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Edwin Luntley

Nottingham Forest FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 7: A 7
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Full name Edwin Luntley
Born 28 April 1857 in Chapel Street, West Street, Croydon, Surrey [registered in Croydon, June 1857].
notes: Croydon was in the Surrey Registration County up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Edwin is the third of five children (four sons) to James and Elizabeth. With two servants, they live near the Railway Station in Beeston. His father is an artist.

According to the 1871 census, Edwin is the second of eight children (still four sons). His father is an artist of portraits. They live at The Station Villas in Beeston.

According to the 1881 census, Edwin is now a lace salesman, along with his brothers. He still lives at The Station Villas with his parents and seven siblings. His father is still a portrait painter.

According to the 1891 census, Edwin, a lace warehouseman, is now married to Julia and they have three children, all daughters, Margarete, Violet and Kathleen. They have two servants and they live at 10 Mayo Road in Basford. They live behind team-mate Albert Smith and his family.

According to the 1901 census, Edwin is now the director of the lace warehouse, still married and still living at 10 Mayo Road, with three more daughters, Marjory, Phyllis and Kate, and three servants.

According to the 1911 census, Edwin, still a lace manufacturer, still married, and still at 10 Mayo Road, living with three of their daughters and a servant. The census reveals that although they had six children, a seventh had died (Gladys in 1889, age four).

Married to Julia Bursell Helmsley [registered in Leicester, June 1883].
Died 1 August 1921 in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, aged 64 years 95 days [registered in Nottingham, September 1921]. Buried in Beeston Cemetery on 4 August 1921. Suffered from Bright's disease (a historical classification of kidney diseases).
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football with the Old Lace and Nottingham Castle Football Clubs, then joined Nottingham Forest FC from November 1878 to January 1883.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 70th players (72) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right back
First match No. 10, 13 March 1880, Scotland 5 England 4, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 22 years 320 days.
Last match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, a friendly match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 322 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Like many who ended in Nottingham, he was a lace manufacturer.  He was a founder member of the Chilwell Manor Golf Club. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.161.


Edwin Luntley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
4 2 180 0 0 min 0 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.


Edwin Luntley - 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 2 1 0 1 7 7 =0 0 0 3.50 3.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 7 7 =0 0 0 3.50 3.50 50.0 =0


Edwin Luntley - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 21
- pp 1 March 1879 - England vs. Scotland, The Oval, Kennington Fr pp due to Start
Age 22
1 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start rb
2 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start rb
Age 23
- 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL withdrew injured