Of The Captain and Related Matters

(Today, sadly, I get to use the word ‘disabused’ in a sentence.)
I have today been disabused of the notion I may be descended from good old Captain James Cook (R.N.) – the one who claimed Australia for Mother England back in 1788. Other family members may have already realised this, but I only discovered the truth myself today.
It seems Captain James Cook’s line died with his children in the 18th century. None of his children were married, nor had any children of their own. So anyone claiming to be descended from the good captain is telling you a fib.
Some excellent genealogical work is here at Captain Cook’s Family Tree.
Don’t worry, I’ll continue with the family tree work! There are still some people living in Bathurst who I haven’t discovered a connection with.