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William Blenkiron (1807?–1871) by unknown engraver, pubd 1871 © National Portrait Gallery, London


G. C. Boase

revised by Wray Vamplew

Blenkiron, William (1807?–1871), racehorse breeder, was born at Marrick, near Richmond, Yorkshire. His father was a Swaledale farmer but Blenkiron abandoned that pursuit and moved in 1834 to London, where he commenced business as a general agent in Wood Street, Cheapside. In 1845 he added a business manufacturing stocks and collars to his economic activities but three years later retired in favour of his son to devote his time to the breeding of racehorses....


Edward Moorhouse

revised by Emma Eadie

Day, William Henry (1823–1908), racehorse breeder and trainer, born on 9 August 1823 at Danebury, Hampshire, was a younger son of John Barham Day (1793–1860) and an Irish woman whose surname was Goddard. His father, known as Honest John, founded the famous Danebury...


Maple, Sir John Blundell, baronet (1845–1903), businessman and racehorse owner and breeder, was born on 1 March 1845 at 145 Tottenham Court Road, London, the elder son of John Maple (d. 1900) and his wife, Emily Blundell. His father, after some years as an assistant with ...


Sykes, Sir Tatton, fourth baronet (1772–1863), landowner and racehorse breeder, was born at Wheldrake, near York, on 22 August 1772, the second son of Sir Christopher Sykes, second baronet (1749–1801), MP for Beverley, and his wife, Elizabeth Tatton (d. 1803). He was educated at ...


See Villiers, Sarah Sophia Child- [née Lady Sarah Sophia Fane], countess of Jersey