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Cunliffe Gosling

Old Etonians AFC & Corinthians FC

5 appearances, 2 goals

P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 16: A 5
90% successful

1892-97

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Robert Cunliffe Gosling DL, JP
Born 15 June 1868 in Hassobury, Farnham, Essex [registered in Bishop's Stortford, September 1868].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Robert Cunliffe was the seventh of nine children, and the oldest son, to Robert and Eleanor Spencer. They lived at Hassobury, a manor house in Farnham, Bishop's Stortford. His father is a magistrate and landowner. They have four nurses and fourteen servants.

According to the 1881 census, the Gosling family are very much still at Hassobury. Robert, who is not on this return, has six more siblings.  And they all live with their parents and twenty-one servants.

According to the 1891 census, ten of the children, not Robert, live with their parents at Hassobury. They have eighteen servants.
Robert Cunliffe Gosling was executor of a will for Great Western Railway shareholders on a number of occasions. Firstly for his father Robert, who died on 23 August 1895.  The will was executed on 26 November 1895 along with his mother and brother. He lived at Hassobury.

According to the 1901 census, Robert C. was head of the household at Hassobury. With him was his widowed mother, two sisters and five brothers, as well as sixteen servants.

According to the 1911 census, only Robert Cunliffe, his mother, and brother Lionel Drummond Gosling remain at Hassobury. They live there with fifteen servants.
Once again, Gosling was executor for Herbert Farrer when he died on 25 January 1912. The will was executed on 7 February 1912 between the two Gosling brothers, Robert's address was stated as Hassobury.
Gosling was then executor for Reginald Cunliffe Smith. He had died on 6 February 1917 and the will executed on 24 April 1917. Robert's address was again stated as Hassobury.

Died 8 April 1922 at midnight, his home at Hassobury, aged 53 years 297 days [registered in Bishop's Stortford, June 1922]. Not the 18th.
"The previous Sunday he underwent a serious operation, and there was some improvement until Friday, when his condition was considered hopeless."
Funeral in Farnham, 13 April.  Leaving £645,878.05 in his will.

Home notes

The Hassobury mansion in Farnham, on the outskirts of Bishop's Stortford, is now called The Gosling.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1890's].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Eton College, captaining the side in 1887. Attended Cambridge University FC, earning his blue in 1890. By default, played for the Old Etonians FC side, as well as for the famous Corinthian side between 1889 and 1900. He twice represented the Amateurs against the Professionals.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Donor of the Arthur Dunn Cup.
Also played cricket with Cambridge University, earning his blue, 1888-90. Also played with Essex 1894-96.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of thirteen, across two matches, who became the 185th players (190) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right/inside-left/right
First match No. 44, 5 March 1892, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 23 years 263 days.
Last match No. 55, 6 April 1895, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 26 years 295 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94, 1894-95;
Team honours British Championship winners 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He was Justice for Peace in Essex and Hertfordshire. He became the High Sheriff of Essex in 1902. President of Essex CC in 1914. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.109.

 

Cunliffe Gosling - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 5 5 450 2 225 min 2 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.

 

Cunliffe Gosling - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 0 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2
Away 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
All - British Championship 5 4 1 0 16 5 +11 0 2 3.20 1.00 90.0 +4

 

Cunliffe Gosling - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1894-95 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 5 4 1 0 16 5 +11 0 2 3.20 1.00 90.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 1 0 16 5 +11 0 2 3.20 1.00 90.0 +4
All 5 4 1 0 16 5 +11 0 2 3.20 1.00 90.0 +4

 

Cunliffe Gosling - Match History
 Club: Old Etonians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 23
1 44 5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start or
Age 24
- 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1, Wellington Road Football Ground, Birmingham BC HW withdrawn
2 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond HW Start 15 il
Age 25
3 51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start 85 ir
- 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow AD withdrawn captain
Age 26
4 54 18 March 1895 - England 1 Wales 1, Recreation Ground, Queen's Club BC HD Start il
5 55 6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool HW Start il
Age 28
- 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW withdrawn

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