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Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« on: Saturday 31 October 15 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Looking for information on Henry Owens born 29th May 1914, Bothwell, Lanarkshire Scotland who was a well known Scottish Boxer and fought under the name of Jake Kilrain.  He married Nora Gallagher 8th July 1937 in Scotland.  I am looking for his death certificate and have searched Scotland's People but can find one.  Possible he left Scotland and moved further afield.  Can anyone help find a death certificate?

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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 31 October 15 14:56 GMT (UK) »
there is this death reg

Henry Owens
born 29 May 1914
death reg Oct 1984
age 70
Central Cleveland
3 2430

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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 16:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie,
i might have an interesting item regarding jake the boxer, can I ask your relationship with Jake please?


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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 17:02 BST (UK) »
I am not related to Jake Kilrain but my Aunt was writing a story about him.  My grandfather did a portrait painting on the boxer in the 1900s and we were interested to know of its whereabouts.  I remember the painting from my childhood and it was given to a relation of Jakes family by my father.

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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 18:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie, thank you for your prompt reply,
I was looking to trace his family as I have a piece of boxing history regarding Jake,
Do you know if his family are still in Scotland?

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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 18:33 BST (UK) »
Wish I could help you but I had no reply from any of his family.  The only person who was able to help us  was a gentleman called Miles Templeton  who is a boxing historian and knew quite a lot about Jake and he me be able to help you.  Do you mind me asking what it is you have?

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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 18:55 BST (UK) »
Hi
If you like I can email Miles and ask him if he is Interested in them or he may know someone who is.

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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 19:02 BST (UK) »
hi, thanks but i will leave things for now

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Re: Henry Owens also known as Jake Kilrain Scottish Boxer
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 19:09 BST (UK) »
No problem but if you change your mind I can email him