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Edward Lyttelton

Cambridge University AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 7
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Full name Reverend Canon, The Right Honourable Edward Lyttelton MA (Cantab)
name notes The spelling of the name Lyttleton is incorrect. The family name is Lyttelton.
Born 23 July 1855 in Westminster, London [registered in St James, March 1856].
notes: Westminster was in the Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Edward is the eighth of nine children to George W. and Mary (deceased 1857). They have ten servants. His father is the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire. They live at 80 Marine Parade in Brighton.

According to the 1871 census, Edward has a new mother, Sybella H., and a new half-sister, Sarah R. They all live at Hagley Hall in Hagley, Bromsgrove, with fifteen servants. His father is a Peer. Edward is a student at Eton College

According to the 1881 census, Edward is a assistant schoolmaster at Wellington College in Sandhurst.

According to the 1891 census, Edward is institutionalised in Haileybury College in Amwell. He is married to his Irish wife, Caroline with one daughter, Nora Rosa. They have six servants. He is a Clerk in Holy Orders.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census.

According to the 1911 census, Edward remains married with another daughter, Delia. He his headmaster of Eton College, and they have eleven servants.
The Reverend Edward Lyttelton is the executor of the will of William Baker, who died on 29 December 1910, in the following March, Edward was stated as living at Eton.
The Teachers List shows Edward living a Grangegorman in Overstrand at the time of his registration in 1914.
Again, Edward was the executor of the will of Rev. Waltar Allan Moberley. He had died in December 1905, but not executed until March 1929, when Edward was living at Haileybury College. 

According to the 1939 register, Edward is a widow, a clerk in the holy works. He lives with two of his daughters, Norah J. and Delia and possibly five servants. They all live at Grangegorman, in New Road, Erpingham.
Married to Caroline Amy West [registered in St Patrick's, Dublin]. Daughter of the Right Reverend John West of Dublin
Died 26 January 1942, aged 86 years 187 days [registered in Lincoln, March 1942].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Edwarducated at Eton College, before graduating at Trinity College, Cambridge University with a master of Arts and a Doctor of Divinity.  Played football with Old Etonians FC and Hagley FC in Worcestershire.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1875-76;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, as well as Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Worcestershire.


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 50th players (52) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back;
Only match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 22 years 222 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of Alf Lyttelton

Beyond England

Lyttelton was the headmaster of Haileybury College, Haileybury, Hertfordshire, between 1890 and 1905.  He then became the headmaster of Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, 1905-16. Decorated with the Order of Leopold of Belgium.  Became the Rector of Sidestrand, Norfolk, 1918-20. Dean of Whitelands College, London, 1920-29. Held the office of Honourable Canon of Norwich in 1931. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.161.


Edward Lyttelton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
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.


Edward Lyttelton - 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 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1


Edward Lyttelton - Match History
 Club: Cambridge University F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 22
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start hb