#1370 Marine Links Sidley Cricketers’ Princely Spread Bets to Rosemary Smith’s Switchboard 9/11
Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Sidley Austin’s practitioners of a centuries-old Cricketers and Bullingdon spread-bet racket to the 9/11 murder of Sidley switchboard operator Rosemary Smith and the ultra vires transfer of a princely authority to trigger the incendiary-bomb demolition of the WTC Twin Towers to the AXA/Equitable Building, 787 7th Ave, New York.
“September 17, 2001 …. NEW YORK, NY – The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S. announced today a program to expedite the payment of claims and provide other complimentary services to families of victims of the terrorist attacks in the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The announcement was made by Kip Condron, President and CEO of AXA Financial, Inc., parent company of Equitable Life. Two company “disaster relief” claims and information centers will be established: on the site of the AXA Gallery at 787 Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan [allegedly operated by Sidley Cricketers spread-bet practioners], and at the AXA Advisors Mid-Atlantic Regional headquarters at 3141 Fairview Park Dr. in Falls Church, VA, near Washington, DC. Beneficiaries can come to either location to receive immediate, on-site payment upon presentation of appropriate information. Both locations will be staffed by company service representatives to write and present claims-payment checks on the spot.”
“Charles Eldridge Morgan was born in Philadelphia in 1844, the son of Charles Eldridge Morgan and Jane Owen Buck. After attending schools in Germantown, he entered the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman in the College in 1860. As a sophomore young Morgan was awarded the Sophomore Declamation Prize. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was also captain of Penn’s 1864 cricket team, the first Penn cricket team to play an intercollegiate match.
During the summer of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, Morgan served as a private in Landis’ Battery, a Philadelphia unit stationed at Carlisle as a first-line reserve for the Battle of Gettysburg.
After graduation Morgan read law in the office of Judge William A. Porter. In 1873 Morgan joined with Francis Draper Lewis to found the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Brockius [ whose attorneys allegedly set up the hit of Rosemary Smith]. He also served the City of Philadelphia as First Assistant City Solicitor and as member of the Board of City Trusts and the Board of Education.
Morgan played a major role in the Germantown Cricket Club; he was also a member of the University Club, the Union League and the Society of Cincinnati of New Jersey.
Charles Eldridge Morgan married Tillie Merrick and made his home in Germantown. His brothers also attended the University of Pennsylvania: Randal, A.B.1866; John Buck, A.B. 1873, and William Buck Morgan, College Class of 1880.”
“Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (1 February 1707 – 20 March 1751) was a member of the House of Hanover and therefore of the Hanoverian and later British Royal Family, the eldest son of George II and father of George III, as well as the great-grandfather of Queen Victoria. Under the Act of Settlement passed by the English Parliament in 1701, Frederick was in the direct line of succession to the British throne. He moved to Great Britain following the accession of his father, and was created Prince of Wales. He predeceased his father George II, however, and upon the latter’s death on 25 October 1760, the throne passed to Prince Frederick’s eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, who reigned as King George III from 1760 until 1820.
Prince Frederick had a hostile relationship with his parents. ….
By the time Frederick arrived in Great Britain, cricket had developed into the country’s most popular team sport and it thrived on gambling. Perhaps because he wished to anglicise and so fit in with his new society, Frederick developed an academic interest in cricket that soon became a genuine enthusiasm. He began to make wagers and then to patronise and play the sport, even forming his own team on several occasions.
The earliest mention of Frederick in cricket annals is in a contemporary report that concerns a major match on Tuesday 28 September 1731 between Surrey and London, played on Kennington Common. No post-match report was found despite advance promotion as “likely to be the best performance of this kind that has been seen for some time”. The records show that “for the convenience of the gamesters, the ground is to be staked and roped out” – a new practice in 1731 and possibly done partly for the benefit of a royal visitor. The advertisement refers to “the whole county of Surrey” as London’s opponents and states that the Prince of Wales is “expected to attend”.
In August 1732, the Whitehall Evening Post reported that Frederick attended “a great cricket match” at Kew on Thursday 27 July.
Portrait of the Prince of Wales by Thomas Frye, published in 1741.
By the 1733 season, Frederick was seriously involved in the game. He was said to have given a guinea to each player in a Surrey v Middlesex game at Moulsey Hurst. Then he awarded a silver cup to a combined Surrey & Middlesex team which had just beaten Kent, arguably the best county team at the time, at Moulsey Hurst on Wed 1 August. This is the first reference in cricket history to any kind of trophy (other than hard cash) being contested. On Friday 31 August, the Prince of Wales’ XI played Sir William Gage‘s XI on Moulsey Hurst. The result is unknown but the teams were said to be of county standard, so presumably it was in effect a Surrey v Sussex match.
In the years following 1733, there are frequent references to the Prince of Wales as a patron of cricket and as an occasional player.
When he died on 20 March 1751, cricket suffered a double impact for his death closely followed that of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, who was the game’s greatest patron. The loss of these patrons had an adverse impact on the game’s finances and the number of top-class matches declined for some years to come, although economic difficulties arising from the wars of the period certainly inhibited many potential investors.”
The Artillery Ground in Finsbury is one of London’s most centrally located cricket grounds, situated just off the City Roadimmediately north of the City of London. It has belonged to the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) since 1638 and is nowadays surrounded by the Company’s headquarters and numerous office buildings.
From 1498, about 11 acres (4.5 ha) of the 23-acre (9.3 ha) Bunhill Fields were set aside for the practice of archery and shooting. Today’s 8-acre (3.2 ha) site was given to the Artillery Company on its formation.
It is best known as an historic cricket venue and the home of the original London Cricket Club. For many years before the creation of the Hambledon Club in the 1760s, the Artillery Ground was the featured venue of all London cricket. It eventually fell into disrepute because of uncontrolled gambling and ceased to be used for major cricket, the last known match taking place in 1778 some years after the London Club had disbanded.
The rise to fame of Slindon Cricket Club was based on the play of Richard Newland and the patronage of Richmond. On Thursday, 9 July 1741, in a letter to her husband, the Duchess of Richmond mentions a conversation with John Newland re a Slindon v East Dean match at Long Down, near Eartham, a week earlier. This is the earliest recorded mention of any of the Newland family. Then, on 28 July, Richmond sent two letters to the Duke of Newcastle to tell him about a game that day which had resulted in a brawl with “hearty blows” and “broken heads”. The game was at Portslade between Slindon, who won, and unnamed opponents.
On Monday 7 September 1741, Slindon played Surrey at Merrow Down, near Guildford. Richmond, in a letter to the Duke of Newcastle before the game, spoke of “poor little Slyndon against almost your whole county of Surrey”. Next day he wrote again, saying that “wee (sic) have beat Surrey almost in one innings”.
Duchess Sarah wrote to him on Wednesday 9 September and said she “wish’d….. that the Sussex mobb (sic) had thrash’d the Surrey mob”. She had “a grudge to those fellows ever since they mob’d you” (apparently a reference to the Richmond Green fiasco in August 1731). She then said she wished the Duke “had won more of their moneys”.
In 1744, Richmond created what is now the world’s oldest known scorecard for the match between London and Slindon at the Artillery Ground on 2 June. Slindon won by 55 runs and the original scorecard is now among Richmond’s papers in the possession of the West Sussex Records Office.
In August 1745, Richmond backed a Sussex XI against Surrey in a match at Berry Hill, near Arundel. It appears that Surrey won the game in view of a comment made by Lord John Philip Sackville in a letter to Richmond dated Saturday 14 September: “I wish you had let Ridgeway play instead of your stopper behind it might have turned the match in our favour””
More to follow.