Robert Watson Boyd (1852 - 1887)

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    "1852 (20/09/1852) Born in Gateshead, son of a wherryman. 1880 (10/02/1880) Boyd raced Elliott on the Tyne for £400 a-side. This was Boyd's last ever win, winning easily on the day. 1887 (01/07/1887) Died at the age of 35. Report from the Daily Exchange Newspaper: "It is with extreme regret that we have to chronicle the death of Mr. R.W. Boyd, ex-champion sculler of England. The sad event took place at the deceased's residence Shakespeare Hotel, Middlesbrough, at one o'clock this morning. Mr Boyd was only 35 years old, and his sudden and premature death will be deeply regretted by a very wide circle of acquaintances and admirers, not only in Middlesbro', but perhaps to a greater extent, on Tyneside. Mr. Boyd was born at Gateshead on the 20th September 1852, and as his father was a wherryman on the Tyne, it is not surprising to find that at the early age of 15 young Boyd was attracting a great deal of attention on account of his performances with the sculls. After competing in many small local races, he joined Lumsden, of Blyth, and at the age of 20 Boyd and his companion were looked upon as the champion double scullers of England having pulled off the honours in an encounter with Taylor and Winship, and beaten all-comers on the Thames....."
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    North East Rowing
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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