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Biographical notes on Lancashire players who played against Yorkshire, or participated in events in Yorkshire.

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John Rawlinson Barling

Birth:

20/11/1835, Rodwell, near Weymouth, Dorset [Protestant Dissenters’ Birth Register, &c];

Death:

1908; reg. Q4 1908, at St.Pancras, London, at age 71

Parents:

John Barling, dissenting minister (born 1804/05, Weymouth, Dorest)

Elizabeth Kitson, daughter of Riley Kitson, spirit merchant of Halifax, and Elizabeth Kitson (born 1806/07, Halifax)

Siblings:

Sarah Louise Berling (born 1839/40, Bristol)

Eliza Jane Berling (born 1844/45, Halifax)

Education:

B.A., London

Marriage:

Emily Frances Wailes (born 1846/47, Beacon Banks, N.R. of Yorks.), of St. Marylebone, daughter of Francis Wailes, gent, on 16/11/1871, at St. Marylebone, Westminster

Children:

None up to 03/04/1881

Residence,

Occupation:

30/03/1851: 11 Church Street, Halifax; scholar at home

07/04/1861: The Firs, Woodlands Park, Timperley, Cheshire (visitor); solicitor’s articled law clerk

02/04/1871: Woodlands Park, Timperley, Cheshire (visiting same people as 10 years earier!); solicitor

16/11/1871: Old Trafford, Manchester; solicitor [marriage register]

03/04/1881: 7 Marine Parade, Birkenhead Road, Seacombe, Wallasey (lodger); solicitor

05/04/1891: ?

31/03/1901: ?

Chess:

Member of Liverpool Chess Club in early 1880s.

Played for Lancashire in the 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire and 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire matches.

 

 

Alfred Beakbane

Birth:

26/08/1843, Bootle [Hardshaw West quaker register]; reg. Q4 1843, at Walton-on-the-Hill, West Derby, Liverpool

Baptism:

 

Death:

30/07/1886; reg. Q3 1886, West Derby, Liverpool, at age 42; probate to Eliza Fanny Beakbane, widow; left £7,740 18s 3d.

Parents:

Thomas Beakbane

Eliza H Beakbane

Siblings:

Marriage:

to Eliza Fanny [maiden name?] (born 1847/48, London) at some time from 1861 to 1871

Children:

Alfred B Beakbane (1869/70, Seaforth, Lancs.)

Charles F Beakbane (1873/74, Seaforth, Lancs.)

Frances M. Beakbane 1877/78, Great Crosby, Lancs.)

Residence,

Occupation:

30/03/1851:

07/04/1861: 45 Rumford Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester (home of brother-in-law); apprentice to leather dealer

02/04/1871: Sandown Road, Litherland, Lancs.; tanner employing 21 men

03/04/1881: Stanley Villas [sic], Liverpool Road, Great Crosby, Lancs.; tanner employing 25 men

30/07/1886: Stanley Villa [sic], Liverpool Road, Great Crosby, Lancs.; tanner [probate records]

Chess:

He was a member of Liverpool Chess Club, being active there from the 1870s to the year of his untimely death.  He played against Yorkshire in the 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire match.

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Robert Atwood Beaver

Birth:

1846, Didsbury, Manchester; reg. Q3 1846, at Chorlton

Death:

12/04/1901; reg.Q2 1901, at West Derby, Liverpool, at age 54; probate to Robert Atwood Beaver [junior], M.D., Ernest Liordet Probst, produce-broker, Hugh Atwood Beaver, physician and surgeon, Percy John Atwood Beaver, produce-broker; left £89,839 5s 8d

Parents:

John Atwood Beaver (born 1801/02, Angelsey)

Charlotte E Beaver (née Christie, 1817/18, Manchester)

Siblings:

Rose Beaver (born 1839/40, Manchester)

Hugh Bowland Beaver (born 1840/41, Didsbury)

Isabella Beaver (born 1844/45, Didsbury)

