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Job Clay (1734-1813)

 

Job Clay sailed in Resolution on Cook’s Third Voyage as an AB.  He joined the ship on 29 March, 1776.  He featured three times in punishments:

  • 12 lashes on 16 July, 1777, for neglect of duty;
  • 6 lashes on 7 February, 1778, for neglect of duty;
  • 12 lashes on 1 June, 1779, for insolence.

 

Job Clay was baptised on 23 June, 1734 at St. Mary, Stratford Bow, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Clay.  He married a woman called Elizabeth.  They had two sons, who were baptised at St. Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey. 

 

Clay was buried at St. Alphege, Greenwich on 28 February, 1813.  He had been an inmate of Greenwich Hospital.

 

John Robson


Originally published in Cook's Log, page 33, volume 37, number 4 (2014).

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