Person Male Born 21/8/1785 Died 31/3/1851
Father of Charles Dickens, was imprisoned in Marshalsea for debt from February to March (or May, according to Wikipedia) 1824. His wife and 4 youngest children joined him. It was only the death of his mother, and the subsequent inheritance that effected their release. He is said to be the model for his son's Mr Micawber in Great Expectations.