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John Hawtrey

Remnants FC & Old Etonians AFC

2 appearances, 7 goals against
no 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
no registration found
"On the 20th inst., at Eton College, the wife of Rev. John Hawtrey, of a son." - Saturday, 27 July 1850, Windsor & Eton Express
Baptism 5 September 1850 in Eton

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, is the Assistant Master of the college, as well as the CofE clergyman for the school. His mother, Francis Mary Anne (née Procter), is 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.
(His mother died on 19 December 1861, just thirteen days after his brother, Edmund)


According to the 1871 census, John P. is 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), on 14 February 1885, in Kensington.
Mary's second marriage, she herself had married Harry Graham Lobb in 1882
no registration found
"Hawtrey―Lobb―Feb. 14, at Kensington, John Purvis Hawtrey to Mary Harriott, widow of the late H. Graham Lobb, and daughter of the late Major George Rochard Siddons, 1st Bengal Light Cav." - Tuesday, 17 February 1885, Homeward Mail from India, China and the East
"DEATHS ...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.
"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 Stone, in late-1896 in London
registered in St. George Hanover Square October-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.


According to the 1921 census, John, a retired journalist, with his wife Emma, are living at 14 Bridge Avenue in Hammersmith.

Death Monday, 17 August 1925 in Hammersmith, London.
Despite being one of the more famous Hawtrey's - an obituary could not be found.
aged 75 years 29 days registered in Hammersmith July-September 1925
  Emma Hawtrey died at the end of 1935.


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 captain
2 2 180 7 26 min none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 1 0 0.5 3.5 0 -2
Both of his matches were friendly matches played at a home venue

Match History

 Clubs: Remnants F.C. & Old Etonians A.F.C. - two full appearances (180 min) 7ᵍᵃ F.A. Committee - two full appearances (180 min) 7ᵍᵃx

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 30
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1
East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Blackburn
Fr HL 1ᵍᵃ
cs: 54min
ᵍᵃcharged over

one of seven who became the 81st (81) players to appear for England
the second of only two players from Remnants to represent England
the ninth Old Etonian to represent England
the thirteenth goalkeeper to play for England

2 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6
The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Fr HL 6ᵍᵃ gk
ᵍᵃinc. rebound, og & a header

the first goalkeeper to make a second appearance