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John Thorneycroft Hartley (9 January 1849 – 21
August 1935) was a tennis
player from England, and the
only clergyman to win Wimbledon.
Born in Tong, Shropshire, as the winner of the
All Comer's Final, Hartley won the 1879 Gentlemans
Singles title by default, after the 1878 Champion, Frank Hadow failed to
defend his title. Hartley retained his title the following year by
defeating Herbert Lawford, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6,
Hartley lost in thirty seven minutes in the 1881 Gentleman's
Singles final, to William Renshaw, 0–6, 1–6, 1–6.
Hartley married Alice Margaret Lascelles, a
granddaughter of Henry Lascelles, 3rd
Earl of Harewood, in 1875. They had no children.
In 1926, at the Golden Jubilee championships, Hartley was
presented with a Silver medal by Queen Mary, as one of thirty four
Hartley died at the age of 86 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
Slam singles finals
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