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Jimmy Brown

Blackburn Rovers FC

5 appearances, 3 goals

P 5 W 2 D 2 L 1 F 19: A 3
60% successful

1881-85

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name James Brown
Born 31 July 1862 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, September 1862].
Baptised 17 August 1862 in St. Paul's Church, Blackburn, by R.J. Wallace.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, James is the youngest of three children living at Beer House in 1 Limbrick, in Blackburn with Darwen, to John and Elizabeth,. His father is a beer seller.

According to the 1881 census, James is now a solictor's clerk and with his older sister, they live with their parents at the 'Sir Charles Napier', a public house at 13 Limbrick. His father is a licensed victualler and they live next door to the Police Office and prison.

According to the 1891 census, there are two 28 year-old James Brown's, Blackburn-born and living. The more likely, simply because he is a Hotel Keeper in his fathers footsteps. This James is married to Emma with a daughter, Gertrude Elizabeth, and a servant, at The Eagle & Child at 18 Darwen Street.

According to the 1901 census, in a return to his earlier vocation, James is a solicitor's clerk and still married to Emma, with two more children, James and Lilian Eleanor. They live at 88 Napier Street West in Oldham.

According to the 1911 census, James, Emma and their three children are now living on the opposite side of the street at 83 Napier Street West. James is a solicitors managing clerk.

Married to Emma Dixon, on 13 October 1889 at Christ Church, Blackpool [registered in Fylde, December 1889]. James is a solicitor's clerk living at 13 Dickson Road, Emma was a spinster living at 12 Bright Street.

Marriage notes

The only James Brown to marry an Emma near Blackburn in 1889/90.  The 1911 census states they had completed 21 years of marriage.
Died 4 July 1922 at 309 Park Road, Oldham, aged 59 years 338 days [registered in Oldham, Lancashire, September 1922]. Left £399 15s. 4d. to his widow, Emma.
Height/Weight 5' 5½", 9st. 10lbs [1884].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],  FindMyPast.com & Lan-opc.org.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Played his schoolboy football in Blackburn before playing for clubs such as Mintholme College in Blackburn, then the Blackburn Law Club.  He played with Blackburn Rovers FC from August 1879 through to 1889.
Club honours FA Cup runners up 1881-82; winners 1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 81st players (85) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 18 years 210 days.
Last match No. 25, 21 May 1885, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 233 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Described as a brilliant individualist.  A Solicitor's clerk living in Blackburn at the time of his first England appearance. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.50.

 

Jimmy Brown - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 3 450 3 150 min 1 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.

 

Jimmy Brown - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 1 0 0.67 1.00 33.3 -1
Away 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17 0 2 8.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 5 2 2 1 19 3 +16 1 2 3.80 0.60 60.0 +1

 

Jimmy Brown - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.67 66.7 +1
Friendly 2 1 0 1 13 1 +12 1 1 6.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 5 2 2 1 19 3 +16 1 2 3.80 0.60 60.0 +1

 

Jimmy Brown - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1884-85 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.67 66.7 +1
BC All 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.67 66.7 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.67 66.7 +1
All 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.67 66.7 +1

 

Jimmy Brown - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 5 full capsx

Age 18
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL Start cf
Age 19
2 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW Start cf
Age 22
3 23 28 February 1885 - England 4 Ireland 0, Manchester Football Ground, Manchester BC HW Start cf
4 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1, Leamington Street, Blackburn HD Start cf
5 25 21 March 1885 - England 1 Scotland 1,  The Oval, Kennington HD Start cf

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