Name: John Despard
Given Name: John
Prefix: Maj. Gen.
Birth: Abt 1746 in Oswestry, Shropshire
Note: Major General John Despard fought at Bunker Hill.
Change Date: 28 Nov 2012 at 14:43
\Despard, John. 1745-1829. British officer (Maj.).
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Distinguished himself in Clinton expedition to the Hudson Highlands, 3-22 October 1777; deputy adjutant general iin Lord Rawdon's Volunteers of Ireland, 1779; took part in the Charleston, S.C. expedition of Clinton in 1778, and in subsequent operations of Cornwallis, 1780-1781.
(thanks to Joyce Peck)
Father: William (The Generous) Despard b: 1710 in Castle Killaghy, County Tipperary, Ireland
Mother: Jane Walsh b: Abt 1710 in Ireland
- Change Date:
28 Nov 2012
- Harriet Despard b: Abt 1776
- Abbrev: People & Events of the American Revolution
Title: People & Events of the American Revolution
Author: by Dupuy/Hammerman
Publication: R.R. Bowker Company, 1974
thank you to Joyce Peck for this reference
Page: p. 313