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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 Friday, 4 October 1850 in Kollupitiya, Colombo, Ceylon [not registered in UK].
"CEYLON BIRTHS.—At Colpetty, 4th October, the lady of Mr. James Smith, of a son."
- The Bombay Gazette and Indian Daily News, Friday, 25 October 1850.
His younger sister, Ann Palgrave was also born in Ceylon in c.1853. Then Matilda was born in India, c.1855. Gertrude Catherine was born in Germany in c.1857, and Elizabeth Ellen was born in Liverpool c.1860.
Attended Rossall School, Fleetwood. 1861-70, along with his brother, Donald Rigby.
  Not on the 1851 census.
  According to the 1861 census, Charles is the second child of six, to Edinburgh-born James and Ann Matilda (née Rigby), born in Norwich, and they live at 17 Falkner Square in Liverpool. His father is an East Indian Merchant. They have four servants.
  According to the 1871 census, Charles E. is still 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. Huyshaw 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." - London Evening Standard, Saturday, 29 May 1880
  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" - Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon, Saturday, 30 July 1881
  "SMITH.―on the 14th inst., at 67, Longton-grove, Sydenham, the wife of Charles Eastlake Smith, of a daughter" - Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon/South London Press, Saturday, 18 August 1883.
  The 1887-91 London Electoral Registers state that Charles Eastlake Smith was living at Weston Lea, on the Crystal Palace Park Road in Sydenham.
According to the 1891 census, Charles E. is an manager & manufacturer living at Ventnor House on Hambrough Road, in Ventnor, a seaside resort on the Isle of Wight, with his wife and two children, Claud E. and Gladys S. They have one servant.
  "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 nephew, 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 two-thirds for the said Charles Eastlake Smith.... The residue of her property to her nephew Charles Eastlake Smith." - Ludlow Advertiser, Saturday, 20 January 1894 [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." - Norwood News Penge & Anerley Chronicle & Advertiser for Woodside Selhurst and Croydon, Saturday, 2 October 1897.
  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 live with their son. 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 Gladys 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 98 days [registered in Bromley, March 1917].
Probate "EASTLAKE-SMITH Charles of Fairbank Crystal Palace Park-road Sydenham Kent died 10 January 1917 Probate London 7 February to Lizzie Eastlake-Smith widow.
Effects £2251 14s. 6d." [2019 equivalent: £157,335]
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Started his football career at Rossall School, becoming the school captain from 1867-70, where he also played cricket and rugby. Once he left school and moved to London, he was playing with Crystal Palace FC and Wanderers FC;
Club honours None
Individual honours Surrey FA
Distinctions Father of Olympic medalist Gladys Eastlake-Smith. She won gold in Tennis in London 1908.
Height/Weight not known.
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Rossall School archives (thank you, Henry Shepherd).

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 years 152 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.


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.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 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 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 
 Clubs: Crystal Palace F.C. & Wanderers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x
apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 25
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick
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one of nine who became the 34th (forty) players to appear for England
one of two (4) to become the third & final players from Crystal Palace FC to represent England
one of four players (16) from Wanderers FC to become the fifteenth to represent England

  
 
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