canada and Newfoundland, taking him "from farm boy to King's surveyor". 118 pages and 48 illustrations, some of which have never before appeared in a book. Many people do not know much about James Cook before he became famous. After reading this book they will feel well informed.
Reviewer: Ian Boreham
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 1418, volume 20, number 3 (1997).

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I have seen in the log books of ships based in Whitby that they sometimes found it more profitable to make a trip to the Baltic for timber, tar, etc rather than stay in the coal trade. All depending on prices in the different markets.

I had much on the Quaker links in Wapping in my Wapping 1600-1800 book but found no link to Cook.
By DEREK MORRIS on 9/26/2021 6:43:31 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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At the risk of sounding a complete idiot, I felt I should clarify my earlier posts. The connection of Zachariah Cockfield is that his brother Heron married Mary Burford in 1723. She was the daughter (and not the sister, who was also Mary) of Edward Burford, fruiterer. My apologies for the confusion.
By Alison Botterill on 9/25/2021 1:44:27 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Apologies, Mary Burford was the sister of Edward and Richard Burford and not daughter and niece. Confusion arises with the same names used so often!
By Alison Botterill on 9/25/2021 12:14:18 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I recently saw mention of Zachariah Cockfield in a book by Derek Morris referencing Julia Rae's book, with an interest in Captain Cook's Quaker links. Zachariah's brother Heron married into the Quaker Burford family in Wapping. He married Mary Burford in 1723 who was the daughter of Edward, a fruiterer in Wapping and the niece of Richard, a distiller at Limehouse.
By Alison Botterill on 9/25/2021 12:01:49 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Nick, good luck with your research. What sort of link are you hoping to find?
Cook sailed on colliers bringing coal to London from the River Tyne.
I am not aware that the colliers ever carried timber to London. I don't think that they would carry timber from London, as ports in the North-East took in timber from the Baltic.
By Cliff Thornton on 1/31/2016 5:37:47 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I am researching into the link between James Cook and the Sheppard's timber yard in Wapping
By Nick Sheppard on 1/18/2016 10:52:52 AM Like:0 DisLike:0

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