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Jack Hargreaves

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

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

1881-83

Captain: none
minutes played:
180

Timeline

  John Hargreaves
Birth Thursday, 13 December 1860 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, either December 1860, or March 1861].
 

Cannot be found on the 1861 census, but we know his father is a leading Blackburn coroner, Henry Unsworth Hargreaves, married to Alice.

  According to the 1871 census, Frederick W. and John, along with their two sisters, are living at Unsworth Lodge in Wellington Street in Blackburn, with a housekeeper and two servants. No mention of parents.
 

According to the 1881 census, Fredk W. is a law student and head over the household, including John, an articled solictor's clerk, and their younger sister, a housekeeper and servant. They live at 44 Wellington Street in Bankhouse, Blackburn.

  "Jack Hargreaves, the well-known Blackburn Rover, now on the retired list, has been lying ill from inflammation of the lungs at the Boscombe Chine Hotel, Bournemouth. He is, I am glad to say, on a fair way to recovery. He has been visited by his brother, Fred Hargreaves, and a correspondent says that the two 'old stayers' are still 'full' of football. and are always ready to relate many an anecdote abot the Rovers in the palmiest of their palmy days." - Tuesday, 15 November 1887, The Athletic News
  According to the 1891 census, Frederick W. remains head over the household and living on his own means, over his brother John, a solicitor, and his younger sister. With four servants, they now live at Thorncliffe, Stiff Street, Wilpshire.
  According to the 1901 census, solicitor John is now head of the house at Thorncliffe. Although their are only two servants.
Death Tuesday, 13 January 1903 in Thorncliffe, Wilpshire, Blackburn, aged 42 years 31 days [registered in Blackburn, March 1903].

Obituary

"The death is announced of the famous amateur footballer, Mr. John Hargreaves, which occurred at Wilpshire, Blackburn, yesterday. Mr. 'Jack' Hargreaves played as left wing forward for the Blackburn Rovers in that club's famous amateur days. The deceased, who was forty-two years of age, was the sonn of the late Coroner for Blackburn. He played in the Cup Finals of 1881 and 1883, and was celebrated for the frequency with which he performed the apparently impossible feat of shooting goals from the corner flag. He represented England on three occasions, playing against Scotland and Wales in 1881, and Ireland in 1882."
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Wednesday, 14 January 1903, Bournemouth Daily Echo

"One of the old school of Association footballers in Mr. 'Jack' Hargreaves, solicitor, of Blackburn, has just passed away at the age of 43. In the eighties he was well known as a member of Blackburn Rovers, before that combination embraced professionalism, and played for England against Scotland and Wales in 1881, and against Ireland in 1882. Mr. Hargreaves prided himself on the fact that only a serious injury kept him away from the field when chosen on the team, and at times he has been known to play when bruised from head to foot. Once in a match against Hibernians of Edinburgh, one of his colleagues noticed that Hargreaves shirt was stained with blood, and an examination revealed that the shoulder bone was broken and was  protruding through the skin. Still Hargreaves played on to the end, but, of course, could not attempt a charge. He last played for Blackburn Rovers in the English Cup match of 1884, when that team won the trophy for the first time."
- Friday, 16 January 1903, Irish Independent
Probate "The late Mr. John Hargreaves, solicitor, Blackburn, left estate of the total value of 9,851. Mr. Hargreaves was a famous amateur footballer, and played for Blackburn Rovers before they became a professional team." - Wednesday, 14 January 1903, Bournemouth Daily Echo [2018 equivalent - 837,440].

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Malvern College, playing football 1878-79.  Also started playing for Blackburn Rovers FC in 1878 up until 1884; also represented Lancashire FA.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1881-82, winner 1883-84;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 81st players (87) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside right/left
First match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at The East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 20 years 75 days.
Last match No. 13, 12 March 1881, England 1 Scotland 6, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 89 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Younger brother of Fred Hargreaves.
Jack Hargreaves died exactly ten years after Hawley Edwards (1874), who also died aged just 42 years, both on 13 January.

Beyond England

A solicitor by profession, admitted in 1884 and practised in Blackburn. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.120.


The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain
3 2 180 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 1 0 0.50 3.50 0.00 -2

Match Record

Venue & Competiton P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly matches
2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 1 0 0.50 3.50 0.00 -2

Match History

 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - two full appearances (180 min)x

Age 20
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL Start or
2 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start ol
   

Age 22
18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW withdrew injured
   

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