Cooke, John (1738-1823) (DNB00)

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COOKE, JOHN (1738–1823), chaplain of Greenwich Hospital, born in 1738, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1761, M.A. 1764), and was presented to the rectory of Denton, Buckinghamshire, 2 Aug. 1773. He was also chaplain to Greenwich Hospital, and a commissioner from 1773 till his death on 4 May 1823. He published: 1. ‘An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich,’ 1789, 4to. 2. ‘The Preservation of St. Paul from Shipwreck on the Island of Melita.’ A sermon preached at the opening of the chapel of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, 20 Sept. 1789. 3. ‘A Voyage performed by the late Earl of Sandwich round the Mediterranean. To which are prefixed memoirs of the noble author's life,’ 1799, 8vo.

[Gent. Mag. (1823), i. (1773), 415, 572; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

J. M. R.