1-10 of 10 results  for:

  • military adventurer x
  • Sports, games, and pastimes x
Clear all

Article

Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier, was born in Harrogate, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 3 December 1890, the youngest son and fifth of the eight children of Smith Bell (b. 1860), a butcher, and his wife, Annie, née Simpson (...

Article

Cokayne, Sir Thomas (1519–1592), soldier and huntsman, was the son of Francis Cokayne of the family of Cockaine, which for generations had owned estates at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and his wife, Dorothy Marrow. Brought up in the household of Francis Talbot, fifth earl of Shrewsbury...

Article

Karr, Heywood Walter Seton- (1859–1938), soldier and game hunter, was born on 2 June 1859 at Belgaum, Bombay, India, the third son of three sons and a daughter of George Berkeley Seton-Karr and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of H. Osborne of Suffolk. His brothers were ...

Article

Maclagan, Myrtle Ethel (1911–1993), cricketer and soldier, was born on 2 April 1911 in Ambala, India, the elder daughter and second of four children of Robert Smeiton Maclagan (1860–1931), army officer, and his wife, Beatrice Ethel, née Duperier. She moved to Britain in 1919 and lived at ...

Article

Marindin, Sir Francis Arthur (1838–1900), soldier, railway inspector, and football administrator, was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on 1 May 1838. Of Huguenot descent, he was the second son of the Revd Samuel Marindin (1807–1852), originally from Chesterton in Shropshire, and his wife, Isabella...

Article

Peel, Jonathan (1799–1879), politician, soldier, and patron of the turf, the fifth son of Sir Robert Peel, first baronet (1750–1830), cotton manufacturer, and his first wife, Ellen Yates (1766–1803), and brother of Sir Robert Peel, second baronet, the politician, was born at Chamber Hall...

Image

Jonathan Peel (1799–1879) by Sir Francis Grant, exh. RA 1862 by permission of Huntingdon Town Council

Article

Rampling, Godfrey Lionel (1909–2009), athlete and soldier, was born on 14 May 1909 at Fernbank, 142 Humber Road, Greenwich, the elder son and eldest of three children of Horace Johnson Rampling (1880–1917), costumier, and his wife, Gertrude Annie, née Taylor (1887–1977). His father was born in ...

Article

Rolt, Anthony Peter Roylance [Tony] (1918–2008), soldier, racing driver, and engineer, was born on 16 October 1918 at Forest Lodge, Hollywater, Alton, Hampshire, the fourth child and only son of Brigadier-General Stuart Peter Rolt (1862–1933), army officer, and his wife, Evelyn Roylance, née...

Article

Shaw, John [Jack] (1789–1815), pugilist and soldier, was born on a farm between the villages of Cossall and Wollaton in Nottinghamshire, the son of William Shaw, farmer. Educated at Trowell Moor school, he was a delicate child, but grew to be a powerfully built young man. After being apprenticed to a wheelwright in ...