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Herbert Bevington

Clapham Rovers FC




  Herbert Shelley Bevington
Birth Wednesday, 15 December 1852 at 3 Brunswick Square, Denmark Hill [registered in Camberwell, March 1853]
Baptism Friday, 4 February 1853 at St. Peter's Church, Walworth

According to the 1861 census, youngest of two children to Henry Portsmouth and Mary Annn (née Shelley).


According to the 1871 census, .


According to the 1881 census, Hebert S. is a farrier living at 1 Temple Gardens at the Innetr Temple in the city of London.

Marriage to Seraphine Jonghmans, Wednesday, 28 March 1883, at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton [registered in Kensington, March 1883]

According to the 1891 census, Herbert S. and his wife, Seraphine, live at 1 Elm Grove in Wimbledon with two children, Vera and Reginald. They have three servants. Herbert is a leather merchant.


According to the 1901 census, Herbert S., a leather merchant and farrier employer, and his wife and two children are living at 50 West Side in Battersea with four servants.


According to the 1911 census, Herbert S., still a leather merchant, and his wife, are living with four servants at 81 West Side in Clapham.

Death Monday, 9 August 1926 at 16 Becmead Avenue, Streatham, aged 73 years 237 days [registered in Wandsworth, September 1926].
Probate "BEVINGTON Herbert Shelley of 81 West Side Clapham Common Surrey died 9 August 1926 at 16 Cecmead-avenue Streatham Surrey Probate London 27 January to Reginald Herbert Shelley Bevington merchant William Ayerst Hooker Buller director and Vyvyan Stephen Michael Williams accountant.
Effects £5991 5s" [2019 equivalent: £368,948]



Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Clapham Rovers FC.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1878-79, winner 1879-80;
Individual honours not known
Distinctions not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) not known
Individual honours The Improbables (one appearance, 1878)

Beyond England


The Numbers
parties reserve
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Match History

 Club: Clapham Rovers F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx

Age 23
5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL reserve

Age 25 trial  
one appearance - The Improbables vs. The Probables, 20 February 1878, Surrey Cricket Ground