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Percy de Paravicini

Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 14: A 3
67% successful

disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Percy John de Paravicini
Born 15 July 1862 in Gloucester Terrace, Kensington, Middlesex [registered as John Percy De Paravicini, in Kensington, September 1862].
notes: Kensington was in the Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Percy John is the youngest of two sons, the other being Prior, to James Prior and Valentine. They live at the Riverside, Datchet in Eton, with six servants. His father is on the Stock Exchange.

According to the 1881 census, Percy J. is a pupil at Eton College.

According to the 1891 census, Percy is living with his elder brother Prior at Riverside alongside five servants. They are 'living by their own means'.

According to the 1901 census, Percy J. is married to Marcia and they have three sons, Percy G., John M. and Charles P.E., They live at Riverside in Datchet alongside nine servants. Percy is 'living by his own means'.

According to the 1911 census, Percy J is still married, and although the children have moved on, they still have five servants at Riverside. No occupation is stated.

Despite having died, Percy appears to have been the recipient of Walter Farquhar Morice's estate on 20 December 1921.  His address was at Pangbourne.

Married to Marcia Charlotte Maria Cholmondeley, on 21 May 1891 [registered in St George Hanover Square, June 1891]
Died 11 October 1921 in Hill Fields, Pangbourne, Berkshire, aged 59 years 88 days [registered in Bradfield, December 1921], following a surgical operation.
Buried at Datchet, Buckinghamshire, 15th October.

Registration notes

The death registration states that de Paravicini death was registered in Bradford, that was later crossed out, and Bradfield handwritten in its place.  Bradfield covered the registration of Pangbourne.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Educated at Aldin House in Slough, and Eton College, where he played both  cricket and football.  He went onto Trinity College, Cambridge, in Autumn 1881 and won his blue in 1883, also playing for the Old Etonians team from 1882.  Played for Windsor FC and also the Corinthians FC team in 1884-85; also represented Berkshire & Buckinghamshire FA.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1881-82, runners-up 1882-83;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first class cricket for Middlesex between 1881 and 1892;


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 99th players (99) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back;
First match No. 17, 3 February 1883, England 5 Wales 0, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 203 days;
Last match No. 19, 10 March 1883, England 2 Scotland 3, a friendly match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 20 years 238 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions A cousin of Charles Morice

Beyond England

Served on the FA Committee in 1885. He was Justice for Peace in Buckinghamshire and during the First World War took command of the Datchet Volunteer Platoon. Decorated an MVO in 1908, and the Commander, Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) in 1921. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.190.


Percy de Paravicini - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captaincies Discipline
4 3 270 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.


Percy de Paravicini - 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 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1


Percy de Paravicini - Match History

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

 Club: Cambridge University F.C. & Old Etonians F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 20
1 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start rb
2 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start rb
3 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start rb
Age 21
- 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW withdrew