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Apr 24th, 2014 09:21 PM
Rollo
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

Thanks GeeTee. We bild on each others work.

Hope it is ok to post a link to this article here from the Sydney Morning Herald. it goes into a lot of detail about various female players from the 1934 event.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/1147405
Apr 23rd, 2014 06:42 AM
GeeTee
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

Nice work Andrew & Rollo.

I hadn't been able to track down which of the regimental Colonels & Majors or Surgeon Maynes (there seemed to have been a whole brigade of them!) in India it was myself. The father might have died in Melbourne in the early 1900s from memory.

Anyway, very nice to see another identified name on the list.

PS - also nice work Andrew/LKK on Annie Lamb
Mar 30th, 2014 09:54 PM
AndrewTas
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

Great Bio Rollo. Thanks
Mar 26th, 2014 07:23 PM
Rollo
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

Here is a reworked bio on Miss Mayne. What do you think?

MAYNE, ELLEN (Ellen Montgomerie Mayne)

Australia (Victoria)/United Kingdom
Born 10 October 1860 in Nynere Tal (modern Nainital), India.
Died 10 October 1955 in Shaldon, Devon, England

Daughter of Major Robert Graham Mayne, a British officer serving in India, and Eliza Ann Landale. The Mayne family, of Scottish origin, served in the British army for several generations in India. The death of Ellen’s father in 1865 probably prompted the family to move back to Australia, as Eliza had been born in Tasmania. Ship records indicate they landed in Melbourne in 1875, where Ellen lived for the next 20 years.

Ellen may have started to play tennis as early as 1881. At a cavalry ball that year she appeared in costume described as “lawn tennis.”. At some point in the 1880s she moved to the state of Victoria and from 1886 until late 1893 won the New South Wales and Victorian state title several times over. In fact she either won or was in finalist in those two events every year during that time.

In December of 1893 Ellen moved to India to live with her brother Colonel Mayne. It is uncertain which brother this was exactly, as two of her her brothers were colonels there; Richard Charles Graham Mayne (1852-1939) and George Nesbitt Mayne (1854-1932). She lived in India for the next dozen years before playing in the London Championships of 1906. She entered Wimbledon in 1906 but defaulted in the first round without playing.

An 1911 census shows her residing in Surrey. She would live in England the rest of her life, with a visit to Australia in 1933.

Titles Won
New South Wales in 1887, 1889-1890, and 1893. Victorian Chmps in 1888 and 1891

Finalist
New South Wales in 1888. Victorian Chmps in 1886 and 1892


In sources from her era she was listed as Miss EM Mayne.

[Thanks to Andrew Tas, who discovered her identity].

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....postcount=1253
Mar 26th, 2014 06:06 PM
Rollo
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

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Mayne possibilty

Miss Mayne won many titles in Australia. I found an article just before she left Australia in 1893/ 94 which mentions that she was moving to India to live with her brother, Major Mayne. Looking through some Mayne family history a Richard Charles Graham Mayne was in India during this period. Richard had a sister, Ellen Montgomerie, born in 1861 or 1866 in India (depending on web site) and who had lived in Tasmania with her mother and in other parts of Australia before moving back to India.

Not 100% certain but Ellen Montgomerie Mayne's birth date fits and a EM Mayne did play in England in 1906. Any thoughts?
Ding-ding-ding

It's her!



In Trove there is an artcle about an 1881 Cavalry Ball in Tasmania. It mentions Miss Ellen Mayne and-get this-her costume. Her costume was 'lawn tennis".

It's got to be her for certes. Confusingly there IS another Ellen Mayne (the one born in 1866 in India. Mayne was her married name however, being born a Miss Moffatt.

The other giveaway is that Ellen Montgomerie Mayne (born 1860) went back and forth between India, England, and Australia. There are passenger records to prove it. All of these relate to her.

I will post a redone biography and place it in this thread and the biographical dictionary. If GeeTee comes back and wants to reedit he can-I think he would want us to post it here too.

Actually I will PM him him about this.

Great find Andrew Tas!
Mar 20th, 2014 02:02 AM
LKK
Re: A-z

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Hello all

Annie Lamb possibility

I may have found some reference to a Frances Annie Lamb (born 23/04/1866, died 01/03/1950) who may be the first NSW champion. France had a brother Edward Allister Lamb (died in the Boer war) who played tennis in Sydney before 1900. I have not found a concrete reference to Frances Lamb playing the game though. Frances married John W Newall in 1896 and they moved to England soon after.
Hello AndrewTas - I don't have much info, but here are some articles that can be quite interesting, though I don't know if they are about that Annie Lamb who was a tennis player.

