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George Kinsey

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Derby County FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 F 18: A 3
100% successful

1892-96

Captain: none
minutes played:
360

Timeline

  George Kinsey
Birth Wednesday, 20 June 1866 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Burton-upon-Trent, December 1866].
 

According to the 1871 census, George is the one of three children to Jabez and Elizabeth (née Nixon). There are also four more relatives (son-in-laws and brother-in-law), living with them at Ordish Street in Burton. His father is a brewers labourer and grocer.

 

According to the 1881 census, George is the second oldest of four, not including the Illsley twins, who also live them and George's parents at 189 Thornley Street in Horninglow, Burton-upon-Trent. George is an errand boy, his father a brewer's labourer.

Marriage to Rosa Elizabeth Butler [registered in Burton-upon-Trent, March 1891].
 

According to the 1891 census, George is now married to Rosa E., and the two of them are now boarding with William & Elizabeth Perrott at 3 Mollett Street, Birmingham. George is a brewers labourer.

 

According to the 1901 census, George, who is still married, now has one daughter, Elizabeth Pauline (b.1891). He is a licensed victualler back in Burton-upon-Trent, at 20 Park Road.

 

According to the 1911 census, George is now a commission agent, still married with two more daughters, Ethel (b.1904) and Irene (b.1910). Another had tragically died. They live at 25 Uxbridge Street in Burton.

  "KINSEY.―On April 23, at Birmingham Infirmary, Rosa Elizabeth, beloved wife of George Kinsey (late of Derby). Cremation Birmingham, Tuesday, April 28. Interment Burton Cemetery, Thursday, April 30, 1936." - Derby Evening Telegraph, Saturdau, 25 April 1936.
Death Friday, 13 November 1936 in Birmingham, aged 70 years 146 days [registered in Birmingham, December 1936].

Obituary

"'WOLVES' STALWART―DEATH OF FORMER INTERNATIONAL HALF-BACK
"
By the death of George Kinsey, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. have lost one of its stalwarts of the palmy days of forty years ago. The club could then boast of as many as eight internationals in the team. Kinsey, who was a fine sturdy player, joined the Wanderers from Burton-on-Trent in 1891, as a half-back. He was a member of the Wanderers all-English team which brought the F.A. Cup to Wolverhampton for the first time in 1893. Kinsey was capped that year against Scotland, and in the previous year against Wales. He was later transferred to Derby County, for whom he was again capped twice in 1896―against Wales and Ireland."
 -
The Midland Daily Telegraph, Tuesday, 17 November 1936.
Funeral Wednesday, 18 November 1936, at Burton cemetery.
"BURTON FUNERAL OF NOTED OLD FOOTBALLER
"The funeral took place at Burton Cemetery, yesterday afternoon, of Mr. George Kinsey, one of the finest footballers Burton has produced. Mr. Kinsey died at the home of a relative in Birmingham. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. F. G. Stafford." - Derby Evening Telegraph, Thursday, 19 November 1936.
Probate "KINSEY George of 72 Mott Street Birmingham died 13 November 1936 Administration Nottingham 18 January to Irene Mary Kinsey spinster.
Effects £579." [2019 equivalent: £39,738]

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began with local side Burton Crusaders FC, then Burton Swifts FC. Moved on to Mitchell St George's FC before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in August 1891. He joined Aston Villa FC in June 1894, and after a season in the reserves, he joined Derby County FC on 8 June 1895. Payment for the transfer was a friendly match between the two clubs, played on 28 October. Notts County FC were next in March 1897 and Bristol Eastville Rovers FC a few months later, where he remained until October 1900, when he joined Burton Swifts FC. He was reinstated as an amateur in August 1904. He was playing for his home team, Burton FC, in 1906.

League History
123 appearances, four goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1891-94, 72 appearances, three goals.
debut: 5 September 1891, Sunderland FC 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2.
Aston Villa FC 1894, three appearances.
debut: 6 October 1894, Nottingham Forest FC 2 Aston Villa FC 1.
Derby County FC 1895-96, 36 appearances.
debut: 7 September 1895,Stoke FC 2 Derby County FC 1.
Notts County FC 1897, four appearances.
debut (second division): 27 March 1897, Newtoh Heath FC 1 Notts County FC 1.
Burton Swifts FC 1900-01, eight appearances, one goal.
debut (second division): 15 December 1900, Gainsborough Trinity FC 2 Burton Swifts FC 1.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1892-93 (six apps), 1894-95 (none);
Football League Division One runners-up 1895-96 (thirty apps); Division Two winners 1896-97 (four);
Individual honours None
Distinctions It was Derby County FC that provided Kinsey with his Benefit match...at cricket. Between the County players, and Leys CC, whom Kinsey played for during his time in Derby. Derby won by one run, on 8 June 1897.
On 27 November 1899, Kinsey received another Benefit match, between Bristol Rovers FC and a team selected by Kinsey himself, which included Robinson, Bloomer, Devey and Wheldon. Rovers won 3-2 in front of a large crowd.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 190th players (194) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 45, 5 March 1892, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 25 years 259 days.
Last match No. 57, 16 March 1896, Wales 1 England 9, a British Championship match at Cardiff Arms Park, Temperance Town, Cardiff, aged 29 years 270 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1891-92, 1892-93, 1895-96;
Team honours British Championship winners 1891-92, 1892-93;
Individual honours None

Beyond England

No information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.151


The Numbers
parties Appearances Comp.
Apps
minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
captain
4 4 4 360 0 0 min 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
4 4 0 0 18 3 +15 1 2 4.50 0.75 100.0 +4

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 1 2 4.33 0.333 100.0 +3

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 1892-93 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1895-96 2 2 0 0 11 1 +10 0 1 5.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC All 4 4 0 0 18 3 +15 1 2 4.50 0.75 100.0 +4

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 4 0 0 18 3 +15 1 2 4.50 0.75 100.0 +4
4 4 0 0 18 3 +15 1 2 4.50 0.75 100.0 +4

Match History

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

F.A. International Select Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x


Age 25
1 45 5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start lh
  

Age 26
2 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW Start lh
  

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

Age 29
3 56 7 March 1896 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start lh
4 57 16 March 1896 - Wales 1 England 9, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff BC AW Start lh
  

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