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Lindsay Bury

Cambridge University FC & Old Etonians FC

2 caps, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 4
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Full name Lindsay Bury BA
Born 9 July 1857 in Withington, Lancashire [registered not found].
Baptised 30 July 1857 at St. Paul's Church, Withington, Lancashire [registered not found].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, the three year-old is staying with his grandparents, Henry and Janet 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 to 1901 census'. Probably in USA. (married there in 1886, children born in 1889 and 1892)

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.

Married to Georgiana Davis [registered in 1886, probably in USA]. Children Janet Lindsay Bury was born in 1889 in New York, Eric Lindsay Bury was born in 1892 in Florida.
Died 30 October 1935 at Stanford Wood, Reading, aged 78 years 113 days [registered in Bradfield, Berkshire, December 1935].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College and Cambridge University, earning his 'Blue' in 1877-78.  Played with the Old Etonians 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.


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 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 Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 21 years 193 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions 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


Lindsay Bury - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain Discipline
6 2 150 0 0 min 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.


Lindsay Bury - 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 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0


Lindsay Bury - Match History

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

 Club: Cambridge University F.C. & Old Etonians F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 19
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London 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, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Start 60 lb
- pp 1 March 1879 - England vs. Scotland, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr pp due to Start
- 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW reserve
Age 22
- 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow Fr AL withdrew

Notes - Cambridge University entry

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 .)