James Peachey

James Peachey, painter, surveyor (probably b in Eng; d in Martinique? 24 Nov 1797). He was an officer in the British army, attached to the surveyor general of Canada, Samuel HOLLAND (around 1781), and the staff assigned to settle

Cataraqui
James Peachey, August 1783, watercolour. Southeast view of Cataraqui on Lake Ontario (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-1511).

James Peachey

James Peachey, painter, surveyor (probably b in Eng; d in Martinique? 24 Nov 1797). He was an officer in the British army, attached to the surveyor general of Canada, Samuel HOLLAND (around 1781), and the staff assigned to settle the LOYALISTS. He was later deputy surveyor general. He is best known for his watercolour sketches of contemporary events, such as the arrival of the Loyalists along the St Lawrence River. He also illustrated The Book of Common Prayer - translated into the Mohawk language by Joseph Brant (1787). It is assumed he died during an epidemic in the West Indies.