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Frank Burton

Nottingham Forest FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
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Full name Frank Ernest Burton JP FSA FRNS
Born 18 March 1865 in St Mary's, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered as Frank Ernest in Nottingham, June 1865].
Attended Nottingham High School.
Baptised 28 July 1869 at St Mary's Church, Nottingham, living in Smithy Row.
His baptism notes and 1939 register confirm his birthdate.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, six year-old Frank E. is the second of three children to Joseph and Annie, living at 8 Smithy Row in St Mary's, Nottingham. His father is a provision merchant of his own company, Burton & Sons. Two apprentices and a servant live with them.

According to the 1881 census, Frank E. now has three younger siblings, but his mother has since died. His widowed father is still a provision merchant, and alongside two servants, they live at 10 Burns Street in St Mary's.

According to the 1891 census, Frank E. is also a provision merchant, alongside his father. They live at 'Winster House', 10 Burns Street in St Mary's, along with his four younger siblings and two servants.

According to the 1901 census, Frank E. still lives with his father at 15 Mapperley Road in Nottingham, both are still provision merchants. He also lives with his two younger brothers and three servants.

According to the 1911 census, Frank Ernest is marred to Fannie Mabel and they have two children, Frances Machington and Leslie Lambert. He is a director of Burton & Sons, and they live with three servants at Ruddington House in Ruddington, Nottingham.

According to the 1939 register, Frank E. and Fannie M. are still married and with their two daughters, Frances and Leslie, they live at Orston Hall in Launder Street in Orston. Frank is a Chairman of grocery and provision distrubute trade.
Married to Fannie Mabel Lambert [registered in Nottingham, March 1902].
Died 10 February 1948 at his home, Orston Hall, aged 82 years 329 days [registered in Bingham, Notts., March 1948].
Funeral on 13 February at Orston Church.
Height/Weight not known.


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

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Notts County FC from school in October 1887 and remained at the club for a year. Joined rivals Nottingham Forest FC in November 1887 until November 1891.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 157th players (162) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 36, 2 March 1889, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 23 years 349 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1888-89;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became in turn, manager, managing-director and chairman of Joseph Burton & Sons Ltd. A grocery chain founded by his father which operated in the East Midlands. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.55.
Burton was a leading authority on coins and medals, particularly Anglo Saxon and Norman from Nottingham mint. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, He was also a collector of Byron relics and his collection of period furniture was one of the finest in the country.
He was appointed J.P. in 1910 and High Sheriff of Nottingham in 1938.


Frank Burton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 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.


Frank Burton - 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 +5
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +5


Frank Burton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1888-89 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +5
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +5
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 +5
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +5


Frank Burton - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start ir