General Charles Lacy
Sweet
Male
England
1861-01-24
Clifton, Bristol, England
1892-11-02
Clifton, Bristol, England


About

Charles Lacy Sweet was the son of William Sweet (1821-1905), a native of Clifton in Bristol, and a solicitor by profession, and Louisa Isabella Sweet (née Hillier; 1825-1912), who was from London. Charles Lacy Sweet also became a solicitor. In addition to competing in lawn tennis tournaments, he was also a footballer and referee. In 1888, he helped to inaugurate the Gloucestershire Association Football Cup and was later honorary secretary of the Gloucestershire Football Association. He died of typhoid fever and pneumonia in November 1892 at the age of only 32.
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From the Western Daily Press, 3 November 1892:

The announcement of the death of Mr Charles Lacy Sweet, which took place yesterday at his residence, 83 Pembroke Road, Clifton, will be received with very widespread regret. The deceased was well known and extremely popular in athletic circles, and he has been aptly described as the link between first-class lawn tennis in London and the west of England, having frequently been associated with the Renshaws in different parts of the country.

More recently, he had identified himself with association football, and it was while umpiring a match at Warmley that he contracted the illness which has cost him his life. He caught a severe chill, which speedily developed serious symptoms, including inflammation and haemorrhage, and yesterday afternoon he passed away. The sad news was received in the city with profound sorrow.



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Archive statistics 1882 - 1892
9
115
74


Tournament wins 1890 - Boulogne (Amateur)
1889 - Taunton (Amateur)
1886 - Clifton (Amateur)
1884 - East Grinstead (Amateur)
1884 - Sussex County Lawn Tennis Tournament (Amateur)
1883 - Cirencester Park Tournament (Amateur)
1883 - Portishead (Amateur)
1882 - Exmouth (Open)
1882 - Cirencester Park Tournament (Amateur)


Tournaments Welsh Championships - 1892 Midland Counties Championships - 1892 Exmouth - 1892 Craigside - 1892 Warwickshire Championships - 1892 Cheltenham - 1891 Welsh Championships - 1891 Exmouth - 1891 Warwickshire Championships - 1891 Cheltenham Challenge Cup - 1891 Wimbledon - 1890 Boulogne - 1890 Welsh Championships - 1890 Southern India Championships - 1890 West of England Championships - 1889 Welsh Championships - 1889 Exmouth - 1889 Taunton - 1889 Wimbledon - 1888 Welsh Championships - 1888 Exmouth - 1888 Taunton - 1888 Wimbledon - 1887 West of England Championships - 1887 Welsh Championships - 1887 Cheltenham - 1886 West of England Championships - 1886 Welsh Championships - 1886 Exmouth - 1886 Clifton - 1886 Cheltenham - 1885 West of England Championships - 1885 London Athletic Club - 1885 Brincliffe Lawn Tennis Club Tournament - 1885 Irish Championships - 1884 West of England Championships - 1884 South of England Championships - 1884 Exmouth - 1884 Sussex County Lawn Tennis Tournament - 1884 East Grinstead - 1884 Exmouth - 1883 Cirencester Park Tournament - 1883 Teignmouth and Shaldon - 1883 Portishead - 1883 London Athletic Club - 1883 Leamington - 1883 Cheltenham - 1882 West of England Championships - 1882 Exmouth - 1882 Cirencester Park Tournament - 1882 Gloucestershire - 1882

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