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John van Sommer

Pilgrims FC




  John Berger van Sommer
Birth Sunday, 25 January 1852 in Tottenham, Middlesex [registered in Edmonton, Middlesex, March 1852]
Baptism Friday, 20 February 1852 at St. James' Church, Upper Edmonton

According to the 1861 census, John is the only child to John and Esther (née Maughan).


According to the 1871 census, John B. is still at home with his parents and two servants on Clapton Road in West Hackney. He is a commercial clerk.

Death Thursday, 19 November 1874 at The Cedars, Upper Clapton, aged 22 years 298 days [registered in Hackney, Middlesex, December 1874].
Death notes Death Certificate revealed the reason's behind his untimely death. Acute Rheumatism for nine days, Scarlatina for four days, and a Cerebral Effusion.
Principal Registry "VAN SOMMER John Berger. 24 December.   Administration of the effects of
        John Berger Van Sommer late of the Cedars Upper Clapton in the County of
Middlesex Gentleman a Bachelor who died 19 November 1874 at the Cedars
        was granted at the
Principal Registry to John Van Sommer of the Cedars
        Gentleman the Father and Next of Kin.

Effects under £1000." [2019 equivalent: under £113,930].


Jackie Setle & Tollis.com

Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Pilgrims FC.
Club honours not known
Individual honours not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) not known

Beyond England

A commercial clerk by trade

The Numbers
parties reserve
1 1

Match History

 Club: Pilgrims F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee - no full appearancesx

Age 22
3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL reserve