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John Rawlinson

Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals against

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 13: A 0
100% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
Born 21 December 1860 in Avisford House, Walberton, Sussex [registered unnamed in Westhampnett, March 1861].
Baptised 16 April 1861 at Holy Trinity, Chelsea.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, the as yet unnamed John is the youngest of three children to Sir Christopher and Georgina Maria (née Sidebottom), living at Avisford House in Welberton in West Sussex. His father is a retired (in 1859) chief justice of the supreme court of judicature at Madras. They have eight servants.

According to the 1871 census, John F.P. is still the youngest of three still living with their parents, living at 89 Eaton Square at Belgravia with seven servants. His father is still retired.
According to his University Alumni, John was admitted to Trinity College on 11 June 1879.

According to the 1881 census, John F.P. is lodger with the Millers while attending Trinity College in Cambridge. He is an undergraduate student of law living at 7 Bridge Street in Cambridge.

According to the 1891 census, John is a barrister at law lodging with the Barker family at 2 Little St. Mary's Lane in Cambridge.

According to the 1901 census, John is a solicitor for the Kings Counsel, living at 5 Crown Office Row in the Temple area of London.
According to the London Electoral Registers, John is registered at 5 Crown Office Row since 1900 until his death in 1926.

According to the 1911 census, John is member of the King's Counsel, living with a nurse, servant and a clerk still at 5 Crown Office Row. 

Died: 14 January 1926 at 5 Crown Office Row, Temple, London, aged 65 years 24 days [registered in London City, March 1926]. He died in his chambers where he had been confined for ten days with pleurisy. Left £86,102 3s. 9d.
Buried at Brookwood Cemetery (left) in Woking, Surrey.
Height/Weight: not known

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College and then Cambridge University, earning his blue in 1882 and 1883; also turned out for the Corinthians FC in 1882
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1880-81, 1882-83, winners 1881-82;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 90th players (90) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 21 years 59 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

In 1882 became a member of the Corinthians FC committee. Served on the FA Committee between 1885 and 1886.  He had already qualified as a barrister, called to the bar in 1884, becoming QC in 1897.  In 1896, he represented the Treasury in South Africa in the investigation of the causes of the Jameson Raid, his services were recognised a year later when he was given silk. He was appointed recorder of Cambridge in 1898. In 1900, became Commissary of the University, before becoming an MP, at first, at an unsuccessful attempt in Ipswich in 1900 and then for Cambridge University in 1906 until his death. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1923. He conducted the Shepherd police inquiry. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.203.


John Rawlinson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Against Goals Ave.min Clean Sheets Cln
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 90 0 0 min One 100% 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.


John Rawlinson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13.0 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13.0 0.00 100.0 +1


John Rawlinson - Match History

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

 Club: Cambridge University F.C. & Old Etonians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 21
1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW Start gk


Cambridge University Alumni

Adm. pens. at TRINITY, June 11, 1879. [Yst.]
s. of [Sir] Christopher (1823), of The Lawn, Swindon, Wilts.
B. Dec. 21, 1860, at Airsford.
School, Eton. Matric. Michs. 1879; (Law Trip., 1st Class, 1882);
LL.B. 1883; LL.M. 1887; Hon. LL.D. 1920.
Hon. Fellow of Pembroke. Commissary, 1900-26;
Deputy High Steward, 1918-26.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1882, 1883; played for England, 1882.
Adm. at the Inner Temple, June 18, 1881.
Called to the Bar, June 25, 1884. Q.C., 1897. Bencher, 1907.
Represented the Treasury in the inquiry after the Jameson Raid, 1896.
Recorder of Cambridge, 1898-1926.
M.P. for the University, 1906-26.
Member, General Council of the bar from its formation; later, Vice-Chairman.
Temporary Chairman of Committees, House of Commons, from 1916.
Author, Rawlinson's Municipal Corporations Acts.
Died, unmarried, Jan. 14, 1926.
Brother of Albemarle A. (1872) and Christopher (1866).
(Book of Blues; Inns of Court; Foster, Men at the Bar; Who was Who.)