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Percy Fairclough

Old Foresters FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 7
0% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Percy Fairclough
Born 1 February 1858 in Stepney, Middlesex [registered in Mile End Old Town, March 1858].
notes: Stepney was in the Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.
Baptised 6 April 1858 in St. George in the East Church, Cannon Street Road, Stepney. Address stated as Essex House in Stepney.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Percy is the youngest of eight children to Thomas M. and Henrietta. They live at Essex House on Frederick Place in Stepney, with one Governess and four servants. His father is a Master Carman, employing 45 people.

According to the 1871 census, Percy is the youngest of the seven children still living with their parents at Essex House with three servants. His father is still a Carman and Contractor.

According to the 1881 census, Percy is now a clerk, and the seventh and eight children  with their parents in a house in Croydon, with three servants. His father is now a General Carrier.

Cannot be found on the 1891 census.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census, although his son Martin, was a scholar at Forest School in West Ham.

According to the 1911 census, Percy is still married, but his wife is not on this census.  He is however living with their son, Martin Percy, and his sister Amy, and two servants, at 29 Croham Road in Croydon. Percy is working in the Stock Exchange.

According to the 1939 register, widowed Percy is an Assistant Secretary for a company on the Baltic Exchange. He lives ay 84 Coleherne Court, on the Old Brampton Road in Kensington.
notes No Percy Fairclough can be found on the 1891 or 1901 census'.  There is one Percy Fairclough who was married, but he was born in Bow, and was a Stock Jobber.  We know this is the wrong Percy because on his 1891 census, he is shown to be visiting the Hunter family in Knowle with his sister, Susie.  A sister that Stepney-born Percy did not have.
Married to Ada Latham Wilson or Monella Bentley [registered in Woolwich, June 1886]
Died 22 June 1947, aged 89 years 141 days [registered in Tonbridge, Kent, June 1947] in a road accident.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Old Foresters FC, also on Corinthians FC books, but there is no evidence of him actually playing for them; also represented Essex & London Associations.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the fiftieth players (54) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 20 years 29 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was a partner in a stockbroking firm and member of the Stock Exchange for 40 years. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.96.


Percy Fairclough - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 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.


Percy Fairclough - 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 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1


Percy Fairclough - Match History
 Club: Old Foresters F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 20
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start f