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Bentley, John James (1860–1918), journalist and football administrator, was born at Chapel Town, Turton, Lancashire, on 14 June 1860, the third of four sons of John Bentley, a grocer, and his wife, Ann Beavan. Turton was only a small village but what may have been the first football club in ...

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Chambers, John Graham (1843–1883), sports administrator and journalist, was born on 12 February 1843, at Llanelli House, Llanelli, south Wales, the son of William Chambers, landowner, and Joanna Trant Speke Payne, daughter of Captain S. J. Speke Payne RN. He was educated first in ...

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Cook, Sir Theodore Andrea (1867–1928), journalist and sportsman, was born on 28 March 1867 at Exmouth, Devon, the second son of Henry Cook (d. 1884), an assistant master at a preparatory school in Exmouth, and his second wife, Jane Elizabeth Robins, an artist who had exhibited at the ...

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Dixon, Henry Hall [pseuds. the Druid, General Chasse] (1822–1870), sporting writer, was born on 16 May 1822 in Carlisle, Cumberland, the second son of Peter Dixon (1789–1866), a cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Rebecca, daughter of General Tredway Clarke. He was educated at ...

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Glasgow, Raymond Charles Robertson- (1901–1965), cricketer and journalist, was born on 15 July 1901 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, the younger son of Colonel Robert Purdon Robertson-Glasgow (1868–1937), and his wife, Muriel Barbara Holt-Wilson (d. 1946). The family owned an estate at Craigmyle, Aberdeenshire...