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Harry Swepstone

Pilgrims FC & Corinthians FC

6 appearances, 18 goals against

P 6 W 2 D 0 L 4 F 22: A 18
33% successful

1880-83

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Harry Albemarle Swepstone
Born early 1859 in Ratcliff, Middlesex [registered in Stepney, March 1859] Not born on 1 July 1859, as according to Dean Hayes' England Number Ones.
Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, the young Harry was the only son of William and Mary  Swepstone.  Along with two servants, they lived at 1 Colot Place in Stepney.

According to the 1871 census, Harry is missing, but his parents live at Northumberland Houses at KIng Edward Road in Hackney.

There are no Swepstone's on the 1881 census.

According to the 1891 census, Harry A. is a Solicitor and married to Emmie, with two daughters, Eileen and Doris, living at Huntingdon House in Seldon Road, Leyton, with two servants.

According to the 1901 census, Harry A. is still a Solicitor and still married to Emmie, with now a son, Harry E., living at Highclere House, Lewisham, with two servants.

In a 1903 deed based at Surrey History Centre Archives, Harry Albemarle was living at 31 Great St Helens, London.

Married to Emma Hough [registered as Harry Ambemarle Swepstone, in March 1887, West Ham, Essex], she died in 1903.
Died 7 May 1907, in Holborn, London, aged 48 years. [registered in Holborn, June 1907]. Buried at Lewisham (now called Ladywell & Brockley) Cemetery as Harry Albermarle Swepstone, with his wife, Emmie, and daughter, Doris, who had died aged only ten years.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began at Chigwell School, before joining Clapton FC, Pilgrims FC, Ramblers FC, Corinthians FC in 1882-86 and Swifts FC in 1887-88; also represented Essex FA and London FA.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1879-80;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Founder member of the Corinthians FC, and was responsible for giving the club its name.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 70th players (70) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 10, 13 March 1880, Scotland 5 England 4, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged about 21 years;
Last match No. 19, 10 March 1883, England 2 Scotland 3, a friendly match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged about 24 years;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A solicitor by profession, admitted in 1881, he first practised at Bethnal Green from 1881-92, and then Bishopsgate. Served on the FA Committee 1883-84. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.241/2.

 

Harry Swepstone - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Minutes Goals Against GA Ave. min Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av.
Captain Discipline
6 6 540 18 30 min 2 33% 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.

 

Harry Swepstone - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1
Away 3 0 0 3 8 15 -7 0 0 2.667 5.00 00.0 -3
All - Friendly 6 2 0 4 22 18 +4 0 2 3.667 3.00 33.3 -2

 

Harry Swepstone - Match History
 Club: Pilgrims F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 6 full capsx

Age 20/21
1 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start gk
 Club: Pilgrims F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 22/23
2 15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start gk
3 16 13 March 1882 - Wales 5 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AL Start gk
Age 23/24
4 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start gk
5 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start gk
6 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start gk

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