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Jimmy Stewart

The Wednesday FC, Newcastle United FC

3 appearances, 2 goals (1 on his debut)

P 3 W 0 D 3 L 0 F 3: A 3
50% successful

1907-11

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name James Stewart
Born 1 February 1883 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, March 1883].
Not born in Gateshead, the Gateshead born Jimmy Stewart died in 1890.
notes There are discrepencies over this biography. The census returns reveal a James Stewart who was born and brought up in the Westgate area of Newcastle, known locally as Todd's Nook, where he played his early football. We know from his 1911 census that he was single, fitting in with any marriage after that time.
Was it the same James Stewart that married Sarah, joined the army, and died in 1958? His trade in his attestation calls him an audit clerk, not a joiner. That same attestation gives us his birthdate.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, James is the sixth of eight children to Adam and Isabella T. (née Anderson), living at 95 Monday Street in Westgate area of Newcastle. His father is a cabinet maker.

According to the 1901 census, James is a joiner, still living with his parents at 95 Monday Street. He has one more younger sister, making him one of seven at home. His father is still a cabinet maker.

According to the 1911 census, James Stewart is a professional football player. He remains single and is, on Sunday, 2 April 1911, in The Queen's Hotel, with some of his fellow players, on 54 The Promenade in Southport.

Married to Sarah Robinson Dodds, at Westgate Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 3 June 1913 [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, June 1913]. Lived at 45 Simonburn Avenue in Fenham. One child, James Adam Routledge Stewart, born 5 April 1914.
Died 17 February 1958 at 2 Normont Gardens in Fenham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 75 years 16 days [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, March 1958]. Left £1862 7s. 6d. to his widow Sarah Robinson Stewart
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 4lbs [1907], 5' 9½" [1915].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Todds Nook FC, and then Gateshead NER FC. Joined The Wednesday club in May 1902. After 123 league appearances and 51 goals, he returned to his native Tyneside when Newcastle United FC signed him in 1 August 1908 for a £1000 fee, and he returned 121 league appearances with 49 goals. Joined Rangers FC, under acrimonious circumstances, on 14 September 1913 for a £750 transfer fee. The United directors had transfer-listed Stewart, along with Scott Duncan, then re-signed them, promising them a one-off benefit match against Everton FC, paying them £500 each without playing them in their own benefit, then sold them to Rangers the following day, where he made nineteen Scottish league appearances and scored ten goals, before a return to Tyneside before the season's end, when North Shields Athletic FC appointed Stewart as their player~manager on 29 May 1915.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1902-03, 1903-04, 1908-09; FA Cup winners 1906-07, 1909-10, runners-up 1910-11; FA Charity Shield winners 1909;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 326th players (328) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 90, 27 March 1907, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Craven Cottage, New Road, Fulham, London, aged 24 years 54 days.
Last match No. 110, 1 April 1911, England 1 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 28 years 58 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1906-07, 1910-11;
Team honours British Championships winners 1910-11;
Individual honours England's Joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1907)
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"STEWART SUSPENDED
"The Newcastle United Directors at their meeting last night suspended James Stewart, the old Todd's Nook and Sheffield Wednesday forward, sine die, for making disrespectful remarks about members of the Board, which he refused to withdraw." - The Evening Telegraph and Post, Thursday, 6 January 1910.
"STEWART'S SUSPENSION WITHDRAWN
"The breach between the Newcastle United directors and James Stewart has been healed. The player, who was suspended last week for making remarks to which the directors took exception, has withdrawn the remarks complained of and on Saturday night the suspension was annull.d."
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Sunderland Daily Echo, Tuesday, 11 January 1910.
"Having apologised for certain disrespectful remarks to the officials of the club, James Stewart has been reinstated, and may accompany the team to SToke on Saturday for the Cup-tie." - Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Wednesday, 12 January 1910

England Tragedy

"An old football international, James Stewart, formerly of Newcastle United, failed in a claim for damages for alleged misrepresentation against Frederick Groham of Ripon, at the West Riding Assizes at Leeds esterday. The case arose out of the purchase of the Fox and Hounds Inn, Bullamoor, Northallerton." - Northern Daily Mail, Friday, 13 July 1928.

Beyond England

After WW1, Stewart lived in Gateshead and worked as a commercial traveller. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.237.

 

Jimmy Stewart - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 2 135 min 2 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.

 

Jimmy Stewart - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 3 0 3 0 3 3 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 3 0 3 0 3 3 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Jimmy Stewart - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1906-07 2 0 2 0 2 2 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1910-11 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 3 0 3 0 3 3 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 0 3 0 3 3 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 3 0 3 0 3 3 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Jimmy Stewart - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 24
1 90 18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham BC HD Start 62 il
2 91 6 April 1907 - England 1 Scotland 1, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HD Start il
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 28
3 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HD Start 18 il

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