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post #59 of (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Re: FIRST NAMES - Help Needed

Annie Jane Layard

In 1881, an A. Layard was runner-up to Grace Gibbs in the women's singles event at the inaugural West of England Championships tournament in Bath.

According to the 1871 Census of England, Annie Jane Layard was born in Wembley, London, in 1859. Her parent were Charles and Sarah; the former was a native of Bath. One of Annie's siblings, George (Soames) Layard, was born in Clifton, Bristol (a future venue for the West of England Championships), in 1861. George's name also features in the lists for some early lawn tennis tournaments.
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