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William Hollamby of Discovery - Searching for him


This chronology was compiled by the late Paul Capper. The first part was published in Cook's Log in 1985, and the last part in 1996. It is the longest running article submitted by a CCSU member.
Paul died in July, 1995.

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Hi Peggy, I do not think that every boy on Cook's shops appeared on the musters. If one of the officers took a young servant with him, the boy was the responsibility of the officer and not the Navy. There are exceptions to this rule, as Cook's servant was usually listed in the musters. And you do get young men suddenly being appointed to a post half way across an ocean, so they must have already been on the ship, but were not listed on the muster.
By Cliff Thornton on 4/16/2022 10:19:38 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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How can I find out the names of the cabin boys who went on each voyage?
By Peggy Motes McBride on 4/16/2022 5:36:12 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Derek, sounds like you have made an interesting find. Is there any chance of you sending a scan of your Cook letter to this website? We would be pleased to authenticate it for you.
By Cliff Thornton on 7/16/2015 9:48:06 AM Like:1 DisLike:1
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I have found a letter from Captain James Cook date 14 feb 1768 and after reading it . It sound like he is thanking some one for the getting The Endeavour to sail. sign by Captain Cook Himself.
By DEREK JOHNSON on 7/14/2015 5:29:08 AM Like:1 DisLike:1

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