Julia M Beaver (born 1848/49, Didsbury)

Charlotte Louisa Beaver (born 1849/50, Didsbury) – [known as Louisa in 1861 census]

Marriage:

1865 or before to Charlotte Louise [née ?] (born 1844/45, Caistor, Lincolnshire)

Children:

Robert Atwood Beaver, junior (born 13/09/1865, Chorlton; baptised 02/12/1865, St. Paul, Brunswick Street, Manchester)

Ada L A Beaver (born 1866/67, Manchester)

W A Beaver (born 1868/69, Manchester)

Percy John Atwood Beaver (born 1869/70, Manchester)

Residence,

Occupation:

30/03/1851: Didsbury; scholar at home [census]

07/04/1861: 15 Circus, Bath, Somerset (with widowed mother, her parents, and his siblings); scholar (conceivably taught by Rev. Edward Pelham Pierpoint and/or Edmund Thorold??) [census]

02/12/1865: 96 Brunswick Street, Manchester; cotton broker [baptism register entry for John Atwood Beaver, junior]

02/04/1871: 31 Osborn Road, West Derby, Liverpool; cotton broker salesman

03/04/1881:

05/04/1891:

31/03/1901:

12/04/1901: 23 Esplanade, Waterloo, Lancashire [probate records]

Chess:

His debut for Lancashire against Yorkshire was the 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire match on 20/01/1883, and played in the 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire match.  He was active thereafter at least until the late 1880s, though he seems to have dropped out of county chess.

Notes:

It is not wholly clear whether the chess-playing “R. A. Beaver” was the one born in 1846, or his son born in 1865.  However, if the “R. A. Beaver” playing for Lancashire against Yorkshire on 20/01/1883 was the son, then he’d be only 17 years and 4 months old, so the father, described here, would appear to be the chess-player.

 

 

Percy Francis Blake

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(photo from Chess Bouquet)

Birth:

06/12/1873, Manchester; reg. Q1 1874, at Chorlton

Death:

26/03/1936; reg.Q1 1936, at Runcorn, at age 62; probate to Mary Jane Blake, widow; left £459 12s 3d

Parents:

Frederick Blake (born 1832/33, Trowbridge, Wilts.), Sophia Blake (born 1830/31, Mere, Wilts.)

Siblings:

Fanny S Blake (born 1857/58,

Lucy Blake (born 1863/64,

Lillian M Blake (born 1866/67,

Florence Blake (born 1867/68,

Austin Blake (born 1867/68,

Bertram Blake (born 1869/70,

Marriage:

On 07/09/1901, at Edge Hill, Lancs., to Mary Jane Patterson (born 1875/76, Romiley, Cheshire), daughter of Robert Patterson

Children:

none (at least in the first 9 years of marriage).

Residence,

Occupation:

03/04/1881: 2 Queen’s Terrace, Clarence Road, Moss Side, Manchester; scholar

05/04/1891: 481 Stretford Road, Stretford, Manchester; electrical work

31/03/1901: 30 Dodge Street, West Derby (boarder), Liverpool; telegraph linesman

02/04/1911: 83 Lumley Street, Gatson, Liverpool; telegraph linesman for a railway company

26/03/1936: 4 Albert Road, Grappenhall, Cheshire [probate records]

Chess:

Joined Manchester Chess Club in 1891 [1].  In 1894 he won a brilliancy prize offered by the Manchester Weekly Times [1].  He was played for Lancashire as a Manchester player from 1899 or earlier to 1901 or after, then as a Liverpool player from 1904, in the following matches: 1898 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1899 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1900 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1901 Yorkshire Lancashire, 1904 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1905 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1906 Lancashire v Yorkshire, and then after an absence 1912 Lancashire v Yorkshire.

He was famous as a problemist perhaps more than as a player.  Over 400 of his published problems date from 1890 to 1936.

