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Nat Walton

Blackburn Rovers FC

1 appearances, 0-3 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 9: A 1
100%
successful
1890

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Nathaniel Walton
Born 24 May 1867 in Preston, Lancashire [registered in Preston, September 1867].
Birthdate recorded in the Blackburn Standard. Brought up in Darwen, then Blackburn.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Nathaniel is the fourth child of five, all sons, to Henry and Betsy. They live at 19 Orchard Street in Over Darwen. His father is a tape sizer of cotton yarns.
The School Register for St. Mary's Street Methodist School shows that Nathaniel joined school on 9 October 1876 until 16 January 1877. They were living at 104 New Hall Lane. 

According to the 1881 census, Nathaniel now has three more siblings, and along with their parents, all are now living at 44 Bold Street in Blackburn. His father is an agent.

According to the 1891 census, Nathaniel is now married to Susannah and they have three children, Henry, Edith and Isabella. Nathaniel is a coachbuilder and they all live at 3 Oozebooth Terrace in Blackburn.

According to the 1901 census, Nathaniel remains married and they have one more child, Maggie, and they all live at 443 Bolton Road in Blackburn. Nathaniel is a Trainer of Athletes at Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

According to the 1911 census, Nathaniel is now a publican and he lives at home with his wife and three of his children/ They live at 127 Bolton Road.

Married to Susannah Harrison [registered in Blackburn, September 1885]
Died 3 March 1930 at The Haymarket Hotel Hotel, Cort Street in Blackburn, aged 62 years 283 days [registered in Blackburn, March 1930] of a seizure.
Apparently blamed on the intense excitement he had endured when Blackburn Rovers faced Everton in a Cup tie a few weeks previous. Left £578 in his will.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 12lbs [1890/91].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Blackburn's Witton FC, before joining Blackburn Rovers FC in 1885. He was with rivals, Nelson FC from 1893, retiring in 1898.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1885-86, 1889-90, 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven, across two matches, who became the 167th players (173) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 38, 15 March 1890, Ireland 1 England 9, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 22 years 295 days.
Some reports credit Walton with up to three goals, some don't.
Major tournaments British Championships 1889-90;
Team honours British Championship shared 1889-90;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"At Blackburn, on Monday [11 July], Nathaniel Walton, trainer for the Blackburn Rovers Football Club, was summoned for permitting drunkenness in the Prince of Wales' Inn, Grimshaw Park, of which he is the licensed tenant, Dennis Brown, a labourer, being also concerned in the offence. They were each fined 10s. and costs." - Manchester Courier, Saturday, 16 July 1904.

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Walton returned to Blackburn Rovers to become their trainer until 1906. Afterwhich, he became a Blackburn licensee at The Prince of Wales Inn, at at the time of his death, The Haymarket Hotel. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.259.

 

Nat Walton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 1 1 90 0 - 3 0-90 min 0 - 3 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.

 

Nat Walton - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Nat Walton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1889-90 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Nat Walton - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 22
1 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start il
Some reports credit Walton with as many as three goals, some don't.
- 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve

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