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Charley Chenery

Crystal Palace (amateur) FC

3 appearances, 1 goal

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Full name Charles John Chenery
Born 1 January 1850 at Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire [registered in Hungerford, Berkshire, March 1850].

Census Notes

None of the Chenery's are on the 1851 census. 

Not on the 1861 census, probably in Victoria, Australia.

According to the 1871 census, Charley, the eldest of seven children, was living with his parents, George and Sophia (née Atkins) at Thicket Road, Penge in Lewisham. Charley is 'articled to solicitors', and his father has an 'interest in money'.  They have three servants.

Charles emigrated to Mansfield in 1878, but according to the 1881 census, his father was now a farmer in charge of 17 labourers, over 408 acres.  The household includes his mother, and Charley' two brothers and two sisters (both born in Victoria, Australia 1860 and 1863).

His marriage in 1890 in Victoria, his address was stated as 'Alexandra'.  His occupation is a grazier, whilst his father is stated as a grazier (deceased).

According to letters sent from Charles' wife, Priscilla, regarding their son, Gerald, throughout the first world war, their address was given as 331 Park Street, North Carlton in 1917-18 (previously 53 Church Street, Albert Park). In early 1920, their address was Ingomar, Mansfield. All in Australia.

 Their son Gerald Graham married on 15 December 1919 at Larbert, Stirlingshire in Scotland. His marriage certificate states that his father's profession was that of a station manager, presumably cattle or sheep.

Married to Priscilla Swan, 5 April 1890, at Erskine Manse, Carlton, Victoria in Australia [registered in Victoria marriages]. Marriage certificate signed as Charles J. Chenery.
Died 17 April 1928 in Mansfield, Victoria, Australia, aged 78 years 107 days. [registered Victoria deaths]. Reported in the Melbourne Argus, 18 April 1928.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his football at Crystal Palace Amateur FC; Barnes FC; Wanderers FC; also represented Surrey and London;
Club honours None
Individual honours Played cricket for Surrey CCC and Northamptonshire CCC.


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

England Career

Player number One of eleven who became the first players (9) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First 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 22 years, 333 days.
Last match No. 3, 7 March 1874, Scotland 2 England 1, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 24 years, 66 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Chenery emigrated to Australia in 1878 where he became a farmer. Full details above. - Extensive Research


Charley Chenery - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min. Captains Discipline
3 3 270 1 270 min 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.


Charley Chenery - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
All - Friendly 3 1 1 0 5 4 +1 1 1 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0


Charley Chenery - Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace (amateur) F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 3 full capsx

Age 22
- u/o 24 February 1872 - England 1 Scotland 0, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start for
1 1 30 November 1872 - Scotland 0 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Glasgow Fr AD Start for
Age 23
2 2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start 75 for
Age 24
3 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Glasgow Fr AL Start for