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Edward Christian

Old Etonians FC & Cambridge University AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 4
100% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Edward Christian, Lord of the Manor of Otterbourne
Born 14 September 1858 in Malvern, Worcestershire [there is no birth registration].

Census Notes

Not on the 1861 census, although he was the son of George and Sarah Mary nee Bainbrigge. In 1851, George Christian was sent to Ceylon by Bates & Baring and returned to England 15 years later a rich man - ThePeerage

According to the 1871 census, Edward was a pupil at Twyford School in Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire.

According to the 1881 census, Edward was visiting the Tod's of Nascott Grange in Stratford Road, Watford. He was a clerk for Mercantile.

Not on the 1891 census.

Despite reports that Edward was in Ceylon from 1881 to 1904, according to the 1901 census, Edward is married to Helen R. with three servants, and living at 1 Gloucester Mansions in Kensington, living on his own means.

According to the 1911 census, Edward and his wife are living at Otterbourne House in Winchester, with seven servants.

According to the Passenger Lists, Edward and his wife Helen, left England via Southampton on a ship, the Baloeran, bound for the Dutch East Indies, via Marseille, on 1 August 1931. Their address was stated as Otterbourne House

Married to Helen Ringgold Thomas [in 1893]. Helen was born in Philadelphia, USA.
Died 3 April 1934, aged 75 years 201 days [registered in Marylebone, London, June 1934].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College and Cambridge University, before turning out for Old Etonians, appears to have retired in 1881.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1878-79.
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 62nd players (63) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 203 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was in Ceylon from 1881 to 1904.  He was a Mercantile Clerk in April 1881, before he left the country. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.65./FindMyPast.com


Edward Christian - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain Discipline
1 1 90 0 0 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.


Edward Christian - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1


Edward Christian - Match History

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

 Club: Old Etonians F.C. & Cambridge University A.F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 20
1 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start fb