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CJ Burnup

Cambridge University AFC & Old Malvernians AFC
& Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 2
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Cuthbert James Burnup
Birth Sunday, 21 November 1875 at Jesmond House, in Blackheath Park, Kent
  registered in Woolwich January-March 1876
"BURNUP.—21st inst., at Jesmond House, Blackheath-park, Kent, the wife of JAS. MORISON BURNUP, Esq., of a son." - The Hour, Wednesday, 24 November 1875.
"DEATHS ...BURNUP.—On the 20th inst., at Jesmond House, Blackheath-park, Kent, Lavinia, the wife of James Morison Burnup, aged 38 years." - The Daily News, Friday, 22 October 1880

According to the 1881 census, five year old James, and his sister Mabel, are left in the capable hands of two servants. A nurse, Elizabeth Spanner, and a cook Ellen Bonham, at Jesmond House in Blackheath.
His father is James Morrison Burnup, a Gentleman born in Eldon Place, Newcastle upon Tyne ion 7 March 1837, and his mother, Lavinia (née Brown), born in 1842, had died on 20 October 1880.

  According to the 1891 census, Cuthbert J. is a boarder at Malvern School in Great Malvern.

According to the 1901 census, Cuthbert J. lives with his relative, Katherine, at 77 Carlisle Mansions, at St. George Hanover Square. He is living by his own means.
According to the London Electoral Registers, in 1904-07, Cuthbert James is still living at 77 Carlisle Mansions.

"ENGAGEMENTS ...The engagement is announced of Mr. Cuthbert James Burnup, the old Clare cricket and football Blue, to Miss Beatrice Hope, eldest daughter of Mr. Oscar William and Mrs. Bowen, of Ladbrook Park, Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire." - The Cambridge Independent Press, Friday.21 June 1907
Marriage to Beatrice Hope Bowen, on Thursday, 7 November 1907 in Tanworth-in-Arden Church, Warwickshire.
  registered in Solihull October-December 1907
"The wedding took place on Thursday at Tanworth-in-Arden Church of Miss Beatrice Hope Bowen, eldest daughter of County Councillor Oscar W. Bowen, of Ladbrook Park, Tanworth, Chairman of the Solihull Board of Guardians, and resident of the Warwickshire Chamber of Agriculture, and Mr. Cuthbert James Burnup, only son of Mr. James Morrison Burnup, of Carlisle Mansions, London. The bridegroom is the famous Kent cricketer. The bride is an accomplished horsewoman, having ridden with the North Warwickshire Hounds since she was seven years of age. The villagers of Tanworth had taken the greatest interest in the wedding and had themselves decorated the old village church. There were about 400 guests.
"The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in white duchesse mousseline, trimmed with real old Spanish lace, flowers, knots of chiffon, and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of pale pink and white carnations. The bridesmaids were the Misses Kitty Burnup, Edith Eveson, Gwendoline Mary Bowen, and Yvonne Bowen. They wore dresses of turquoise blue and maige messaline silk, trimmed with lace net and silver cord, their hats being of white felt trimmed to match the dresses. They carried large bunches of bronze chrysanthemums. The best man was Mr. Jack Mason, the well-known cricketer. The service was fully choral, and the officiating clergyman was the Hon. and Rev. R.C. Moncreiff. The honeymoon is being spent on the Continent." -
The Coleshill Chronicle, Saturday, 9 November 1907.
Children C.J. and Beatrice Burnup had own son together, John Morrison (b.17 May 1911)
"BIRTHS... BURNUP.—on May 17, 1911, at Fordwood, Ashford, Middlesex, the wife of C. J. Burnup of a son." - Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game, Saturday, 27 May 1911.

His father died at 77 Carlisle Mansions on 8 July 1908
According to the 1911 census, Cuthbert James is now married to Beatrice, with one servant. He is an assessor to the Income Tax commissioners, living at Fordwood on Bridge Road, Ashford, Staines.
According to the London Electoral Registers, in 1912-14, Cuthbert James is living at Fordwood.

