Re: The Official Married Names Thread
Agneta and (Helen) Amy Tabor were two of the ten surviving children (five boys and five girls) of Robert and Mary Tabor. Robert was for many years headmaster of Cheam School in what is now the London borough of Sutton.
According to the book "Cheam School from 1645", by Edward Peel, "Whether [Robert] Tabor was himself an athlete we do not know, but he certainly had athletic children. Monty and Arthur played cricket for Eton, and Arthur, who was also a runner, a footballer, a fives player and a golfer, opened the batting for Cambridge in three successive years and later played for Middlesex and Surrey. Alfred was in the Harrow XI for both football and cricket, and also played cricket for Middlesex.
"The youngest daughter, Amy, who so narrowly escapted death [from measles, mumps or whooping cough] in 1866, was a ladies' singles finalist at Wimbledon and might have gone on to higher things, but was not allowed to compete a second time because of the undesirable publicity!"