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Robert King

Oxford University AFC & Upton Park FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 13: A 0
100% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Reverend Canon Robert Stuart King BA, MA
Born 4 April 1862 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex [registered unnamed in Rochford, Essex, June 1862].
Baptised 1 May 1862 in Leigh-on-Sea

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Robert Stuart is the youngest of six children (three daughters and three sons) to Walker and Australian-born Juliana. The live in Leigh Rectory with three servants. His father is the clergyman.

According to the 1881 census, Robt is one of three pupils at Spelsbury Vicarage in Chipping Norton, under the guidance of the Reverend Barker and his family.

According to the 1891 census, Robert S. is now the youngest of four children living back with their parents at Leigh Rectory. Robert himself, the assistant Curator to his father, the Rector. They have two servants.

According to the 1901 census, Robert is now a cleryman, head of the household, living with his older sister and two nephews, as well as two servants. They live at Leigh Rectory.

According to the 1911 census, Robert Stuart is now married to Ruby, with four children. Robert, now a Priest, remains at Leigh Rectory, with five servants. He signed the census as R. Stuart King. Adopting the double-barreled surname, as opposed to being known by his middle name.
On 12 August 1927, The Reverend Robert Stuart King was executor of the will upon the death of Reverend Henry Stuart King on 2 April 1927.

According to the 1939 register, Robert S., still a clerk in holy orders, is still married to Ruby. They both live at The Rectory in Broadway West in Southend-on-Sea.
Married to Ruby Elberta Kate Irene Dando [registered in Rochford, September 1902]. Ruby was born in the United States on 3 August 1885, baptized in London, died in Bedford in 1968. Four children, Noel Leigh Stuart, born 23 December 1903, Beryl Stuart, born c.1907, Robert Jasper Stuart, c.1909 and Denys Elbert Stuart, born September 1910, all in Leigh-on-Sea.
Died 4 March 1950, aged 87 years 334 days [registered in Southend on Sea, March 1950].
Buried at St Clement's Anglican Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Left £1001 in his will.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Educated and played at Felsted School between 1878 and 1880, making captain in his final year.  Went onto Oxford University and played football between 1882 and 1885, again, making captain in his final year.  Played with Upton Park FC and onto Grimsby Town FC in 1887; King also founded the local football side in Leigh, The Leigh Rectory Yard FC; also represented Essex FA. 
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions His son, Robert Jasper Stuart King, played first-class cricket for Essex in 1928;


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 90th players (93) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only match No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 19 years 320 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Studying in Spelsbury Vicarage, Chipping Norton in 1881.  Ordained in 1887 and appointed Curate at St James Church, Grimsby, and was appointed assistant Curate of St Clement's in Leigh-on-Sea, appointed Rector a year later, a position held for 58 years, 1892-1950. Founded St Margaret's Church in Leigh in 1919. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.150/1./FindMyPast.com and the Excellent Hibbit.org.uk/familytree


Robert King - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
1 1 90 0 0 min none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Robert King - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13.0 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13.0 0.00 100.0 +1


Robert King - Match History

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. & Upton Park F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 19
1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW Start hb