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Hugh Stanbrough

Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC & Casuals FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:

Hugh Stanbrough


  Maurice Hugh Stanbrough BA
Birth Friday, 2 September 1870 at Cleobury North, Shropshire
  registered in Bridgnorth July-September 1870

According to the 1871 census, seven month old Maurice is the youngest of six children to Morris Edgar and Augustus Herries (née Spearman). They live with his mother and grandparents, Alexander Young  and Jane Spearman. Alexander is a baronet and privvy counsellor, at The Spring in Hanwell, Brentford. They have eight servants.


According to the 1881 census, Maurice H. is the fourth of five children, living with their parents in Crayke in Easingwold alongside five servants. His father is the Rector of Crayke.


According to the 1891 census, Maurice H, and his older brother Walter F.H. are visiting Flora King at 39 Emporors Gate in Kensington.


According to the 1901 census, Maurice H. S. Gough (!!) is one of three boarders, the others are Douglas Carr and John Daniell, living at the Park Cottage on the Old Church Lane in Great Stanmore. They are all stated as being a schoolmasters (at Stanmore Park School).
(His father died a week after ths census was taken, on 9 April 1901, in Hastings)

Death Thursday, 15 December 1904 at Green Lane, St. Peter's, Broadstairs, Kent
aged 34 years 104 days registered in Thanet October-December 1904
"STANBROUGH.—Dec. 16, at Green-lane, St. Peter's, Maurice Hugh Stanbrough, aged 34 years." - East Kent Times and District Advertiser, Wednesday, 28 December 1904.
His Alumni states he died on the 15th, as does his funeral report


"We regret to hear of the sudden death last week at Broadstairs of Mr. M. H. Stanbrough, the well-known Carthusian and Cambridge University forward. A typical Carthusian in his style of play, Stanbrough learned the elements of football at Parry's School (near Slough) before entering at Charterhouse in 1884, at the age of 12. For one year he was in the school team before going up to Cambridge, where he was three times included in the eleven against Oxford, and twice shared in a victory. In 1891-2 he was captain of the team, and the amateur joined the Corinthian F.C. in 1889. In 1891 he played for England against Canada, and four years later he won his cap against Wales. A good cricketer, Stanbrough was in the Caius College eleven for three years, and was tried in the Freshman's match, but had the very worst of fortune, his contribution being a pair of spectacles and a missed catch. He threw the cricket ball over 100 yards while at school, and has carried off prizes in small lawn-tennis tournaments. Speaking of Stanbrough in his prime, a write had the following: 'His cleverness. is unimpeachable, and he has plenty of pace; he passes more accurately than most of his compeers, middles beautifully, and shoots at goal with deadly accuracy.' The amateur was a well-known figure on London grounds about five or six years ago, and like Willie Hay, of Caledonian fame, he always took the field with a handkerchief in his hand. The photographs of Stanbrough at the time he won his international cap were almost Spanish in their appearance, and old stagers will no doubt, recollect his dark, if not swarthy, countenance. He was only 34 years of age."
- Morning Leader, with excerpts also appearing in Derby Daily Telegraph/Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Thursday, 22 December 1904.
Monday pm, 19 December 1904
at St. Peter's Church, Margate
"The funeral of a well-kown footballer took place at St. Peter's, near Margate, on Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. Mr H. M. Stanbrough, one of the masters of Hildersham House, having died somewhat suddenly on the previous Thursday. Mr Stanbrough was well-known amongst footballers, having played for the Corinthians and at different times he also assisted St. George's in their matches." - Eastbourne Gazatte, Wednesday, 28 December 1904

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

Cambridge University Alumni
STANBROUGH, Maurice Hugh.
Adm pens. at CAIUS, Oct 1, 1889.
[3rd]S. of the Rev. Morris Edgar, R. of Crayke, Yorks.
(and Augusta Herries Spearman). B. Sept, 2, 1870. at Cleobury, Salop.
Sch: Charterhouse. Matric.Michs.1889. B.A. 1892.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1890-2, played for England, 1895.
Assistant Master successively at Stanmore Park School, Stanmore, Middlesex; at Eastbourne Collge; at St. Peter's, Broadstairs.
Died Dec. 15, 1904, at Broadstairs.
Brother of Walter F.H. (1888).
(Venn III. 510; Book of Blues; Schoolmasters' Directories)

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Charterhouse School, making the XI in 1889. Joined Caius College at Cambridge University, earning his blue in 1890-92, captain in his final year. Became an Old Carthusian. In 1894-95, he was with the Casuals team. Played for Eastbourne FC and Old Salopians FC, retiring because of a knee injury.
Corinthians between 1900-04.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1893-94, runners-up 1894-95;
London Senior Cup winners
1894-95; London Charity Cup winners 1895-96;
Arthur Dunn Cup winners
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 222nd player (226) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 54, 18 March 1895, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at The Recreation Ground, Queen's Club, West Kensington, London, aged 25 years 197 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1894-95;
Team honours British Championship winners 1894-95;
Individual honours The Amateurs (one appearance March 1896)
The South (one appearance February 1902)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A schoolmaster by profession, holding a succession of appointments in Southern England. He was teaching at St. Peter's in Broadstairs, at the time of his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.234.

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1 1 50 =0
his only match was in the British Championship competition and played at a home venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1894-95 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1 1 50 =0

Match History

 Club: Old Carthusians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. & Casuals F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  
  F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 21
u/o 19 December 1891 - England 6 Canadian-Americans 1, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW   or

Age 25
1 54 18 March 1895 - England 1 Wales 1
Recreation Ground, West Kensington (Corinthians' home ground)
BC HD   ol

one of five who became the 222nd players (226) to appear for England
the ninth Old Carthusians AFC player to represent England
one of five players to become the 52nd players from Corinthians FC to represent England
one of two who became the third Casuals AFC player to represent England

Age 26 trial  
one appearance - The Amateurs vs. The Professionals,  25 March 1896;
Age 32    
one appearance - The South vs. The North,  24 February 1902;