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Clem Mitchell

Upton Park FC & Corinthians FC

5 appearances, 5 goals

P 5 W 2 D 1 L 2 F 12: A 12
50% successful

1880-85

captain: none
minutes played:
450

Timeline

  Clement Mitchell
Birth Thursday, 20 February 1862 at Gonville Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
registered in Cambridge January-March 1862
"Feb. 20, at Gonville-place, the wife of W. Mitchell, Esq., of a son." - Saturday, 22 February 1862, The Cambridge Chronicle and University Journal, Isle of Ely Herald, and Huntingdonshire Gazette.
Baptism 8 June 1862 at St. Paul's Church, Cambridge
 

According to the 1871 census, Clement is the fifth of eight children to William Spencer and Eliza Ann (née Cross). Although in 1871, he is the second of five living with their widowed mother at Gonville Place in Cambridge with two servants. His father, a land and home proprietor, had died on 6 August1868.

 

According to the 1881 census, the Mitchell's are now in Lewisham. Clement, now a clerk to a tea dealer, lives with his widowed mother, as well as his older sister and two younger brothers. They also have two servants and they all live at Egerton House on Sunderland Road in Lewisham.

 

According to the 1891 census, Clement is just one of two sons, the other being Algernon, still living with the mother and two servants at 3 Sydenham Road in Beckenham, Kent. The two son's occupation is described as 'not known'.
The London Electoral Rolls between 1894 and 1897 confirm Clement as living at 3 Sydenham Avenue.

 

According to the 1901 census, Clement is now one of three children, the others being Alice and William, still living at 3 Sydenham Avenue with their mother. They still have two servants and Clement is described as being a tea merchant. 

Marriage to Caroline Ann Dawson, on 25 June 1903 at St. Patrick's Church in Hove
registered in Hove April-June 1903
 

According to the 1911 census, Eliza Ann was still at 3 Sydenham Avenue with two of her children and two servants. Clement is not on this census, presumed in India with his wife.

 

According to the 1921 census, Clement, retailing in tea, and his wife Caroline, are boarding at the home of Harry and Blanche Reade at The Star Hotel in Alfriston High Street in Sussex.
(His mother died on 28 March 1922)

Death Wednesday, 6 October 1937, at 26 Raphael Road, Aldrington, Hove, Sussex.
aged 75 years 228 days registered in Hove October-December 1937
Funeral Saturday, 9 October 1937, at St Philip's Church in Hove
Probate "MITCHELL Clement of 26 Raphael-road Hove Sussex died 6 October 1937 Probate London 18 November to Arthur Delmiro Mariano Edwards solicitor.
Effects £4276 19s. 3d." [2019 equivalent: £292,855]

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Felsted School, playing football between 1877-79, captain in 1879, then joined Upton Park FC.
Corinthians 1882-86
Club honours None
Individual honours Essex FA and London FA;
Distinctions Played first-class cricket for Kent 1890-92;
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 75th players (79) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, a friendly match at The Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 18 years 24 days.
Last match No. 24, 14 March 1885, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Leamington Street, Wagtail, Blackburn, aged 23 years 22 days. 35
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85;
Team honours None
Individual honours England's Top Goalscorer (four 1883)
The South (one appearance, January 1884)

Beyond England

Clerk to a Tea dealer in 1881, living in Lewisham, London. Before becoming a Tea Merchant by 1901. He then travelled to Calcutta, India, to become a noted cricketer. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.176./Ancestry.com


The Numbers
parties Apps withdrew comp. apps minutes Goals ave.min comp. goals captain
8 5 three 1 450 5 90 min 1 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
5 2 1 2 12 12 =0 0 1 2.4 2.4 50 =0

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 4 1 1 2 9 10 -1 0 1 2.25 2.50 50.0 -1
Away 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 4 2 0 2 11 11 =0 0 1 2.75 2.75 50.0 =0

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1884-85 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1 1 50 =0
 
Match History
 
 Club: Upton Park F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - five full appearances (450 min) 5ᵍx


apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 18
1 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3
The Racecourse, Wrexham
Fr AW   cf

one of six who became the 75th (79) players to appear for England
the second player from Upton Park FC to represent England

Age 19
12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancs Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL withdrew injured
2 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6
The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Fr HL   cf
   

the most appearanced player from Upton Park FC to represent England

 Clubs: Upton Park F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - three full appearances (270 min) 5ᵍ  

Age 20
3 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0
The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Fr HW c16
70 86
cf

one of four who became the fifth Corinthian to represent England
the third hat-trick scored by England and the youngest so far

Age 21 trial  
withdrew - The North vs. The South, January 1883

18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW withdrew injured
4 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3
Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield
Fr HL 24 cf

his four goals in 1883 makes him top goalscorer for the seasonand year

Age 22 trial  
one appearance - The South vs. The North, January 1884

20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW withdrew
   

Age 23
5 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1
Leamington Street, Blackburn
BC HD 35 cf
   

the last ever player from Upton Park FC to represent England

   

 
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