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Charles Wollaston

Oxford University AFC, Wanderers FC & Lancing Old Boys FC & Clapham Rovers FC

4 appearances, 1 goal

P 4 W 0 D 1 L 3 F 8: A 12
13% successful


captain: one
minutes played:


  Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston
Reynolds was his mothers maiden name
Birth Tuesday, 31 July 1849 in The Rectory, Vicarage Lane, Felpham, Sussex [registered as a male in West Hampnett, September 1849].
"On the 31st ult., at Felpham Rectory, Sussex, the wife of the Rev. Charles B. Wollaston, of a son."
- Friday, 3 August 1849, The London Morning Post.
Baptised Tuesday, 5 September 1849 at Parish Church, Vicarage Lane, Felpham

According to the 1851 census, Charles is the youngest of two children to Charles Buchanan and Eleanor (née Reynolds). His father is the Vicar of Felpham and along with four servants, they live at Felpham Rectory. 

Cannot be found on the 1861 census.

According to the 1871 census, C.H.R. is a visiting Law Student to Hayes Common. Headed up by the Morris family.

According to the 1881 census, Charles H.R. is a Solicitor lodging at 14 Coleshill Street in Westminster. He is lodging with the Wheatley's.

Cannot be found on the 1891-1911 census'.

Death Tuesday, 22 June 1926 at 46 Belgrave Road [left], Pimlico, London, aged 76 years 326 days [registered in St. George Hanover Square, June 1926]


"At Golder's Green Crematorium, London, last week-end, there took place the funeral of Mr. Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston, a member of the family of that name who has owned and occupied Shenton Hall, near Nuneaton, since 1625. Born in 1850, Mr. Wollaston was the eldest son of the late Prebendary Charles Buchanan Wollaston, Canon of Chichester and Vicar of Amport; and he resided at 46, Belgrave Road, London, where his death occurred suddenly, He left instructions that there were to be no flowers and no mourning.
"Mr. Wollaston was descended from illustrious ancestors. Thomas Wollaston, of Peron (Staffordshire) was a person of rank and influence in the reign of Henry VII., and had a grant from the Crown of the office of keeper of the outwoods of Lyndridge. Sir John Wollaston was Lord Mayor of London, and William Wollaston, of Shenton, held the position of High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1629. Another William Wollaston was an eminent writer of ethics and theology, and the author of 'The Religion of Nature'." -
Saturday, 3 July 1926, The Coventry Herald
Funeral Buried on Saturday, 3 July 1926 at Golder's Green Crematorium, London
"Mr. Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston, of Belgrave-road, Victoria, S.W., who died on 22 June, aged 76, left £100 each to 'his faithful guides in Switzerland for some 25 years, Joseph Biner and Augustin Gentinetta, both of Zermatt.' His estate is valued at £23,000." - Wednesday, 4 August 1926, Birmingham Daily Gazette. [2018 equivalent = £1,329,817]
Probate "WOLLASTON Charles Henry Reynolds of 46 Belgrave-road Victoria Middlesex died 22 June 1926 Probate London 28 July to Ella Wollaston Greeve and Clare Wollaston Bartholomew spinsters.
Effects £22946 18s. 2d." [2019 equivalent: £1,413,102]


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Wollaston attended Lancing College, and Trinity College, Oxford University.  Also played for Lancing Old Boys AFC and Clapham Rovers FC before joining Wanderers FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1871-72, 1872-73, 1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78;
In all he won five winner's medals, the first player to achieve this feat.
Individual honours Middlesex FA
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 21st players (24) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 3, 7 March 1874, Scotland 2 England 1, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 24 years 219 days
Last match No. 10, 13 March 1880, Scotland 5 England 4, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 30 years 226 days.
Individual honours England's joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1875)
Distinctions Referee for Match No. 9, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London.

Beyond England

A solicitor by profession, admitted 1875.  He was in the employ of the National Provincial & Union Bank of England 1878-98, first as assistant secretary and then as secretary. Becoming one of its directors afterwards. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.274.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes Goals Goals ave.minutes captain
4 4 360 1 360 min once
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
4 0 1 3 8 12 -4 0 0 2.00 4.00 12.5 -3

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home Friendly matches 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 0 0 1.50 2.50 25.0 -1
Away 2 0 0 2 5 7 -2 0 0 2.50 3.50 00.0 -2

Match History
 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - four full appearances (360 min)x

Age 22
5 24 February 1872 - England 1 Scotland 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start for
 Clubs: Wanderers F.C., Lancing Old Boys A.F.C. & Clapham Rovers F.C. - four full appearances (360 min), one captaincy  
Age 24
1 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start for

Age 25
2 4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HD Start 30 for

Age 27
3 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start for

Age 29
9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr replacement  referee

Age 30
4 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL captain for

Age 33
17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr umpire