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Percivall Parr

Oxford University AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 5
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Percivall Chase Parr
Birth Friday, 2 December 1859 in Southborough, Bromley, Kent.
  registration not found
"On the 2nd inst., the wife of Major-General T. Chase Parr, of a son." - Friday, 9 December 1859, The Globe & Traveller/Saturday, 10 December 1859, Hampshire Chronicle/Southern Reporter & Cork Commercial Courier/The Advocate
Baptism 10 January 1860 in Bromley.

According to the 1861 census, Percivall is the youngest of seven children to Thomas Chase and Harriet (née Pott). However, all the children are living with their grandparents, Charles. Esquire, and Ann Pott, and they are all living at Freelander in Bromley with ten servants. Their parents are visiting the rest of the Pott family in Northill, Bedfordshire.


According to the 1871 census, Percival is visiting George and Olive Starr, the lodge housekeepers at Holmbrook, 50 London Road, in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells.


According to the 1881 census, Percival is a student at Oxford, living at home with his parents at The Common in Chislehurst, along with his two elder sisters and three servants.
(His father died on 15 June 1883)


According to the 1891 census, Percival is now a book publisher, still living with his parents in Southborough Road in Bromley, with his three sisters and three servants.


 (His mother died on 14 December 1897 in Paddington)
According to the 1901 census, Percivall, a barrister, lawmaker and author, is visiting the Shipleys, living at 2 Lime Grove in Mortlake.
In the 1903 Kelly's Directory, Percival C. is stated as living at Hill Brow in Mortlake.


Cannot be found on the 1911 census.

Death Tuesday, 3 September 1912 at Molescroft, Widmore, Kent. The family home.
aged 52 years 276 days registered in Bromley July-September 1912
Probate "PARR Percivall Chase of Molescrfot Widmore Bromley Kent died 3 September 1912 Administration London 5 May 1913 to the reverend Willougby Chase Parr clerk.
Effects £2426 16s. 10d." [2019 equivalent: £282,035].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Winchester College in 1877, attended New College and earned his Oxford University AFC 'Blue' in 1880 through to 1882, becoming captain in the final year; played with West Kent FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours Kent FA
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number 98th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward; although a goalkeeper at club level;
Only match No. 16, 13 March 1882, Wales 5 England 3, a friendly match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 101 days.
Individual honours None

Beyond England

A barrister by profession, called to the Bar in 1885.  He was also a director of the publishing firm, W H Allen & Co, and editor of the journals, 'National Observer' and 'Ladies Field'. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.192.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
3 1 90 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 0 0 1 3 5 -2 0 0 3 5 0 -1
His only match was a friendly match played at an away venue

Match History

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res rundown pos

Age 22
14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW reserve
15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow
AL reserve
1 16 13 March 1882 - Wales 5 England 3
The Racecourse, Wrexham
AL   cf

the 98th player to appear for England
the tenth player from Oxford University AFC to represent England