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Billy Locker

Long Eaton Rangers FC




  William Locker
Birth Friday, 16 February 1866 in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire [registered in Shardlow, March 1866]

According to the 1871 census, William is the middle child of three to William and Mary (née Hallam). They live on The Marshes in Long Eaton. His father is a lace maker.


According to the 1881 census, William is the oldest of the three children still at home with their parents, now at 18 Regent Street in Long Eaton. William, too, is in the lace trade with his father..


According to the 1891 census, William, a lacemaker, is living with Walter & Elizabeth Buswell, his sister, and their two children, at 20 Park Street in Long Eaton.


According to the 1901 census, William, still a lacemaker, is living at home with his widowed mother at 20 Park Street.


According to the 1911 census, William is a lacemaker living on his own at 20 Park Street in Long Eaton.


According to the 1939 register, William remains unmarried, is still a lacemaker, and still lives at 20 Park Street.

Death Friday, 15 August 1952 at Kingsway Hospital in Derby, Derbyshire, aged 86 years 181 days [registered in Derby, September 1952].
Probate "LOCKER William of 20 Park Street Long Eaton Derbyshire died 15 August 1952 at Kingsway Hospital Derby Probate Nottingham 2 October to James William Locker company director and Ethel Mary Breedon (wife of Isaac Charles Breedon).
Effects £2591 16s. 9d." [2019 equivalent: £75,113].


Playing Career

Club(s) Appeared to have began his footballing career with Long Eaton Rangers FC. He spent the 1889-90 season with Notts County FC and Stoke FC, before leaving to join Notts Olympic FC, then onto Derby County FC. Without playing any first class games, he returned to Notts County FC in June 1890. Joined Loughborough FC in 1891 and back to Long Eaton Rangers FC shortly after.

League honours
22 appearances, 12 goals
Stoke FC 1889 one appearance
debut: 11 November 1889 Stoke FC 1 Preston North End FC 2.
Notts County FC
1890-91 21 appearances, twelve goals
debut: 6 September 1890 Bolton Wanderers FC 4 Notts County FC 2
last: 14 March 1891 Blackburn Rovers FC 1 Notts County FC 7.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1890-91 (6 apps);
Distinctions Played first-class cricket with Derbyshire CC.
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Inside-left
Distinctions None

Beyond England


The Numbers
parties reserve
1 1

Match History

 Club: Long Eaton Rangers F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. International Select Committee - no full appearancesx

Age 23
36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW reserve