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Images/Photos of Victorian athlete Henry Counsel (1843-1900)
« on: Friday 19 January 18 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Dear Friends,
I need help with trying to find any images of the famous Lancashire champion wrestler from the 1860's-1880's Henry Counsel. He was born on 7th of March 1843, and baptized at St Mary's church Bury on July 9th, 1843. Son of Elizabeth Counsell, Spinster Freetown, Bury.
In 1864 he won Lancashire Wrestling Championship at Copenhagen Grounds, Newton Heath, Manchester. He was only 21, the youngest champion in history. His primary occupation was coal miner. He married Ellen Lord in 1862 at Bury. They had 6 children together. Ellen died in 1888.
Henry married Alice Bent - who already has 6 children from her first marriage.  In 1891 they all are living in Atherton with 11 children in the same house. Henry dies in 1900 at Horwich - n. of Bolton -  and his widow returns to her birthplace at Westhoughton and opens a coffee shop. I would highly appreciate any help on this subject. Thanks in advance. Kind regards, R

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