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Elliot Colvin

Old Carthusians AFC




  Sir Elliot Graham Colvin KC JP
Birth Thursday, 18 July 1861 in Almorah, Bengal, India [registered in India, Births]
Baptism 6 October 1862 in Bengal

According to the 1871 census, Elliot is the son of Bazett Wetenhall and Mary Eliza, and along with three of his siblings, they are scholars at the Vicarage in Dunton.


Elliot is found twice on the 1881 census, he is an undergraduate for the Indian Civil Service, is a lodger at 63 Trumpington Street in the West Barnwell area of Cambridge, the home of William and Eliza Wilson.
He is also found at the home of his parents at The Elms in Ham. He is a Undergraduate at Cambridge University and a probationer for the Indian Civil Service. One of five children and with three servants.

Marriage to Ethel Augusta Colvin Bayley on Saturday, 6 December 1888 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Calcutta, West Bengal [registered in India Marriages].
"COLVIN—BAYLEY—.December 6, 1888, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, Elliot Graham Colvin, Bengal Civil Service, to Ethel, eldest daughter of the Hon. Sir Steuart C. Bayley, K.C.S.I., Lieut.-Governor of Bengal." - Monday, 7 January 1889, The Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Three children, Helen Bertha Mary and Brenda Gwyneth Steuart and Hugh Elliot.

Not found on the 1891-1911 census'.


London Electoral Registers in 1919-20 places Sir Elliot amd Lady Ethel at 22 Tite Street in Chelsea. Onto 4 Palace Gardens Terrace in Kensington by 1927.


London Electoral Registers in 1932 places Sir Elliot at 258 King's Road, Chelsea.
According to the 1939 register, Elliot G. and his wife Ethel, are living at Gangbridge House in Kingsclere. He is an Indian Civil Servant, and for the war effort - an air warden.

Death Friday, 2 August 1940 in Andover, Hampshire, aged 79 years 15 days [registered in Kingsclere, September 1940].
"COLVIN.—On Aug. 2, 1940, at Gangbridge, St. Mary Bourne, Andover, Hants, SIR ELLIOT GRAHAM COLVIN, K.C.S.I., beloved husband of Ethel Colvin. Cremation private. No flowers. Memorial service at St. Peter's Church, St. Mary Bourne, 12.0 noon, Monday, Aug. 5."
Probate "COLVIN K.C. J.P. sir Elliott Graham of Gangbridge St. Mary Bourne Andover Hampshire died 2 August 1940 Probate Llandudno 23 January to Hugh Elliot Colvin captain H.M. army and Brenda Gwyneth Steuart Colvin spinster.  
Effects £ 5826 16s. 1d."
Charterhouse Register
b. 18 July, 1861: 2 s. of B.W. Colvin; (Pageites—Saunderites);
Junior & Senior Scholar; Cricket XI, 1876, '77, '78; Capt. 1878; Football XI, 1877-'78; Exhibitioner;
Left C.Q. 1878. King's Coll., Camb.—C.U. Football XI, 1881-'82;
played Football for Old Carthusians (Winners of the Association Cup, 1881).—
I.C.S. 1883, employed in Bengal; Assam, 1884; Rajputana, 1886; Private Secretary to Lt.-Gov. of Bengal, 1887;
1st Assistant to Governor-General's Agent in Baluchistan, 1889; Officiating Postmaster-General of Bengal, 1890;
Settlement Commissioner, Alwar & Bharatpur, 1896; Political Agent of Baluchistan, 1897; of E. Rajputana States, 1897;
Revenue & Judicial Commissioner & Officiating Agent to Governor-General of Baluchistan, 1900; Resident of Cashmere, 1903;
Chief Commissioner of Ajmer-Merwara, and Agent to the Governor-General, Rajputana, 1905; C.S.I. 1906.
m. 1888, Ethel, I d. of Sir Steuart Colvin Bayley, K.C.S.I., Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal.
E.G. Colvin, Esq., C.S.I., East India U.S. Club, S.W.
Cambridge University Alumni
Admission at King's, 9 October 1880.
Son of the Bazett Wetenhall, of Lexden, Essex.
born 18 July 1861. School: Charterhouse. Matriculated Michs. 1880; Football (assoc.) 'blue' 1881, 1882.
Entered the I.C.S. 1882. Assistant Magistrate, Alipore; political assistant private Secretary to Lieut.-Governor of Bengal, 1887;
first assistant, Mysore, 1888; at Baluchistan, 1889. Settlement Officer, North Behar, 1891-5.
Magistrate and Collector in Bengal, 1895. Settlement Commissioner, Alwar and Bharatpur, 1896.
Political agent in Eastern Rajputana States, 1897. Revenue and Judicial Commissioner Baluchistan, 1897-1901.
Superintended Thagi and Dahaiti operations, 1902. Resident in Kasmir, 1902-5.
Agent to the Governor-General of Rajputana and Chief Commissioner, Ajmer Merwara, 1905-17.
K.G. of St. John of Jerusalem, C.S.I., 1906. K.C.S.I., 1911. British delegate on Bulgarian Reparation Commission, 1921-4;
on the Inter-Allied Commission for Reparation of damages suffered in Turkey, at Paris, 1926-30.
Of Gangbridge, St. Mary Bourne, Andover.
(Burke. P and B.; Knightage; Who's Who, 1939)



Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Charterhouse School, Old Carthusians AFC and Cambridge University AFC
Club honours FA Cup Winners 1880-81;
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Half-back
Notes: Appears as Colom in some teamsheets

Beyond England


The Numbers
parties reserve
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Match History

 Club: Old Carthusians A.F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx

Age 20
14/em> 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr HW reserve