The following names and remarks are taken from the 'MEMOIRS OF THE EARLY LIFE OF JOHN ELLIOTT, of Elliott House, Near Ripon-Yorkshire, Esqre and, Lieut: of the Royal Navy: written by himself, at the request of his Wife, for the use, and amusement of his children only'.
Early 19th century (watermark 1811).
British Library collection (ADD 42714), f. 1b.
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John Elliott served as midshipman on board HMS 'Resolution' during Captain Cook's second voyage (1772-75). In his memoirs, he records 'the names of the officers and civilians on the Quarter deck of the Resolution.'
- James Cook Esq. Captain - Sober, brave, humane, and expert seaman and officer.
- Robert Palliser Cooper, 1st. Lieut. - Sober, steady good officer.
- Charles Clerke, 2nd Lieut. - A brave and good officer. & a genal favorite
- Richd. Pickersgill, 3rd. Lieut. - A good officer and astronomer, but liking ye Grog.
- John Gilbert, Master - A steady good officer
- Mr Patten, Surgeon - A steady clever man
- Mr Anderson, 1st Surgn. Mate - Ditto
- Mr Drawwater, 2nd Surgn. Mate - Ditto
- Mr Dawson, Scting Purser - Ditto in his situation
- Danl. Clark. Captns Clerk - Clever but liking grog
- Mr Forster, Botanist - A clever but a litigious quarelsom, fellow
- Mr Forster Jun., Botanist - A clever good young man
- Mr Sparrman, Asst. Botanist - Clever steady man
- Mr Hodges, Draftman - Clever good man
- Mr Wailes, Astronomer - An Able steady man
- Mr Gilpin, His assistant - A quiet yg. man
- Mr Edgecomb, Lieut. Marines - A steady man and a good officer
- Isac Smith, Masters Mate - Clever and steady
- John Whitehouse, Masters Mate - Jesuitical, sensible but an insinuating litigious mischief making fellow
- Danial Burr, Masters Mate - Steady good officer
- Richd. Grindall, Midshipman - Steady clever young man
- Bowels Mitchell, Midshipman - Steady young man
- Henry Roberts, Midshipman - Very clever young man
- John Elliot, Midshipman - ------------------------
- Mr Harvery, Midshipman - Steady officer
- Alexander Hood, Midshipman - Clever steady young man
- Thomas Willis, Midshipman - Wild and drinking
- John Coglan, Midshipman - Ditto Ditto
- Charles Loggie, Midshipman - From misfort. drinking
- Charles Burney, Midshipman - Clever & Excentric
- Mr Maxwill, Mishipman - An hypocritical canting fellow
- Charles Prices, Midshipman - Unsteady & drinking
- Richd. Colnett, Midshipman - Clever & sober
- Mr Vancouver, Midshipman - A Quiet inoffensive Young man
Mapping the voyage