Hampton, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  117  2199 (111) 2
1862  107  2209 (110) 0
1863  98  2218 (108) 0
1864  95  2228 (105) 0
1865  90  2237 (102) 0
1866  87  2246 (98) 0
1867  82  2256 (93) 0
1868  80  2265 (88) 0
1869  67  2274 (81) 11

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hampton, J. William  
   Also known as: J.W.
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Gillam has 'W.J. Hampton' at London 1868-1869, while Löwenthal and Medley have 'J.W. Hampton' (pp.2,4), 'W. Hampton' (pp.8,10,11) and 'W.J. Hampton' (p.13), and Löwenthal in the book of the 1862 Congress in London (p.xlvi) has 'W.I. Hampton'. Le Palamède (1836, p.227) and the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1844 (pp.156, 192) and 1849 (pp.264, 346) have 'W. Hampton' of the St. George's Club. Bell's Life in London (9 May 1841, p.3) has 'J. William Hampton' as a member of the St. George's Club. This seems to indicate that he went by his middle name, which might explain the alternation of initials. Or could there be two players, a 'J.W. Hampton' and a 'W.J. Hampton'? The Era of 10 Feb. 1861 (p.14) first lists one of the players in a handicap tournament only as 'J.W.' and then later refers to him as 'W. Hampton'. Saint-Elme-le-Duc, in Le Palamède (1845, p.30), and Kieseritzky, in La Régence (1851, p.205), refer to the brothers Hampton, so presumably Thomas Inglis Hampton and J. William Hampton were brothers. The year of birth is from Land and Water (15 Feb. 1873), sent to me by Tim Harding, but is suspect because this source also claims that William Hampton played against McDonnell in 1838, and we know that the latter died in 1835, at which time Hampton would have been 16 or 17 years old if he had been born in 1818.
 
References
Books
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 4
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xlvi
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 2
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 140
Periodicals
   [BLL], 9 May 1841, page 3
   [CPC], vol. 5, May 1844, page 156
   [CPC], vol. 5, June 1844, page 192
   [CPC], vol. 10, Sep. 1849, page 264
   [CPC], vol. 10, Nov. 1849, page 346
   [CPC], vol. 4, June 1862, page 174
   [CPM], vol. 1, May 1865, page 160
   [CPM], vol. 2, Apr. 1866, page 110
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 June 1867, page 187
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CW], vol. 1, Jan. 1866, page 332
   [CW], vol. 2, Nov. 1866, page 269
   [Era], vol. 20, 29 Aug. 1858, page 13
   [Era], vol. 23, 10 Feb. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 24, 4 May 1862, page 14
   [Era], vol. 25, 8 Feb. 1863, page 6
   [Era], vol. 25, 7 June 1863, page 14
   [Era], vol. 26, 24 Apr. 1864, page 12
   [Era], vol. 27, 9 Apr. 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 28, 11 Mar. 1866, page 6
   [NYC], 26 July 1862
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 Sep. 1836, page 227
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Jan. 1845, page 30
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA Meeting, build-up]

Tournament data

London 1861 (1)     Saint George's Chess Club Handicap Tournament    
  Hampton, J.W. - Puller, A.G.     1 - 0          Hampton, J.W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Hampton, J.W. - Stewart, H.C.     0 - 1    
London 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Hampton, J.W. - Haggard, H.D.     1 - 0    
  Hampton, J.W. - de Vere, C.V.     0 - 1    
London 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     3.5  /  10


Player information updated: 25 Mar. 2017