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Jem Bayliss

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
100% successful

1887-91

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Albert Edward James Matthias Bayliss
Born 14 August 1863 in Tipton, Staffordshire [registered in Dudley, September 1863].
Baptised 14 April 1872 in St. Martin's Church, Tipton

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, James is the youngest child. The only son, with two elder sisters, Agnes and Eliza, to John and Matilda, living at 24 New Road in Tipton.

According to the 1881 census, still at 24 New Road, James had two new sisters, Matilda and Keziah.  The three of them living with their parents. James himself is a pattern-maker, his father an iron worker.

According to the 1891 census, James M. was the only child living with his mother, Matilda, in 47 New Road, Tipton. He is an agent.

According to the 1901 census, James is an Oil and Varnish Agent, living with his aunt Eliza and his mother, at 233 Horseley Heath in Tipton.

According to the 1911 census, James Matthias, now married with two children, Gwyneth Esca Isabel and James Alec Harry, living at 233 Horseley Heath. He is a commercial traveller. The census also reveals that a third child had died.

Married to Leonora Mary Isabel Ritson [registered in Caernarvon, December 1904]. A fourth child was born in 1915, Beryl Matilda Alys.
Died 19 August 1933 in Wolverhampton, aged 70 years 5 days [registered in Wolverhampton, September 1933]. Stated as living at Mayfield, Stubbs Road in Penn Fields, Wolverhampton. He left £2535 18s. 8d. to his widow.
Bizarrely, his death obituary appeared on 25 August 1897, stating he had died of typhoid in his hometown of Great Bridge,
Height/Weight not known.

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Great Bridge schools and joined Great Bridge Unity FC and Tipton Providence FC.  He joined up with Wednesbury Old Athletic FC in 1883-84 and was signed by West Bromwich Albion FC in August 1884. He retired in March 1892, having played 56 league matches, scoring twelve times.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1885-86, 1886-87, winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 174th players (176) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half, although a forward for his club.
Only match No. 41, 7 March 1891, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 27 years 205 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1890-91;
Team honours British Championships winners 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became a West Bromwich Albion FC director while he was still a player, he eventually became the club's Chairman until he resigned in 1905. In June 1909, he was elected a life member. For many years, he was on the staff of the well known Midlands firm, Guest, Keen & Nettleford. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.29.

 

Jem Bayliss - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jem Bayliss - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Jem Bayliss - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Jem Bayliss - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 23
- 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW reserve
- 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Oval, Kennington HW reserve
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 0 full capx

Age 24
- 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW reserve
Age 27
1 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start rh
- 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn HW reserve

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