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Authorised form of namePound; James (1669 - 1724)
Dates1669 - 1724
NationalityBritish
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
ActivityEducation:
St Mary Hall, Oxford (matriculated 1687); Hart Hall, Oxford; BA (1694); Gloucester Hall, Oxford; MA (1694); MB (1697)
Career:
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)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Foster
References:
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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