The first two are about the wedding of "Míss Frances Annie Lamb, younger daughter of Mr. John de Villiers Lamb, of Maroomba, Chatswood, [North Sydney] and Mr John Lightfoot Newall, of Forest Hall, Ongar, Essex, England", that took place on 28 Oct. 1896. According to both articles "the bride was well-known in Sydney as a most philantropic worker" and was "for many years the hon. secretary of the Thirlmere Home for Consumptives."

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14073340
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/139733276


The last article mentions that Miss Annie Lamb was a honorary secretary of the Thirlmere Home for Consumptives.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13924237

I still don't know if she was that "famous" tennis player, but at least I managed to find that Frances Annie Lamb was also known as "Annie Lamb".

Best regards,
LKK
Mar 19th, 2014 11:48 PM
AndrewTas
Re: A-z

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Originally Posted by GeeTee View Post
EM MAYNE (VIC)

Likely to have been British-born, this early Victorian and NSW Champion moved to India around 1893 (probably with father, Colonel Mayne, who may have been in the British forces). Played in England in 1906 and entered in Wimbledon but defaulted in R1.
Mayne possibilty

Miss Mayne won many titles in Australia. I found an article just before she left Australia in 1893/ 94 which mentions that she was moving to India to live with her brother, Major Mayne. Looking through some Mayne family history a Richard Charles Graham Mayne was in India during this period. Richard had a sister, Ellen Montgomerie, born in 1861 or 1866 in India (depending on web site) and who had lived in Tasmania with her mother and in other parts of Australia before moving back to India.

Not 100% certain but Ellen Montgomerie Mayne's birth date fits and a EM Mayne did play in England in 1906. Any thoughts?
Mar 19th, 2014 11:39 PM
AndrewTas
Re: A-z

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeeTee View Post
Annie LAMB (NSW)

First (1885) NSW Champion
Hello all

Annie Lamb possibility

I may have found some reference to a Frances Annie Lamb (born 23/04/1866, died 01/03/1950) who may be the first NSW champion. France had a brother Edward Allister Lamb (died in the Boer war) who played tennis in Sydney before 1900. I have not found a concrete reference to Frances Lamb playing the game though. Frances married John W Newall in 1896 and they moved to England soon after.
Mar 7th, 2013 03:19 PM
Rollo
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

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Orea Moustaka - Mrs Orea Beatty died in Dublin Ireland 20 July 1959
Thanks Sheila-welcome to the Blast!
Mar 6th, 2013 07:23 PM
Sheila Kent
Re: A-z

Orea Moustaka - Mrs Orea Beatty died in Dublin Ireland 20 July 1959
Sep 28th, 2012 02:20 AM
GeeTee
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

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Hi Gee Tee
Hi Rollo
Sep 26th, 2012 11:59 PM
Rollo
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

Her is her obit from a Kiwi newspaper. Her DOD was 26 July 2012.

http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituarie...85#fbLoggedOut
Sep 26th, 2012 11:42 PM
Rollo
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

Hi Gee Tee

I found this obit from 2012 on the Kiwi ITF site:



Joyce Rymer (Fitch).

Obituary Joyce Rymer

We are saddened to record the passing of one of our members, Joyce Rymer who died recently after a short illness.

Joyce was a leading Australian tennis player between 1946 and 1951 and became a member of the NZ IC. She was a finalist in the Australian Singles in 1946 and won the doubles that year as well as partnering John Bromwich and reaching the finals four times during the post war period. She was a member of the Last Eight Club.
Joyce retired from tennis in 1951 when she married Aucklander, John Rymer and the couple embarked on their new life in the Anglican ministry. John Rymer, as many of you will know, became Dean of the Auckland and passed away about 8 years ago.

Joyce joined the Parnell Tennis Club, playing Interclub and coaching juniors there. She also helped at the ASB Classic for 20 years in the Ladies’ locker room with Cavell Morgan. She was recognised for her services by Tennis Auckland at the Classic when she retired from the job about 3 years ago.
Aug 27th, 2012 12:35 PM
GeeTee
Re: Australian Players: A to Z

I've added a few names/details but haven't itemised them all here. The 'last modified' date per post gives a clue to those that have been updated. Cheers - GT

PS - for those true history buffs, a summary of a recent Australian Tennis Heritage lunch - http://tennishistory.com.au/2012/08/...etter-q2-2012/
Mar 17th, 2012 05:54 AM
Jimbo109
Re: A-z

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Originally Posted by GeeTee View Post
Patricia 'Trish' MCCLENAUGHAN
Married R N FAULKNER

Beverley MANCE (VIC)
Married Allan RAE in 1951/52
PATRICIA "Trish" MCCLENAUGHAN
Born 28 August 1945
Married R N Faulkner

BEVERLEY MANCE
Born 16 November 1929
Married Allan Rae in 1951/52
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