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

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Frederick Julius Hamel

Birth:

1862; reg. Q4 1862, Chorlton

Death:

17/03/1942; reg. Q1 1942, Manchester, aged 79; probate to Public Trustee, left £3,136 6s 1d.

Parents:

Ludwig Hamel [1] (calico printer, died before 02/04/1871), Clotilde Hamel (born 1834/35, Minden, Westphalia)

Siblings:

Rubert Hamel (born 1863/64, Manchester)

Fergus Hamel (born 1864/65, Manchester)

Helen Hamel (born 1866/67, Dukinfield, Cheshire)

Rosy Hamel (born 1867/68, Dukinfield, Cheshire)

John Hamel (born 1869/70, Dinting, Derbyshire – 1 mile W of centre of Glossop, and c. 2 miles E of Cheshire border)

Lucy Hamel (born Jan/Feb 1870, Manchester)

Marriage:

14/10/1896, St. Luke’s, Manningham, Bradford, to Helen Mary Unna (born 1867/68, Bradford), spinster of Selborne Terrace, Manningham, Bradford, daughter of Charles Frederick Unna

Children:

none

Residence,

Occupation:

02/04/1871: 125 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester

03/04/1881: 6 Thorncliffe Grove, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester (lodger); clerk in shipping house

05/04/1891: 6 Heald Place, Withington, Manchester (lodger); cashier

14/10/1896: 354 Moss Lane East, Manchester; merchant

31/03/1901: 14 Clothorn Road, Didsbury, Manchester; manager, foreign correspondent

02/04/1911: 14 Clothorn Road, Didsbury, Manchester; manager in counting house of shipping merchant

17/03/1942: 14 Clothorn Road, Didsbury, Manchester

Chess:

Member of Manchester Chess Club.  He played in the following matches: 1883 Hull Church Inst. v Manchester Athenaeum, 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1887 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1889 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1890 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1899 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1900 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1901 Yorkshire Lancashire, 1902 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1903 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1904 Yorkshire v Lancashire and 1905 Yorkshire v Lancashire.

Ref:

[1] named in marriage register entry for Frederick Julius Hamel and Helen Mary Unna

 

 

 

 

Richard Bamford Hardman

Birth:

15/05/1853, Bury, Lancs; reg. Q2 1853, at Bury, Lancs.

Death:

22/10/1916, at 22 York Place, Manchester; reg. Q4 1916, at Chorlton, aged 63; probate to Elizabeth Ann Hardman, widow, and Thomas Victor Hardman, woollen manufacturer; left £1,440 1s 0d

Parents:

Richard Hardman (born 1823/24, Rochdale), woollen manufacturer

Mary Hardman (born 1827/28, Bury)

Siblings:

Thomas Rufus Hardman (born 1854/55, Bury)

Mary Alice Hardman (born 1857/58, Bury)

George Denis Hardman (22/10/1916born 1859/60, Bury)

Margaret Ann Hardman (born 1862/63, Bury)

Ernest William Hardman (born 1868/69, Bury)

Marriage:

to Elizabeth Ann Cornall reg. Q2 1879, at Bury

Children:

Helena Mary Hardman (born 1879/80, Bury)

Ethel Hardman (born 1883/43, Bury)

Thomas Victor Hardman (born 1886/87, Bury)

Bessie Hardman (born 1886/87, Bury)

Cyril Ernest Hardman (born 1889/90, Bury)

Florence Marion Hardman (born 1891/92, St. Anne’s)

Residence,

Occupation:

07/04/1861 [census]: 32 Woodfields Terrace, Bury; scholar

02/04/1871 [census]: Woodfields Cottage, [Marsden Street?,] Bury; woollen manufacturer

03/04/1881 [census]: 8 Wash Lane, Bury, Lancs.; commercial traveller for woollen manufacturer

05/04/1891 [census]: Glen-Eldon Road, Lytham, Lancs; woollen manufacturer

31/03/1901 [census]: 12 Manchester Road, Bury; woollen manufacturer

02/04/1911 [census]: 12 Manchester Road, Bury; woollen manufacturer

22/10/1916 [probate]: 12 Manchester Road, Bury; woollen manufacturer

Chess:

“R. B. Hardman” of Bury represented Lancashire in the matches 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1887 Yorkshire v Lancashire and 1890 Lancashire v Yorkshire.

 

 

Dr Harry Holmes

Birth:

05/07/1874, Midville, Lincs. (c. 9 miles NNE of Boston, Lincs.)

