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John Bain

Oxford University AFC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
0% successful


Captain: none
minutes played:


no reference can be found for Bain in any newspaper articles. John Bain
Birth Saturday, 15 July 1854 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism 24 August 1854 in Bothwell

According to the 1861 census, John Baine was the eldest of four children, to Joseph and Charlotte (née Piper). They live with his uncle and his children, as well as five servants. His father is a solicitor and they live at Sweethope in Bothwell.


According to the 1871 census, John is now a pupil at Warden's House in St Mary's College in Winchester, Hampshire.


According to the 1881 census, John is a B.A. Oxford Classical assistant at Marlborough and Pershute at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.


Cannot be found on the 1891 census.


According to the 1901 census, John is now a schoolmaster boarding with Thomas and Martha Burgess, at 84/85 High Street in Marlborough.


According to the 1911 census, John is now the Assistant Master at Marlborough College, still boarding with the Burgess' in the Marlborough High Street.

Marriage to Frances Preece [registered in Haverfordwest, South Wales, March 1927].
Death Wednesday, 7 August 1929 at Mount Pleasant, Saint David's, Wales, aged 75 years 23 days [registered in Haverfordwest, September 1929]. This is the only 75 year-old John Bain in the death register in 1929.
Probate "BAIN John of Mount Pleasant Saint Davids Pembrokeshire died 7 August 1929 Probate Winchester 26 September to Frances Bain widow.
Effects 3690 14s." [2019 equivalent: £236,181]


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Sherborne School, Winchester College and Oxford University, earning his Blue in 1876.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1876-77;
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 43rd players (48) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 231 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Bain is definitely the only Scotsman to play for England. He died three weeks after his teammate in the 1877 side, Billy Mosforth.

Beyond England

A barrister, called to the Bar 1880, he was master of Marlborough College 1879-83 and from 1886 to his retirement in 1913. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.19.

The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain
1 1 90 0 none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competiton P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. & Old Wykehamists F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 22
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start for