Authorised form of namePound; James (1669 - 1724)
Dates1669 - 1724
Place of birthBishop's Canning, Wiltshire, England
Date of birth1669
Place of deathWanstead, Essex
Date of death16 November 1724
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldAstronomy
St Mary Hall, Oxford (matriculated 1687); Hart Hall, Oxford; BA (1694); Gloucester Hall, Oxford; MA (1694); MB (1697)
Employed by the HEIC as Chaplain to the Merchants at Fort St George, Madras, India (1699) and Pulo Condore, near the mouth of the River Cambodia; after a mutiny by native troops, he was one of only 11 English residents to escape to Malacca and returned to England (1706); Rector of Wanstead, Essex (1707); Rector of Burstow, Surrey (1720)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/12/1699
ProposerJohn Wallis
John Woodward
Other Royal Society activityElection approved 15 November 1699 (Hunter); admitted 1713
RelationshipsSon of John Pound of Bishops Canning, Wiltshire.
Married: 1) Sarah, widow of Edward Farmer; 2) Elizabeth, sister of Matthew Wymondesold of Wanstead; uncle of James Bradley (FRS 1718)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Foster
A Cook, 'The end of the affair. The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, vol 3 (1703-1719) by E G Forbes, L Murdin and F Willmoth' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 113-116
Royal Society codeNA6741
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/8i/65Paper, observations of Jupiter's satellites communicated by James Pound to Edmond Halley9 July 1714
MS/390/154Bond of James Pound to the Treasurer of the Royal Society30 July 1713
CLP/8i/66Paper, lunar eclipse observed at Wanstead on 30 October 1715 by James Pound1715
EL/P1/113Reverend James Pound, dated at Wanstead, to James Jurin14 November 1723
EL/P1/112Reverend James Pound, dated at Wanstead, to Edmond Halley9 July 1714
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