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James Mahood
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1910 to 1913
Overall record: +9 -2 =0 (81.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-08-1876, died Mar-14-1950, 73 years old) Ireland (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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James Mahood was born in Portaferry, Ireland in 1876. He moved to London some time before 1900, and joined the Hampstead Chess Club, of which he was vice champion in 1907 and 1911. He played in many team events for the Hampstead club, for Middlesex, and for Ireland in correspondence chess matches against England. In 1913 at Cheltenham, he surprisingly ended 2nd in the British Championship. He was due to play also in 1914, at Chester, but withdrew, probably due to WW1 service. He reappeared in the chess columns in 1928, as the Civil Service champion. For his work in the Civil Service, he was appointed as Assistant Paymaster-General by King George VI in 1938. He was married in 1907 to Violet Maud Daintry (1877/78-1949) and had two daughters, Kathleen Esther (1908-2006) and Molly Maureen (1919-2017).

Based on ancestry records and newspaper reports accessed from and http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.... On Molly Mahood see See also Wikipedia article: 1938 New Year Honours and Wikipedia article: Paymaster General.

Last updated: 2020-10-28 07:03:35

 page 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Mahood vs F J H Elwell  1-0291910Middlesex - Hampshire corr mC29 Vienna Gambit
2. R C Griffith vs J Mahood  0-1351910Kent - Ireland corr mC56 Two Knights
3. J Mahood vs H Jacobs  1-0541913British ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
4. J Mahood vs W Gibson 1-0291913British ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
5. J Mahood vs F E Hamond 1-0271913British ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. R H Scott vs J Mahood  1-0371913British ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
7. W H Gunston vs J Mahood  0-1381913British ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
8. J Mahood vs Yates  1-0511913British ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
9. R P Michell vs J Mahood  0-1441913British ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J Mahood vs D Miller  1-0411913British ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
11. Blackburne vs J Mahood  1-0651913British ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
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  Tabanus: Here's the evidence, a little Q&D:

1876: «Son Mahood» born 8 Sep 1876 at Shore Street, Portaferry Northern Ireland. Father Thomas Mahood, mother: Mahood (Belfast News-Letter, 13 Sep 1876, p. 1) (apparently only Mahood born ca. 1876 with fathers name beginning with T, cf. 1913)

1901 census, St Mary Paddington London (= just S of Hampstead): James Mahood, Boarder, 24, Single, b. in Co. Down Ireland, Govt. Clerk (Paymaster Gents Office); Thomas Mahood, Boarder, 17, b. in Co. Down Ireland, Govt. Clerk (G. P. O.)

1907: marriage 10 April in Folkestone, Kent between James Mahood, 30 and Violet Maud Daintry (England Select Marriages)

1908: James Mahood, 31, of Portaferry, married, living in Cricklewood (= near Hampstead in London), volunteers for 1 year Army service (British Army WWI Service Records 1914-1920)

1911 census, Willesden Middlesex (= also near Hampstead): James Mahood, Head, 34, married 4 years, born in Portaferry. Co. Down Ireland, Civil Servant – Second Division Clerk; Violet Maud Mahood, Wife, 33, married 4 years, born in Paddington London; Kathleen Esther Mahood, Daughter, 3, born in Willesden London; Elizabeth Ann Topsy Pearne (?), Visitor, 50, b. in Marylebone London, Single, Forewoman, Linen Workroom

1913: «He is the younger son of T. Mahood, Portaferry» (chess report in Belfast News-Letter 25 Aug 1913, p. 9)

1950: <MAHOOD James of 16 Regent-road Surbiton Surrey died 14 March 1950 at 30 Teddington-road Teddington Middlesex Administration (with Will) London 9 June to Kathleen Esther Wallace (wife of William Wallace). Effects L5053 7s. 4d.> (probate calendar)

<James Mahood, C.B.E., I.S.O., at one time the Assistant Paymaster-General, died last month at the age of 73. He was Civil Service champion 1928-30.> (chess column in Western Morning News, 1 April 1950, p. 7)

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  Tabanus: is an obituary of his second daughter Molly Mahood, who died earlier this year.

Hope I got most things right here.

Sep-08-17  Nosnibor: In the 1913 British Championship he was the only player to beat Yates who won the event outright. In the last round he lost to Blackburne and would have tied for first had Yates not won.
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  John Saunders: The date of death given for James Mahood's wife in the biographical details at the top of the page (Last updated: 2017-07-03 05:27:00) is wrong. Her death was reported in the Times, Wednesday, May 25, 1949, page 1. Violet Maud, née Daintry, died 22 May 1949 at Mapledor, Regent Road, Surbiton. The 1939 census gives her date of birth as 1 December 1877, but the year of birth given here is not necessarily wrong as 1939 census details are quite often inaccurate.

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