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Davie Weir

Bolton Wanderers FC

2 appearances, 1 or 2 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 8: A 4
50% successful

1889-90

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name David Weir
Born winter 1863 in Aldershot, Hampshire, according to his 1891 census, but their is no David Weir registration's in 1860's [apart from one in 1863 in Nantwich, who died the following year].
Apparently moved to Scotland as a twelve year-old, at least according to Lamming.
Birthnotes His obituary in December 1933 and death registration confirms that as a seventy year-old, he was born in 1863. His 1891 census confirms he was born in Aldershot, although London had been crossed out. His 1901 census simply confirms he was born in England, but correctly aged him.

Census Notes

Cannot be found on the 1871 or 1881 census'.

According to the 1891 census, David is a licensed victualler, married to Alice Ann, living in the Richmond Inn, 16 Syndall Street in Ardwick. They have one daughter, Eliza, and one servant.
According to Lancashire Parish Records, Eliza dies a two year-old, buried on 14 March 1892 at St. Peter's Church, Halliwell.
Even more tragically, another daughter, also called Eliza, baptised 25 January 1893 in St Matthew's Church in Ardwick, and buried on 2 May 1893 in St Peter's Church in Halliwell.  

According to the 1901 census, David is now a shoemaker, and along with Alice, they live at 56 Whitehall Street in Maybole, Ayrshire. They have two more daughters, Emma and Margaret.
When Alice was buried on 1 October 1906, their address was stated as 77 Eskrick Street in Bolton.

Not on the 1911 census as he was in Stuttgart.

Married to Alice Ann Brownlow, 29 December 1886 at St. Paul's Church, Halliwell [registered in Bolton, December 1886]. Stated as being a bootmaker. Alice died in September 1906, aged 39 years.
Died December 1933 at 184 Arnold Street, Bolton, aged 70 years nk days [registered in Bolton, December 1933]. He had caught a chill watching Bolton Wanderers FC play. His death was reported on 8 December.
Buried 4 December at St Peter's Church, Halliwell, along with his daughters and his wife.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his playing career in Scotland with Maybole FC in Airdrie, before joining Glasgow Thistle FC. Halliwell Rovers FC and Bolton Wanderers FC followed in 1885. After 43 league appearances and 21 goals, Weir joined Ardwick FC in May 1890, a year later, he helped them in the Football Alliance and a year after that, assisted them in their first Football League season, making fourteen league appearances, scoring eight goals, and after guesting for Kilmarnock FC on News Year Day 1893, returned to Bolton Wanderers FC the same month (after his daughter died!). He scored ten goals in another 43 league appearances. He retired in 1895. He also represented Lancashire FA.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Weir once scored all eight goals for Halliwell against Notts County.

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Managed Glossop FC between 12 August 1909 and 1911.

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 157th players (160) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half/inside-left
First match No. 36, 2 March 1889, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 25 years nk days.
Last match No. 37, 13 April 1889, England 2 Scotland 3, a British Championship match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 25 years nk days. ?
Major tournaments British Championships 1888-89;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After he retired from playing, he returned to Maybole FC as their coach, sometimes playing for them. And after his stint as manager of Glossop, he coached in Stuttgart from April 1911. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.264.

 

Davie Weir - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 2 2 180 1 or 2 180 or 90 min 1 or 2 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.

 

Davie Weir - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 0 0 4.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 0 0 4.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Davie Weir - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1888-89 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 0 0 4.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 0 0 4.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 0 0 4.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 8 4 +4 0 0 4.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Davie Weir - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 25
- 35 23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW withdrawn
1 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW Start ch
2 37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3, The Oval, Kennington HL Start ? il
He may have scored the second goal against Scotland.
Age 26
- 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW reserve
- 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW reserve

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