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Field, James (d. 1751), pugilist and criminal, was probably born in Ireland; his parents are unknown. Since he was often referred to in the press of the period as Field the Sailor, it may be presumed that some of his early life was spent at sea. His first major fistic contest in ...

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Gem, Thomas Henry (1819–1881), lawyer and tennis player, was born in Birmingham on 21 May 1819, the eldest son of William Henry Gem (d. 1856), a well-known Birmingham solicitor and one of the clerks to the Birmingham magistrates. He was educated under ...

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Henriques, Sir Basil Lucas Quixano (1890–1961), founder of youth clubs and magistrate, was born in London on 17 October 1890, the youngest of the five children of David Quixano Henriques, who had an import and export company in Manchester and London, and his wife, ...

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G. C. Boase

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Hughes, William (1803–1861), writer on law and angling, was born at the vicarage, Maker, Cornwall, on 2 March 1803, the fourth son of Sir Robert Hughes, third baronet (1740–1814), rector of Frimley St Mary and Weston, Suffolk, and curate of Maker, and his second wife, ...

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La Chapelle, Victor Octave Xavier Alfred de Morton de, Count de La Chapelle in the French nobility (1863–1931), lawyer and wildfowler, was born in Périgord, France, in 1863, son of the Count and Countess de La Chapelle. His mother was descended from the Scottish ...

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See Henry Frederick, Prince, duke of Cumberland and Strathearn

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Morley, Ebenezer Cobb (1831–1924), lawyer, sportsman, and sports administrator, was born at Hull, Yorkshire, on 16 August 1831, the son (there were also three daughters) of Ebenezer Morley, Congregational minister, and his wife, Hannah Cobb, who had been married at St Mary's, Kingston upon Hull...

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Paget, Reginald Thomas Guy Des Voeux, Baron Paget of Northampton (1908–1990), politician, barrister, and master of foxhounds, was born on 2 September 1908 at Sulby Hall, Northamptonshire, the younger son and second of three children of Major Thomas Guy Frederick Paget, sometime independent tory MP for the ...

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Pugh, (Glanville) Vernon (1945–2003), barrister and rugby union administrator, was born in Amman Valley Hospital, Cwmaman, Carmarthenshire, on 5 July 1945, the eldest of the four children of David Glanville Pugh (1919–1988), coalminer, and his wife, Beatrice, née Lewis (b. 1924), of ...

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Alfred Cochrane

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Steel, Allan Gibson (1858–1914), cricketer and lawyer, was born at West Derby, Liverpool, on 24 September 1858, the son of Joseph Steel, of Liverpool and of Kirkwood, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, and his wife, Margaret Gibson, who came from a Lanarkshire family. He was the sixth of seven brothers, four of whom played cricket for ...

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Wills, Sir Alfred (1828–1912), mountaineer and judge, born on 11 December 1828, was the second son of William Wills (d. 1860), solicitor, of Edgbaston, Warwickshire, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah Ridout. A Unitarian, Wills was educated at Birmingham and Edgbaston proprietary school...