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Charlie Mason

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 21: A 2
100% successful

1887-90

captain: none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

  Charles Mason
Birth Wednesday, 1 April 1863 at 18 Dudley Road, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1863]. Birthdate confirmed by the 1939 register.
Attended St. Luke's School and St. Peter's Collegiate for Boys School in Wolverhampton.
Baptised Sunday, 10 May 1863 at St. Luke's Church, Wolverhampton.
 

According to the 1871 census, Charles is the fourth of seven children to Jeremiah and Ann (née Baggott), living at The King's Arms, at 18 Dudley Road in the Blakenhall area of Wolverhampton. His father is the landlord. They have one border and one servant.
According to his school admission records, Charles and Jeremiah began at St. Peter's School for Boys in March 1876.

 

According to the 1881 census, Charles is a tinplate worker. He also has two more younger sisters. He is one of eight children living with their parents further up the Dudley Road, no.152. Where his father was the landlord of The Queen's Arms.

 

According to the 1891 census, Charles is still a tin plate worker, and is one of three children still living with their parents. His father, still a licensed victualler, still at The Queen's Arms on Dudley Road. They have a lodger and servant.

Marriage to Annie Trevitt, on 19 October 1892 at St. Luke's Church in Wolverhampton [registered in Wolverhampton, December 1892]. Charles is a tin plate worker living on the Dudley Road.
 

According to the 1901 census, Charles is now married to Annie, and with two children, Harry and Edward, they live at 53 Curzon Street in Blakenhall. Charles is an Iron Slate worker. They had a first child, Elsie in 1893, she died shortly after birth.

According to the 1911 census, Charles is a sheet metal worker in the motor industry. Still married to Annie, and still with two children. The census reveals that another two children had since been born and subsequently died. They live at 58 Upper Villiers Street in Blakenhall with one border.

According to the 1939 register, Charles is a retired sheet metal worker and is still married to Annie, living at 58 Upper Villiers Street in Blakenhall.
Death: Monday, 3 February 1941 at 58 Upper Villiers Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, aged 77 years 308 days [registered in Wolverhampton, March 1941].
Buried in St. Phillips' Churchyard in Wolverhampton (left), alongside his wife, Annie, who died in 1951.

Obituary

"FORMER WOLVES PLAYER DEAD
"Mr. Charles Mason, who captained the Wolves' team in 1891-92 and 1892-93, died on Monday at 58, Upper Villiers Street. He was in his 78th year. For 14 years—seven as an amateur—he played left back for the Wolves, and previously he had been a playing member of St. Luke's F.C. before it became Wolverhampton Wanderers. Mr. Mason played twice for England against Wales, and once against Ireland. For 20 years he was a member of Blakenhall Cricket Club." - The Staffordshire Advertiser, Saturday, 8 February 1941.
Probate "MASON Charles of 58 Upper Villers-street Wolverhampton died 3 February 1941 Administration Leicester 10 April to Annie Mason widow.
Effects £589 6s." [2019 equivalent: £29,958].

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began playing his football with St Luke's School in Blakenhall, whose team became known as Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Making 75 league appearances, scoring once, Mason became club captain in 1891, retiring two years later. He also appeared as a guest player for West Bromwich Albion FC.
League History
75 appearances, 1 goal
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1888-92, 75 league appearances one goal.
debut: 8 September 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 Aston Villa FC 1.
last: 16 April 1892 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 Bolton Wanderers FC 2.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1888-89 (six appearances);
Football League third place 1888-89 (twenty appearances).
Individual honours None
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st 13lbs [1889]

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 134th player (135) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 29, 5 February 1887, England 7 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Yorkshire County Cricket Ground, Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield, aged 23 years 310 days.
Last match No. 38, 15 March 1890, Ireland 1 England 9, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 26 years 348 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1886-87, 1887-88, 1889-90;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88;
Distinctions The first player from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC to represent England.

Beyond England

His census returns reveal that Charles trained as a tin plate worker, and was part of the Sunbeam motor industry in Wolverhampton long after his retirement from football. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.169.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
4 3 3 270 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck 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
3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3

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 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 2 0 0 14 2 +12 0 0 7.00 1.00 100.0 +2

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1887-88 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1888-90 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 00.0 =0
BC All 3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3
3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3

Match History

 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 23
1 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield BC HW Start lb
30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW reserve
  

 

F.A. International Select Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x


Age 24
2 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start lb
  

Age 26
3 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start lb
  

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