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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


captain: none
minutes played:


  Ernest Henry Bambridge
Birth Tuesday, 16 May 1848 at Eton College in Windsor, Berkshire
  no registration found
  According to the 1851 census, the one year-old Ernest H. is the youngest of four children to William and Sophia (née Thorrington), all living at Eton College. His father is 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. is 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 is at the Butterfield's house in The Crescent, West Ham, on the night of the census (2 April 1871), and is a merchant clerk.
(His mother died in 1876 in Windsor, and then his father died on 1 May 1879 in Wandworth)
  According to the 1881 census, all brothers (George, Ernest, Edward and Arthur) living together at 22 Spencer Road in Battersea, London. Ernest H. is a member of the Stock Exchange. They had two servants.
Marriage to Emily Anna Price, on 6 September 1888, at St. Stephen's Church, South Dulwich
registered in Camberwell July-September 1888
"BAMBRIDGE―PRICE.―On the 6th inst., at St. Stephen's, South Dulwich, Ernest Henry Bambridge, third son of the late William Bambridge, of Windsor, to Emily Anna, eldest daughter of W. L. Price, of Central-hill, Upper Norwood." - Norwood News/Croydon Advertiser & East Surrey Reporter, Saturday, 15 September 1888.
Children Ernest and Emily had three children together. Sylvia Madeline (b.9 May 1890), Bernard William (b.2 August 1891) and Leslie Segebert (b.22 April 1894)
  "BAMBRIDGE.―On the 9th inst., at Linton, Sutton, Surrey, the wife of Ernest Henry Bambridge, of a daughter." - The Globe, Saturday, 10 May 1890/Sussex Agricultural Express, Tuesday, 13 May 1890
  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.
  "BAMBRIDGE.―August 2nd, at Linton, Sutton, the wife of Ernest Henry Bambridge, of a son." - Croydon Advertiser & East Surrey Reporter, Saturday, 8 August 1891
  "BAMBRIDGE.―On the 22nd inst., at Linton, Sutton, the wife of Ernest Henry Bambridge, of a son." - Sussex Agricultural Express, Saturday, 28 April 1894
  (Emily Bambridge died on 12 January 1897 in Epsom)
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.
Death Tuesday, 16 October 1917 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
aged 69 years 153 days registered in Rochford October-December 1917
  Arthur Bambridge died on 27 November 1923 in Leigh-on-Sea
Charlie Bambridge died on 8 November 1935 in London
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing 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 An original member of the team.
Club honours None
Individual honours Berkshire FA.
Height/Weight not known
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (37) 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.
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.
Died two days after Eddie Latheron

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.

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 0 3 -3 1 0 0 3 0 -1
His only match was a friendly match and at an away venue

Match History
 Club: Swifts F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 27
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick
Fr AL   hb

one of nine who became the 34th (37) players to appear for England
the third player from Swifts FC to represent England

his brother Charlie played for England - the fifth set of brothers to do so

Age 32  
his brother Arthur played for England in February 1881 - the only set of three brothers

13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr Umpire

his brother Charlie played in this match