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John Bain Oxford University AFC & Old Wykehamists AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
0% successful


captain: none
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  John Bain
Birth Saturday, 15 July 1854 in Anchorage Cottage, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
no registration found
"At Anchorage Cottage, Bothwell, on the 15th current, Mrs. Joseph Bain, of a son." - Glasgow Courier, Tuesday, 18 July 1854.
Baptism 24 August 1854 in Bothwell
  According to the 1861 census, John Baine is the eldest of four children, to Joseph and Charlotte (née Piper). They live with his uncle and his children, as well as five servants. His father is a solicitor and they live at Sweethope in Bothwell.
  According to the 1871 census, John is now a pupil at Warden's House in St Mary's College in Winchester, Hampshire.
  According to the 1881 census, John is a B.A. Oxford Classical assistant at Marlborough and Pershute at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
  Cannot be found on the 1891 census.
  According to the 1901 census, John is now a schoolmaster boarding with Thomas and Martha Burgess, at 84/85 High Street in Marlborough.
  According to the 1911 census, John is now the Assistant Master at Marlborough College, still boarding with the Burgess' in the Marlborough High Street.
  According to the 1921 census, John is a retired schoolmaster. He lives at Mount Pleasant in St. David's with one servant, 23 year old Frances Preece.
Marriage to Frances Preece, in 1927. Frances was 43 years younger than John.
registered in Haverfordwest South Wales March 1927
Death Wednesday, 7 August 1929 at Mount Pleasant, Saint David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales
registered in Haverfordwest July-September 1929
Probate "BAIN John of Mount Pleasant Saint Davids Pembrokeshire died 7 August 1929 Probate Winchester 26 September to Frances Bain widow.
Effects £3690 14s." [2019 equivalent: £236,181]
Oxford University Alumni Bain, John, s. Joseph, of Bothwell, co. Lanark. NEW COLL., matric. 10 Oct., 1873, aged 19; B.A. 1877, M.A. 1882.
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Playing Career
Club(s) Attended Sherborne School, Winchester College and Oxford University, earning his Blue in 1876.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1876-77;
Individual honours 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 43rd players (47) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 231 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Bain is definitely the only Scotsman to play for England. He died three weeks after his teammate in the 1877 side, Billy Mosforth.
Beyond England
A barrister, called to the Bar 1880, he was master of Marlborough College 1879-83 and from 1886 to his retirement in 1913. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.19.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1 3 0 -1
His only match was a friendly match and at a home venue

Match History
 Clubs: Oxford University A.F.C. & Old Wykehamists A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

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Age 22
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3
The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Fr HL   for

one of seven who became the 43rd (47) players to appear for England
the seventh player from Oxford University AFC to represent England
one of two who became the third (four) Old Wykehamist to represent England
the only Scotsman to play for England