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Frank Heron

Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 2
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Full name Charles Francis William Heron
Born circa September 1853 in Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex [registered in Uxbridge, December 1853].
notes: Uxbridge was in the Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.
Baptised 8 October 1853 in St Margaret's Church, Uxbridge. His father, George Rippon is a wine merchant.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Charles F.W. is the oldest of five children to George R. and Mary, and they live in the High Street, Uxbridge. His father is an auctioneer, as well as a wine and coal merchant, and they have two servants.

According to the 1871 census, Charles F.W. is the eldest of eight children living with parents, George and Mary, and one servant.  None of the other children is Hubert. They live at 162 High Street in Uxbridge. His father is a master auctioneer and brewer.

According to the 1881 census, Charles Francis Wm is a wine merchant, head over two servants, living at 27 Highgate in Kendal.
A William Charles Heron was found on the GWR Shareholders list, whether it was CFW is only probable, as he was the executor living at 153 High Street in Uxbridge at the time, 19 May 1886, upon the death of William Hill Walter.

According to the 1891 census, Charles F.W. is still living at 27 Highgate with his wife, Harriett, and his three children, F.W. Douglas, Georgiana and 11 month-old Violet. He is a wine and spirit merchant. They have one servant. They have one other child, Mary, who does not appear on this return.

According to the 1901 census, now known as Frank, and still married, with one more daughter, Constance. Along with Harriet and the five children, they now live at 1 Terrace Walk in Bath,  He is now a manager of Wine & Spirit Merchants.

According to the 1911 census, Frank has returned to Uxbridge along with his wife. Still a wine and spirit merchant, he lives at 4 New Broadway in Southall with two of his daughters, Mary and Violet. The census return states that they had six children and one had died.

Married to Harriett Potter [registered in Chorlton, Lancashire, September 1884].
Died 23 October 1914, aged 61 years nk days [registered in Uxbridge, December 1914].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Mill Hill School; played his football with Uxbridge FC, before joining Wanderers FC; Also played for Swifts FC and Windsor.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1875-76;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (41) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Peel Street, Glasgow, aged 22 years n/k days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of Hubert Heron.

Beyond England

He was a wine merchant in Kendal, Cumbria, according to the 1881 census, but eventually found his way to Bournemouth as a wine merchant also, apparently with his brother, Hubert. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.127./FindMyPast.com


Frank Heron - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captaincies Discipline
1 1 90 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.


Frank Heron - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1


Frank Heron - Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 22
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start for