Person Male Born 22/4/1707 Died 8/10/1754
Novelist, playwright. Born Somerset. Half-brother to Sir John Fielding. Lived in Bow Street and Essex Street. Play: The Miser. Novels: Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones. As magistrate he carried out a number of reforms including the formation of the 'Bow Street Runners', the first modern police force. Towards the end of his life moved to Ealing. Travelled to Portugal for his health but died near Lisbon and was buried there in the English cemetery at St George's Church.