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Harold Morse

Notts County FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 4
100% successful

1879

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Reverend Harold Morse
Born late 1859 in Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Birmingham, March 1860].

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 census, however, Harold Morse was on the passenger list that left England for New York, exact date unknown, but before 1891. This same Morse applied for a U.S. passport, married and settled down in Camden, New Jersey, according the U.S. Federal census' of 1910, 1920 and 1930, as well as the U.S. Passport applications.

Married to Mabel Cursham (Harry Cursham's sister) [registration not found]. Died in 1928.
It is only Morse's obituary that confirms any marriage. He left two daughters.
Died: early-December 1935, in Cooper Hospital, Merchantville, New Jersey, aged about 76 years nk days [registered in USA]. Following a short illness after a holiday in Florida.
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 engineerer. 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

Source

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 nk 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 Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start lb

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