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Bartholomew Bretherton

Bartholomew Bretherton {1806-1874} was a coach proprietor from Rainhill near Birmingham who also rode many times in the Grand National as an amateur rider, winning the race in 1840 in the colours of Henry Villebois on his horse Jerry

Bartholomew inherited his coach business from his father Peter in 1824 and with his fortune he purchased Hayes House in Rainhill as the family seat. He was married with two sons, the eldest of which predeceased him. He was widowed in 1873 and died at his brother's home in Liverpool on March 29 1874 having been a guest there for that year's Grand National, which took place three days before.


  • The family historical papers of the Stapleton-Bretherton family


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