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Fred Earp

Nottingham Forest FC




  Frederick William Earp
Birth Thursday, 25 September 1860 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, October 1860]

According to the 1861 census, six month old Frederick W. is the youngest of four children to Robert B., an assistant stationer, and Elizabeth W., living at Michael Terrace in St. Ann's area of Nottingham.


According to the 1871 census, the ten year old Frederick now has three younger sisters, and with his three older siblings, his parents , and a servant, the live at 10 St. Anne Hill Road, still in St. Ann's. His father is a bookseller and Stationer.


According to the 1881 census, Frederick, an assistant stationer, has one more younger borther, and is one of seven children still at home at 3 Market Street in the Sherwood area of Nottingham., also with his widowed sister's three children and one servant.


According to the 1891 census, Frederick is one of six children living at home with his widowed father at Hassock Lodge in Beeston. He is a Lithographer.

Marriage to Lizzie Kirk Collin [registered in Nottingham, June 1896]

According to the 1901 census, Frederick, a general printer, is now married to Lizzie Kirk, with two children, Frederick and Ida. They live at 1 Park Street in Beeston with one servant


According to the 1911 census, Frederick is still married and still has two children. Stated as being a secretary to a Football Club, living at 60 Chaworth Road in West Bridgford.


According to the 1939 register, the widowed Frederick is a travelling paper merchant, living his brother Robert, and sister, Emily and 37 Henry Road in West Bridgford.

Death Wednesday, 11 February 1948, aged 87 years 139 days [registered in Basford, March 1948]


"The death has occurred of Mr. Frederick William Earp, of [3]7, Henry-road, West Bridgford, a former playing member of Nottingham Forest F.C. and one of the oldest members of Nottingham Rowing Club.
"'Ted,' as he was so widely known, was 87, was a partner of Earp Bros., Ltd., printers, of Angel-row. He played football for Forest 70 years ago, and joined Nottingham Rowing Club in 1876, and for many years was prominently connected with Nottingham Forest F.C. sports."

The Nottingham Evening Post, Friday, 13 February 1948.
Probate "EARP Frederick William of 37 Henry-road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire died 11 February 1948 Administration (with Will) Nottingham 23 April to Emily Earp spinster.
Effects £384 18s. 11d."



Playing Career

Club(s) Nottingham Forest FC 1878 to 1885.
Club honours FA Cup semi-finalist 1878-79 (injured), 1879-80;
Distinctions Brother of Jack Earp (Nottingham Forest 1889-91, Everton FC 1891-92, Nottingham Forest FC 1892, Wednesday 1893-1900, Stockport County FC 1900-01 - and also a Corinthian, 1892)
Individual honours not known
Height/Weight not known

Management Career

Club(s) Nottingham Forest FC 1909-12

England Career

Position(s) Left side forward
Distinctions None

Beyond England

not known

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Match History

 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee - no full appearancesx

Age 18
pp 1 March 1879 - England vs. Scotland, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr postponed - frost res