Bond, John James (DNB00)

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BOND, JOHN JAMES (1810–1883), chronologist, born 9 Dec. 1819, entered the public service at the age of twenty-one as a clerk, assisting Mr. (afterwards Sir) Henry Cole, his brother-in-law, in the arrangement of the public records when they were transferred from Whitehall to the Royal Riding School of Carlton House. He was senior assistant keeper of her majesty's record office at the time of his death, which occurred on 9 Dec. 1833. He compiled a useful work of reference entitled 'Handy Book of Rules and Tables for verifying dates of historical events, and of public and private documents; giving tables of regnal years of English sovereigns, with leading dates, from the Conquest to the present time,' London, 1866, 1869, and 1875. 8vo.

[Times 11 Dec. 1883; Cat. of Printed Books. in Brit. Mus.]

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