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Robert Surtees
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Born in Durham, County Durham
Born on 17th of May 1803
Died on 16th of March 1864

Born 1803. Died 1864 - English journalist and novelist.

Practised as a lawyer. Became Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of Durham County. Founded the New Sporting Magazine in 1831. Wrote Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollities (1838), Hillingdon Hall (1845) and Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour (1853).

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