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Alexander Bonsor

Wanderers FC, Old Etonians FC

2 appearances, 1 goal, 0 goals against

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 0: A 3
25% successful

1872-75

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Alexander George Bonsor
Born 7 October 1851, in Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, Surrey [no registration found].
Baptised 9 December 1851, in Great Bookham Parish

Census Notes

According to the 1851 census, Eliza (née Denne Orme) Bonsor is pregnant with her sixth child that is who became the Alexander George. His father, Joseph 1808 is a stationer and bookseller. There are twelve servants, all living at Polesden House in Bookham, Surrey

None of the Bonsor family can be found on the 1861 census.

According to the 1871 census, living at 88 Eaton Place in St George Hanover Square, Westminster, Alex G., a scholar, is the fourth of eight children. With thirteen servants. His father is a Magistrate Brewer.

On 6 May 1878, an entry into the Great Western Railway Shareholders shows Alexander George Bonsor as an Executor, upon Malcolm Orme's death. Living at 51 Eaton Place.

According to the 1881 census, Alexander G. was now married, to a Belgian named Maria Charlotte, They had one Lady's Maid and living/visiting The Grand Hotel in The Strand.

According to the 1891 census, still married to Maria, with one child Edwina, Alexander G. is living at Popeswood House in Bracknell Road, Binfield, Berkshire.

On 8 July 1891, an entry into the Great Western Railway Shareholders shows Alexander George Bonsor as an Executor, upon Sir Archibald Little's death. In charge of Coombe's Brewery in Long Acre, Middlesex.

Alexander cannot be found on the 1901 census, already in Belgium?

Married Three times, firstly to Maria Charlotte between 1871 and 1881. No registration found.  But he remarried on 24 June 1893, in St George Hanover Square, to Jeanne Marie, and divorced on 23 February 1896, on the ground of adultery and disertion. His third marriage was to Claire Marie Silvie Kint in 1897.
Died 17 August 1907 at 56 rue Locquemhein, Brussels, Belgium, aged 55 years 314 days. [no registration found]. He left £5 to his widow.
Death notes The Index of Wills & Administration and his Death Probrate.confirm place of death.
Height/Weight not known

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Keith Warsop's  The Early F.A Cup Finals and the Southern Amateurs, Andy Mitchell's First Elevens [2012] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began life with Eton College, before moving over to the Wanderers FC.  Became a part of Old Etonians towards 1874.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1871-72, 1872-73; runners-up 1874-75, 1875-76;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the twelfth players (16) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward;
First match No. 2, 8 March 1873, England 4 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 21 years 153 days.
Last match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 23 years 155 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A brewer by trade, a director of Combe & Co., the family business. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.38.

 

Alexander Bonsor - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Goals
Against
GA Av.
min
Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
2 2 180 (c.15 as gk) 1 180 min 0 0 min 1 100% 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.

 

Alexander Bonsor - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1

 

Alexander Bonsor - Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 20
- u/o 24 February 1872 - England 1 Scotland 0, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start for
Age 21
1 2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start 10 for
 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Old Etonians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 22
2 4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, The Oval, Kennington Fr HD Started in goal for

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