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George Farmer

Everton FC




  George Farmer
Birth early 1863 at 10 Vine Cottages, Oswestry, Shropshire [registered in Oswestry, March 1863]
Evertonfpf state 23 November 1863, but this does not tally with his registration.

According to the 1871 census, George is the youngest of four children to George, a cabinet maker, and Elizabeth (née Evans). They live at 10 Vine Cottages in Oswestry.


According to the 1881 census, George, a skinner, is the youngest of the three children living at home with his widowed mother still at 10 Vine Cottages.

Marriage to Louisa Isabella Gallant [registered in West Derby, December 1886]

According to the 1891 census, George, a leather dresser, is now married to Louisa, and they have three children, Georgina, George and William Thomas. They live at 36 Pulford Street in Everton. They had another two children, Winifred (b&d 1895) and Mary Louisa (b.1897 d.1898).


According to the 1901 census, George, now a Tinsmith inspector, has three more children, Eva, Laura and John, with Louisa. They remain at 123 Belmont Road. and they had another two children after this census, Edward (b.1904) and Arthur, who was born two weeks after George's death...and himself died within the year.

Death Thursday, 4 May 1905 at 123 Belmont Road, West Derby, aged 41 years [no registration found]
Buried in Anfield cemetery on 7 May.


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Playing Career

Club(s) Started with Oswestry White Star FC, before joining Everton FC in October 1885, until 1890. After leaving Anfield, Farmer played with Liverpool Caledonians FC, Liverpool South End FC and Rock Ferry FC.
League honours
31 appearances, 1 goals
Everton FC 1888-89 31 appearances, one goal
debut: 8 September 1888 Everton FC 2 Accrington FC 1.
last: 16 November 1889 Everton FC 1 Preston North End FC 5.
Club honours Welsh Cup winners 1883-84, runners-up 1884-85;
Football League runners-up 1889-90 (ten apps);
Individual honours not known
Distinctions Generally regarded as the first professional to playe for Everton FC alongside George Dobson and Job Wilding.
Benefit match held on 23 October 1905 between Everton FC and Stockport County FC. Everton FC won 3-2, raising £33.
Height/Weight 5' 6"

England Career

Position(s) Outside-left
Individual honours Wales (two appearances, 1885)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

According to the census', George was a leather dresser and a tin smith inspector

The Numbers
parties reserve
2 2

Match History

 Club: Oswestry White Star F.C. - two full Welsh appearances

Welsh F.A. Committee - two full appearancesx

Age 21/22
1 19 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC AL Start ol
2 20 23 March 1885 - Wales 1 Scotland 8, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC HD Start ol
21 11 April 1885 - Ireland 2 Wales 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW withdrew

George Farmer changed his allegiance from Wales to England

 Club: Everton F.C. - no full appearances

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

Age 23/24
29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield BC HW reserve
30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW reserve