Violet Millicent Pinckney

Female, Person Number138, b. 11 March 1871, d. 1955
Violet Millicent Pinckney
1871 - 1955
RelationshipsSister of George Pinckney
3rd great-niece of Robert Pinckney
10th great-granddaughter of Thomas Pynkeney
22nd great-granddaughter of Guermond Picquigni
6th great-niece of Roger Pinckney I
1st cousin 7 times removed of Philip Pinckney
Birth*11 Mar 1871Violet Millicent Pinckney was born on 11 Mar 1871 at Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, ; apr-may-jun 5a 183.1
She was the daughter of William Pinckney and Frances Charlotte Everett
Census1881*3 Apr 1881Violet Millicent Pinckney appeared in the 1881 census at Milford Hill, Milford, Wiltshire, England, ; RG 11 / 2070.2
Census1891*5 Apr 1891She appeared in the 1891 census at Milford Hill House, Milford, Wiltshire, England, ; RG 12 / 1618.2
Census1901*31 Mar 1901She appeared in the 1901 census at Milford Hill, Milford Hill, Wiltshire, England, ; RG 13 / 1952.
Note*1908She Took part in the 1908 Olympics. She played in the Indoor Tennis Singles. in 1908. 
Note1910She Lawn Tennis For Ladies By Mrs Lambert Chambers

Miss V. Pinckney started a great work in 1908, organizing a ladies' volleying league, in which all ladies who entered a ladies' doubles event at any tournament were obliged to volley. A most successful experiment took place at the Beckenham tournament. Miss Pinckney and I played together at the Reading tournament, and although we were both base-liners, we determined to go to the net. We found at the end of the event (which we won, owing fifteen) that we had both much improved our volleying. Of course we made endless mistakes and were frequently in the wrong place, but it was experience so badly required. Unfortunately Miss Pinckney, the pioneer, did not play much last season, and I think the ladies have rather gone back to their old ways. It seems a thousand pities.

Also from the same book

My Most Memorable Match (By Leading Players)
MISS V.M. PINCKNEY
(Champion of London, 1907, 1908)
In recalling the most remarkable lawn tennis match that I have ever played, I do not think I can do better than give the Open Mixed Double semi-final that took place on the final day of the Kent Championship Meeting at Beckenham on June 1, 1908. Mr. Roper Barrett and I met Mr. Prebble and Miss Boothby, and the story of the match is one of startling lapses and recoveries. In the first set Mr. Prebble and Miss Boothby profited by the combination born of frequent association in Mixed Doubles. Miss Boothby was very good from the back of the court and Mr. Prebble seemed to make mincemeat of my returns. It was their set by 6/4. In the second set Mr. Roper Barrett was quite wonderful, and killed every ball that he could possibly reach. The result was that the set was easily ours by 6/1. Our opponents, however, had something in reserve, and, I playing badly, they ran away to 5/0 in the third set. All seemed over. My partner and I made a great effort and got one game, and we congratulated ourselves on saving a love set. Then the excitement began, and we added game after game to our side. I am sure the crowd beame intensely interested, and quite worked themselves up as we drew to 5 all. Mr. Barrett at this time was simply invincible, and I managed somehow to keep the balls out of Mr. Prebble's reach and play everything to Miss Boothby, upon whom devolved the responsibility. My partner volleyed at all kinds of remarkable angles, and, as The Sportsman in describing the match, remarked, "sat on the net and was in complete command." We took seven games consecutively and won the set at 7/5, and with it a memorable match. in 1910. 
Occupation*2 Apr 1911She was Private Means on 2 Apr 1911. 
Census1911*2 Apr 1911She appeared in the 1911 census at Milford Hill House, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, ; RG 14 / 12106.2
Death*1955She died in 1955 at New Forest, Hamshire, England, ; jan-feb-mar 6b 486.3
Last Edited14 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. [S7] Birth Registration.
  2. [S12] Census Image.
  3. [S14] Death Registration.