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Leonard Howell

Wanderers FC & Old Wykehamists AFC

1 appearance, 0 goal

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  Leonard Sedgwick Howell
notes: Sedgwick is his mother's maiden name
Birth Sunday, 6 August 1848 in Herne Hill, Dulwich, Surrey [registered in Lambeth, September 1848].
notes: Dulwich was in the Surrey Registration County up until 1889.

According to the 1851 census, Leonard S. is the youngest of two children to Frederick and Elizabeth (née Sedgwick). They have three servants and live at Halfmoon Lane in Lambeth. His father is a malt factor.


According to the 1861 census, Frederick and Elizabeth are at 1 South Terrace in Kingston. Their children are probably pupils somewhere.


Cannot be found on the 1871 census.

Marriage to Elizabeth Sally Cower [registered in Kingston, Surrey, December 1880]. Had at least one son, Norman Elliott, a captain in the Indian Army, who married Percy Godfrey, in India, on 24 September 1914.

According to the 1881 census, Leonard S. is married to Elizabeth, they have two servants. He is a malt factor, like his father. They live at Woodside in Sevenoaks.


Neither Leonard or Elizabeth can be found on the 1891 census.

Death Saturday, 7 September 1895 in Lausanne, Swizerland, aged 47 years 91 days [registered in the 1895 death duty register].
"HOWELL.―On the 7th Sept., at Lausanne, Switzerland, Leonard Sidgwick Howell, younger son of the late Fredk. Howell of Surbiton, aged 47 years." -
Friday, 20 September 1859 & Saturday, 21 September 1895, The Sussex Agricultural Gazette
Residing in Woking, Surrey, according to death duty register.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Howell educated at Winchester College whom he represented at "soccer". After leaving the college, he joined the Wanderers FC.  His football career was brought to an end following an injury sustained during the 1873-74 season.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1872-73;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the twelfth players (13) to appear for England.
Position(s) Back
Only match No. 2, 8 March 1873, England 4 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 24 years 214 days.
Individual honours Howell was the first ever England player to touch the ball on home soil. He took England's kick-off in his only match.
Distinctions Also played first class cricket for MCC and Surrey (1869-1880).
The tenth England player to die.

Beyond England

No information by Lamming, but the census returns reveal his vocation as a malt factor, that is to say, he sold malt. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.138.

The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain
1 1 90 0 none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Old Wykehamists A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 24
1 2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start back