Bare-knuckle fighter. Born at Hanham, Gloucestershire. He moved to London at the age of 13 and worked as a bell-hanger and coal porter. Following his first two fights in 1805, he decided to become a professional pugilist, winning the British and world titles in 1810. He retired in 1812 to become a coal merchant and later publican of the Union Arms, close to where the existing pub now stands. He died at 111 High Street, Woolwich.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk