Robert Watson Boyd (1852 - 1887)


Robert Watson Boyd was the champion sculler of England in the late 19th century. He was born in Gateshead on the 20th of September, 1852. By age 20 Boyd was champion double scullers of England, with Lumsden, of Blyth. He later became (singles) Champion Sculler of England. On the 10th of February,1880, Boyd was victorious in a £400 challenge against Elliot of London. The race on the River Tyne drew a huge crowd of supporters who came from all around the country. Boyd was landlord of The Shakespeare pub in Middlesbrough, where he died at the age of 35, on the 1st of July 1887.[1] He is buried in Linthorpe Cemetery, with "Ex-Champion Sculler of England" engraved on his tombstone.[2]
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Robert Watson Boyd (1852 - 1887)
- "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 ...

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Robert Watson Boyd, Champion Sculler, Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.

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Robert Watson Boyd, Champion Sculler, Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough

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The Shakespeare, Middlesbrough
- Overview Map Street View The Shakespeare is a public house on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough, built in the mid 19th century. It has a distinctive 1911 frontage by Kitching and ...
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Linthorpe Cemetery
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Linthorpe Cemetery
- Overview About Linthorpe Cemetery Map Street View Linthorpe cemetery is one of the oldest graveyards, in Middlesbrough, incorporating a Quaker burial ground, dating back to 1668. The cemetery covers of ...

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