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Harry/Henry Boxer
« on: Friday 16 October 20 17:26 BST (UK) »
My father's middle name was Harry named after his Uncle.
Harry/Henry Bolton son of Mary Chambers & Edwin Bolton
born 1880 & Lived at 70,Elland Road Islington which came under Beeston Leeds.
Family legend has it Harry was a bear knuckle boxer and would fight in booths at feasts. It has also been said he was a money lender.
A number of years ago a distant descendant said that Harry had won a boxing belt similar to a Lonsdale Belt.
Also saying Harry had boxed in the yard behind Tommy Wass public house at the top of Dewsbury Road.I
If anyone has any knowledge of Harry l would be interested to hear about him. I think he went under a nickname of Styke !
Power Ward Rooney  Southern Ireland

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Re: Harry/Henry Boxer
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Re: Harry/Henry Boxer
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 October 20 22:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Kloumann,
I will contact the site manager.. Not sure what Willenhill is !
If it's a name perhaps. Will update when l have any further into Thank you for your help
Power Ward Rooney  Southern Ireland