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William Lindsay

Wanderers FC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
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disciplined: none
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Full name William Lindsay
Born 3 August 1847 as a British Subject, in Benares, Cawnpore, Bengal, India [registered in Civil Service Evidence of Age].

Census Notes

Cannot be found on the 1851-71 census returns. Presumed in the East Indies. His father, Major William Bayford Lindsay, was still serving in the army. According to the Harts Army List of 1888, becoming a lieutenant in 1861, a captain in 1872 and a major in 1879, all in the East Indies. He had arrived with the Tenth Regiment Native Infantry in Burmah in 1852.
In 1857, William was placed on the Bengal Military Orphan Society lists of orphans, after his father had died on 10 June 1857.

According to the 1881 census, William is married to Emily with two children, Lilias and William. They have two servants and they live at 88 Bessborough Street in Westminster, London. William is a civil servant clerk.

Cannot be found on the 1891 census.
In 1897, William was one of two executor's of the will upon the death of Sophia Edwardes. He was living at Gloucester House in Richmond.

According to the 1901 census, William is married, living with one of his children, Lilias, at Gloucester House. They have three servants. William is working in the Indian Office as a civil servant.

According to the 1911 census, William is still married with two servants, living at 5 Albury Gardens, in Kings Road, Richmond, London. The census states that one of their two children has died.
In November 1916, Lindsay was the only executor of the will upon the death of Augustus Fitt Drake, who had died in October. Lindsay was still living at Gloucester House.
Upon his own death, Lindsay's will was executed by Mrs Lilias Bineey, his daughter, with whom he left nearly £1000. He had died at 1 Minor Canon Row, in the shadow of Rochester Cathedral.

Married to Emily Agnes Edwardes [registered in Medway, Kent, June 1871].
Died 15 February 1923 at 1 Minor Canon Row, Rochester, Kent, aged 75 years 196 days [registered in Medway, March 1923].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his education at Winchester College and became an Old Wykehamist; also played for Wanderers FC, represented Surrey FA.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket for Surrey CCC.


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 43rd players (44) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 29 years 212 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions One of two Indian-born Scots to play for England, the other being Stuart MacRae.

Beyond England

Employed in the India Office 1865-1900 as a First Class Clerk. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.157.


William Lindsay - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
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.


William Lindsay - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1


William Lindsay - Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Old Wykehamists F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 29
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start fb