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Cook, Benjamin (c. 1751–c. 1793)

Benjamin Cook (1751?-1793?) 58th (Plymouth) Company and drum major of the marine detachment, arrived at Sydney aboard the Charlotte as part of the First Fleet. His wife had accompanied him on the journey but died at the Cape of Good Hope from fever on 17 October 1787. Cook returned to England on the Gorgon in December 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 82

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'Cook, Benjamin (c. 1751–c. 1793)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/cook-benjamin-30610/text37938, accessed 12 August 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1751

Death

c. 1793 (aged ~ 42)

Passenger Ship
Occupation
Military Service
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