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Frederick Chappell

Oxford University AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0: A
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photo credit: University College, Oxford


  Frederick Chappell
  There is absolute no evidence of a 'Patey' as a middle name, Patey was his father's middle name
Birth Sunday, 22 July 1849 in Westminster, Middlesex
  registered as Frederick Chappell in St. James Westminster, July-September 1849
Westminster was in Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.
According to the 1851 census, Frederick is in 'Limpenhoe' in Blofield, Norfolk with his older sister, Edith, and his grandparents, Francis and Sarah Drake. Frederick is son to Frederick Patey and Eleanor (née Maddison), with one older brother, Frank and one younger sister, Marian, who are living at 25 Golden Square in Kensington, with three servants. His father is a solicitor.
According to the 1861 census, Fredk is now living at 25 Golden Square with Edith and the rest of his family, as well as nine servants.
According to the 1871 census, Frederick is now living at 123 Harley Street in Marylebone, with two older brothers, Frank and Cecil, and his two sisters, as well as the nine servants.
photo credit: University College, Oxford
  Changed his name on 5 February 1873 to Frederic(k) Brunning Maddison
Why Brunning Maddison? It appears that he took the name from his grandfather. In the 1851 census, Frederick was with his grandparents, particularly Sarah Drake, but that was her second marriage, marrying Francis on 4 April 1825 in Limpenhoe. However, she had previously married Brunning Maddison on 1 August 1817 in Coslany, Norwich.
  According to the 1881 census, now known as Frederick Brunning Maddison in the census, and now a barrister, and just one of three of the children still living at 123 Harley Street with their parents. Alongside nine servants and an uncle Samuel.
(His father died on 8 January 1883)
Marriage to Katherine Mary Adela Tindal, firstly on 4 October 1882, at Marylebone Parish Church when she was just nineteen years-old. Again on 14 April 1883 at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate
Katherine was a daughter of a vice Admiral. Frederick signed his marriage certificate as Frederic Brunning Maddison.
  no registration found
Children Frederic and Katherine Maddison had two children together. Diana Marion Adela Brunning (b.7 March 1886) and Cecil Guy Noel Brunning (b.22 December 1888).
  According to the baptism record of his children, Frederick's address is stated as 23 Portman Street, and then 4 Southwick Place, Hyde Park. He is the next-door neighbour of Reginald de Courtney Welch, who lives at number six.
  Not on the 1891 census, possibly in his residence in Saint-Lunaire in Brittany, France, with his wife, Katherine. They had two children, Diana Marion Adela and Noel Cecil Guy.
(His mother died 5 July 1891)
  According to the 1901 census, Frederic B. is living on his own at 49 Devonshire Club in St James' Street in Westminster. His wife remained in Paris.
Death Wednesday, 25 September 1907, at Moabit Hospital in Berlin, Germany, following a long illness.
aged 58 years 65 days no registration found
"MADDISON.―On the 25th inst., at Berlin, Frederick Brunning Maddison, late of 6, Old Jewry, E.C., aged 58." - The Globe, Saturday, 28 September 1907.
Probate "MADDISON Frederick Brunning of Moabit Hospital Berlin Germany died 25 September 1907 Probate London 24 March to Katherine Mary Adela Maddison widow.
Effects £4221 12s. 7d." [2019 equivalent: £511,594]
  Katherine (née) Maddison died 12 June 1929 in Brentford
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Andy Mitchell's First Eleven [2012] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Chappell was educated at Marlborough before going up to Oxford University, where he was a member of Brasenose College. Although he went on to represent the university, he did not win a "blue".  After leaving university he played for the Wanderers FC and Crystal Palace FC.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1872-73; winner 1873-74, 1875-76;
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990]

England Career

Player number One of eleven who became the first players (4) to appear for England.
Position(s) Fly-kick;
Only match No. 1, 30 November 1872, Scotland 0 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 23 years 131 days.
Distinctions Frederick is the grandson of Samuel Chappell, the founder of the world-famous music store, music publishers and creators of pianos.

Beyond England

In 1876, Maddison became a barrister and was called to the bar, but in October 1884 he was disbarred at his own request, so that he could practice as a solicitor, of which he was admitted in December 1884. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.165.

The Numbers
parties Appearances withdrew minutes captain
3 1 one 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0 0 50 =0
His only match was a friendly match and at an away venue

Match History as Frederick Chappell
 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 21 trial  
one appearance - The South vs. The North, December 1870

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

u/o 25 February 1871 - England 1 Scotland 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr AD started for Scotland

Age 23
1 1 30 November 1872 - Scotland 0 England 0
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick
Fr AD   fly

the fourth player to appear on an England teamsheet
one of the first players (one) from Oxford University AFC to represent England

Match History as
Frederick Maddison
Age 24
3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL reserve

 Club: Wanderers F.C. - no full appearances

Age 26
5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL withdrawn