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Lt. Richard Grinnell

Also Known As: "Pirate Dick"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Little Compton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Death: March 15, 1789 (72)
Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Grinnell Sr. and Patience Grinnell
Husband of Alice Grinnell and Comfort Grinnell
Father of Billings Grinnell; Alice Grinnell; Comfort Grinnell; Hannah Irish; Mary Grinnell and 7 others
Brother of George Grinnell; William Grinnell; Rebecca Macomber; Patience Woodman; Elizabeth Grinnell and 4 others

Occupation: lieutennant in army, American Revolution War
Managed by: Scott Christopher Swingle
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About Lt. Richard Grinnell

Burial

Find A Grave Memorial# 54859613


Photo and info ref.: < http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi/page/gr/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54859613 >, Richard "Pirate Dick" Grinnell, Old Commons Burial Grounds, Little Compton, Newport Co. Rhode Island.

Richard Grinnell was a sea captain and privateer. He was several times captured at sea by the British. He also served as a private in Rhode Island troops during the Revolutionary War. At some point he acquired the nickname "Pirate Dick," and many colorful legends were attached to his name, most of them untrue. He married first, Alice Church, and second, Comfort (Billings) Bailey. They had twelve children.

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Lt. Richard Grinnell's Timeline

1717
March 8, 1717
Little Compton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
1740
April 27, 1740
Age 23
Little Compton, Newport, RI
1742
August 4, 1742
Age 25
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1744
February 28, 1744
Age 26
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1745
August 31, 1745
Age 28
Little Compton, Newport, RI
1747
May 17, 1747
Age 30
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1750
October 7, 1750
Age 33
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1751
November 19, 1751
Age 34
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA