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Charley Dobson

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
100% successful

1886

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Charles Frederick Dobson
Birth Tuesday, 9 September 1862 at 23 Lenton Road, Basford, Nottinghamshire [registered in Basford, December 1862].
"DOBSON.―On the 8th instant, the wife of William Dobson, Esq., The Park, Nottingham, of twin sons."
- Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, 12 September 1862.
Note the newspaper states the 8th. His twin brother is Francis Pearson.
Baptised 27 September 1862 at St. Barnabas' Church, Nottingham.
  "DEATHS—
"On the 14th
[February 1867] at Hastings, Sabina, the beloved wife of Mr. Wm. E. Dobson, the Park, Nottingham" - Saturday, 16 February 1867, Nottingham Journal
 

Charles cannot be found on the 1871 census, although his father, William E. is found at 23 Lenton Road with two servants. His mother, Sabina (née Pearson) had died in February 1867.

 

According to the 1881 census, Charles F. was one of six children living with their widowed father, living at 23 Lenton Road in Nottingham, along with step-daughter Miss Augusta Stevens, and five servants.

Marriage to Ada Mary Houghton [registered in Coventry, Warwickshire, December 1886].
 

According to the 1891 census, Charles Frederick, a lace dresser foreman, is now married to Ada Mary, with two daughters, Gertrude and Winifred. They live with two servants at 1 Hamilton Drive in Standard Hill, Nottingham.

 

According to the 1901 census, Charles F., a lace manufacturer, still married with two daughters, Mary Ruth and Margaret, and two servants. Living at Over Bank House in Upper Broughton, near Melton Mowbray.

 

According to the 1911 census, Charles Frederick, is still a lace manufacturer, still married, and with one daughter, Mary Ruth, living at 15 Cavendish Crescent in Nottingham, with two servants. They had had six children, one had died.

Death Thursday, 18 May 1939 at 17 Blakesley Avenue in Ealing, aged 76 years 251 days [registered in Brentford, Middlesex, June 1939].
"DOBSON.―On Thursday, May 18, 1939, at 17, Blakesley Avenue, Ealing, late of The Park, Nottingham, Charles Frederick Dobson, aged 76." - Marylebone Mercury, Saturday, 27 May 1939

Obituary

"DEATH OF MR. C. F. DOBSON―Formerly In Business In Nottingham
"The death has occurred at Ealing of Mr. Charles Frederick Dobson, formerly of Nottingham, a son of the late Mr. W. E. Dobson, who was a justice of the peace for the city. Mr. Dobson was a member of the firm of Messrs. W. E. and F. Dobson, dressers and cotton doublers, of Queen's-road, but retired from the business some years ago, and went to live in London. He leaves a widow and married daughter.
"A member of the famous Corinthians in their heyday, Mr. Dobson was a clever exponent of half-back play, and assisted England against Ireland in 1886, while he was a prominent figure with Notts County."
-
The Nottingham Evening Post, Saturday, 20 May 1939.
Probate "DOBSON Charles Frederick otherwise Charles of 17 Blakesley-avenue Ealing Middlesex died 18 May 1939 Probate London 29 August to Ada Dobson widow.
Effects £5537 9s." [2019 equivalent: £364,642].

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Nottingham until joining Notts County FC, where he remained until the end of 1888-89 season.
Corinthians 1885-86
League Histor1 appearance Notts County FC 1888, one appearance
debut: 8 December 1888, Notts County FC 2 Aston Villa FC 4.
Club honours None
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 125th player (128) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only match No. 26, 13 March 1886, Ireland 1 England 6, British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 23 years 185 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1885-86;
Team honours British Championship (shared) 1885-86;
Distinctions Younger brother of Alf Dobson

Beyond England

Worked in the Nottingham's family fabric business. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.89.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
British Championship
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1885-86 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

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 +1
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Clubs: Notts County F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

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


Age 23
1 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start hb
  

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