The Pound Baronetcy, of Stanmore in the County of Middlesex, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 3 August 1905 for John Pound. He was head of John Pound and Co, portmanteau manufacturers, of London, and served as Lord Mayor of London from 1904 to 1905.
John Pound & Co. was a manufacturer and retailer of high quality luggage and luxury dressing cases.The business was originally started by John Pound's father, Henry Pound, who established the company in Leadenhall Street, London in 1823 with his partner Mr. Tasker. Pound & Tasker were makers of trunks and packing cases. Tasker died in 1857 and Henry Pound admitted his son into the business. John Pound took control of the company following his father's death and he developed the business into one of the largest of its kind in Britain. By 1871 John Pound & Co. had three factories, eight distributing warehouses, and five shops in central London; at Leadenhall Street, Regents Street, Oxford Street, Picadilly, and Tottenham Court Road. As well as luggage and dressing cases, John Pound & Co. also made and sold hunting bags, hat cases, writing cases and purses.
John Pound became Lord Mayor of London in 1904. With less time to run his business, he gave control of the company to his two sons, John Lulham and Percy Albert.
Pound baronets, of Stanmore (1905)
- Sir John Pound, 1st Baronet (1829–1915)
- Sir (John) Lulham Pound, Baronet (1862–1937)
- Sir Allen Leslie Pound, 3rd Baronet (1888–1952)
- Sir Derek Allen Pound, 4th Baronet (1920–1980)
- Sir John David Pound, 5th Baronet (born 1946)
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