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Harold Morse

Notts County FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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Full name Reverend Harold Morse
Born 4 December 1859 in The Parsonage, St. John's Church, Ladywood, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Birmingham, March 1860]. Date confirmed by Birth Notices
Baptised 5 February 1860 in St. John's Church, Ladywood, Birmingham. Baptised by his own father.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Harold is the youngest of six children to Francis and Clarissa Catherine (née Gledge). His father is the vicar and they have six servants living with them at The Vicarage in Rann Street, Ladywood, Birmingham.

According to the 1871 census, eleven year old Harold is living at Well House School in Hanley Castle, with his 18 year old brother, also a pupil, Edward St John. The school is run by their uncle, William W. Gedge.

According to the 1881 census, Harold is back at home with his parents, the second eldest of six children. They live in St. Mary's Vicarage, St. Mary's, Nottingham with four servants. Harold is a civil engineer.

Not on the 1891-1911 UK census, because Harold Morse had left England for New York in 1886. According to the 1910 US Census, widowed Harold is a Priest, living at 29 Franklin Drive in Camden, with his two daughters, Mabel and Faith.
According to the 1920 US Census, Harold is now living at 9 East Maple Drive in Camden. He is still a priest. He is married to 39 year-old Emma.
According to the 1930 US Census, Harold and Emma are still living at 9 East Maple Crescent. He is still a clergyman.

Married to Mabel Cursham (Harry Cursham's sister) [registration not found]. Died before 1910.
It is only Morse's obituary that confirms any marriage. He left two daughters.
Died: early November 1935, in Cooper Hospital, Merchantville, New Jersey, aged about 76 years [registered in USA]. Following a short illness after a holiday in Florida.
He was interred 7 November 1935. His death was 'announced' in the Derby Telegraph on 12 December 1935.
Exact date of death unknown.
Buried in Colestown cemetery, Colestown, Camden County, New Jersey (left).
Height/Weight: not known

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Wellington College and onto Midland Railway works as an engineer. Played rugby for Derby Wanderers RFC, before turning to football and assisting Notts County FC and Notts Rangers FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 63rd players (64) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 19 years 122 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother-in-law of Arthur and Harry Cursham

Beyond England

He was a Civil Engineer in April 1881. Emigrated to USA before 1885 to become a fruit farmer, but instead, he became ordained, following in his family's footsteps. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.180./FindMyPast.com/Derby Telegraph


Harold Morse - 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.


Harold Morse - 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 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1


Harold Morse - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 19
1 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start lb