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John Wylie

Wanderers FC & Sheffield FC

1 appearance, 1 (debut) goal

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 7
0% successful

1874-78

Captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  John George Wylie
Birth Autumn/Winter 1854 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire [registered in Shrewsbury, December 1854].
Baptism 25 December 1856 at St. George Church, Shrewsbury, alongside his brother, Irving Clark Wylie. Living at St. George's Place, his father is a civil engineer.
 

There is no John George Wylie in the 1861 census. We know from his baptism, that he was born to David and Elizabeth.

 

According to the 1871 census, John G., a scholar, is the third eldest of now nine children. His father has died. Living at Coton Hill, Aglionby House in Shrewsbury.

 

According to the 1881 census, John G. is now a practising Solicitor, living with the Wilson's at Park Lodge in Putney.

Marriage to Agnes Muir MacMorran, on 12 September 1887 at St. James's Church, Piccadilly [registered in Westminster, September 1887].
"WYLIE―MACMORRAN.―September 12, at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, J. G.Wylie, of The Redcot, Putney-park-lane, to Agnes Muir, daughter of T. Macmorran, of Calgow, Kirkcudbrightshire, N. B., and niece and adopted daughter of A. Macmorran, of Galloway House, Putney." - Wednesday, 14 September 1887, London Daily News.
"THE SOLICITOR AND HIS DOG
"Mr. John George Wylie, a solicitor, residing at Redcott, Upper Richmond Road, Putney, appeared at the Wandsworth Police Court to answer a summons at the insyance of Mr. Charles Higgins, for unlawfully detaining a collie dog.―Mr. W. Higgins, who represented the complainant, explained that on July 20 last a police-constable found the dog near the Hammersmith Bridge and took it to the Dog's Home in Battersea. The complainant purchased it of the authorities, and the defendant's groom, meeting it in the streets, took possession of it forcibly, and applications for its return having been refused, his client decided upon matituting these proceedings. The omplainant would consent to the defendant returning the dog if he paid the purchase price and other expenses amounting to 30s., but this he had refused to do.―The defendant pointed out that it was a bona fide question of title, and not a matter for that court.―Mr. Plowden said that did not dispose of his right to hear the case.―The defendant admitted the facts, and expressed his willingness to refund the complainant the money he paid for the dog, and this he believed was 15s. The dog was given to him, and he wished to keep it, as he was fond of it. Mr. Plowden: If I was King Solomon I would say cut it in two. (Laughter.) The Defendant: But I am the real mother. (Renewed laughter.) Mr. Plowden thought the defendant had made a most reasonable offer, and did not know what more the complainant wanted. Mr. Higgins said his client had purchased a nuzzle for the dog, a brass collar with his name engraved upon it, and other things, which he thought the defendant should pay for. Mr. Plowden said the defendant could not be called upon to pay for those things, and he adjourned the summons for a few minutes to enable the complainant to consider if he would accept the offer, the defendant remarking that he had in addition to the 15s. consented to pay 5s. to defray what had been expended in keeping the dog. The complainant had a long consultation with his counsel on the subject. Overtures were also made to the defendant, and as the complainant was reluctant to accept Mr. Mylie's offer the case was proceeded with. Mr. M. Colam, the secretary of the Dogs' Home, was called to prove the reception of the dog into the institution, and its sale to the complainant. Mr. Higgins, the complainant, in his evidence, enumerated the articles he had bought. He said the muzzle was of no use to him. Mr. Plowden: No use to you, but of use to another dog. (Laughter). The complainant's counsel thought the defendant had acted somewhat severely, but Mr. Plowden was of opinion that he had acted very fairly, and in a generous spirit. The defendant mentioned that he wrote to the complainant offering to pay the 30s. if he would explain how the money was expended. He received no reply to this communication, but the summons. He was prepared now to pay the 30s. if the articles purchased by the complainant were handed over to him. The complainant said he was prepared to hand over the things, but he had been put to other expenses―his railway fares and so on. Mr. Plowden: You may as well ask for your school fees disbursed twenty years ago. (Laughter.) The summons was formally adjourned to enable the defendant to pay the money and the complainant to hand over the articles."
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Wednesday, 10 September 1890, The Sheffield Evening Telegraph and Star
 

According to the 1891 census, John G. is now married to Agnes M., with two children and five servants, living at Redcot at Upper Richmond in Putney.

 

According to the 1901 census, John G. now has three more children, but now only three servants, living at Crouch Oak Road in Chertsey.

 

According to the 1911 census, John George, now a widower, is living with just three of his children at 26 Argyll Mansions, on the Hammersmith Road in Kensington.

Death Wednesday, 30 July 1924, aged 69 years nk days [registered in Wandsworth, September 1924].
No newspaper reference can be found

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Shropshire Wanderers FC and Wanderers FC, and probably Sheffield FC; also represented Sheffield FA.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the fiftieth players (55) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 23 years nk days. 65 min
Individual honours England's joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1878)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A solicitor by vocation, admitted in 1878, practising in London. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.279


The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain
2 1 90 1 90 min none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1
 
Match History
 
 Club: Shropshire Wanderers F.C. - no full appearances

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 19
3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL withdrawn
    

 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Sheffield F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

Age 23
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start 65 for
    

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