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Ernest Bambridge

Swifts FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Ernest Henry Bambridge
Born 16 May 1848 in Windsor, Berkshire [there is no birth registration].

Census Notes

According to the 1851 census, the one year-old Ernest H. was the youngest of four children to William and Sophia, all living at Eton College.  WIlliam was a schoolmaster in the college.

According to the 1861 census. eleven year-old Ernest H. is living with his parents and his three older siblings and younger brother, at 3 Sheet Street, New Windsor. His father is now a photographer.

According to the 1871 census, Ernest H. was visiting.  Whether or not he was still a part of the family home at Kings Road, Adelaide Place in New Windsor with his parents and brothers, is unclear.  However, he was at the Butterfield's house in The Crescent, West Ham, on the night of the census (2 April 1871). He is a merchant clerk.

According to the 1881 census, all brothers (George, Ernest, Edward and Arthur) living together at 22 Spencer Road in Battersea, London.  Ernest H. was a member of the Stock Exchange. They had two servants.

According to the 1891 census, Ernest H. is now married to Emily, with one daughter, Silvia. They live at Linton, Brunswick Road in Sutton, Epsom. Ernest is still in the Stock Exchange.

According to the 1901 census, Ernest H. is now a widower, still in the Stock Exchange. His daughter, and two sons, Leslie and Bernard, now live with him at Romney House in Pembroke Crescent, Hove, Sussex.

According to the 1911 census, now pensioned from the Stock Exchange, Ernest H. is living with his two sons at 7 Quebec Avenue in Southend.

Married to Emily Anna Price [registered in Camberwell, September 1888]
Died 16 October 1917 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, aged 69 years 153 days [registered in Rochford, December 1917].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) He was educated at St Mark's School in Windsor.  Played his football with Windsor Home Park FC, Swifts FC, East Sheen FC, Corinthians FC; also represented Berkshire FA.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1873-74, 1876-77, 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (38) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, aged 27 years 293 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Arthur Bambridge was the younger brother of Charlie Bambridge and Ernest Bambridge. One of the elder brothers, George, was the Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beyond England

Served on the FA Committee 1876-82 and a member of Corinthian's original committee in 1882. He worked on the Stock Exchange. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.22.


Ernest Bambridge - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Ernest Bambridge - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1


Ernest Bambridge - Match History
 Club: Swifts F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 27
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start hb
Age 32
- 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Umpire