Evans, William Davies (1790–1872), master mariner and chess player, was born at Musland farm in the parish of St Dogwell's, Pembrokeshire, Wales, on 27 January 1790, the eldest son of John Evans (1757–1820), a farmer, and his wife, Mary, née Davies (1766–1856). Having probably received some education at ...
Rudge, Mary (1842–1919), chess player, was born in Leominster, Herefordshire, on 6 February 1842, the youngest child in a family of two sons and five daughters of Henry Rudge (1795/6–1874), a surgeon, and his wife, Eliza, née Barrett (1801/2–1863).
Mary Rudge learned chess in early childhood and became the first Englishwoman to play the game competitively to a high standard and over a long period. As early as 1864 she and her elder sister ...
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Saul, Arthur (d. 1614x18), writer on chess and supposed spy, is a figure about whom much remains obscure. He was possibly a kinsman of Arthur Saul (d. 1586), canon of Bristol and of Gloucester, and may be the Arthur Sale who graduated BD from ...
Stamma, Phillip (d. 1755), chess player and interpreter of oriental languages, was born in Aleppo. His name is rendered variously in European documents as Philippe, Philippo or Filipo, and Phillip. What little can be known about his origins comes from evidence contained in a few extant copies of his treatise on chess, ...