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Rev. Wilson Beckett

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Born:

1792/93, Hampstead, London

Baptised:

Died:

Darlington?

Buried:

 

Non-Chess Life

 

He was born 1792/93 in Hampstead, London, son of Thomas Beckett (but not the famous one!).  He attended Mr. Tate’s school in Richmond, Yorkshire, as did Francis Mortimer Young about 21 years later.  (Baines’s History, Directory & Gazetteer of Yorkshire, Vol. II: East & North Ridings, 1823, lists Rev. James Tate, MA, master of the “Free Grammar” academy on Frenchgate, Richmond.  Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Cheshire, Cumberland etc, 1828-29, listed Richmond Free Grammar School as run by Rev. Jas. Tate and Rev. Ed. Lockwood.)  He was admitted as a pensioner at Trinity College Cambridge 09/11/1811, matriculating in Michaelmas 1812, and getting his BA in 1817.  He was ordained a deacon in 1818, and a priest in 1820.  He became Rector of Haughton-le-Skerne, Co. Durham, in 1834, and added to that being Vicar of Heighington, Co. Durham, in 1836.  He held both posts until 1868, at which stage he presumably retired from tenure of any cure.  [Venn]

 

Death

 

Venn doesn’t record his death, saying merely that in 1885 he was resident at North Terrace, Darlington, and then disappeared from Crockford in 1888.

 

Chess

 

He played in the tournament at the Redcar chess meeting of 1865, finishing 7th out of 9, scoring 1 out of 7 (and one seemingly unplayed).  At the Redcar chess meeting of 1866 he played in the Class II tournament, and was one of five players against whom the Rev. Wayte played simultaneously and blindfolded the Rev. Wayte winning that game.

 

 

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07/01/2013

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