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Charles Smith

Crystal Palace FC & Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 3
0% successful

1876

Captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Charles Eastlake Smith
Birth 1850 in Colombo, Ceylon [not registered in UK].
 

Not on the 1851 census, but we know that his parents are Scotsman James and English mother, Matilda. The birth of their daughters in the next census reveal that Charles would have been in Ceylon, en route to India.

 

Cannot be found on the 1861 census, but Charles younger sister, Elizabeth, was born in Liverpool in 1860.

 

According to the 1871 census, Charles E. is the second son of six, living at 21 Longton Grove in Lewisham. His father is an East Indian merchant.

Marriage to Lizzie E. Cooper on 27 May 1880 at St. Bartholomew's Church in Sydenham [registered in Lewisham, June 1880].
"SMITH―COOPER.―May 27th, at St. Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham, by the Rev. Huyshw Yeatman, assisted by the Rev. Paul Wyatt, Charles Eastlake, second son of James Smith, Longton-grove, Sydenham, to Lizzie, elder daughter of the late George P. Cooper and Mrs. Cooper, of Lethen Grange, Sydenham." - Saturday, 29 May 1880, London Evening Standard.
 

According to the 1881 census, Charles E. is an Insurance Clerk living at 67 Longton Road in Lewisham. He is married to Lizzie E. and they have two servants.

  "SMITH.―on the 25th inst., at 67, Longton-grove, Sydenham, the wife of Charles Eastlake Smith, of a son" - Saturday, 30 July 1881, Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon.
  "SMITH.―on the 14th inst., at 67, Longton-grove, Sydenham, the wife of Charles Eastlake Smith, of a daughter" - Saturday, 18 August 1883, Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon/South London Press.
 

Cannot be found on the 1891 census, but the 1887-91 London Electoral Registers state that Charles Eastlake Smith was living at Weston Lea, on the Crystal Palace Park Road in Sydenham.

  "The will (dated January 28, 1892), with a codicil (dated August 30, 1893), of Dame Elizabeth Eastlake, widow of the late Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, P.R.A., of 7, Fitzroy-square, who died on October 2, was proved on January 1 by Miss Jessie Lewin and Charles Eastlake Smith, the newphew, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over 20,000... She also bequeaths 3,000 upon trust, for her said sister for life, then as to tewo-thirds for the said Charles Eastlake Smith.... The residue of her property to her nephew Charles Eastlake Smith." - Saturday, 20 January 1894, Ludlow Advertsier [2018 equivalent = 2,4761,264]
  "COOPER.―on the 29th ult., at Fairbank, Sydenham (the residence of her son-in-low Charles Eastlake Smith), Eliza Cooper, of 27, Bramham-gardens, widow of George P. Cooper, of Southwood, Hildenborough, aged 77." - Saturday, 2 October 1897, Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon.
 

The 1900-03 London Electoral Register reveals Charles Eastlake Smith address as being Fairbank, 59 Crystal Palace Park Road, in Upper Sydenham.
According to the 1901 census, Charles Eastlake is living by his own means at 59 Crystal Palace Park Road. He is still married and have one son, Claud Eastlake, they also have four servants.

  "WEDDING OF MISS GLADYS S. SMITH
"At St. Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham, on Wednesday, the marriage took place of Miss Gldys Shirley Eastlake, daughter of Mr. Charles Eastlake Smith, of Fairbank, Sydenham, and Mr. Wharram H. Lamplough, M.D., of Bredon, Alverstoke, Hants.
"The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a white satin charmeuse Empire gown, with embroidered silver belt the skirt caught up with silver and white tassels, underneath which was shown an old Jambour lace shawl, the gift of the bride's mother. The bodice was swathed to correspond with Jambour lace and silver embroidery."
- Saturday, 16 May 1908, Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon.
 

The 1910-15 London Electoral Register reveals Charles Eastlake Smith address as still being at 59 Crystal Palace Park Road.
According to the 1911 census, Charles remains married to Lizzie, but is not head of the household, that is his wife. The next name on the list, Kathleen Hussey, a live-in Sick Nurse, because Charles is 'deaf and feeble-minded result of a stroke'. They still live at Fairbank. Their son, Claud remains with them, but the census reveals there is another sibling.

Death Wednesday, 10 January 1917 at Fairbank, 59 Crystal Palace Park Road in Sydenham, aged 66 years nk days [registered in Bromley, March 1917].

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Rossall School 1869-70; played his football with Crystal Palace FC and Wanderers FC; also represented Surrey FA.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (40) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, aged 25/26 years nk days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Gilbert Smith.

Beyond England

Served on the FA Committee 1875-76. He was an Insurance Clerk, according to the 1881 census. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.226.

 

Charles Smith - Career Statistics
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain
1 1 90 0 0 min none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Charles Smith - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1


Charles Smith
- Match History
 
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. & Wanderers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

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

Age 25/26
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start cf
  

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