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Old 23rd December 2015, 22.11:32   #20-0 (permalink)
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Default Re: The sad case of a founding member and player of Wrexham Football Club

Thomas Hanmer was another trophy winner in the first athletics event arranged by the newly formed Football club on 13th May 1865, and he also had previously played in our first ever game against The Prince of Wales Fire Brigade on 22nd October 1864.
There are no records to show that Thomas was married or that he had any children, but the consensus of 1881 reported that Thomas was a licensed victualler aged 42, who was born in Overton, in 1839
His father Thomas Hanmer (snr) was born circa 1807.

Records taken from Pigot & Co. Directory (1828/29; 1835; 1844) and Slater's Directory (1883) show that Thomas Hanmer was the Licenced Victualler of The Talbot in Brook Street, Rhosllannerchrugog in 1880 Clwyd FHS - Historic Ruabon Inns
and Thomas Hanmer was also the Licensed Victualler of The Alexandra in Yorke Street in 1883 Clwyd FHS - Historic Wrexham Inns
This may have been a family profession as the directories also recorded that James or Jane Hanmer was the Licensed Victualler of The Greyhound in Holt Road (Slater 1868).
There is, however, another link with the family profession, which specifically links Thomas Hanmer (1839) and his father, eternally to the club
On 9th November 1867, The Wrexham Advertiser, Births Deaths and Marriages reported that ‘On the 2nd inst (02 October) at the Turf Hotel, Wrexham, Mr Thomas Hanmer (snr) died aged 60 years’.

Almost 20 years later, on the 25th March 1887, The Wrexham Advertiser, Births Deaths and Marriages reported ‘Died March 14th, aged 48, at the Turf Hotel, Wrexham, Thomas Hanmer, son of the late Mr. Thos. Hanmer’.

Slaters Trade Directory records show that the landlords of The Turf Hotel at the time where Richard and Martha Hanmer.

Thomas Hanmer 1839-1887

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