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Sir John Fielding

Person  Male  Born 16/9/1721  Died 4/9/1780

Categories: Law

Magistrate.
Probably born in Blenheim Street, St James's. Lived in Bow Street. Blinded in 1740 by a negligent surgeon. 14 years younger than his half-brother Henry Fielding, he followed in his footsteps: became a justice of the peace, succeeded Henry as court justice, and moved into the house and office at Bow Street vacated by Henry, where he lived for most of the rest of his life. He continued Henry's pioneering work with the police force. Died at his house, Brompton Place, at the junction of Cromwell Lane and Brompton Park Lane.

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Bow Street

Bow Street was formed about 1637. It has been the residence of many notable m...

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