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1812 - Birth of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens born 7th February at 387 Mile End Terrace (now a museum at 393 Old Commercial Road).

John and Elizabeth Dickens had settled here in 1809 but soon had to move to cheaper accommodation in Portsea - at 16 Hawke Street and then 39 Wish Street (now Kings Road).

John Dickens worked in the Dockyard as a pay clerk until January 1815 (see 1805).