Divorce decree nisi 26 February 1920
"The Divorce Court to-day granted a decree nisi with £1000 damages and costs to Mr Cuthbert James Burnup, the well-known cricketer, on the ground of his wife's adultery with Mr Noel G. Eveson of Barnet Green, who was stated to hold a good position in the Midland coal trade. There was no defence. The co-respondent was mentioned to the petitioner as having been a boyish lover of the respondent." -
The Evening Telegraph, Thursday, 26 February 1920.

According to the London Electoral Registers & Post Office Directories, in 1919-29, Cuthbert James is living at 34 Great St. Helen's in the City of London, but also lives at Kenilworth, on St. Peter's Road in Twickenham. which became his registered residence from 1922.
According to the 1921 census, divorced Cuthbert James, still an assessor to the Income Tax commissioners, is now living at Kenilworth, on St. Peter's Road with one servant and a 14 year-old boarder.
Beatrice would remarry before the end of the year, to Noel, and would die on 2 January 1933, aged just 44 years.

  According to the London Electoral Registers, in 1934-38, Cuthbert James, along with his son, John Morrison, are living at 70 Clifden Road in Twickenham.
According to the 1939 register, still divorced Cuthbert J. is living at 29 Lebanon Park in Twickenham with a housekeeper. He is still a commissioner and assessor.
Death Tuesday, 5 April 1960. Living at 31 North End Road in Golders Green, London.
aged 84 years 136 days registered in Hendon April-June 1860


"An old-time Kent sportsman dies in London at 84
"MR. Cuthbert James Burnup, an outstanding Kent sportsman around the turn of the century, died in London last week, aged 84. He played cricket for Cambridge University against Oxford University in 1896, 1897 and 1898, and for Kent for several seasons. He captained Kent in 1903. He also played several times for the Gentlemen against the Players. In 1900, he made 200 for Kent v Lancashire and shared in three first wicket stands of over 200 in 1901 and 1902. Mr. Burnup was in the Cambridge football XI from 1895 to 1898. He played for te Corinthians in their golden era, and gained a full international cap against Scotland." - Kentish Express Friday, 15 April 1960.
Probate "BURNUP Cuthbert James of 31 North End Road Golders Green London N.W. II died 5 April 1960 Probate London 5 May to Humphrey Livingstone Gilks M.C. solicitor. Effects £473 0s. 7d." [2023 equivalent: £9,074].

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

Cambridge University Alumni
BURNUP, Cuthbert James.
Adm pens. at CLARE, Oct 12, 1894.
S. of J.M., of 41, Ashley Gardens, London, S.W. B. 1875.
Sch: Malvern College. Matric.Michs.1894. B.A. 1898.
Cricket 'blue, ' 1896, 1897, 1898.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898.
In the Kent County Cricket XI, 1896-1907; captain 1903.
In business, at 34, Gt St Helen's, London, E.C.
Probably brother of the next
(Malvern Coll. Reg/I)

Playing Career

Club(s) Played with the eleven that represented Malvern College in 1893. Attended Clare College and earned his blue with Cambridge University AFC in 1895-98. He captained the side in 1897, and went onto play with the Old Malvernians AFC side.
Corinthians between 1895 and 1901.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played cricket for Middlesex CC. In fact, he bowled a ball that was hit for ten runs by Derbyshire's Samuel Hill-Wood. Also played with Kent CC between 1896-1907.
Also played racquets at Malvern.
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number 228th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 58, 4 April 1896, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 20 years 135 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1895-96;
Team honours None
Individual honours The Amateurs (two appearances, March 1896-March 1897)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Worked in London as a stockbroker and later, in commerce as an Tax Income Assessor. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.55.

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 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 2 -1 0 0 1 2 0 -1
His only match is a British Championship competitive match and played at an away venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1895-96 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 2 0 -1

Match History

 Club: Cambridge University A.F.C., Old Malvernians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  
  F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 20 trial  
one appearance - The Professionals vs. The Amateurs, 25 March 1896;

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

1 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 1
Celtic Park, Glasgow
BC AL   ol

the 228th player to appear for England
the 24th Cambridge University AFC player to represent England
the second player from Old Malvernians AFC to represent England
the 57th player from Corinthians FC to represent England

Age 21 trial  
one appearance - The Professionals vs. The Amateurs, 15 March 1897;

Age 22
64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW reserve