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Percy Bates

Barnes FC & Upton Park FC



  Percy Chadwick Bates
Birth Friday, 11 November 1859 in Stoke Newington, London [registered in Hackney, December 1859].
"On the 24th inst., at Fairfield, near Manchester, Mrs. Robert Benson, of a son." - Saturday, 28 September 1850, The Standard; also Monday, 30 September 1850, Morning Chronicle/Morning Herald
Attended Lancing College, and Jesus College, Cambridge.
Baptism 11 December 1859 at St. Mary's Church in Stoke Newington.

According to the 1861 census, Percy C. is the youngest of four children to Robert Jackson and Sarah, and along with three servants, they are living at Ditton Hill in Long Ditton, Surrey. His father is a Wadding Manufacturer employer,


According to the 1871 census, Percy Chadwick has a younger sister, and it is just the two of them living with their parents and a single servant at 29 Marina in St. Leonard's, Hastings. His father is now a manufacturer of Cotton Wool.


According to the 1881 census, The Bates' family are back at Ditton Hill. Again, Percy C. is one of two children living with their parents, with three servants. His father is a cotton wool and wadding manufacturer employer. No occupation given for the 21 year-old Percy.

Marriage to Jessie Chadwick, on Wednesday, 7 November 1883, at Holy Innocents, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire [registered in Dewsbury, December 1883].
"BATES—CHADWICK.—On the 7th inst., at the Church of the Holy Innocents, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, by the Rev. E. Field, chaplain of Lancing College, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Bates, vicar of Castleton, and the Rev. E. Bates, rector of Wilmslow, uncles of the bridegroom, Percy Chadwick Bates, youngest son of Robert Jackson Bates, Esq., of Long Ditton, Surrey, to Jessie, younger daughter of the late A. K. Chadwick, Esq., of Oakenrod, Rochdale." - Tuesday, 13 November 1883, The Morning Post

According to the 1891 census, Percy C. is now married to Jessie and they have four children, Berta Chadwick, Alice Dorothy Chadwick, Margaret Chadwick (b.23 October 1888 at St. Chad's) and Robert Alexander. They live at a cottage on the Ditton Hill estate, and he is a Wadding Manufacturer.
The Surrey Electoral Register states he was living at Ditton Hill in 1894-96, and between at least 1897 and 1908 he was living at St. Chad's in Upper Long Ditton. However, the London Electoral Register states he also had a house at 84 Rodney Road in Walworth. in 1897.


According to the 1901 census, still a wadding manufacturer, Percy and Jessie have another two children, Mary P., Edward Murray (b.2 July 1897 at St. Chad's), and with four servants, they are living at St. Chad's on St. Mary's Road in Long Ditton
According to Surrey Electoral Registers, by 1909-11, he was living at Ashley House in Shalford.


According to the 1911 census, Percy Chadwick and his wife Jessie are living with daughters Bertha and Margaret and two servants at Lancing College Farm in Shoreham. He is still in Wadding Manufacturing.
The Surrey Electoral Register states he was living at Lancing College Farm in 1914-15

Death Monday, 17 October 1921, anursing home at 98 Baker Street, Marylebone in London, aged 61 years 195 days [registered in Marylebone, December 1921]. Buried in St. Mary's churchyard in Long Ditton. Living at Lancing College Farm.


"Mr. Percy Bates, burser and custos of Lancing College, died on Monday in a London nursing home, whither he had gone to undergo an operation. An old Lancing College boy, Mr. Bates had a business career in London after leaving Cambridge University, and he then returned to Lancing as Secretary to the Foundation taking over the farming of the College land, and becoming burser in succession to Mr. G. E. Baker and custos on the death of Mr. Woodard, which occurred during the war."
Thursday, 20 October 1921, West Sussex Gazette
Probate "BATES Percy Chadwick of Lancing College Farm Shoreham-by-Seat Sussex died 17 October 1921 at 98 Baker-street Middlesex Probate London 20 December to Jessie Bates widow and Edwards Murray Bates farmer."
Effects £9675 16s. 8d."
Cambridge University Alumni
Admission pens. (age 19) at Jesus, 1 October 1878.
son of the Robert Jackson. born 11 November 1859 at Stoke Newington. School, Lancing.
Matriculated Michs. 1878; Football (assoc.) 'blue' 1880. School Secretary at Lancing, 1910; farmed the College farm.

Fellow of Lancing. Bursar and custos of the Southern Division of the Woodard Schools. Died 17 October 1921.

Buried at Long Ditton.
(Lancing Coll. Reg; The Times, Oct. 18, 1921)
Death "BATES.—On May 25th, Jessie, widow of Percy Chadwick Bates, late of Lancing." - Saturday, 30 May 1936, The Worthing Herald


Playing Career

Club(s) Played as a goalkeeper for Lancing College in 1876-77 and then for Cambridge University between 1878 and 1880. After which he was to be found as the custodian of Upton Park FC between 1880 and 1884. During 1881-83, he was also keeping goal for Barnes FC and in 1884, he was also to be found at Casuals FC and Surbiton Wanderers FC in 1884-86 and Old Lancing Boys from 1885 to 1889.
Club honours None
Individual honours London FA (vs. Birmingham FA, February 1883 & February 1884);
West Surrey (vs. East Surrey, December 1884)
Height/Weight None

England Career

Position(s) Goalkeeper

Beyond England

Set up a business in London before returning to Lancing College, looking after its funds and farm. And then the custodianship.

The Numbers
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Match History
 Club: Barnes F.C. & Upton Park F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee - no full appearancesx

Age 23
18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Fr HD reserve goalkeeper