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Hugh Harrison

Old Westminsters AFC & Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 11: A 3
100% successful

captain: none
minutes played:


  Alban Hugh Harrison JP
Birth Tuesday, 30 November 1869 at Parsonage House in Bredhurst, Chatham, Kent.
  registered in Hollingbourne January-March 1870
"HARRISON.—On the 30th Nov., the wife of the Rev. Alban H. Harrison, curate in charge of Bredhurst, Chathama son."
Maidstone Journal/Morning Advertiser, Saturday, 4 December 1869, Kentish Gazette, Tuesday, 7 December 1869.
Baptism Tuesday, 28 December 1869 in Bredhurst

According to the 1871 census, Alban H. is the oldest of two sons to Alban H. and Elizabeth (née Croft), living at Parsonage House in Bredhurst, with four servants. His father is a curate.


According to the 1881 census, pupil Hugh is boarding at Tonbridge Castle, Tunbridge.


According to the 1891 census, Alban Hugh is an undergraduate and the eldest of six children to his parents. As well as eight servants, all living at The Vicarage in Cranbrook in Kent.


(His mother died in early 1896)
Cannot be found on the 1901  census. Probably in South Africa.

First marriage to Helen McGregor, in South Africa.
Living at Waterford Newlands, Claremont in South Africa
  registered in South Africa
Children Hugh and Helen Harrison had two children together. Alban Neville (b.24 December 1903) and Ursula Elizabeth (baptised 30 May 1908)
"BIRTHS ...HARRISON.—On Dec. 24, at Newlands, Cape Town, S.Africa, the wife of Alban Hugh Harrison, of a son." - The Daily Mirror, Friday, 8 January 1904.

Cannot be found on the 1911 or 1921 census'. Probably still in South Africa.
(His father died 5 April 1919)

According to Passenger Lists, Alban Hugh, a civil servant, arrived in London on 29 April 1920 from Durban on board the Aberdeen Steamliner Themistocles.
He again arrived in London on 28 March 1923, this time from Capetown, on board the UCM Goorkha

Second marriage to Mary Charlotte Dodgson, in Fulham, early-1927
  registered in Fulham, January-March 1927
  According to Passenger Lists, Alban Hugh and Mary C. arrived in London from the West Indies on 23 September 1937 on board the SS Inkosi. Their address is stated as Brooksden.
According to the 1939 register, Alban H. and Mary C. are married, living at Brooksden in Cranbrook with nine servants. Alban is a retired Civil Servant.
Death Sunday, 15 August 1943 at Kent & Sussex Hospital, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
aged 73 years 258 days registered as Allan H. in Tonbridge July-September 1943
"HARRISON.—August 15th, 1943, at the Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells,  Alban Hugh Harrison, aged 73." -
 Crawley & District Observer, Saturday, 21 August 1943


"Mr. Alban Hugh Harrison, J.P., of 'Brooksden,' Cranbrook, died on Sunday in his 74th year. Born at Bredhurst, Kent, he was the eldest son of the late Rev. and Mrs. A. H. Harrison, with whom he came to Cranbrook when about ten years old. His father was Cranbrook's Vicar for 18 years, and subsequently Vicar of Great Chart for 20 years. The Rev. Harrison died in 1918. The late Mr. Harrison was a civil servant in South Africa for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison took up residence at 'Brooksden,' Cranbrook, in 1930, and in 1938 the deceased gentleman was made a J.P. for the Cranbrook Division. He attended the court sitting regularly and was always most courteous. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Terry, wife of Major Alan Terry, The Buffs." - The Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday, 20 August 1943.

Funeral Thursday, 19 August 1943, at St. Dunstan's Church in Cranbook, Buried in Great Chart.
Probate "HARRISON Alban Hugh of Brooksden Cranbrook Kent died 15 August 1943 at The Kent and Sussex Hospital Tunbridge Wells Probate Llandudno 9 November to Nigel Sydney Augustine Harrison coal and iron merchant.
Effects £4732 17s. 8d." [2019 equivalent: £217,386].


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

Cambridge University Alumni
HARRISON, Alban Hugh.
Adm pens. at TRINITY, May 21 1888.
s. & h. of the Rev. Alban Henry (above), V. of Cranbrook, Kent.
b. [Nov.30], 1869 at Bedhurst, Kent.
Sch: Westminster. Matric.Michs.1888.
B.A. 1891;
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1889 and 1891. Capt., 1891.
Played for England v. Scotland, and v. Ireland, 1893.

Died Aug.15, 1943, at Tunbridge Wells. Buried at Cranbrook.
Brother of Cyril H. G. (1890).
(Record of Old Westminsters; Book of Blues; The Times, Aug. 18.1943)

Playing Career

Club(s) Played for and attended Westminster School between 1887 and 1888.  He went onto Cambridge University and earned his 'blue' in 1889 and 1891 (captain).  Became a part of the Old Westminsters team.
Corinthians Harrison was a member of the team at some point.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions 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 199th players (200) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Handsworth, aged 23 years 87 days.
Last match No. 49, 1 April 1893, England 5 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, aged 23 years 122 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Died two weeks after Reg Williamson

Beyond England

A civil servant in South Africa for many years. Took up residence in Cranbrook in 1930, becoming Justice of Peace in 1938.

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
3 2 2 180 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.5 1.5 100 +2
Both of his matches were played in the British Championship and at a home venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.50 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1893-94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 =0
BC All 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.50 1.50 100.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.50 1.50 100.0 +2
2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.5 1.5 100 +2

Match History

 Clubs: Old Westminsters A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)  
  F.A. International Select Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 23
1 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1
Wellington Road Football Ground, Handsworth
BC HW   rb

one of seven who became the 199th players (200) to appear for England
the eighth Old Westminister AFC player to represent England
one of four players to become the 43rd players from Corinthians FC to represent England

2 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2
Athletic Ground, Richmond
BC HW   rb

Age 24
51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW withdrew injured