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John Hawtrey

Remnants FC & Old Etonians FC

2 appearances, 7 goals against
0 clean sheets

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

captain: none
minutes played:


  John Purvis Hawtrey
Birth Saturday, 20 July 1850, in Eton College, Eton, Buckinghamshire [not registered, and not the 19th]
"On the 20th inst., at Eton College, the wife of Rev. John Hawtrey, of a son." - Saturday, 27 July 1850, Windsor & Eton Express

According to the 1851 census, the nine month-old Jn P. born in Eton College, and recorded on the census in the 28th House in the college. His father, Reverend John William, was the Assistant Master of the college, as well as the CofE clergyman for the school. His mother, Francis Mary Anne (née Procter), was also part of the census return, as well as other members of his family, 24 pupils and numerous servants.


According to the 1861 census, John P, a scholar, living with his parents and eight siblings, as well as fifteen servants, all at 1 Front of Cottage, Meadow Lane, in Eton.


According to the 1871 census, John P. was visiting the Bencke's at 'Oliva'. Eaton Road, in West Derby. John is a cotton booker clerk.


According to the 1881 census, John P. Hautrey is a tutor at St Michael's School, where he also resides, in Bath Street, Langley-Marsh in Eton.

First marriage to Mary Harriot Lobb (née Siddons) (Mary's second marriage, she herself had married Harry Graham Lobb in 1882) in Kensington, on 14 February 1885.
"Hawtrey―Lobb―Feb. 14, at Kensington, John Purvis Hawtrey to Mary Harriott, widow of the late H. Graham Lobb, and daughter of th elate Major George Rochard Siddons, 1st Bengal Light Cav." -
Tuesday, 17 February 1885, Homeward Mail from India, China and the East
"SIDDONS―August 18, at her residence, 77, Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, Mary Harriot Hawtrey, only daughter of the late Major George Richard Siddons, of the Bengal Cavalry, aged thirty-seven years."
- Tuesday, 18 August 1890, The Northern Whig.
"OBITUARY.―The death is announced of the Rev. John Hawtrey, for 27 years a most popular master at Eton. Mr. Hawtrey, who was connected with several of our Guernsey families, was the son of the Rev. John Hawtrey, formerly minister of St, James's Church in this island."
- Thursday, 19 March 1891, The Star; Guernsey.

Neither John or Mary appear on the 1891 census, but a newspaper report the previous year suggest that they lived at 77 Lancaster Road in Notting Hill.

Second marriage to Emma Newton [registered in St George Hanover Square, December 1896]

According to the 1901 census, is boarding (holidaying?) with his wife, Emma, with the Dyer's, at 90 Guildford Street in St Pancras. John is now a Journalist and Advertising Agent.


According to the 1911 census, with just his wife Emma, living at 18 College Court Mansions in Hammersmith, he is a journalist.

Death Monday, 17 August 1925, aged 75 years 29 days [registered in Hammersmith, September 1925]. Despite being one of the more famous Hawtrey's - an obituary could not be found.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Although he attended Eton College (1857-64) and then Clifton College (1864), he never played football with them;  Yet he played for Remnants FC and Old Etonians FC;
Club honours FA Cup winner 1879-80;
Individual honours Berkshire & Buckinghamshire FA, and London FA;
Distinctions Older brother of Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey, a comedic actor; His father was the Reverend John Hawtrey, a former Eton School principle and founder of Hawtrey's School in Westgate-on-Sea. Uncle of Emma Cautley, an international hockey and golf player in early 20th century.
Height/Weight not known.


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 81st players (81) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper; Thirteenth goalkeeper to appear.
First match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 30 years 221 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 30 years 235 days;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Born the day after Cuthbert Ottaway.
The first goalkeeper to win a second appearance, and thus became the most used goalkeeper until Albemarle Swepstone a year later.

Beyond England

Hawtrey taught at his father's school, Aldin House in Slough, for some time, although in the 1881 census, he was a tutor in his fathers school, St. Michael's School, in Langley-Marsh in Eton. When his younger brother, Charles, found fame as an actor, he too went on the stage and became a playwright under the name of John Trent-Hay.  In later years he ran the journal Sporting World. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.124./FindMyPast.com

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes Goals
GA ave.min clean sheets clean sheet ave. captain
2 2 180 7 26 min none none none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 1 0 0.50 3.50 0.00 -2

Match Record

Venue & Competition 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

 Clubs: Remnants F.C. & Old Etonians F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

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

Age 30
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Blackburn Fr HL Start gk
2 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start gk