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1839 - Death of John Pounds

1st January – John Pounds a Dockyard Shipwright fell into a dry dock (thought to be No. 2 Dry Dock) and was crippled. He became a cobbler in Old Portsmouth and, while earning his livelihood by mending shoes, he gratuitously educated, and in part clothed and fed, some hundreds of poor children of the town. Died on the first day of January at the age of 72. (See 1766)