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I'm trying to confirm that the Nottingham boxer Percy Dexter was the son of promoter Sam Dexter. If so, I think Sam was my grandfather's brother, and Percy my dad's cousin. There seems to be a Sheffield boxer of the same name. Dates around 1920 onwards. Thank you.

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I would say it's more than likely that the Nott'm boxer Percy Dexter was the son of Samuel Henry Dexter (born c1874).

1901 Census living at 12 Nelson Terrace was Samuel Dexter , a fitter,  with his wife Catherine (nee Alvey) and sons Percy born c1900  and Cecil born c1897.

 

1911 Census living at 62 Northumberland Street are the above plus a daughter Florence Elsie  Mary Dexter born c1909.

Samuel is described as a cycle maker .

 

1939 living at 1 Princess Terrace , Northumberland Street is Samuel Dexter an unemployed fitter plus wife Catherine plus another son called Eric  a munitions inspector , born 1914.

 

The 1 Princess Terrace address is significant in that a Percy Dexter was said to have given boxing lessons at that address in the 1930s .

Also at that address Sam Dexter was said to be manager of the Victoria Boxing Club . 

 

So whilst none of the official census records mention boxing , circumstantially looks like the boxers father was Sam Dexter promoter .

 

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Another boxing Dexter and cousin to Percy !

 

From the Evening Post 24TH NOVEMBER 1941

 

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Well that was a waste of time and effort .

12 days and no response from the O.P. and hasn't revisited since posting . 

Wonder why this happens ? 

They post late at night after a tipple and just forget that they had written anything ? Or maybe they can't find the  thread on the message board ?

 

Makes me wonder if before doing any research for a new poster ,  we should ask a supplementary question such as asking for extra dates of birth or death or marriage ,  just to see if there's a response .

Of course there may be a genuine reason why she hasn't responded , if so I apologise .

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Unfortunately it happens a lot, Paddy has made 43 posts though.

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