Brief profile of H.R.J.Charlwood
by Don Ambrose

Player:HRJ Charlwood

CHARLWOOD, Henry Rupert James.
Born at Horsham, Sussex, 19th December 1846.
Died at the Bell Inn, Scarborough, Yorkshire, 6th June 1888.
He first played for Sussex in 1865 when he was only eighteen and a year later he played for the United South of England Eleven for the first time. In total he played 127 matches for Sussex 1865-82 and 197 first-class matches in total, including two Test Matches. He toured North America in 1868 and Australia 1876/7.
He is said to have moved his home to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in 1873 and later to Scarborough, Yorkshire, where he kept the Bell Inn.
In the 1881 Census he appears under the name of BLEAWOOD (mis-transcribed), living at 1 Sandside, Scarborough, aged 33, a crickiter (sic), living with his wife, Ann aged 32, born in Chesterfield. There is a daughter Gertrude B. aged 7 and a son Frederick H.S., aged 4, both born in Chesterfield, and a son Leon B.C., aged 6 months, born in Scarborough. There is also a niece, Edith H. Ainsworth, aged 17, born in Derby, an unmarried servant.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)


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