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Reg Macauley

Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 6
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Reginald Heber Macauley
Birth Tuesday, 24 August 1858 at The Rectory in Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire
  registered in Market Drayton October-December 1858
"Aug. 24, at Hodnet, Salop, the wife of the Rev. S. H. Macauley, a son." - Saturday, 28 August 1858, Worcestershire Journal

According to the 1861 census, Reginald is the fifth of six children (five sons) to Reverend Samuel Herrick and Anne Georgiana (née Ferguson), they live at The Rectory in Hodnet. His father is the Rector of Hodnet. They have nine servants.


According to the 1871 census, Reginald is still one of six children, still living at The Rectory with their parents. They have five servants.
(His fatrher died on 10 October 1873)


According to the 1881 census, Reginald H. is an undergraduate in Kings College at Cambridge University.
(His mother died on 7 September 1881)


Not on the 1891 or 1901 census, he was in India.


According to London Electoral Records, Reginald is living with Philip V. Savile at 56 Palace Court between 1907 and 1915,


Cannot be found on the 1911 or 1921 census'.
Passenger lists reveal Reginald is on the ship, 'P&O Nagoya', bound for Bombay, India, leaving London on 6 December 1917, mastered by A.M. King. He is listed as a merchant.

Death Wednesday, 15 December 1937 in Ravenswood, 11 Eton Avenue in Hampstead, London
aged 79 years 113 days registered in Hampstead October-December 1937
Funeral Monday, 20 December 1937 at St. John's Church in Hampstead
Probate "MACAULAY Reginald Heber of 4 Crosby-square and Ravenswood Eton-avenue Hampstead both in London died 15 December 1937 at Ravenswood Probate London 5 February to Sidney Julius Gillum and sir Henry Pelham Wentworth Macnaghten merchants.
Effects £232326 3s. 3d. Resworn £238255 8s. 8d." [2019 equivalent: £16,352,043].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Eton College in 1878, before going onto Cambridge University AFC and earning his Blue in 1881-81, also played for the Old Etonians FC.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1880-81, 1882-83; winners 1881-82;
Individual honours None
Distinctions He represented Cambridge University 1879-82, winning the high jump 1879-80 and the quarter mile every year from 1880-82. He was the AAA high jump champion of 1879.
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 88th players (89) to appear for England
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 13, 12 March 1881, England 1 Scotland 6, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 200 days.
Individual honours England trial (one appearance, 3ᵍ. March 1881)

Beyond England

An undergraduate at Kings College, Cambridge St Edward Trinity Hall, at the time of his solitary England appearance. Worked in India 1884-1901 and was subsequently a merchant in the City. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.162./FindMyPast

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0 1 0 -1
His only match was a friendly match played at a home venue

Match History

 Clubs: Cambridge University A.F.C. & Old Etonians A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 22 trial  
one appearance - Birmingham & District vs. England, 5 March 1881

apps match match details comp res rundown pos

1 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6
The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Fr HL   cf

one of two who became the 88th (89) players to appear for England
the seventh player from Cambridge University AFC to represent England
the tenth Old Etonian to represent England