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  William Webb Ellis
William Webb Ellis was born in Manchester on 24 November 1806.
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  Bambooweb: William Webb Ellis
William Webb Ellis (November 24, 1806 - January 24, 1872) is often credited with the invention of Rugby football.
William was born in Manchester the son of James Ellis, an officer in the Dragoon Guards and Ann Webb whom he married in Exeter in 1804.
William attended the school from 1816 to 1825 and he was noted as a good scholar and a good cricketer.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/w/i/William_Webb_Ellis.html   (680 words)

  
 Pupils of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, 1874-1883
When a spouse was also a pupil, a link in the fourth column leads to that spouse's own entry in the table.
In addition, I've provided links to sample biographical information for two students who entered the school in 1874 (William Webb and Mary Adelia McFarland/Moore).
Ellis, Herbert E. El Paso Co., Colorado Springs
www.holsclaw.net /CSDBPupils/stutable.htm   (687 words)

  
 William Webb Ellis
After her husband was killed in 1812 during a battle, Mrs Ellis decided to move to Rugby, Warwickshire so that William and his older brother Thomas could receive a good education at Rugby School, living within 10 miles of the school meant she paid no fees for the boys.
William attended the school from 1816 to 1825 and he was recorded as a good scholar and cricketer.
The incident where Webb Ellis picked up and ran with the ball in his arms during a football match is supposed to have happened in the latter half of 1823.
www.therugbyworldcup.co.uk /webbellis.html   (507 words)

  
 BBC Sport Academy | Rugby Union | Features | Meet the boy who invented rugby!
William, or Bill to his mates, was a pupil at posh Rugby School in Warwickshire during the early 19th century.
In fact, some historians reckon William Webb Ellis might have been demonstrating the ancient Irish game of 'caid', which was similar to rugby.
William Webb Ellis died in 1872 - and it wasn't until four years later that the story came to light when another former Rugby pupil wrote to the school magazine.
news.bbc.co.uk /sportacademy/hi/sa/rugby_union/features/newsid_3152000/3152418.stm   (597 words)

  
 Webb Ellis had West Country origins | Worldcup | Rugby Union | Sport | Telegraph
Webb Ellis, who "with a fine disregard for the rules of football, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it", pursued a career in the Church after leaving Rugby School in 1825 and never married.
The Webb Ellis family are often believed to originate from Salford, where William spent his formative years, or from Rugby, where his widowed mother Ann moved to educate the boys.
William was most likely born in Salford, where he was christened and where the family lived while James Ellis, his father, was stationed in Manchester with the Third Dragoon Guards.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2003/11/21/srwebb21.xml   (648 words)

  
 The history of rugby
Many believe that rugby was born in 1823 when William Webb Ellis "with fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game".
If William Webb Ellis's innovation of running with the ball did happen as stated in Mr Bloxam's account, it was probably met by vigorous retribution but by 1830 Jem Mackie, with his powerful running, made it an acceptable part of the game.
William Gilbert (1799-1877) had a boot and shoe makers shop next to Rugby school in the high street and started making balls for the school out of hand stitched leather casings and real pigs bladders.
www.angelfire.com /ks3/geography/history.html   (1054 words)

  
 William-Webb-Ellis Public House, Rugby
The school and the town gave it's name to the sport of Rugby and the William Webb Ellis pub takes it's name from the schoolboy who "with a fine disregard for the rules" picked up the ball and ran.
The staff at the William Webb Ellis reflect the globalisation of Rugby Football and hail from rugby playing countries around the globe.
We understand the William Webb Ellis is still trading but we have no further information on the pub.
www.rugbyrelics.com /Museum/partners/wwe.htm   (1188 words)

  
 2003 Rugby World Cup News
William was a pupil at Rugby from 1816-1825 and a plaque on the grounds records his role in founding the sport that bears the school's name
The first account linking Webb Ellis with the birth of rugby was written by Matthew Bloxam, a Rugby pupil and later a journalist.
However, some researchers have suggested that Webb Ellis, whose father had been stationed in Ireland, was merely demonstrating the ancient Irish game of 'caid' which was similar to rugby.
www.abc.net.au /sport/features/2003/s991901.htm   (568 words)

  
 William Webb Ellis: invented rugby
Webb Ellis was a schoolboy at Rugby School, who, bored with the slow pace of a football game, picked up the ball and ran with it, thus creating the game of rugby.
Webb Ellis attended Rugby School from 1816 to 1825, during which time, he was noted as a good scholar and a fine cricketer.
The incident where Webb Ellis picked up and ran with the ball in his hands occurred in 1823 and is commemorated by a plaque at the Rugby School [Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5DS].
www.wardsbookofdays.com /24november.htm   (344 words)

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