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Rupert Anderson

Old Etonians FC

1 appearance, 1 goal against

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 1
100% successful

disciplined: none
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Full name Rupert Darnley Anderson OBE
Born 29 April 1859 in Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in West Derby, June 1859]

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, a young Rupert lives at 10 Marine Terrace, Great Crosby, Liverpool. The youngest of five children, to Cotton Merchant Thomas and his wife, Dorothy.

According to the 1871 census, Rupert lives at Waverley Abbey in Farnham. Now one of six children, to Land Owner Thomas and his wife, Dorothy. Also fourteen servants.

Rupert cannot be found on the 1881 and 1891 census returns. However, his name does turn up in the GWR Shareholders. On 23 July 1880, as Power of Attorney, Rupert was stated as living at Waverley Abbey. H Entwistle Bury was the recipient.
On 2 January 1894, Rupert was executor upon the death of Charles Archibald Anderson, once again, of Waverley Abbey.
Again, on 10 august 1903, upon the death of William Joseph Anderson, Rupert was executor, his wife was a legatee, of Waverley Abbey

According to the 1901 census, Rupert returned to lives at Waverley Abbey in Farnham. Now married to Amy Harland, and with five children, as a retired Fruit Broker. Also fifteen servants.

According to the 1911 census, Rupert is still a retired fruit broker, still married to Amy with three of his children. They have twelve servants, still living at Waverley Abbey.
Rupert was once again found among the GWR Shareholders list as an executor upon the death of Adam Herbert William Sumner Gibson. On 29 August 1923, Rupert was still at Waverley Abbey.
Upon the death of Ernest Crundwell, Rupert was executor on 4 November 1925, of Waverley Abbey. Finally, on 4 March 1927, Rupert, of Waverley Abbey, was the sole executor upon the death of Edward Cox.
According to the 1939 register, Rupert, a retired fruit merchant, is still married to Amy with one of their children and eight servants. Still living at Waverley Abbey.
Married to Amy Douglas Kingneton Harland, on 3 January 1889 at St Michael's and All Angels Church in Colwich, Lichfield, [registered in Stafford, March 1889]. Living at Waverley Abbey at the time.
Died 23 December 1944, aged 85 years 249 days [registered in Surrey SW, 1944]
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College and Cambridge University. Played with the Old Etonians also.
Club honours Missed the 1879 FA Cup Final because of injury.
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 57th players (57) to appear for England.  Ninth goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper; but was generally a forward for his club.
Only match No. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 1, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 19 years 264 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions One of only four teenagers to keep goal for the National side.

Beyond England

Worked as an orange planter in Florida for some time, residing in Staffordshire and Surrey when he returned to England. Anderson was awarded the OBE in World War I for services to the Territorial Army and Air Force. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.11.


Rupert Anderson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. GA GA Av.
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 60 1 60 min 0 0% 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.


Rupert Anderson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Rupert Anderson - Match History
 Clubs: Old Etonians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 19
1 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start 60 gk


Kelly's Handbook 1901
Anderson, Rupert Darnley, s. of Thos.
Darnley Anderson, of Waverley Abbey,
J.P. (d. 1876); b. 1859; m.
1889, Amy D.K. 2 dau. of late rev. Edwd.
Harland, vicar of Colwich, Staffs;
Staffs: Jun. Carlton club; Squire's Hill,
Tilford and Waverley Abbey, Farnham,