Ref:

[1] Chess Bouquet (F. R. Gittins, 1897)

 

 

Isidore Augustus Galbois Boulaye

Birth:

1854, Manchester; reg. Q1 1854, Chorlton, Lancs.

Death:

21/01/1909, 5 Rook Street, Manchester; reg. Q1 1909 at age 54; probate to Rev. John Galbois Boulaye, clerk in holy orders; left £1,206 3s 4d

Parents:

William Boulaye, merchant

Jane Boulaye (born 1805/06, Humbleton, Yorks.)

Siblings:

John Galbois Boulaye (born 1839/40)

William Boulaye, junior (born 1836/37)

Barnard Boulaye (born 1843/44)

Jane H D Boulaye (born 1845/46, Manchester)

Marriage:

apparently never married

Residence,

Occupation:

07/04/1861: 58 Lloyd(?) Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock; scholar

02/04/1871: 7 Islington Square, Salford; clerk

03/04/1881: 31 Rawson Street, Farnworth; cotton yarn manufacturer’s agent

05/04/1891: 31 Rawson Street, Farnworth; cotton merchant and agent

31/03/1901: ?

21/01/1909: 3 Egerton Crescent, Withington, Manchester, and 5 Rock Street, Manchester

Chess:

Matches he played in matches against Yorkshire or Yorkshire clubs included the matches 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1883 Hull Church Inst. v Manchester Athenaeum, and 1887 Yorkshire v Lancashire.

Note:

His second name, or the initial “A.”, were used in official documentation of his birth and death, and in some year’s census records.  The 1871 census had him as “Isidore Auguste G. Boulaye”, using the French form of his second name.  “Galbois” was extensively used in the wider Boulaye family, which was of French origin.  In chess records he was usually referred to simply as I. G. Boulaye, or some typographical error based thereon.  The Boulaye family was of French origin.

 

 

Richard Clarkson Boyer

Birth:

1842, Hathern, Leics.; reg. Q2 1842, at Loughborough, Peterborough, Leics.

Death:

1913; reg. Q4 1913, at Bucklow, Ches., aged 71

Parents:

Edward Boyer (1816/17, Leicester), corn factor, later cotton manufacturer &c

Mother: Ann Boyer (1813/14, Newport, E. Yorks. – 7 miles E of Howden; death reg. Q1 1864, at Ashton-under-Line)

Step-mother: Susannah Wesley Fildes Boyer (née Susannah Wesley Fildes, 1840, Strangeways, Manchester, baptised 17/09/1840; daughter of James Fildes, grocer and calico printer, and Mary Fildes); only a year older than her step-son; retained her maiden name before her married name.

Siblings:

Frederick C Boyer (born 1853/54, Bowdon, Ches.)

Edward A Boyer (born1855/56, Bowdon, Ches.)

Marriage:

seems not to have married (remained unmarried at least to age 58)

Residence,

Occupation:

30/03/1851 [census]: Stamford Road (south side), Bowdon, Ches. (now Greater Manchester); scholar

07/04/1861 [census]: Langham Road, Bowdon; apprentice warehouseman

02/04/1871 [census]: Stamford Road, Bowdon; grey cloth agent

03/04/1881 [census]: Skiffington Mount, Enville Road, Bowdon; grey cloth merchant

05/04/1891 [census]: Hale Road, Hale, Cheshire (a mile and a half to the E of Bowden); cloth merchant

31/03/1901 [census]: Armidale(?), Spring Road, Bowden;

02/04/1911 [census]: ?

Chess:

He lived just on the Cheshire side of the county border with Lancashire, and played chess in Manchester, representing Lancashire in the matches: 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire and 1889 Yorkshire v Lancashire.  Later on he represented Cheshire in the match 1908 Cheshire v Yorkshire.

 

 

Christen Brevig

Birth:

1851, Christiania (as Oslo was known at the time), Norway

Death:

1914; reg. Q4 1914, at age 63, at Chorlton

Marriage:

to Amy Rebecca Woolmore (born 1851/52, Stepney, London) reg. Q3 1878

Children:

Elsie Brevig (born 1879/80, Heaton Chapel, Lancs.)

