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  • Scott Nelson
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    No, Tom never sent me a copy.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post

    I have no idea, Scott. He may be a clerical error of some kind.

    That seems unlikely, but I haven’t been able to find him elsewhere. However, the biographical details that link MJK’s landlord to the boxing promoter are strong enough that I’m not too concerned about who (or even if) the Spitalfields-born man was.

    Scott, did you get a complimentary copy of Tom Wescott’s Ripper Confidential?

    There’s a chapter in there considering the two McCarthies.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Scott Nelson View Post
    But who was this guy born in Spitalfields Gary, seriously?
    I have no idea, Scott. He may be a clerical error of some kind.

    That seems unlikely, but I haven’t been able to find him elsewhere. However, the biographical details that link MJK’s landlord to the boxing promoter are strong enough that I’m not too concerned about who (or even if) the Spitalfields-born man was.


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  • Scott Nelson
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    But who was this guy born in Spitalfields Gary, seriously?

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  • Rob Clack
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Nice photo Rob !!
    My grandpop ( born in Galicia, 1898 ) boxed back in the 1930's here in the States as a middleweight..
    Thanks How, I always thought my great grandfather was a South Londoner as that was where he ended up.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Scott Nelson View Post
    Thank you Gary. Duly noted.

    Incidentally, your McCarthy image in post #16 is likely the Spitalfields-born John McCarthy at #27 Dorset. The one responsible for collecting the rents.
    Yes, the one who was a grocer and a landlord and who had received a prize for collecting money for hospitals just like Esq and was also his doppelgänger.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Nice photo Rob !!
    My grandpop ( born in Galicia, 1898 ) boxed back in the 1930's here in the States as a middleweight..

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  • Scott Nelson
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    Thank you Gary. Duly noted.

    Incidentally, your McCarthy image in post #16 is likely the Spitalfields-born John McCarthy at #27 Dorset. The one responsible for collecting the rents.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Nice photo. Rob.

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  • Rob Clack
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    My great grandfather. Born Canning Town 1887
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  • Gary Barnett
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    Talking of boxing, I think I’ll leave this on here for Scott Nelson to add to his collection of ‘Esq’ source material.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by D.J.Adams View Post
    I know it well.

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  • D.J.Adams
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    Canning Town - Wikipedia

    Things were tough back then
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    Palmer fought his way out.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by D.J.Adams View Post
    Thanks, Dave. The boxing aspect is very interesting.

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  • D.J.Adams
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    Pedlar Palmer - Wikipedia

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