About Richard Pigot
1793: Richard entered the Army as Captain of a new independent company of foot;
1798: became a Captain of Dragoons;
1804: attained his majority;
1806 was with the 21st Light Dragoons at the taking of the Cape, stationed there for over 12 years (1806 Major, 1809 Lt Col, 1811 Col);
He died a General, and a knight, at the age of 94, having retired to live in the house in Chievely originally owned by his brother George;
Buried in Chievely churchyard.
(from "Dark Bright Land" by V.M. Fitzroy)