Captain Cook

Captain Cook

by William Henry Giles Kingston

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Among all those Englishmen who, from a humble origin, have risen to an honourable position, Captain James Cook is especially worthy of record. His parents were of the peasant class-his father having commenced life as a farm-labourer, and his mother being a cottager's daughter. Probably, however, they were both superior to others of the same station, as the husband, in process of time, became farm-bailiff to his employer-a Mr Thomas Skottowe. This was about the year 1730, and the farm of which he had the management was called Airy-Holme, near Ayton, in Yorkshire. Not far from this place, at the village of Marton, near Stockton-upon-Tees; his son James was born, on October 27, 1728. James was one of nine children, all of whom he survived, with the exception of a sister who married a fisherman at Redcar.

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ISBN-13: 9781490903804
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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