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Gully, John

G. C. Boase

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Gully, John (1783–1863), prize-fighter, racehorse owner, and politician, was born on 21 August 1783 at The Crown inn, Wick, near Bristol, where his father was the landlord. During Gully's boyhood, the family moved to Bath, where his father became a butcher, and he was brought up to his father's trade. After his father's death the business gradually declined, and at the age of twenty-one ...

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