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Cecil Holden-White

Swifts FC & Clapham Rovers FC & Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 10: A 1
100% successful

1887-88

captain: none
minutes played:
180

Timeline

Who was he? Essentially, he is both White and Holden-White. He was born and died a White, but signed himself from time to time as Holden-White, the fact he did the latter during the time of his England appearances dictates why he is listed under H.
Cecil Henry Holden-White and Cecil Henry Holden White
name notes Some sources still call him Charles Henry, this was his brother.  He was born White, Holden was a third christian name - the double barrel added later.  It was also removed before his death. His 1911 census was signed as C.H. Holden-White.
Birth Saturday, 3 November 1860 at Harold House, Lansdown Roade in Notting Hill, Middlesex [registered as Cecil White, in Kensington, December 1860].
notes: Kensington was part of the Middlesex County Registration until 1889.
"WHITE.―On the 3rd inst., at Harold House, D'Ouchy, the wife of Henry White, Esq., F.S.A., F.R.G.S., of a son." - Morning Post, Tuesday, 6 November 1860.
Baptised Wednesday, 23 January 1861 in Notting Hill
 

According to the 1861 census, five month-old Cecil H.H. is the youngest of two children to Henry and Swiss-born (Lausanne) Eleanor D'ouchy. His father is an Australian merchant and J.P.. They have five servants and two visiting family members, living at Harold House in Lansdown Road, Kensington.

 

According to the 1871 census, Cecil H.H. has a younger brother Charles, and is the eldest of the two children at home with their parents and four servants at The Lodge in Hillingdon. His father is a merchant and magistrate.

According to the 1881 census, Cecil H.H. is now a wine merchant, and with Charles, they live with their parents and five servants at 96 Queen's Gate in Kensington. His father is still magistrate and merchant.
The GWR shareholders list shows that Cecil Henry Holden-White was an executor on 30 June 1887, alongside Harold Holden-White, upon the death of Rev Francis Le Grix White on 17 May 1887. Cecil is living at 14 Mincing Lane in London.

According to the 1891 census, Cecil H. Holden White is the only one of the children to live with his parents at 30 Queen's Gate in Kensington. They have six servants. Cecil is a merchant, his father a London magistrate and merchant.
Cecil Henry Holden-White was an executor on 4 January 1898, alongside Harold Holden-White, upon the death of Cecilia Catherine Charlotte Le Grix White on 1 January 1898. Cecil is still living at 14 Mincing Lane in London.
As Cecil Henry Holden White (no double barrel), he executed the will of his father, Henry, on 21 January 1901, who had died on 25 October 1900. He was one of the four family members to receive a share of the £48,275 estate. Cecil and Harold also received an equal share in their father's two businesses, Henry White & Co. Ltd., and Red Heart Rum (left).

 

According to the 1901 census, Cecil H.H. is living with his widowed mother and five servants at 30 Queen's Gate. He is a spirit merchant.
As Cecil Henry Holden White (again no double barrel), he executed the will of Luther Holden on 10 April 1905, who had died on 6 February 1905. His address is 30 Queen's Gate.

According to the 1911 census, Cecil and Charles are with their widowed mother at 30 Queen's Gate. They have five servants and one nurse.
As Cecil Henry Holden White (no double barrel), he executed the will of his mother, Eleanor, on 5 October 1912, who had died on 20 August 1912. Living at 30 Queen's Gate and 14 Mincing Lane.
As Cecil Henry Holden White (again no double barrel), he declared the death of his brother Harold, on 16 September 1922, who had died on 15 May 1922. Living at 130 Queen's Gate.

Death Friday, 21 September 1934, at 30 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, aged 73 years 322 days [registered as Cecil White, in Kensington, September 1934].
Probate "MORICE Cecil Henry Holden of 30 Queens Gate South Kensington Middlesex and of 14 Mincing-lane London died 21 September 1934 at 30 Queens Gate Probate London 12 December to Charles Henry Holden White of no occupation and Maurice Ward solicitor.
Effects £79735 1s. 7d." [2019 equivalent: £5,749,499].
  "Cecil Henry Holden White (73), of 30 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, sole proprietor of the firm of Henry White & Co., rum importers, a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners. Net personalty, £78,498: gross...£79,723." - The Scotsman, Tuesday, 18 December 1934.

 Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Brentwood and Radley Schools, learning cricket and rugby. He did not play association football until he joined Clapham Rovers FC in 1881. He also palyed with Swifts FC, scoring in their FA cup run of 1887-88;
Corinthians 1882-91,
Club honours London Cup winner and London Charity Cup winner twice.
Individual honours Founding member of the Middlesex FA on 24 October 1883, becoming the Associations first Honorary Secretary and chaired the first meeting. His brother, Harold, being the first President.
London FA
(over thirty appearances from January 1883), Middlesex FA (1883)
The South vs. The North (six appearances).
Distinctions Became the first captain of the Corinthians team.
In 1896, was the best man for Tinsley Lindley.
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 140th player (143) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at the Alexandra Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 27 years 93 days.
Last match No. 17 March 1888, Scotland 0 England 5, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow, aged 27 years 135 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship 1887-88;
Individual honours None

Beyond England

Served on the FA committee 1883-85. He headed the Henry White company, Henry being his father. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.134.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes Goals captain
3 2 2 180 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2

Match Record
Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
British Championship
2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
BC 1887-88 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2

Match History

 Club: Swifts F.C. & Clapham Rovers F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)  
 

F.A. International Select Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x


Age 26
30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW reserve
  

Age 27
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start lh
2 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start lh
  

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