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William Lindsay

Wanderers FC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
0% successful


Captain: none
minutes played:


no reference can be found for Lindsay in any newspaper articles. William Lindsay
Birth Tuesday, 3 August 1847 as a British Subject, in Benares, Cawnpore, Bengal, India [registered in Civil Service Evidence of Age].

Cannot be found on the 1851-71 census returns. Presumed in the East Indies. His father, Major William Bayford Lindsay, was still serving in the army. According to the Harts Army List of 1888, becoming a lieutenant in 1861, a captain in 1872 and a major in 1879, all in the East Indies. He had arrived with the Tenth Regiment Native Infantry in Burmah in 1852.
In 1857, William was placed on the Bengal Military Orphan Society lists of orphans, after his father had died on 10 June 1857.

Marriage to Emily Agnes Edwardes [registered in Medway, Kent, June 1871].

According to the 1881 census, William is married to Emily with two children, Lilias and William. They have two servants and they live at 88 Bessborough Street in Westminster, London. William is a civil servant clerk.


Cannot be found on the 1891 census.
In 1897, William was one of two executor's of the will upon the death of Sophia Edwardes. He was living at Gloucester House in Richmond.


According to the 1901 census, William is married, living with one of his children, Lilias, at Gloucester House. They have three servants. William is working in the Indian Office as a civil servant.


According to the 1911 census, William is still married with two servants, living at 5 Albury Gardens, in Kings Road, Richmond, London. The census states that one of their two children has died.
Upon his own death, Lindsay's will was executed by Mrs Lilias Bineey, his daughter, with whom he left nearly £1000. He had died at 1 Minor Canon Row, in the shadow of Rochester Cathedral.

Death Thursday, 15 February 1923, at 1 Minor Canon Row, Rochester, Kent, aged 75 years 196 days [registered in Medway, March 1923].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his education at Winchester College and became an Old Wykehamist; also played for Wanderers FC, represented Surrey FA.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket for Surrey CCC.
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 43rd players (44) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 29 years 212 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions One of two Indian-born Scots to play for England, the other being Stuart MacRae.

Beyond England

Employed in the India Office 1865-1900 as a First Class Clerk. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.157.

The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain
1 1 90 0 none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Old Wykehamists F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 29
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start fb