Agnes Brevig (born Jan/Feb/Mar, 1881, Heaton Norris / Heaton Chapel, Lancs.)

Dorothy Brevig (born 1882/83, Heaton Chapel, Lancs.)

Norman Elling Brevig (born 1886/87, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Cheshire)

of whom one had died by 02/04/1911

Residence,

Occupation:

02/04/1871: 1 Stamford Street, Sale, Cheshire (boarder); clerk

03/04/1881: 3 Woodland Villas, Heaton Norris, Lancs.; clerk in Manchester shipping trade

05/04/1891: Queen’s Road, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Cheshire; shipping merchant

31/03/1901: Queen’s Road, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Cheshire; shipping merchant, woollen and cotton goods

02/04/1911: 1 Queen’s Road, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Ches.; departmental manager in Manchester export trade (of Norwegian nationality)

Chess:

Recorded as a Lancashire player from 20/01/1883 or before to 08/03/1890 or later, then as a Cheshire player from 25/03/1905 or before to 18/01/1908 or after.  Matches he played in included: 1883 Hull Church Inst. v Manchester Athenaeum, 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1889 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1890 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1896 Yorkshire v Cheshire, 1905 Yorkshire v Cheshire, 1908 Cheshire v Yorkshire.

 

 

Adolph Davidovich Brodsky

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Birth:

21/03/1851 (old style, = 02/04/1851), Taganrog, Russia

Death:

22/01/1929, at High Elms Nursing Home, Victoria Park, Manchester; reg. Q1 1929, South Manchester; cremated at Manchester Crematorium; probate to Anna Brodsky; left £2,379 13s 4d.  (Wife, Anna Brodsky, died 02/10/1929.)

Parents:

Jewish

Education:

Studied the violin under Joseph Hellmesberger, in Vienna

Marriage:

1880 married Anna Lvovna Skadovskaya (born 1856/57, Russia) at Sebastopol

Children:

None

Residence,

Occupation:

1875 joined Moscow Conservatory

1883 to 1891: professor at the Leipzig Conservatory

1891 to 1894: leader of the New York Symphony Orchestra

1894 came to England to teach at the Royal Manchester College of Music

1895 to 1896 concert master of Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, at invitation of Charles Hallé, and violin teacher at the Royal Manchester College of Music

1896 became Principal Musician at the Royal Manchester College of Music

31/03/1901: 40 Acomb Lane, Chorlton-upon-Medlock; Musician Principal, Royal Manchester College of Music

02/04/1911: 3 Laurel Mount, Bowdon, Cheshire (now Greater Manchester); teacher of violin, Principal R.M.C.M., Mus.D.

22/01/1929: 3 Laurel Mount, Bowdon, Cheshire

Chess:

Recorded as playing for Manchester and Lancashire at least from 1899 to 1903, and for Liverpool and Lancashire at least in 1904, and for Cheshire from 1908 or before.

1898 Lancashire v Yorkshire

1899 Yorkshire v Lancashire

1900 Lancashire v Yorkshire

1901 Bradford v Manchester

1903 Yorkshire v Lancashire

1904 Yorkshire v Lancashire

1908 Cheshire v Yorkshire

Other:

Variously listed as “Prof. A. Brodsky” (having been a “professor” in Moscow and Leipzig) or “Dr. A. Brodsky” (having been awarded an honorary music doctorate in 1902 by Victoria University) as well as simply “A. Brodsky”.  He spelt his forename as “Adolf” before coming to England, but thereafter as “Adolph”, which is how he himself spelt it in the 1911 census.  He rarely himself used his middle name.

On 04/12/1881, in Vienna, he was the soloist at the premiére of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, subsequently becoming its dedicatee.

 

 

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06/12/2013

Stephen John Mann

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Last Updated

06/12/2013