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Bare Knuckle Fighting on Tag Hill - William Calladine 1839

Journal by Dave Calladine

"Dec 1858 - A deposit of 2 a-side was made on Monday November 29th, at Mr Osborne`s, "four Bums Inn" Taghill, between William Calladine and James Prince, and another deposit of 1 a-side is to be made on Monday next at the same place. William Calladine is gone into active training at Cotmanhay, whilst James Prince has taken up his quarters at Mr Osborne`s, under the watchful eye of the well-known E. Stainesby, better known by the name of "Rabbi".

Tag Hill was notorious for bare knuckle boxing, and William was 19 years of age at this point. He was a miner, and the eldest son of a frame work knitter, David Calladine, and Elizabeth (nee Butler) of Tag hill in Heanor. They had six known children between 1839 and 1858, the year of the fight mentioned above.

William survived the fight, but the outcome is not known - and wet on to marry Elizabeth Sharley around 1863. Elizabeth was the eldest child of William Sharley and Betsy Wright.

The had eight children, and are shown in the census return of 1881 as living at tag hill

RG11 3320 / 50 26, RG11 3320 / 50 26
William CALLADINE Head M Male 42 Heanor, Derby, England Coal Miner (1839)
Elizabeth CALLADINE Wife M Female 37 Heanor, Derby, England (1844)
Henry A. CALLADINE Son U Male 16 Heanor, Derby, England Coal Miner (1865)
Srah A. CALLADINE Daur U Female 14 Ilkeston, Derby, England (1867)
Walter CALLADINE Son Male 12 Loscoe, Derby, England Scholar (1869)
George CALLADINE Son Male 6 Loscoe, Derby, England Scholar (1875)
William CALLADINE Son Male 5 Loscoe, Derby, England Scholar (1876)
Ernest CALLADINE Son Male 2 Loscoe, Derby, England (1879)

he had moved (1891 Census RG12/2663 43 Page: 4 Schedule: 18) to Loscoe Road, Heanor
CALLADINE William Head M M 52 Coalminer(Em'ee) Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Elizabeth Wife M F 47 Derbyshire - Loscoe
CALLADINE Walter Son S M 21 Coalminer(Em'ee) Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE George Son S M 16 Coalminer(Em'ee) Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE William Son S M 15 Coalminer(Em'ee) Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Ernest Son S M 12 Scholar Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Frank Son S M 9 Scholar Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Sydney Son S M 6 Scholar Derbyshire - Heanor

His son Henry is just down the road
1891 Census RG12/2663 Folio: 42 Page: 2 Schedule: 9, Address: Loscoe Road Heanor
CALLADINE Henry Head M M 26 Coalminer(Em'ee) Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Mary Ann Wife M F 25 Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Ada Dau S F 3 Derbyshire - Heanor
CALLADINE Elizabeth Ann Dau S F 6m Derbyshire - Heanor

and Sarah Ann is visiting her fience, Frank Hewit, a soldier.

I am related to William in that his grandfather, David 1770(whom married Ann Hough)is the eldest child of Thomas Calladine 1749 and Mary, my direct ancestor

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on 2006-10-21 10:10:59

Dave Calladine , from Yeovil, Somerset, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2006. is researching the following names: CALLADINE, LAUNCHBURY, FULLER and 22 other(s).

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