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Lindsay Bury

Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 4
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Lindsay Bury BA
Birth Thursday, 9 July 1857 in Moorfield, Withington, Lancashire [registration not found].
"On the 9th inst., at Moorfield, Withington, the wife of Henry Bury, Esq., of a son." -
Saturday, 11 July 1857, Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser
Baptism 30 July 1857 at St. Paul's Church, Withington, Lancashire

According to the 1861 census, the three year-old is staying with his grandparents, Henry and Janet (née Sarel), at Balcombe Rectory in Little Coopers Corner, Balcombe. His mother, Janet Anne, was living at home with four of Lindsay's older siblings at Moor Field House in Lapwing Lane in Withington. The whereabouts of his father, Henry, is not found, although he is a banker.


According to the 1871 census, Lindsay is the second of five children with parents, Harry and Janet, living at Queen's Gate Gardens, Kensington, with eleven servants. His father is a magistrate.


Not on the 1881 census'. Probably in USA (married there in 1886, children born in 1889 and 1892).

Marriage to Georgiana Reneagle Davis, on 20 April 1886 in New York City, USA [registered in 1886].
"BURY―DAVIS.―On the 20th ult., at New York, U.S.A., by the Rev. William S. Rainsford, Lindsay Bury, of Branksome Tower, Bournemouth, to Georgiana Reneagle, daughter of the late Duport Davis, of Washington, U.S.A." -
Tuesday, 11 May 1886, London Morning Post/Saturday, 15 May 1886, Christchurch Times
Children Janet Lindsay Bury was born in 1889 in New York, Eric Lindsay Bury was born in 1892 in Florida.

Not on the 1891 to 1901 census'. Probably still in USA.


According to the 1911 census, Lindsay is married with two children, American-born Janet and Eric. Lindsay is Justice of the Peace and a Lieutenant in the Army Motor Reserve. They have seven servants, living at Norton Bavant Manor in Warminster.

  "A MARRIAGE has been arranged, and will take place early in February, between Ivan Cory, eldest son of Mr. Herbert Cory, Glenside, Leigh Woods, Bristol, and Mrs. Cory, Beeches, Lyndhurst, Hants., and Janet Lindsay Bury, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Bury, Norton Bavant Manor, Warminster, Wilts." - Thursday, 30 November 1911, Clifton Society

"The old Parish Church of Norton Bavant was the scene of a pretty and fashionable wedding on Tuesday, when the only daughter of Mr. Lindsay Bury, J.P., and Mrs. Lindsay Bury, of the Norton Manor House (where they have been lately residing), was given in marriage to the eldest son of Mr. Herbert Cory (a well-known Cardiff resident) and of Mrs. Cory, of Beeches, Lyndhurst, Hants. (Mr. Ivan Rupert Cory). The ceremony was performed the Rev. Ernest Bury (the bride's cousin), with the assistance of the Rev. G. H. S. Atwood (rector of Bishopstrow). The church was prettily decorated with pot plants and flowers, and an awning was erected from the entrance to the Manor House grounds. Some 250 guests had been invited to the ceremony. The bride, Miss Janet Lindsay Bury, was given away by her father. She was handsomely attired in a dress of white and silver brocade over Brussels lace petticoat, and the train (lent by the bride's mother) was of old needle-point Brussels lace. Her veil, of old Honiton lace, was the gift of the bridegroom's mother." -
Saturday, 10 February 1912, Wiltshire Times & Trowbridge Advertiser
Death Wednesday, 30 October 1935 at Stanford Wood, Reading, aged 78 years 113 days [registered in Bradfield, Berkshire, December 1935].
Probate "BURY Lindsay of Stanford Wood Bradfield Berkshire died 30 October 1935 Probate London 11 December to Henry Bury of no occupation and Walter Wilfred Bury solicitor.
Effects £52944 0s. 5d." [2019 equivalent: £3,793,654]
Cambridge University Alumni
Admission as a pensioner at Trinity College: 10 October 1876
son of Henry, of Branksome Tower, Bournemouth, [Hampshire]. born Withington, Lancashire 8[9] July 1857
Eton: Matriculated October 1876, BA 1880, Cricket blue 1877, Athletics blue 1878, 1879, 1880. Football (assoc.) blue' 1877, 1878. Sometime orange planter in Florida, USA. Of Wilcot House, [Wilcot], Wiltshire .
During the Great War [1914-18], served in France with the Red Cross. latterly at Stanford Wood, near Reading, [Berkshire]. J.P. died at Stanford Wood, near Reading, suddenly 30 October 1935, aged 78.
brother of Francis G. (1875), etc. -
(Eton Sch. Lists; The Times 1935:11:01 .)


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College and Cambridge University, earning his 'Blue' in 1877-78.  Played with the Old Etonians AFC also.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1878-79;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played first class cricket once for Hampshire CCC, as well as Cambridge University CC.
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 (45) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back.
First match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 19 years 237 days.
Last match No. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 1, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 21 years 193 days.
Individual honours None

Beyond England

F.A. International Select Committee member 1878.  Later an orange planter in Florida, U.S.A., but had returned to England sometime before the 1911 census which states that he was a Justice of the Peace and a Lieutenant. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.55./FindMyPast.co.uk

The Numbers
parties Appearances withdrew minutes Goals captain
6 2 two 150 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0

Match History
 Clubs: Cambridge University A.F.C. & Old Etonians F.C. - two full apps (150 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - two full appearances (150 min)x

Age 19
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start lb

Age 20
7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL withdrew

Age 21
2 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington (match lasted sixty minutes) Fr HW Start lb
pp 1 March 1879 - England vs. Scotland, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr pp due to Start
9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW reserve

Age 22
10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL withdrew