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Stuart MacRae

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 0 L 2 F 22: A 5
60% successful

1883-84

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Stuart MacRae
Born 7 December 1855 as a British Subject, in Bengal, India [not registered in UK].
Birthnotes He was a son of Duncan MacRae and Grace (née Stewart) of Kames Castle on the Isle of Bute, and it was thought that Stuart had been born there. However, although he has indisputable Scottish ancestry, Andy Mitchell found that he was in fact born on 7 December 1855 in Bengal, where his father was serving in the Indian Army. Census returns confirm date of birth and newspaper announcements confirm his date of birth.

Census Notes

Not on the 1861 census, the MacRae's are still residing and working in India.

According to the 1871 census, Stuart's family are living at Ardencaple House in Kilbrandon, Argyll. Duncan and Grace are parents of Sophia, Anna, Isabella and one year-old Colin. His father is a retired army surgeon. Stuart is not stated as being at this address (cannot be found at any other either, still in India?). They have eleven servants.

According to the 1881 census, Bengal-born Stuart, a Merchants Clerk, is living with the Thorpe family at The Hall, Coddington, in Newark. Stuart is stated as being a cousin. The farmers have fourteen servants.

Stuart cannot be found on the 1891 or the 1901 census.

According to the 1911 census, Stuart is married to Ethel, and with two of their children and eight servants at 7 North Gate in Newark. He is a Maltster.

Married to Ethel Evelyn Martin Smith, 12 December 1891 [registered in St. George Hanover Square, December 1891]. Three children, Kenneth Stuart, John Nigel and Grace Emily.
Died 27 January 1927, at 29 Seymour Street, Portman Square, London, aged 71 years 51 days [registered in Marylebone, March 1927]. Buried in Kintail, Rosshire.
Height/Weight not known

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Andy Mitchell's intensive research/Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) He returned to Scotland for his education at The Edinburgh Academy, where he was captain of the school rugby team in 1872-73, and later moved south to Newark. There, having switched to association rules, he played for Notts County FC and Newark FC, he also played for Corinthians FC from 1883-1890.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 99th players (101) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
First match No. 17, 3 February 1883, England 5 Wales 0, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 27 years 58 days.
Last match No. 21, 15 March 1884, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Cathkin Park, Glasgow, aged 28 years 99 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions One of two Indian-born Scots to play for England, the other being William Lindsay.

Beyond England

His football career ended prematurely due to a broken leg playing for Newark Town. Nevertheless, MacRae was the first Captain of Newark Golf Club and its President for many years up to 1927. He was intensely musical and excelled at the violin. He was made a JP in 1915, at one time sitting regularly at the Newark County Police Court in Appleton Gate. He was a member of the Royal Company of Archers, Kings Bodyguard of Scotland.  He worked for the firm of Messrs Thorpe & Sons, a maltser, for over 40 years. He was its managing director when it was taken over by Gilstrap, Earp & Co in 1919. He then joined the board of Gilstrap, Earp and remained a director until his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.165./NewarkGolfClub.co.uk

 

Stuart MacRae - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 2 450 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.

 

Stuart MacRae - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1
Away - British Championship 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 1 0 4.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 5 3 0 2 22 5 +17 1 2 4.40 1.00 80.0 +1

 

Stuart MacRae - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 1 0 4.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 1 0 4.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 1 0 4.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 1 0 4.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Stuart MacRae - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 5 full capsx

Age 27
1 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start hb
2 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start hb
3 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start hb
Age 28
4 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start hb
5 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Glasgow AL Start cb
- 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW injured & replaced

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