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Old May 18th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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1880

May 24-28, Irish Championships, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)

FI: D. Meldon d. Connie Butler 6-1, 6-1
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DF: Connie Butler/May Langrishe d. Miss Anderson/Miss Costello, walkover
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XDF: S.D. Maul/Miss Costello d. R. Hassard/D. Meldon 6-4, 7-5
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Circa 14-22 June, Kemptown, East Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Adshead d. E. Adshead 6-1, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3*

* This was a best-of-five-sets final.
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August 16-19, Waterford Tournament, Waterford Cricket Club, Waterford, Ireland (Grass)

SF: May Langrishe d. Miss Connellan 6-3, 6-1
SF: D. Meldon, a bye
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FI: May Langrishe d. D. Meldon 6-5, 6-0
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15 September, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, England (Grass)

SF: Miss Langley d. Marion Langley 6-3, 6-2
SF: Flora Langley d. Mrs Knapp 6-0, 6-1
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FI: Miss Langley d. Flora Langley 6-4, 6-4
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Circa early October, Sussex County Championships, Hove Rink, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: E. Maltby d. M. Maltby 6-3, 6-3
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XDF: William Renshaw/Miss Davidson d. [] Ravenshill/Miss Weeks 6-0, 6-2
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Old Nov 28th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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Re: 1880

On 15 September 1880, a one-day tournament for members only was held at the Saint Leonards Lawn Tennis Club in Sussex. Only four players took part, but three of them were sisters. Here are the results:

15 September, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, England (Grass)

SF: Miss Langley d. Marion Langley 6-3, 6-2
SF: Flora Langley d. Mrs Knapp 6-0, 6-1
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FI: Miss Langley d. Flora Langley 6-4, 6-4
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The Langleys were siblings and daughters of Henry Langley, of Portarlington in Ireland, and his wife Harriet, who had been born in Naples, Italy. There were at least seven Langley children, four girls and three boys.

In addition to Flora (b. 1860) and Marion (b. 1866), the other daughters were Augusta (b. 1858) and Constance (b. 1862). Constance was easily the best player of the four. She later married fellow player Charles J. Smith and thereafter was known as “Mrs C.J. Smith”. She is probably the Miss Langley who won the one-day tournament, details of which are given above. However, it was traditional to refer to the eldest sibling as “Miss” and to give only the first initial of younger siblings, so the winner might well have been Augusta.
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Old Nov 28th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Re: 1880

Great find Mark! Your work on these early results is invaluable.
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Re: 1880

May 24-29, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass and asphalt)

Draw of 4

SF: D. Meldon d. May Langrishe 6-2, 6-5
SF: Connie Butler d. Miss Lynch 6-4, 6-3
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FI: D. Meldon d. Connie Butler 6-1, 6-1

*It appears that at least the women’s singles event at the Irish Championships in 1880 was held at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Wilton Place, Dublin, and not in Fitzwilliam Square. A member’s voucher was required for entrance to the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club to see the women’s matches which were probably played on asphalt courts.
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Re: 1880

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On 15 September 1880, a one-day tournament for members only was held at the Saint Leonards Lawn Tennis Club in Sussex. Only four players took part, but three of them were sisters. Here are the results:

15 September, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, England (Grass)

SF: Miss Langley d. Marion Langley 6-3, 6-2
SF: Flora Langley d. Mrs Knapp 6-0, 6-1
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FI: Miss Langley d. Flora Langley 6-4, 6-4
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The Langleys were siblings and daughters of Henry Langley, of Portarlington in Ireland, and his wife Harriet, who had been born in Naples, Italy. There were at least seven Langley children, four girls and three boys.

In addition to Flora (b. 1860) and Marion (b. 1866), the other daughters were Augusta (b. 1858) and Constance (b. 1862). Constance was easily the best player of the four. She later married fellow player Charles J. Smith and thereafter was known as “Mrs C.J. Smith”. She is probably the Miss Langley who won the one-day tournament, details of which are given above. However, it was traditional to refer to the eldest sibling as “Miss” and to give only the first initial of younger siblings, so the winner might well have been Augusta.
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Constance was defeated the following year by "holder" Miss Langley in the challenge round. So yeah, most probably Augusta.
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