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Crawley, Leonard George (1903–1981), sportsman and golf journalist, was born at Nacton, Suffolk, on 26 July 1903, the eldest in the family of three sons and a daughter of John Kenneth Crawley, land agent, and his second wife, Cecily Frances Booker. He was educated at ...

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Darwin, Bernard Richard Meirion (1876–1961), writer on golf, was born at Downe in Kent on 7 September 1876, the only son of Sir Francis Darwin (1848–1925), botanist, and his first wife, Amy, daughter of Lawrence Ruck, of Pantlludw, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Amy died in childbirth in 1876. ...

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Everard, Harry Stirling Crawfurd (1848–1909), writer on golf, was born at Claybrook House, Leicestershire, on 30 January 1848, the only son of Henry Everard of Gosberton, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Helen Maitland. After attending Eton College (1862–6) he entered Christ Church, Oxford, matriculating on 23 May 1866 and graduating BA in 1871. In 1867 he became a student of the ...

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Longhurst, Henry Carpenter (1909–1978), golf journalist and television broadcaster, was born on 18 March 1909 at Bromham, Bedfordshire, the only child of (William) Henry Longhurst, the owner of a large furnishing business in Bedford, and his wife, Constance Smith. From St Cyprian's, Eastbourne...

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Mathison, Thomas (bap. 1721, d. 1760), writer on golf, was baptized in Edinburgh on 13 August 1721, the youngest of the eight children of William Mathieson, wright, of Edinburgh, and Elspet Mark. Thomas, whose name was usually spelt Mathison, as distinct from his father's ...