Death:

30/10/1937; reg. Q4 1937, Liverpool South, aged 63; probate to Mark Meanwell Holmes and Fred Holmes, farmers; left £31,683 13s 9d

Parents:

Thomas Holmes (born 1836/37, Sausthorpe,Lincs.; farmer), Isabella Meanwell Holmes (born 1839/40, Stickford, Lincs.)

Siblings:

Mark Meanwell Holmes (born 1868/69, Keal Cotes, 1 mile of so NE of Stickford)

John T. Holmes (born 1870/71, Keal Cotes)

Fred Holmes (born 1877/78, Midville, about 2 miles SSW of Stickford)

Education:

Kirton Grammar School, under Mr Cochrane.  Admitted as pensioner at St John’s, Cambridge, 07/10/1890; matriculated Michaelmas 1890; B. A. 1893; M. B.; B. Ch. 1897 [Venn]

Marriage:

appears not to have married

Residence,

Occupation:

03/04/1881: Midville, Lincs.; scholar

05/04/1891: Duck Lane, Midville; student of medicine at Cambridge

31/03/1901: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary & Dispensary, Wigan; resident senior house surgeon

02/04/1911: 13 Princes Avenue, Toxteth Park, Liverpool; aural and ophthalmic surgeon

30/10/1934: 13 Princes Avenue, Toxteth Park, Liverpool

Venn lists following undated posts (presumably in chronological order):

St Bartholomew's Hospital;

assistant house physician, General Hospital, Nottingham

senior house surgeon, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

Practised at Liverpool and at Wigan

Chess:

Member of Liverpool Chess Club from 1904 or before.  He played in the following matches: 1901 Yorkshire Lancashire, 1904 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1905 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1906 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1907 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1908 Lancashire v Yorkshire and 1912 Lancashire v Yorkshire.

 

 

Anton Hvistendahl

Birth:

23/08/1836, Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway

Baptism:

04/09/1836, Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway

Death:

1895; reg. Q4 1895, at St. Pancras, at age 59

Parents:

Hans Hvistendahl

Bernhardine Hvistendahl

Marriage:

to Amelia Augusta Fagg (born 1840/41, Olderney[?]) daughter of Thomas Fagg, on 12/01/1864, at St Martin, Ashton-on-Mersey, Cheshire.

Children:

Amelia Augusta Hvistendahl (born 1864, Manchester)

Frank Hvistendahl (born 1865/66, Manchester)

Emma Christine Hvistendahl (born 1866/67, Leaton chapel)

Ethel Hvistendahl (born 1868/69, Rainhill; baptised 11/08/1869, St. Ann, Rainhill, Prescott, nr. Liverpool)

Hilda Hvistendahl (born 1870, Rainhill; birth reg. Q2 1870, Prescot, Lancs)

Anton Hvistendahl, junior (born 1872, Rainhill; reg. Q2 1872, Prescot, Lancs; baptised 11/08/1872, St. Ann, Rainhill)

Henry Hvistendahl (born 1874/75, Aker, Akershus, Norway)

Residence,

Occupation:

04/09/1836: Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway [baptism records]

30/03/1851:

07/04/1861:

1863: partner in Hvistendahl, Holst, & Co, Trafalgar Terrace, Lower Broughton [Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford]

12/01/1864: Ashton-on-Mersey, Cheshire [marriage register]

1869: 7 Marsden Street, Prescot, nr. Liverpool, Lancs. [Slater's Directory]

02/04/1871:

11/08/1872: Rainhill [baptism register entry for Anton Hvistendahl junor]

Returned from England to Norway at some time from 1872 to 1875.

1875: Smestad Nedre, Vestre Aker, Akershus, Norway; agent [Norway 1875 census, parents and seven children]

Returned from Norway to England at some time from 1875 to 1883.

03/04/1881:

05/04/1891:

Chess:

Represented Lancashire, as a Liverpool player, against Yorkshire in the 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire and 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire.  He was active in Liverpool Chess Club from 1872 or earlier though to 1886 or later (except while in Norway - roughly 1873 to 1882?).

Other:

Son, Anton Hvistendahl, or someone of the same name, seems to have emigrated to New Zealand in 1898.  An Anton Hvistendahl married Adele T T Eichler, in 1899, in New South Wales, Australia.

 

 

Created

06/12/2013

Stephen John Mann

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Last Updated

06/12/2013