Born in 1751, John was a barrister and author. He gained his Bachelor of Law on 25th March 1779 from the University of Douai, northern France, and was Licentiate in that university on 11th May 1781. He wrote more than 33 pamphlets, sixteen of which were on the war against revolutionary France, between 1791 and 1817. He was a leading committee member and pamphleteer of John Reeves’s Association for Preserving Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers. When he came to England he lived in Dulwich where he was a Justice of the Peace and a Commissioner of Bankrupts. He took lodgings in Queen Square in Bath and died there on 30th October 1819. His wife Jane died in Blackheath on 24th February 1843, aged 77, and is buried in the same grave.