James Cook


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Merchant Sailor 
Date of Birth1728 - ClevelandWCV
First Known Servicec.1747WCV
WifeElizabeth Batts (1742–1835) - Married 21.12.1762 - St Margaret's Church, Barking, Essex ref:1002
SonJames Cook (1763-1794)ADM 6/21
SonNathaniel (1764–1780)E-WIKI
DaughterElizabeth (1767–1771)E-WIKI
SonJoseph (1768–1768)E-WIKI
SonGeorge (1772–1772)E-WIKI
SonHugh (1776–1793)E-WIKI
Last Known Service11.2.1779WCV
Date of Death11.2.1779WCV

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
c.1747 Freelove, Servantref:1384
29.9.174717.12.1747Freelove, Servantref:1384
26.2.174822.4.1748Freelove, Servantref:1384
14.6.174814.10.1748Three Brothers, Servantref:1384
14.10.174820.4.1749Three Brothers, Servantref:1384
27.9.17498.12.1749Three Brothers, Seamanref:1384
8.2.17505.10.1750Mary, Seamanref:1384
19.2.175130.7.1751Three Brothers, Seamanref:1384
31.7.175128.10.1751Three Brothers, Seamanref:1384
21.11.17517.1.1752Three Brothers, Seamanref:1384
30.3.175210.11.1752Friendship, Mate (Merchant)ref:1384
2.2.17534.2.1754Friendship, Mate (Merchant)ref:1384
2.4.175425.7.1754Friendship, Mate (Merchant)ref:1384
9.8.175418.12.1754Friendship, Mate (Merchant)ref:1384
15.2.175514.6.1755Friendship, Mate (Merchant)ref:1384
c.7.1755 Eagle (60), Able Seamanref:1384
7.17554.1756Abercrombie, Master's MateWCV
4.17563.5.1756Abercrombie, Master's MateWCV
3.5.17565.1757Eagle (60), Master's MateWCV
30.5.1757 Action of 30 May 1757 
6.1757 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationWCV
30.7.1757 MasterWCV
30.7.17578.1757Solebay (24), MasterWCV
10.175710.1759Pembroke (60), MasterWCV
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
10.17595.1763Northumberland (68), MasterWCV
14.6.17638.1763Tweed (32), MasterWCV
25.5.1768 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/202CSORN
25.5.176829.8.1771Endeavour (6), First Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/202BWAS-1714
29.8.1771 Commander ADM 6/20/399CSORN
29.8.177128.11.1771Scorpion (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/399BWAS-1714
28.11.17711775Drake (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/415BWAS-1714
20.8.177513.2.1776Appointed Captain of Greenwich Hospital ADM 73/36/2038ADM 73/36
10.2.177611.2.1779Resolution (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/156BWAS-1714
9.2.1780 His widow was awarded a pension of £200 pa.ref:1002


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