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Richard Pierce, Snr. SV/PROG

Immediate Family:

Husband of Anne Pierce, SM/PROG
Father of Richard Pierce, Jnr.; Paul Pierce and Joseph Pierce

Managed by: Sharon Lee Doubell
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About Richard Pierce, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Richard Pierce 40, Baker, together with his wife Anne Holden 41, and 3 children, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River Lynedoch River

Children :

  • Richard Pierce 11
  • Paul Pierce 10
  • Joseph Pierce 9


“Another of Minna - the Grosvenor castaway's - daughters married ‘Piarse’ or Pierce. The Pierces first arrived in SA as 1820 settlers aboard La Belle Alliance. Richard Pierce, a 41 year old banker, his wife Ann, and 3 sons were members of Wilson’s party. The eldest son, Dick, who was then 11, grew up to marry a woman of ‘Cape Malay Origin’ – the daughter (name unknown) of the castaway Minna and Damin the runaway slave. The other two sons were Paul Pierce, aged 10, & Joseph Pierce, aged 9.

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