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Edward Christian

Old Etonians FC & Cambridge University AFC

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  Edward Christian, Lord of the Manor of Otterbourne.
Birth Tuesday, 14 September 1858 in Malvern, Worcestershire [there is no birth registration].
"At Malvern, on the 14th inst., the wife of George Christian, Esq., of a son."
- Saturday, 18 September 1858, Western Daily Press.


Not on the 1861 census, although he was the son of George and Sarah Mary (née Bainbridge).In 1851, George Christian was sent to Ceylon by Bates & Baring and returned to England 15 years later a rich man - ThePeerage


According to the 1871 census, Edward was a pupil at Twyford School in Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire.


According to the 1881 census, Edward was visiting the Tod's of Nascott Grange in Stratford Road, Watford. He was a clerk for Mercantile.


Not on the 1891 census.

Marriage to Helen Ringgold Thomas [in 1893]. Helen was born in Philadelphia, USA.

Despite reports that Edward was in Ceylon from 1881 to 1904, according to the 1901 census, Edward is married to Helen R. with three servants, and living at 1 Gloucester Mansions in Kensington, living on his own means.


According to the 1911 census, Edward and his wife are living at Otterbourne House in Winchester, with seven servants.


According to the Passenger Lists, Edward and his wife Helen, left England via Southampton on a ship, the Baloeran, bound for the Dutch East Indies, via Marseille, on 1 August 1931. Their address was stated as Otterbourne House.

Death Tuesday, 3 April 1934 at 29 Wimpole Street in Marylebone, aged 75 years 201 days [registered in Marylebone, London, June 1934].
Probate "CHRISTIAN Edward of Otterbourne House near Winchester died 3 April 1934 at 29 Wimpole-street Marylebone Middlesex Probate London 20 April to Barclays Bank Limited.
Effects £223749 16s. 2d. [2019 equivalent: £16,134,002]
Resworn £240665 17s. 9d." [2019 equivalent: £17,353,774]
"Mr. Edward Christian, of Otterbourne House, near Winchester (Hants), Lord of the Manor of Otterbourne, left £223,749. He gave £5,000 to his wife and, with the exception of a few small bequests, left the residue of the property on trust for her for life." - Tuesday, 24 April 1934, Daily Herald
"Mr. Edward Christian, of Otterbourne House, near Winchester, Lord of the Manor of Otterbourne, late a director of the Bengal and North Western Railway Company and the Pundaloya Tea Company, Ceylon, left estate of the gross value of £223,749, "so far as at present can be ascertained," net personalty £213,749." - Tuesday, 24 April 1934, Portsmouth Evening News/
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
With Vacant Possession.
½ miles from Eastleigh Station and 4 from Winchester.
are instructed by Mrs. Christian to SELL by AUCTION at THE GEORGE HOTEL, WINCHESTER, on MONDAY, 10th SEPTEMBER 1934 at 3 o'clock in one lot, the Attractive Freehold Property
with its historical Manor House containing 7 bed and dressing rooms, large drawing room, hall with massive old oak staircase, etc., a large moated Garden, two excellent cottages,
well-equipped for a pedigree herd with an excellent homestead in first-class order, a plentiful water supply, about 89 ACRES of fertile arable, pasture and water meadow, and certain rights over 6
½ acres of Common Land, formerly part of Otterbourne Manor.
Particulars, Plans and Conditions of Sale from the Solicitors, Messrs. WALFORDS, 27, Bolton Street, Piccadilly, W.I.: Auctioneers: Richard Austin and Wyatt, Bishop's Waltham, Hants (and at Fareham and Southampton).
- Friday, 31 August 1934, Hampshire Telegraph.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College and Cambridge University, before turning out for Old Etonians AFC, appears to have retired in 1881.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1878-79.
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 62nd players (63) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 203 days.
Individual honours None

Beyond England

Was in Ceylon from 1881 to 1904. He was a Mercantile Clerk in April 1881, before he left the country. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.65./FindMyPast.com

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes Goals captain
1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 Clubs: Old Etonians F.C. & Cambridge University A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 20
1 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start fb