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Doctor Greenwood

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 14: A 5
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Doctor Haydock Greenwood
Birth Wednesday, 31 October 1860 at 63 Preston Road in Blackburn, Lancashire
  registered in Blackburn October-December 1860
Baptism 28 November 1860 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Blackburn. Address stated as West Villa, Preston New Road. Baptism by the curate, C. Hughes. His father is a cotton manufacturer.

According to the 1861 census, five month-old Doctor H. is the youngest of nine children to Richard and Ann Ellen (née Haydock). His father is a cotton manufacturer. They have two servants, living at West Vale in Blackburn.
(His mother died July 1862, and his father died July 1863)


According to the 1871 census, Doctor is living with his older brothers and sister at 63 Preston Road in Blackburn. His eldest brother, William, is the head. They have two servants.


According to the 1881 census, Doctor H. is one of four children still at 63 Preston Road under the headship of older brother, Thomas. They are all in the cotton manufacturing business. With two servants.

Marriage to Emily Rebecca Ovens, on 30 July 1884 at St. Mary's Church, Wavertree.
  registered in West Derby July-September 1884
"GREENWOOD―OVENS―July 30, at St. Mary's Church, Wavertree, by the Rev. A. P. Holme, M.A., Rector of Tattenhall, Cheshire, Doctor Haydock, youngest son of the late Rd. Greenwood, of Blackburn, to Emily Rebecca (Minnie) Ovens, niece of the late John Bryde, Victoria Park, Wavertree." - Saturday, 2 August 1884, Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser.
Children Doctor and Emily had three children together. Marjorie (b.17 September 1885), Kathleen (b.31 October 1886) and Geoffrey Byrde (b.1894). Both of their daughters were born in the Isle of Man

According to the 1891 census, Doctor is now married to Emily and they have two children, Marjorie and Kathleen. The family home is on Brown Low Green in Altrincham. However, Doctor is not on this, or so far, any other return.


According to the 1901 census, Dr. Haydock is a visitor to Thomas and Eleanor Jane Kneen's home at Derbyhaven Road in Castletown in the Isle of Man. His family home is at Dune House in Nicholas Road South in Great Crosby. They have a third child, a son, Geoffrey.


According to the 1911 census, Doctor Haydock, still married, still with three children. With two servants. He is a director of a cotton manufacturer firm. They live at Ambervale, on Robertson Road, Buxton.


According to the 1921 census, Doctor Haydock, a retired director, is boarding at Devonshire Lodge in Fairfield, Buxton. His wife, Emily is visiting her sister, Sarah, at Staden Cottage in Buxton.
(His wife, Emily Greenwood died on 26 March 1928)

  According to the 1939 register, widowed Doctor Haydock is living by private means at 8 Devonshire Lodge on Manchester Road in Buxton, with his son, Geoffrey, who is 'seeking work'.
Death Saturday, 3 November 1951, at Portland Nursing Home in Buxton, Derbyshire.
aged 91 years 3 days registered in Chapel-en-le-Firth October-December 1951
"GREENWOOD.―On November 3rd, in a nursing home in Buxton. Doctor Haydock Greenwood, aged 91 years, the seventh son of Richard and Anne Greenwood, of Blackburn." -
Probate "GREENWOOD Doctor Haydock of 47 London-road Buxton died 3 November 1951 at The Portland Nursing Home Buxton Probate London 25 January to Marjorie Ogden (wife of Edmund Ogden) and Kathleen Haydock Statter widow.
Effects £19537 16s. 1d." [2019 equivalent: £618,292].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Ian-opc.org &  

Playing Career

Club(s) Educated at Malvern College. Joined Blackburn Rovers FC in 1878, despite only being 15 years old;
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the ninetieth players (92) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right-back
First match No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at a Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 21 years 110 days;
Last match No. 15, 11 March 1882, Scotland 5 England 1, a friendly match match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 21 years 131 days;
Individual honours None

Beyond England

Member of the Corinthians Committee in 1882. Was part of the family-run Cotton manufacturer in 1881. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.112/3./FindMyPast.com

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
2 2 180 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
2 1 0 1 14 5 +9 0 1 7 2.5 50 =0
Both of his matches were friendly matches and played at an away venue

Match History

 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - two full appearances (180 min)x

apps match match details comp res rundown pos

Age 21
1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13
Knock Ground, Belfast
Fr AW   lb

one of seven who became the ninetieth (92) players to appear for England
the fourth player from Blackburn Rovers FC to represent England

2 15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Fr AL   rb