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Bill Appleyard

Newcastle United FC




  Willie Appleyard
Birth Tuesday, 13 August 1878 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire [registered in Caistor, September 1878]
Not born on 18 November - he was registered in the previous quarter.

According to the 1881 census, Willie is the sixth of seven children to Charles William and Eliza Ann (née Baker). They live at 91 Mill Road in Cleethorpes and his father is a fisherman.


According to the 1891 census, twelve year old Willie, a scholar, now has five more younger siblings, and is one of nine at home in George Street in Cleethorpes, where his father is still a fisherman.


According to the 1901 census, William, a fish dealer, has two more younger siblings, and at thhis time, is the second oldest of the nine children still living at home at 2 Bancroft Street in Cleethorpes. His father is a fishmonger.

Marriage to Lottie Elizabeth Wallhead, on 22 July 1903 in Clee [registered in Grimsby, September 1903], Lottie died in June 1946

According to the 1911 census, Willie, still a fish dealer, is now married to Lottie Elizabeth. They have three children, Una May, Lottie and Olive, and another had tragically died. They live at 46 St. Andrew's Terrace in Littleworth, Mansfield, with his mother-in-law, Sarah Ann Wallhead.

Death Tuesday, 14 January 1958, at Newcastle General Hospital, aged 79 years 154 days [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, March 1958]
Probate "APPLEYARD Willie of 69 Acanthus Avenue Newcastle-upon-Tyne died 14 Jnauray 1958 at The General Hospital Newcastle-upon-Tyne Administration Newcastle-upon-Tyne 29 January to William Colin Appleyard painter.
Effects £186 19s. 1d." [2019 equivalent: £4,378].


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Playing Career

Club(s) Began with Grimsby Town FC, but found fame and success with Newcastle United FC, whom he signed for in 1903. He left the club through injury in 1908, rejoining Grimsby Town FC for a year, before spending a season with Mansfield Mechanics FC,

League honours
189 appearances, 92 goals
Grimsby Town FC 1901-03 44 appearances, nineteen goals
debut: 25 December 1901 Blackburn Rovers FC 2 Grimsby Town FC 0.
Newcastle United FC 1903-08 128 appearances, 71 goals
debut: 18 April 1903 Blackburn Rovers FC 3 Newcastle United FC 1.
Oldham Athletic FC 1908 four appearances
debut: 5 September 1908 Oldham Athletic FC 1 Derby County FC 1.
Grimsby Town FC 1908-09 thirteen appearances two goals
debut: 21 November 1908 Grimsby Town FC 0 Barnsley FC 0.
last: 3 April 1909 Grimsby Town FC 1 Tottenham hotspur FC 2.
Club honours Football League Champions 1904-05, 1906-07;
FA Cup
runners-up 1904-05, 1907-08;
FA Charity Shield winners
Individual honours not known
Distinctions not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Centre-forward
Major tournaments None
Team honours None

Beyond England

A shipyard builder at Vickers, Wallsend

The Numbers
parties reserve
1 1

Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. International Select Committee - no full appearancesx

Age 29
94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve