John Simcoe - Cook's Fourth Naval Captain

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Larry Waters
PLease check these facts: "In 1775, he was promoted to captain and sailed to North America in 1776, landing on Staten Island, New York in July 1776" I believe that as Adjutant responsible for cleaning up the last of the 35th Regiment’s administrative duties, Simcoe was among the last of the Regiment to leave England for Boston. He arrived in Boston on June 19th, 1775, just after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Also, Simcoe was writing to his mother about the battle so it is improbable that Catherine Simcoe died in 1767.
Ian Boreham (Webmaster)
Larry, You are correct in thinking that Catherine Simcoe didn't die in 1767. That was a spelling error for 1776. And, her name was spelt Katherine. I've added to the website an article about her; a link to it can be found at the bottom of this article.
Larry Waters
In case you have not encountered this, Samuel Holland became Suryeror General for Upper Canada and was responsible for surveying the course of Yonge Street intended to replace Toronto Carrying Place for the transit of the fur trade from the upper great lakes. At that time Yonge Street ended at the Holland River (which he named after himself) which drained into Cook's Bay (which he named after James Cook) which is part of lake Simcoe named after Capt J Simcoe). In a letter to John Graves Simcoe Samuel credits Captain Simcoe for training/providing the means for him and Cook on surveying and chartograghy.