The location of John Cabot at the time of his death is unknown. Conventional wisdom indicates that he died while on a seafaring expedition that commenced in 1498. Documents more recently discovered seem to place the explorer in England in 1500.
There is also evidence that at least one settlement at Newfoundland was established as part of Cabot's 1498 voyage. Prior to the 1498 expedition, Cabot embarked on an expedition intended to end in Asia. Cabot and his crew went off course and ended up in what is today Canada. Upon arriving on the shores of the North American continent, Cabot claimed the land for the King of England.