Brief profile of James Fellowes
by Don Ambrose

Player:J Fellowes

Born at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 25th August 1841.
Died at Dedham, Essex, 3rd May 1916.
An Army officer who played cricket for three counties as his place of residence changed with various postings. He played for Devon in 1870, made his first-class debut for the MCC the following year, played nine matches for Kent 1873-81 and eleven for Hampshire 1883-85, 23 first-class matches in all. Most of his cricket was played for the Royal Engineers and he was a founder of the Hampshire Hogs and the Devon Dumplings. He was, in 1888, the Assistant-Commandant of the School of Military Engineering at Chatham. In 1890 he retired on half-pay. He held the post of Secretary at the Hampshire County C.C., from 1883 until 1886.
The 1881 Census finds him resident at The New Friars, Rochester, Kent, aged 39, a Major in the Royal Engineers. His wife Harriet H., aged 37, born at Weston Peveral, Devon, and four daughters Hannah S., aged 13, born at Weston Peveral, Ida S., aged 9 and Louisa aged 6, both born at Old Brompton, Kent, and Hilda, aged 1 born in Scotland. They have two visitors, Francis A. Marindin, a Major in the Royal Engineers (retired), an inspecting officer of Railways for the Board of Trade, and his wife Kathleen, aged 40. They have four domestic servants.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)


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