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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


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Edward Brownlow Haygarth
Born 26 April 1854 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire [registered in Cirencester, June 1854].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, the six year-old Edward is the youngest of six children to his mother, Eleanor. His father, John Sayer, had died in 1859. 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 seperate 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 in Siddington with three servants.

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.

Shareholders Notes Because of his vocation, Edward Brownlow (E.B.) Haygarth features heavily in the GWR Shareholders list.  Named on no less than 22 occasions. He is executor, upon the deaths of Joshua Brown on 10 July 1886. George Augustus Robbins, who died 3 August 1887. Samuel Champerdowne Sadle, died 11 November 1889. Reverend Joseph Pitt, 23 May 1893. Miss Elizabeth Brown, 5 March 1899. William Daubeny, 25 July 1902. Mrs Josephine Clementson, 25 January 1906. Miss Jemima Brown (twice), 19 February 1907. Reverend William Henry Stanton, 15 May 1910. Reverend William Henry Mills, 30 June 1912. Reverend Charles Henry Bowly, 2 November 1913.
He had also declared the amount upon the deaths of Ann Sophia Pooley, who died on 20 February 1887, and Henry William Cripps, who died on 14 August 1899.
And was the sole recipient upon the deaths of Lydia Theophila Brown, who died on 8 March 1899, Henry Fort, 24 July 1900, Richard Denison Jones, 6 November 1902 and Edward George Hall, who died on 8 August 1913.
His solicitor partner, Charles Arthur Lawrence, was the executor of Edwards own will on his death, as was Charles & Blanche Rose Adamthwaite, and Richard Denison Cumberland Jones. This last entrant confirms that Haygarth died at Siddington Manor, although he lived at 73 Castle Street in Cirencester.
Died 14 April 1915, at Siddington Manor, nr Cirencester, aged 60 years 353 days [registered in Cirencester, June 1915].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club 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, as well as representing Berkshire.
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 None
Distinctions Played first-class cricket, as wicketkeeper, for Gloucestershire & Hampshire, and possibly Berkshire.


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.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
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.


Edward Haygarth - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
1 1 0 0 0 min none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Edward Haygarth - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0


Edward Haygarth - Match History

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

 Club: Swifts F.C., Reading F.C., Lancing Old Boys A.F.C. & Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 20
1 4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HD Start fb