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Anthony Hossack

Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 1
100% successful

1892-94

captain: none
minutes played:
180

Timeline

  Anthony Henry Hossack BA
Birth Thursday, 2 May 1867 in Alston Street, Ladywood, Warwickshire [registered in Walsall, June 1867].
 

According to the 1871 census, Anthony H. was living with his grandfather, John Baker, and his uncles and three servants, at 39 Park Street in Walsall.
Anthony's parents were Anthony Henry (born in Scotland) and Frances Mary (née Baker).
His father had died in 1870

 

No Anthony Hossack can be found on the 1881 census.

 

According to the 1891 census, Anthony, now a student, lives with his mother, Frances. M. and her new husband, Thomas Wilkinson, a solicitor, and they live at The House on Hainault Road in Chigwell with one servant.

  "CAMBRIDGE, March 15
"The undermentioned degrees were conferred:―
Bachelors of Arts.―Anthony Henry Hossack, Jes."
- The Standard, Friday, 16 March 1894
Marriage to Theodora Moody, on Wednesday, 1 August 1894 at All Saints' Church, Chigwell Row [registered in Epping, Essex, September 1894].
"MARRIAGE OF MR. A. H. HOSSACK AND MISS T. MOODY.
"
On Wednesday the marriage of Mr. Anthony Henry Hossack, of football fame, with Miss Theodora Moody, youngest daughter of the late Mr. R. M. Moody, of Montfort House, Chigwell Row, took place at All Saints' Church, Chigwell Row, in the presence of a large congregation. The service, which was fully choral, was conducted by the Rev. G. H. Hopkins, assisted by the Rev. R. D. Swallow. The bride wore a dress of white chiffon, with long train, together with a veil and orange blossoms. She carried a handsome shower bouquet, and was attended by five bridesmaids. Miss Eveline Row, the Misses Hicks, Miss Baker, and Miss Dunn. Mr. Hodge, of Buckhurst Hill, acted as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at Mr. Wall Row's residence, where nearly 100 guests assembled. During the afternoon the happy couple left for North Wales. The wedding presents numbered 100." - The Newsman, Saturday, 4 August 1894.
  "HOSSACK.―April 28. at The Holt, Lyonsdown, New Barnet, the wife of A. H. Hossack, of a son." - The Standard, Tuesday, 30 April 1895.
  "HOSSACK.―On the 22nd inst., at The Cottage, New Barnet, the wife of A. H. Hossack, of a daughter." - The Barnet Press, Saturdday, 28 August 1897.
  "HOSSACK.―On the 26th inst., at The Cottage, New Barnet, the wife of Anthony H. Hossack, of a daughter." - The Morning Post, Saturday, 28 January 1899.
 

According to the Electoral Registers of London in 1899, Anthony is at The Cottage in New Barnet, also ratified by Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire in 1899 (as Hossock!).
The London edition of the Post Office Directory in 1900, Anthony was in a partnership with his step-father, Thomas Wilkinson. The Solicitor firm, Wilkinson (Thomas) & Hossack. were based at 57 Gracechurch Street & 103 Aldegrate Street, both EC - and their residence still at The Cottage, Lyonsdown in New Barnet.

 

According to the 1901 census, Anthony H. is now married to Theodora, with a son, Anthony RH (b.28 April 1895), and two daughters, Theodora Mary (b.22 August 1897) and Margaret Errington (b.26 January 1899). With three servants, he is a solicitor, all living at The Cottage on Somerset Road in East Barnet in Hertfordshire.
His address is confirmed by the London Electoral Register.

 

According to the London edition of the Post Office Directory, and Kelly's Directory of the Northern Districts of London in 1902, Anthony is partnered with Frank William Simmonds (Hossack & Simmonds) now based at 12 & 13 Nicholas Lane, EC - and he resides at 57 Glasslyn Road, Crouch End, N.
The London Electoral Register of 1904 still has Anthony living at The Cottage, but the qualifying property, alongside Thomas Wilkinson, was now 104 Aldergate Street

 

According to Kelly's Directory of Devon in 1910, Anthony is now a solicitor at 6 West Cliff in Dawlish.
Then, according to the 1911 census, Anthony H. is still married, now with another son, John Kenneth Errington (b.24 November 1909). He is still a solicitor, still living at 6 West Cliff in Dawlish, Devonshire.

 

According to Kelly's Directory of Devon in 1912 and 1913, Anthony is now a solicitor at 15 Gandy Street in Exeter.

Death Sunday, 24 January 1926 in Torquay, Devonshire, aged 54 years 267 days [registered as Anthony H. in Newton Abbot, March 1926].
Cambridge University Alumni
Hossack, Anthony Henry.
Adm. pens. (age 19) at Jesus College, Oct. 1886. Of Essex.
son of Anthony William Hossack, Esq.
born [May 2, 1867], at Walsall.
school Chigwell School (Mr Swallow); Matric. Michs. 1886;
B.A. 1894.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1890;
played for England, 1892, 1894.
Adm. Solicitor, May 1897; with the firm of Thos. Wilkinson and Hossack;
practising at Dawlish, Devon, in 1907.
(Book of Blues; Law Lists.)

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played football with Chigwall School XI between 1882 and 1885, attaining the rank of captain in 1885.  He then attended Jesus College and earned his blue for Cambridge University in 1890, and at the end of the year, appeared for Cambridge Granta FC. After which time he also played for the Casuals team in 1891, Hainault FC in 1892 and Woodford FC in 1894.
Corinthians 1891-94
Club honours None
Individual honours The South (vs. The North, 1891); London FA (1891-93); Essex FA (1891-94)
Distinctions Played cricket for Cambridge University in 1889, and Essex CCC from 1891, before the county gained first-class status. Also a member of the Lyonsdown Lawn Tennis Club.
Height/Weight Not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 190th players (192) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 45, 5 March 1892, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 24 years 308 days.
Last match No. 51, 12 March 1894, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 26 years 314 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1891-92, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championship winners 1891-92;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Hossack was the last of three players to die in January 1926, ten days after John Rawlinson, twenty after Arthur Lowder.

Beyond England

A solicitor, admitted in May 1897, and practised in Dawlish, Devonshire. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.136.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes Goals captain
2 2 2 180 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick 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 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 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 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 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 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 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 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2

Match History

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

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


Age 24
1 45 5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start rh
  

Age 26
2 51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start rh
  

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