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William Hawkey


William Hawkey sailed on Cook’s Second Voyage in Adventure under Captain Tobias Furneaux. Hawkey joined the ship on 8 January, 1772, as a master's mate. He remained as such until 31 December, 1773, when became an able-bodied seaman (AB). He kept a log.1

Hawkey became a lieutenant after the voyage on 6 September, 1775.

He may have been the William Hawkey baptised on 13 December, 1747, at Liskeard, Cornwall, son of James and Ann Hawkey. His death may have been in 1778.

John Robson

1. Hawkey’s log runs from 8 January, 1772, to 14 March, 1774. ADM 51/4521/11. It is held at The National Archives (TNA).

Originally published in Cook's Log, page 26, volume 40, number 1 (2017).

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