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John Owen

Sheffield club

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 2
0% successful

1874

Captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Reverend John Robert Blayney Owen
Birth Thursday, 25 May 1848 at Chamber's Green in St. Leonards, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire [registered in Aylesbury, December 1848].
"On the 25th ult., at Chambers Green, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire, the Lady of the Reverend Edward Owen, of a son." -
Saturday, 3 June 1848, Bucks Herald.
Baptism 6 August 1848 at St. Leonard's Church, in St. Leonards, Buckinghamshire, by his own father.
Chambers Green, outside St. Leonards

According to the 1851 census, John is the second of three children to Reverend Edward and Jane Esther (née Burgess), his father is the curator at St. Leonard's Church, where they also live, at Chambers Green [left].

According to the 1861 census, John and his older brother Edward, are living with their servant, Mary Ann Hart, still at Chambers Green.
Their parents are living with four more of their children at 66 Pulteney Road, in the Bathwick area of Bath, where his father is a clergyman.

According to the 1871 census, John R.B. is head of the household at 7 Pelham Crescent in Hastings. John, still a scholar with a B.A. from Oxford, is head over his three sisters and two younger brothers, who have a Governess, Elizabeth Wingford.

According to the 1881 census, J.R.B. Owen is the second master at Trent College in Long Eaton in Derbyshire. He has a Master of Arts from Oxford.

Marriage to Mary Georgiana Burgess, on 2 August 1881 at Latimer, Buckinghamshire [registered in Amersham, September 1881]. They had five children, John Latimer (1883-1918), Robert (1883-1883), Mary Katherine (1884-1954), Margaret Bryant (1890-1971) and Ithel Glendwr (1895-1973).
"OWEN―BURGESS.―August 2, at Latimer, Bucks, by the Rev. Edward Owen, M.A., rector of Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, assisted by the Rev. John Stephenson, M.A., vicar of St. John's, Weymouth, and rural dean, the Rev. John Robert Blayney Owen, M.A., Head Master of Hawkeshead School, Lancashire, to Mary Georgiana, youngest daughter of the Rev. Bryant Burgess, M.A., rector of Latimer, and rural dean." -
Saturday, 6 August 1881, London Evening Standard.
Two of his sons, John and Ithel, served in World War 1, but tragically John was killed in action a few days before the Armistice, but Ithel survived going on to win the Croix de Guerre at Loos before becoming Rector of Bradwell-on-Sea.
Bradwell-on-Sea Old Rectory

According to the 1891 census, John R.B., now married to Mary G., live at The Vicarage at 20 Church Road in Toftrees, near Fakenham in Norfolk. He is the Rector of Shereford and the Vicar of Toftrees. They have three children (another had died in 1883) and three servants.

According to the 1901 census, John R.B. is still married, still a clergyman, and has two of his children with him and two servants. They still live at the Toftrees Vicarage.
"His father, the Rev. Edward Owen, died in November, 1904, after being rector of Bradwell for 34 years. " - Friday, 17 June 1921, The Essex Chronicle.

According to the 1911 census, John Robert Blayney is the 'clergyman of the established church' now at The Rectory [left], Bradwell-on-Sea. He is their with his wife, two of his daughters, and three servants.

Death Monday morning, 13 June 1921 at a nursing home at 4 Dorset Square, Marylebone, aged 73 years 19 days [registered in Marylebone, London, June 1921], but still living at the Bradwell-on-Sea Rectory.

Obituary

"REV. J. R. B. OWEN DEAD - Rector of Bradwell-on-Sea.
"
We regret to state that the Rev. John Robert Blayney Owen, rector of Bradwell-on-Sea, Southminster, since 1905, and Rural Dean of Dengie, died on Monday morning. He was 73 years of age, and early this month he was seized with pains in the kidneys and was removed to a nursing home in London, where he was operated upon. The operation was quite successful, and he appeared to be going on well. On Sunday he was visited by Mrs. Owen, to whom he spoke quite cheerfully about an early return to Bradwell. Then alarming symptoms set in, a clot of blood forming near the heart, and he passed away. He leaves a widow, one son, and two daughters. His elder son, Sapper John Latimer Owen, died at a casualty clearing station in France on October 31st, 1918―a few days before the armistice. The surviving son is now serving with the Army in India. One of the daughters is a nurse at Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, and she recently returned home suffering from blood poisoning
"The Rev. J. R. B. Owen was an M. A. of Oxford, and was ordained in 1876. He was an assistant master at Trent College from 1872 to 1881, and Headmaster of Hawkeshead Grammar School from 1881 to 1883, in which latter year he was elected Headmaster of Trent College, where he remained until 1890. He then became rector of Shereford and vicar of Toftrees until 1895. The late rector lived a retired life at Bradwell, where he was very happy among his books and in his garden. He represented the parish on the Maldon Board of Guardians and Rural District Council, and was chairman of the Bradwell Parish Council, and of the trustees of the Bradwell Endowed Schools. His one sport was shooting, and he was known as an expert shot."
-
Friday, 17 June 1921, The Essex Chronicle.
Funeral Took place on Friday afternoon, 17 June 1921. He left £1995 9s. 2d. to his widow. [2018 equivalent = 84,807]

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Joined Sheffield FC; also played for Maldon FC in Essex. Represented various associations, including Sheffield, Nottingham and Essex.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first class cricket for Derbyshire CC.
Brother of Hugh Glendwr Palmer Owen
(Notts County FC 1888, Nottingham Forest FC 1889 and Essex CCC Captain 1882-1902).
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became 21st players (27) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 3, 7 March 1874, Scotland 2 England 1, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 25 years 286 days.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Educated at Queen's College, Oxford he was Assistant Master at Trent College from 1872 to 1881 and then appointed as Headmaster of Hawkshead Grammar School, Westmoreland in 1881. He was ordained on 17 August 1882, by the Bishop of Carlisle, whilst at Trent College, becoming its Headmaster in 1883, and in 1890 left Hawkshead Grammar School to become the rector of Sherford and Vicar of Toftrees. Following the death of his father, Owen became the Rector of Bradwell-on-Sea from 1904 to 1921- An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.189./obituary.


The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain
1 1 90 0 none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 
 Club: Sheffield F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

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

Age 25
1 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start for
  

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