50 Brunswick Terrace, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster (to right of
centre, with black paint).
1850-51 Mayor of
Doncaster George Johnson
lived at Brunswick Terrace for over 20 years. This George Johnson
seem the only plausible candidate for the identity of the “G. Johnson”
who attended the 1850 West Yorkshire Chess Association meeting in Leeds,
beng described as treasurer of Doncaster chess Club.
around 1861, was there any reference to a house number, but if we assume he
didn’t move around different addresses in the Terrace, then it was at
number 50 that he lived for over 20 years.
The name “Bennetthorpe”
is evident at the left. In George Johnson’s day this was spelt
as two words, “Bennet Thorpe”. The name “Brunswick
Terrace” is not now evident anywhere along the length of the terrace.