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Ted Luntley

Nottingham Forest FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 7: A 7
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Pic courtesy of SFA museum Edwin Luntley
Birth Tuesday, 28 April 1857 in Chapel Street, West Street, Croydon, Surrey
registered in Croydon April-June 1857 Croydon was in the Surrey Registration County up until 1889.

According to the 1861 census, Edwin is the third of five children (four sons) to James and Elizabeth (née Letch). With two servants, they live near the Railway Station in Beeston. His father is an artist.

According to the 1871 census, Edwin is the second of eight children (still four sons). His father is an artist of portraits. They live at The Station Villas in Beeston.

According to the 1881 census, Edwin is now a lace salesman, along with his brothers. He still lives at The Station Villas with his parents and seven siblings. His father is still a portrait painter.

Marriage to Julia Bursell Helmsley, on 11 April 1883, at St. Peter's Church in Leicester
registered in Leicester April-June 1883.
"On the 11th inst., at St. Peter's, Leicester, by the Rev. F. W. Robinson, Vicar, assisted by the Rev. L. L. Cooper, Vicar of St. John's, Edwin, second son of James Luntley, of Beeston, Notts., to Julia Bursell, second daughter of the late Gervase Hemsley, Esq., of Wymswold."- Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, 13 April 1883.
Children Ted and Julia Luntley had seven children together. Gladys Julia (b.1884), Marguerite Dorothy (b.17 January 1886), Violet (b.30 December 1887), Kathleen (b.8 September 1888), Marjory (b.30 March 1892), Phyllis (b.11 July 1894) and Kate Doreen (b.1898).

(His father died on 4 March 1887 in Basford. His eldest daughter, Gladys, died in 1889)
According to the 1891 census, Edwin, a lace warehouseman, is now married to Julia and they have three children, all daughters, Marguerite, Violet and Kathleen. They have two servants and they live at 10 Mayo Road in Basford. They live behind team-mate Albert Smith and his family.


According to the 1901 census, Edwin is now the director of the lace warehouse, still married and still living at 10 Mayo Road, with three more daughters, Marjory, Phyllis and Kate, and three servants.


(His mother died on 17 December 1907)
According to the 1911 census, Edwin, still a lace manufacturer, still married, and still at 10 Mayo Road, living with three of their daughters and a servant. The census reveals that although they had six children, a seventh had died (Gladys in 1889, age four).


According to the 1921 census, Edwin, now a retired lace manufacturer, still married, but now living with two of their daughters at Hinton, on Dagmar Grove in Beeston.

Death Monday, 1 August 1921 at Hinton, Dagmar Grove, Beeston, Nottinghamshire.
aged 64 years 95 days registered in Nottingham July-September 1921
"LUNTLEY ― On August 1st, at Hinton, Dagmar-grove, Mapperley, Edwin Luntley, beloved husband of Julia Luntley, aged 64 years. Funeral 12 o'clock, Thursday, Beeston cemetery."- Nottingham Evening Post, Wednesday, 3 August 1921.


Chilwell Manor Golf Club, founded by Edwin Luntley" A NOTED FORESTER―DEATH OF MR. EDWIN LUNTLEY.
"The death took place last night of Mr. Edwin Luntley, a former celebrated Nottingham Forest football player.
"The deceased, who was 64 years of age, started his football with the old Lace and Notts. Castle clubs, and in 1878 joined the Forest
. The club had just entered for the Association up, and for two seasons they went through the competition to the semi-final.
"Mr. Luntley was a splendid back, and he got his international cap both for Scotland and Wales matches.
"In his day he was one of the best batsmen in local cricket, and more than once was top scorer in the Lace and Hosiery match―a noted one in those times. In the early 80's lacrosse was introduced to the district, and he was one of the first to play at Radcliffe along with the Dafts, J. F. Bishop, and others.
"Later Mr. Luntley turned his attention to golf, and was one of the founders of the Chilwell Manor Club. He had been in indifferent health for many years, suffering from Bright's disease."
Nottingham Evening Post, Tuesday, 2 August 1921/Nottingham Journal, Wednesday, 3 August 1921.
Bright's disease is an historical classification of kidney diseases.
Thursday noon, 4 August 1921
Beeston Cemetery
"The funeral took place at Beeston cemetery of Mr. Edwin Luntley, a former celebrated Nottingham Forest football player, who died on Monday at the age of 64.
The chief mourners were Mrs. E. Luntley (widow), Mrs and Mr. Gothard (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs. and Mr. Crump (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs. And Mr. Lymberry (daughter and son-in-law), Miss K. Luntley , Miss P. Luntley and Mrs. Harvey Clifton (daughters), Miss Kate Luntley (sister), Mrs. G. Tutin and Mr Tutin (sister and brother-in-law), Mrs. Wilkes (sister), Mr. W. Luntley and Mrs. Luntley (brother and sister-in-law) and Mr J. Luntley (brother). Amongst those at the grave side were Messrs. E. Armitage and T. Allen (Chilwell Manor Golf Club), and Mr. Alfred Clarke. A service was held in the cemetery chapel, the officiating clergymen being the Rev. H. Fullerton and the Rev. T. B. Lawson. The deceased was one of the founders of the Chilwell Manor Golf Club, and the flag over the club house was flown at half-mast in his memory. Amongst the large number of beautiful wreaths was one from the Forest Football Club in red carnations."
- Nottingham Evening Post. Thursday, 4 August 1921.
"An old stalwart of Nottingham Forest F.C., Mr. Walter Luntley, died yesterday at Port Erin, Isle of Man. The son of a Beeston Artist much esteemed for his portraits in pastels, Mr. Luntley was well known in the sporting world when Forest were an amateur club. He and his brother Ted (an England player) were outstanding footballers." - Nottingham Evening Post, Thursday, 23 May 1940.
  Julia Luntley died on 28 January 1933
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Playing Career
Club(s) Started his football with the Old Lace and Nottingham Castle Football Clubs, then joined Nottingham Forest FC from November 1878 to January 1883.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of Walter Luntley (Nottingham Forest FC). Brother-in-law of George Tutin (Nottingham Forest FC), who had married his sister.
Height/Weight not known
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].
England Career
Player number One of five who became the seventieth players (72) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right back
First match No. 10, 13 March 1880, Scotland 5 England 4, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 22 years 320 days.
Last match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, a friendly match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 322 days.
Individual honours The Probables (one appearance, February 1879);
The North (one appearance, March 1880)
Beyond England
Like many who ended in Nottingham, he was a lace manufacturer.  He was a founder member of the Chilwell Manor Golf Club. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.161.

The Numbers
parties Appearances withdrew minutes captain
5 2 two 180 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
2 1 0 1 7 7 =0 0 0 3.5 3.5 50 =0
Both of his matches were friendly matches and played at an away venue

Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - two full appearances (180 min) F.A. Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

Age 20 trial  
one appearance - The Probables vs. The Rest, 12 February 1879.

apps match match details comp res rundown pos

Age 21
pp 1 March 1879 - England vs. Scotland, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr postponed - frost fb

Age 22 trial  
one appearance - The South vs. The North, 6 March 1880.

1 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Fr AL   rb

one of five who became the seventieth (71) players to appear for England
one of two who became the second (two) players from Nottingham Forest FC to represent England

2 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3
The Racecourse, Wrexham
Fr AW   rb

Age 23
12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL withdrew injured
13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL reserve