Sir John Fielding
Person Male Born 16/9/1721 Died 4/9/1780
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.