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Townsend, John (1760-1832), Bow Street runner

John Ford

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/54374

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Townsend, John (1760-1832), Bow Street runner, was born in the Middlesex Hospital and educated at St Clement Danes school, to both of which charitable institutions he later became a subscriber. As a young man he frequented the Bow Street court, making notes on the cases, and Sir John Fielding, the ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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