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George Childs

Oxford University AFC




  George Borlase Childs BA
Birth Tuesday, 11 August 1857 in St George Nympton in Devon [registered as Male, South Molton, September 1857]
"On the 11th inst., at the Rectory, St. George Nympton, Devon, the wife of the Rev. T. Cave Childs, of a son."
- Royal Cornwall Gazette, Friday, 21 August 1857.

According to the 1861 census, three year old George Borlase is the third of five children to Thomas Cave & Charlotte Champion (née Grylls), they live at Parsonage House in George Nymton. His father is a Rector.


According to the 1871 census, George and his younger brother live with their widowed mother and one servant at 10 Camden Place in St. Swithin.


According to the 1881 census, George B. is a schoolmaster lodging at 13 Kepple Terrace, on Spital Road in Windsor.


According to the 1891 census, George B. is now a clerk in orders, who, along with his younger sister Charlotte, is living with his uncle John, who is Rector of St. Dennis in Cornwall.

Death Thursday, 4 March 1909 at Brook House, Upper Clapton, aged 51 years 205 days [registered in Hackney, London, March 1909] living in Deal, Kent, at the time


"The death is announced of the Rev. G. B. Childs, who was for some years engaged in the missionary work in Canada in connection with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. He was ordained in 1881, and was curate of St. Mary-the-less, Lambeth, and York Town, Surrey, until 1885. He was a missionary at Moosomin, Canada, in 1886-87, at Qu'Appelle in 1887-88, at Selkirk in 1888-89, and Winnipeg in 1889-90. Mr. Childs returned to England in 1890, and in the following year became organising secretary to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in the dioceses of Lichfield and Chester. He was curate of Christ Church, Reading, in 1896-97, of Holy Trinity, East Finchley, from 1897 to 1900, and of St. Paul, Harringay, in 1901-2."
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette, Thursday, 11 March 1909.
Probate "CHILDS the reverend George Borlase of Tudor House East Deal Kent died 4 March 1909 at Brooke House Upper Clapton Middlesex Administration London 24 April to Charles Vivian Vicars Child civil engineer.
Effects £1002 11s. 10d." [2019 equivalent: £120,166]



Playing Career

Club(s) Oxford University AFC
Club honours FA Cup runner-up 1879-80
Individual honours not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Forward
Distinctions None

Beyond England

not known

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Match History

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx

Age 21
pp 1 March 1879 - England vs. Scotland, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr postponed - frost or