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Edward Haygarth

Swifts FC & Reading FC & Lancing Old Boys FC & Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


captain: none
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  Edward Brownlow Haygarth
Birth Wednesday, 26 April 1854 at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester [below left top], Gloucestershire
  registered in Cirencester April-June 1854
"HAYGARTH.―April 26, at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, the wife of the Rev, J. S. Haygarth, of a son." - Wiltshire Independent/Bell's Weekly Messenger, Thursday, 4 May 1854/The Hereford Times, Saturday, 20 May 1854.
"HAYGARTH.―On the 7th inst., the Rev. John Sayer Haygarth, Principal of the Royal Agricultural College, and only son of the late Rev. John Haygarth, rector of Upham, Hants, aged 47" - Morning Chronicle, Tuesday, 12 April 1859.
Baptism 7 June 1854 in Cirencester
The Royal Agricultural College in CirencesterSiddington Manor in Cirencester (His father, Reverend John Sayer Haygarth, died 7 April 1859)
According to the 1861 census, Edward is the youngest of six children, and living with his widowed mother, Eleanor (née Cripps). His mother is a fundholder, and they live on London Road in Cirencester.
According to the 1871 census, Edward is a 'visitor' at Blessington Road School in Lewisham, London. Residing with the Swan's at the school.
According to the 1881 census, Edward is a solicitor and a lodger at the home of Emma Lane and her daughter and son at 15 Tower Street in Cirencester. Edward lodges in a separate room of the house with fellow solicitor Thomas Lloyd Davies.
According to the 1891 census, Edward, still a solicitor, has moved back home with his widowed mother and his older sister, Annie. They now live at Siddington Manor [left] in Siddington with three servants.
(His mother died 5 July 1893)
According to the 1901 census, Edward now remains alone at Siddington Manor. He remains a solicitor and has three servants.
According to the 1911 census, solicitor Edward remains at Siddington, where his sister Annie has moved back in. They still have three servants.
Death Wednesday morning (11.45am), 14 April 1915, at Siddington Manor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
aged 60 years 353 days registered in Cirencester April-June 1915
"HAYGARTH―April 14, at Siddington Manor, Cirencester, Edward Brownlow, son of the late Rev. John Sayer Haygarth, aged 60 years." - Gloucestershire Echo, Thursday, 15 April 1915,


"We regret to announce the death of Mr. Edward Brownlow Haygarth, solicitor, of Cirencester, which occurred at his residence, the Manor House, Siddington, at 11.45 on Wednesday morning, at the age of 6[0] years. The sad intelligence will be received by the general public in Cirencester and the neighbourhood with unfeigned regret, though little surprise, Mr. Haygarth's health and strength having been failing for some time. About six months ago he underwent an operation and rest in a nursing home, the success of which enabled his return home and resumption of his legal practice and public duties. Of these he performed not a few. Taking an active part in the administration of town affairs, he was for long a member of the Urban District Council, and succeeded Mr. Henry Zachary as Chairman of the Council. On Mr. O. H. Fowler coming into public life and popularity, Mr. Haygarth retired from the office of Chairman, only to resume it last year on the death of Mr. Fowler. To his fellow members Mr. Haygarth was always a most agreeable associate, and to the town a very faithful and competent servant. It was at the meeting of the Urban Council in March that Mr. Haygarth made his last appearance in public, and conducted the business with his accustomed smartness and decision, though to all those present his enfeebled physical condition was apparent.
"In his early years Mr. Haygarth was a good athlete and sportsman. He captained the Cirencester Cricket Club for many years and was a player of much excellence. He served in the local corps of Rifle Volunteers as lieutenant, and was a most popular officer in the palmy and declining days of the movement. A devotee of golf, Mr. Haygarth had much to do with the foundation of the Cirencester Golf Club, and undertook the secretarial duties. He was very well and widely known as the secretary of the Cirencester Independent Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, being its first official and chief administrator of the affairs of the Association since the death of its founder (Mr. Robert Brewin).
"A son of the Rev. John [Sayer] Haygarth, first Principal of the Royal Agricultural College, the deceased became associated with the institution, and held the office of secretary at the time of his death. In all public matters for the welfare and improvement of Cirencester and its institutions, Mr. Haygarth was active and solicitous. Accessible at all times, he was ever courteous and helpful to all who sought his information and advice, and no man in Cirencester was held in greater respect."
Gloucester Journal, Saturday, 17 April 1915
Probate "HAYGARTH Edward Brownlow of 73 Castle-street Cirencester Gloucestershire died 14 April 1915 at Siddington Manor Cirencester Probate London 9 June to Annie Sarah Haygarth spinster.
Effects £3756 19s." [2019 equivalent: £389,019]
Funeral Date not known, but he is buried in St Peter's Churchyard in Siddington
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Swifts FC, although Reading FC claim to have his credentials at the time of his only international appearance.  See notes below;  Haygarth also appeared for Lancing College and Wanderers FC.
club notes All record books show Haygarth as a player with Swifts FC, a club based in Slough, but Reading FC have a strong claim to be credited instead.  In those early, amateur days players were not tied to one club and the better players, which Haygarth certainly was, tended to pick and chose who they would play for, depending on the attractiveness of the fixture. Even so Haygarth was a regular for Reading for several years either side of his international appearance. Thanks to research by former Supporters' Club chairman, Roger Titford, Haygarth certainly played for Swifts at the beginning of 1875 but he then played twice for Reading, including a game against Southall the Saturday before the international, 27 February 1875. Indeed, one contemporary report of the international refers to him as 'the Reading captain'. One possible reason for Reading being unjustly omitted as Haygarth's club was that we were not members of the FA at that time. - Reading FC website
Club honours None
Individual honours Berkshire FA
Distinctions Played first-class cricket, as wicketkeeper, for Gloucestershire & Hampshire, and possibly Berkshire.
Height/Weight not known
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 28th players (29) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 314 days.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A solicitor, admitted August 1876, he practised at Haygarth & Lawrence in Cirencester. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.124.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2 2 50 =0
His only match was a friendly match and at a home venue

Match History
 Clubs: Swifts F.C., Reading F.C., Lancing Old Boys A.F.C. & Wanderers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  
  F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

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Age 20
1 4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2
The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
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one of six who became the 28th (29) players to appear for England
the second player from Swifts FC to represent England
the second player from Lancing Old Boys AFC to represent England
one of four players (eleven) from Wanderers FC to become the eleventh to represent England