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Frank Heron

Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


captain: none
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  Charles Francis William Heron
Birth Saturday, 10 September 1853 in Uxbridge Common, Hillingdon, Middlesex [registered in Uxbridge, December 1853].
notes: Uxbridge was in the Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.
"On the 10th inst, at Uxbridge Common, the lady of George Rippon Heron, Esq., of a son." - Windsor & Eton Express, Saturday, 17 September 1853.
Baptism 8 October 1853 in St. Margaret's Church, Uxbridge. His father, George Rippon is a wine merchant.
  According to the 1861 census, Charles F.W. is the oldest of five children to George Rippon and Mary (née Hole), 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. One 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.
Marriage to Harriet Potter, on Saturday, 13 September 1884 at St. Paul's Church, Withington [registered in Chorlton, Lancashire, September 1884]. He was still living at Kendal at the time.
Highgate, Kendal "HERON.―On Tuesday, the 22nd inst., at 27 Highgate, Kendal, the wife of Frank Heron, of a daughter (prematurely)." - Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, 26 April 1890
"WANTED, a GENERAL SERVANT.―Apply to Mrs. FRANK HERON, 27 Highgate, Kendal" - Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, 3/10/17 May 1890
"WANTED, a Young Woman as GENERAL SERVANT, one used to Children preferred.―Apply to Mrs. FRANK HERON, 27 Highgate, Kendal" - Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, 31 May 1890.
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.
Death Friday, 23 October 1914 at High Road in Southall, aged 61 years 43 days [registered in Uxbridge, December 1914].
"HERON.―Oct 23rd, at High Road, Southall, Charles Francis William Heron, second son of the late Mr. G. R. Heron, of Uxbridge, aged 61 years."
- Uxbridge & West Drayton Gazette, Saturday, 31 October 1914


"Within the last few months the well-known Uxbridge family of Heron has suffered three losses. In May the death occurred of Mrs. G. R. Heron, in the following month her eldest son, Mr. Hubert Heron, passed away, and on Friday last her second son, Mr. Charles Francis William Heron, died at Southall at the age of sixty-one years. He had been in ill health for some long time. In his day the late Mr. Heron was quite a renowned athlete. As a champion 120 yards runners he gained many prizes, and in the football world also he made a
name for himself. He played for the Wanderers, and in the 1875-6 season, when that club won the Association Cup, he was a member of the team. For some years he has been carrying on business at Southall, and during this time he closely identified himself with the work at St. George's Church."
 - Uxbridge & West Drayton Gazette, Saturday, 31 October 1914
Funeral "The funeral took place at the Uxbridge Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. G. Gilbert, of St. George's, Southall, officiating. The breastplate was inscribed: 'Charles Francis William Heron, died Oct. 23rd, 1914, aged 61 years.'" - Uxbridge & West Drayton Gazette, Saturday, 31 October 1914
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing 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
Height/Weight not known
Source 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 176 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of Hubert, becoming the second set of brothers to play in the same match.
Died just twenty days after John Veitch

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

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 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x
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Age 22
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick
Fr AL   for

one of nine who became the 34th (41) players to appear for England
one of four players (17) from Wanderers FC to become the fifteenth to represent England
played with his brother, Hubert - the second set of brothers to play together