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Belcher, James [Jim, Jem] (1781-1811), prize-fighter

Thomas Seccombe and Dennis W. Brailsford

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Belcher, James [Jim, Jem] (1781-1811), prize-fighter, was born at his parents' house near St James's churchyard, Bristol, on 15 April 1781. His mother was a daughter of John Slack (c. 1721-1768), the noted pugilist, who defeated John Broughton in April 1750. Jim (or Jem) Belcher worked as a butcher, but ...

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