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Dr John Hepworth Shaw

Birth:

1865/66, Liverpool; reg. Q1 1866, Liverpool

Death:

1838; reg. Q3 1938, Liverpool South, aged 72

Parents:

John Shaw (born 1817/18, South Kirkby, Yorks.; pharmaceutical chemist), Malina Shaw (1829/30, Pontefract, Yorks.)

Siblings:

Lucy Beatrice Malina Shaw (born 1864/65, Liverpool)

Marriage:

still single on 02/04/1911

Residence,

Occupation:

02/04/1871: 24 Great George Place, Liverpool

03/04/1881: 30 Great George Place, Liverpool; scholar

05/04/1891: 21 St. James Road, Liverpool; registered general medical practitioner

31/03/1901: 1 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool; head surgeon (apparently in a medical practice, as there were also two assistant surgeons and a matron)

02/04/1911: 9 Dovedale Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool; physician and surgeon

Chess:

Member of Liverpool Chess Club

 

 

Frederick Eglin Spedding – see Frederick Eglin Spedding (own page)

 

 

Edmund Spencer

Birth:

18/06/1876, Steeple Aston, Oxon., about 13 miles north of Oxford; reg. Q3 1876, Woodstock, Oxon.

Death:

04/01/1936, at the Royal Southern Hospital, Liverpool [probate index], due to “septic poisoning” [1]  Probate to Margaret Spencer and Hannah Spencer, spinsters.  He left £4,126 16s 7d.

Parents:

Abraham Spence (1845/46, Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Lancs.), Hannah Spencer (1847/48, Steeple Aston, Oxon.)

Siblings:

Mary Spencer (born 1877/78, Steeple Aston, Oxon.)

Margaret Spencer (born 1879/80, Steeple Aston)

Hannah Spencer (born 1881/82, Steeple Aston)

William Spencer (born 1884/85, Steeple Aston)

George Spencer (born 1886/87, Steeple Aston)

James H Spencer (born 1893/94, Haslinden, Lancs.)

Marriage:

 

Children:

 

Residence,

Occupation:

03/04/1881: North Street, Steeple Aston, Oxon.; scholar (father was curate of Steeple Aston)

05/04/1891: The Vicarage, Crawshaw Booth (2 miles N of Rawtenstall; 5 miles S of Burnley), Lancs.; (father was vicar of Goodshaw, the locality around Crawshaw Booth)

31/03/1901: The Vicarage, Haslingden, Lancs. (2 miles W of Rawtenstall, 4 miles SE of Accrington); banker’s clerk (father still clergyman)

02/04/1911:

Chess:

Member of Manchester Chess Club from 1900 or before.  Secretary & treasurer of NCCU for some years [1], up to his death.  Played in the British Championships of 1924 (scoring 4½ points), 1925 (finishing third on 7½ out of 11), 1928 (scoring 6 points), 1931 (finishing fourth on 6½) and 1935 (scoring 4½ points) [1].  In the 1927 international team tournament in London he played for the British Empire team [1].  An Edmund Spencer Trophy was instituted in recognition and commemoration of his work for the NCCU.

Ref.

[1]  Yorkshire Telegraph & Star of 18/01/1936

 

 

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06/12/2013

Stephen John Mann

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06/12/2013