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Re: Daniel Mendoza: Pugilist London 1800
Posted by: Megan Chappell Date: August 25, 2001 at 20:31:42
In Reply to: Re: Daniel Mendoza: Pugilist London 1800 by Richard Cunliffe of 436

Hi everyone,

I found your site and I am very excited!

I am the great-great-granddaughter of Daniel Mendoza. I live in Yass, NSW, just outside of Canberra, Australia. My mother, who lives in Queensland, has some information on Daniel, lots of anecdotal stuff. For instance: the coin struck when the King of Spain made him a Don (for saving his life). Daniel gave one each to his sons, Joseph (my great-grandfather) and Aaron(?). There is one in a museum in Sydney, on permanent loan from the family. His world championship belt was in the window of Mick Simmons' Sports Store in Sydney for many years. Simmons was a grandson of Daniel's. The belt disappeared. I will talk to my mother about more details.

Meanwhile, any information you can give me about Daniel would be greatly appreciated! We have copies of some newspaper clippings, also - did you know he was called the Gentle Shepherd?

Look forward to hearing from you,

Megan

PS. Feel free to email me directly, but I will check back with this list every now and then.


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