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J. G. Wylie Wanderers FC & Sheffield FC

1 appearance, 1 goal on debut

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

captain: none
minutes played:


In all reports, documents, etc, Wylie was known as John George, or J.G. John George Wylie
Birth Thursday, 5 October 1854 at Aglionby House in Coton Hill, Saint Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  registered in Shreswbury October-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, David, is a civil engineer.
  According to the 1861 census, John G. is a scholar, along with his two older brothers, Irving and Robert, are boarding at Chadderton Hall in Chadderton (It had only opened for boys the year previous).
We know from his baptism and birth certicficate, that he was born to David, a civil engineer, and Elizabeth (née Clarke).
  According to the 1871 census, John G., a scholar, is the third eldest of now nine children. His father has died. Living at Aglionby House, Coton Hill in Shrewsbury.
  According to the 1881 census, John G. is now a practising Solicitor, living with the Wilson's at Park Lodge in Putney.
First Marriage to Laura Emma Bolton, on 9 June 1883, at St. Mary's Church, Putney
It appears that Laura was dying at the time of this ceremony, as they were issued with a special license. She was buried on 14 July at the same church.
registered in Wandsworth April-June 1883
"WYLIE―BOLTON.―June 9, by special license, at St. Mary's, Putney, by the Hon. and Rev. R. Henley, Vicar, John George, son of the late David Wylie, of Shrewsbury, to Laura Emma, younger daughter of the late John Bolton, M.R.C.S., Mauritius." - London Standard, Thursday, 14 June 1883.
Second Marriage to Agnes Muir MacMorran, on 12 September 1887, at St. James's Church, Piccadilly. In the marriage bonds on 8 September, it stated that Wylie was a widower.
registered in Westminster July-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." - London Daily News, Wednesday, 14 September 1887.
Children John George and Agnes Wylie had six children together. Evelyn Muir (b.1889), Alexander Roland (b.1890), Agnus Mildred (b.1891), George Basil (b.28 March 1893), Alan Lindsay (b.1895) and Mary Joyce (b.1899).
"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 instance 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 instituting these proceedings. The complainant 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. Wylie'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."
The Sheffield Evening Telegraph and Star, Wednesday, 10 September 1890.
  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.
(His eldest son, Alexander, died in 1893 as a three year-old_
  According to the 1901 census, John G., still married, now have three more children, but now only three servants, living at Crouch Oak Road in Chertsey.
  Agnes Wylie died in 1908 in Whitehaven
  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.
(His eldest daughters, Evelyn and Agnus, both died in 1913)
Third Marriage to Mary Josephine Sattertwaite, on 15 October 1915, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Putney. Living at 24 Bridge Avenue in Hammersmith, Mary Josephine was living at 13 Ruvigny Mansions.
registered in Wandsworth October-December 1915
(His youngest son, Alan, died 20 November 1917)
According to the London Electoral Registers, Wylie is living at 8 Ruvigny Mansion (with Mary Josephine) between 1920 and his death. They also own 82/83 Lower Thames Street in the City.
  According to the 1921 census, John George, now married to Mary Josephine, is a commission agent, now living at 8 Ruvigny Mansions in Putney with his daughter, Mary Joyce.
Death Wednesday, 30 July 1924, at 13 Ruvigny Mansions in Putney, London
aged 69 years 299 days registered in Wandsworth July-September 1924
Funeral Saturday, 2 August 1924 at St. Mary's Church in Barnes.
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;
Club honours FA Cup winners 1877-78;
Individual honours Sheffield FA
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 148 days. 65 min
Individual honours England's joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1878).
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 withdrew minutes Goals ave. min captain
2 1 one 90 1 90 min none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2 7 0 -1
His only match was a friendly match and at a home venue
Match History
 Club: Shropshire Wanderers F.C. - no full appearances F.A. Committee - one full appearance (90 min) 1ᵍx

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

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

 Clubs: Wanderers F.C. & Sheffield F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) 1ᵍ  

Age 23 trial  
one appearance - The Probables vs. The Improbables, 20 February 1878

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

one of seven who became the fiftieth (55) players to appear for England
one of two (20) to become the 20th players from Wanderers FC represent England
the second player from Sheffield FC to represent England
the sixth player to score on his England debut
his solitary goal in 1878 makes him joint-top goalscorer for the season and year