John Graves Simcoe ( 1752 – 1806) In 1770, Simcoe entered the British Army as an ensign in the 35th Regiment of Foot. His unit was dispatched to the Thirteen Colonies. Later he saw action in the American Revolutionary War, in the Siege of Boston. During the siege, he purchased a captaincy in the grenadier company of the 40th Regiment of Foot. With the 40th, he saw action in the New York and New Jersey campaign and the Philadelphia campaign. Simcoe commanded the 40th at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, where he was wounded. At Brandywine, Simcoe ordered his men not to fire upon three fleeing rebels. One of those men was George Washington. In 1777, Simcoe sought to form a Loyalist regiment of free blacks from Boston but instead was offered the command of the Queen’s Rangers, a well-trained light infantry unit of 11 companies of 30 men, including 1 grenadier, and 1 hussar company. The rangers saw extensive action in the Philadelphia campaign, including a successful surprise attack at the Battle of Crooked Billet. In 1778, Simcoe commanded the attack on Judge William Hancock’s house at night and with bayonets, killing ten American rebels in their sleep and wounding five others. Later that year, Simcoe and his Rangers took part in the Battle of Monmouth, in and near Freehold, New Jersey. In October of 1779, Simcoe and 80 men launched a raid on central New Jersey from southern Staten Island that burned rebel supplies, including hay and grain, inside a Dutch Reformed Church in Finderne, the release of Loyalist prisoners from the Somerset County Courthouse, and Simcoe’s capture by Armand Tuffin de La Rouërie. Simcoe was released in 1781 and rejoined his unit in Virginia. He was involved in a skirmish near Williamsburg and was at the Siege of Yorktown. He was invalided back to England in December of that year as a Lieutenant-Colonel. Simcoe wrote a book on his experiences with the Rangers, titled A Journal of the Operations of the Queen’s Rangers from the end of the year 1777 to the conclusion of the late American War, which was published in 1787. Simcoe was later the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796.. He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as courts of law, trial by jury, English common law, freehold land tenure, and the abolition of slavery. His long-term goal was the development of Upper Canada (Ontario) as a model community built on aristocratic and conservative principles, designed to demonstrate the superiority of those principles to the Republicanism and democracy of the United States. His energetic efforts to establish a local gentry, a thriving Church of England, and an anti-American coalition with the Indian tribes were only partially successful.
Portrait by Jean Laurent Mosnier shows Simcoe in the uniform of the Queen’s Rangers.
Center pictures of Queen’s Rangers by Don Troiani.
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PATTIE BOYD appears briefly in the 1966 film, Kaleidoscope, starring Warren Beatty and Susannah York. Her uncredited cameos come about 58-60 minutes into the film. The scene is “Angel’s Boutique” owned by Susannah York (as Angel, a London designer). On the wall, upper left, hangs a photograph of John Lennon and Paul McCartney by David Bailey. Boutique customer Jane Birkin (as Exquisite Thing) emerges from the changing cubicle and asks: “Does this make me look fat?” Susannah replies: “I think you look super.” Then Pattie Boyd, as an uncredited shop girl, enters the scene on the right and walks across the boutique.
A minute or so later Susannah York and Warren Beatty sit in the boutique talking as Pattie Boyd interrupts them entering the scene from the left carrying a dress. Warren Beatty looks directly at Pattie and she smiles at him as she quickly passes by and out of the scene on the right.
Susannah York’s wardrobe in Kaleidoscope was provided and created by Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin, for whom Jenny Boyd was then working as house model at theirFoale & Tuffin boutique in Marlborough Street. Presumably the “Angel’s Boutique” stock, plus Jane Birkin’s purchase and the trendy blue dress worn by Pattie Boyd were also Foale & Tuffin designs. “Angel’s Boutique” was portrayed by the then Flask Walk Boutique, located at 13 Flask Walk near Hampstead High Walk in London.
The gala world premiere of Kaleidoscope was held in London on September 8, 1966 at the Warner Theatre in Leicester Square - but it’s unknown if Pattie attended.
Hey famalams, Tuffin here, you might know me from @biancblog and @skullpolish, anyways, here I am, making another blog (please help i cannot stop) for the sweet innocent ray of sunshine who will most definitely sue you, Barry, from Pokémon D/P/Pt!
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July 1965 - Jenny and Pattie Boyd in New York representing Foale & Tuffin in the YouthQuake fashion tour from Britain. The Boyd sisters pose in Foale & Tuffin bonded jersey shifts in paintbox colors designed especially for Puritan in the USA. Jenny is wearing the green and gold Funburstdress and Pattie rocks the white and red Bicycle dress. Colorized version of photo from Hair Beauty magazine, December 1965.