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Old 26th December 2015, 16.08:59   #23-0 (permalink)
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Default Re: The sad case of a founding member and player of Wrexham Football Club

Charles Edward Kershaw was elected to serve on the Wrexham Board of Guardians (a union to aid the poor) for the district of Broughton in 1863, and there are many other newspaper references of the day regarding his community and civic endeavours
In addition, the following link states that he served as a steward and secretary for various events at the racecourse- WREXHAM AUTUMN SPORTS. )|1867-10-26|Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online although there are many other online newspaper references relating to his involvement in the activities at The Racecourse during the 1860’s, including winning a pewter cup in the first athletics event after the founding of the football club. He also played cricket for The Denbighshire County Cricket Club.
Charles was also a volunteer in The Prince of Wales Fire Brigade, but he would play for the newly formed Wrexham Athletic Football club, when a team of his colleagues from the Fire Brigade visited the Racecourse for the football clubs fist ever game in October 1864.
There are a number of references to suggest that Charles was an accountant and he is recorded as living at 2 Derby Road, Hightown, but later moved to Salisbury Park.
His wife’s name was Anna Maria, although there are no surving records of her birth/death or marriage; however, there is a baptism entry in the Clwyd names registry which states “KERSHAW; 8 Aug 1872 bap/o Alfred Ollivant Hyde s/o Charles Edward (acct) & Anna Maria, High Town”.
The family are believed to have moved to Merseyside as Allfred Ollivant Hyde Kershaw was later recorded as living in Aintree, Liverpool, and on the 2nd January 1885, The Obituaries in The Wrexham Advertiser reported that Charles Edward Kershaw had died in Southport aged 45 years on 27th December 1884

Charles Edward Kershaw 1799-1884
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