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George Fordham

(1837-1887), Jockey

Sitter in 3 portraits
Jockey; headed the list of winning jockeys 1855-63, scoring 165 wins in 1862; won the Oaks five times, the Derby in 1879 and the Grand Prix de Paris three times.

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George Fordham, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2629

George Fordham

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 September 1882
NPG 2629

George Fordham, possibly by William Henry Mason - NPG Ax199165

George Fordham

possibly by William Henry Mason
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG Ax199165

George Fordham ('Men of the Day. No. 262.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44083

George Fordham ('Men of the Day. No. 262.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 2 September 1882
NPG D44083



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Patriia Cassels

04 June 2018, 09:02

Is this the George Fordham who went to live in Brighton and died there, apparently he drank a lot...
If this is him he is a direct descendant of my adopted father douglas wilbur wright whose family came from the Ely - Fordham area. Uncle Harry (?) ran a pub in Fordham which I visited when I just small.

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