Death of a young crew member of Captains Cook's Edeavour?

February 22, 2010

The Crew on the Endeavour

Dear Mac

I have by chance found your wonderfully informative website and I am hoping you may be able to help me with my enquiry.

Would there be any information I could access relating to the death of a young crew member of Cook's Edeavour (possibly aged 11,12,13) who would have accidentally died on the ship, not through illness, but by
misfortune in the performance of duties.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate having this opportunity. And happy (belated) 88th birthday!

Kind Regards
Page Smith
Christchurch, New Zealand


I have a CD of Captain Cook's Journal 1768-71.

It lists all the crew under various headings, Captain, Officers, Warrant Officers, Petty Officers, Able Seamen
and Servants etc.

But I am not able to find anyone who fits your description.

There is a Peter Flower 18 who drowned at Rio de Janiero.

Do you have a name at all? then I might track him down.

Thank you for your kind words about AHOY, a joint effort with my Web Master Terry Kearns in Atlanta Georgia USA.

Sorry I am unable to help.

Best wishes


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