Captain Cook's Family Tree (updated May 17, 2016 )
the Family Tree of Captain James Cook R.N.
1728 - 1779
The distinguished Australian
researcher Rod Fleck, co-author (with Ada Burnicle) of "A
Genealogical Study of the family of Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S.
1728 - 1779" has prepared this updated Family Tree of
Captain James Cook R.N. 1728 - 1779. Rod has asked that the
following comments from Clifford E. Thornton, the first curator
for the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, be given on this website:
recent years, the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum has
received numerous letters from people believing
themselves to be related to the Captain in some way.
Whilst some correspondents have supplied their Family
Trees, others have asked if the museum can confirm a
reputed relationship that has been passed down their
family over a number of generations. The following
family trees have been compiled in a attempt to
answer past and future enquiries.
Captain Cook has no direct descendants and apart from
his widow, the family surname died out in the 18th
century. Hence, the presence of the surname Cook in
an individual's ancestry tends to invalidate a family
relationship rather than sustaining it.
Notes about this Family Tree from Rod:
I have excluded all information regarding Living People in line
with other Family History sites, however in order to assist other
family researchers I have included the full known name of all
Over the years I have found some family structures assume the
Death of a family member to be anywhere from 100-150 years before
they release a persons details; in order to give other family
researchers greater access to this relevant information I have
assumed the age of all Living People to be 95 years.
This may be wrong on two aspects -
a) the person died previously and I was not told or aware
b) the person is still alive
the Fleck Family of Redcar Tree
Family tree enquires should be directed to Rod Fleck: