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Arthur Wardle

Leek FC




  Arthur Henry Wardle
Birth December 1863 in Leek Brook, Staffordshire [registered as a male in Cheddle, December 1863]
Baptism record states he was 'received in December 1863'
Baptism  8 February 1864 in St. Edward's Church, Cheddleton

According to the 1871 census, Arthur H. is the second oldest of seven children to Thomas and Elizabeth at 62 St. Edward Street in Leek. His father is a silk dyer employer, and they have three servants.


According to the 1881 census, 17 year-old Arthur H. is a pupil at St. Chad's College in Cheadle.


According to the 1891 census, Arthur H., a silk dyer, is back at home with his parents, now at 54 St. Edward Street, along with six other siblings and three servants. His father is a silk dyer and printer.

Marriage to Lucy Pidcock [registered in Winchester, June 1898]

According to the 1901 census, Arthur Henry is married to Lucy and they have two servans living at 30 Hartington Street in Leek. He has followed his father in the silk manufacturing business.


Cannot be found on the 1911 census.

Death Saturday morning, 19 February 1916 at Ford House, Leek [registered in Leek, March 1916]. Buried in St. Edward's Church in Leek
Probate "WARDLE Arthur Henry of Ford House Leek  Staffordshire died 19 February 1916 Probate London 5 September to Lucy Wardle widow and John Woolley land agent.
Effects £10504 18s. 1d." [2019 equivalent: £920,554]


Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Leek FC.
Distinctions not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Half-back
Distinctions None

Beyond England


The Numbers
parties reserve
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Match History

 Club: Leek F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx

Age 23
29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield BC HW reserve