The Life of Richard Pierpoint

By Melody Irish

Slavery

Transported to England by slave traders in Bondu

1760

Military Life

Began to serve in Butler's Rangers

1776

Signed a petition to free Negroes

1794

Sends a petition to send a corps of "coloured men" to fight

1812

Coloured corps was upgraded to a higher level

1813

The Coloured Corps was honourably ended

1815

The Coloured Corps starts up again

1837

Personal Life

Born

1745

Landowner at age 78

1822

"Pierpoint" dies

1838