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Cavanagh, John [Jack]locked

(d. 1819)
  • Karina Williamson


Cavanagh, John [Jack] (d. 1819), fives player, was born in Ireland but moved to London and earned his living as a house painter. Ireland was the home of handball, the game from which fives originates; it was established in England by the mid-eighteenth century as a working-class sport played for wagers or rewards. According to ...

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