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Geoffrey Wilson

Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 1 debut goal

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 2: A 5
25% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Dr. Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson MRCS LRCP
Birth Thursday, 21 February 1878 in Horbling, Lincolnshire
  registered in Bourne April-June 1878
Baptism 14 April 1878 in Horbling.
Education Attended Rossall School, Fleetwood.

According to the 1881 census, Geoffrey P. is the youngest of the five children at home to Plumpton Stravenson and Elizabeth (née Walker). His father is the Vicar of Horbling and they live at 9 Church Row in Horbling along with three pupils and two servants.


According to the 1891 census, Geoffrey is the fifth of six children, including Charles, still living with their parents at Horbling Vicarage in Bourne, along with two servants. His father is the Vicar.

The Medical Students Register
FOR 1896
WILSON, Geoffrey
Coll. Precep.;
September, 1896
Sept. 25 Lond. Hosp.;.
September 22.

According to the 1901 census, Geoffrey P. is a medical student boarding at 32 Bennets Park in Woolwich area of London.

The Medical Register
FOR 1903-1909
WILSON, Geoffrey
Horbling Vicarage,
1902, Oct. 1
Mem. R. Coll. Surg. Eng., 1902
 Lic. R. Coll. Phys. Lond., 1902.
The Medical Directory
1905; 1910
"WILSON, GEOFFREY PLUMPTON, Kesteven County Asyl. Sleaford, Lincs.— M.R.D.S. L.R.C.P. Lond. 1902; (Lond. Hosp.); Asst. Med. Off. Kesteven Co. Asyl."
Marriage to Constance Mary Smith, at 1.30pm on Wednesday, 25 July 1906 in St. Andrew's Church, Horbling. His father, Plumpton and brother, John officiated. Rev. Archibald Wilson was the organist. The reception was held at Horbling Hall.
  registered in Bourne July-September 1906
"There was a crowded congregation in St. Andrew's Church, Horbling, on Wednesday afternoon, to witness the marriage of Dr. Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson, younger son of the Rev. P. S. Wilson, Vicar of Horbling, and Miss Constance Mary Smith, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith, of Horbling Hall. The ceremony was fixed for 1.30 p.m., and long before that time people from all parts of the district were seen wending their way to Horbling. Punctually to the minute, the bride, who was escorted by her father, arrived at the Church, and here she was met by some of the younger choir-girls, carrying bouquets of flowers. After the ceremony, these were strewn in her carpeted path. The Church was decorated with palms, &c., and there was a full choral service. The officiating clergymen were the bridegroom's father, the Rev. P. S. Wilson, Vicar of the Parish, and his brother, the Rev. John Wilson, Vicar of Peel, Lancashire. Another of the bridegroom's brothers, Dr. Archibald Wilson, who is organist at Ely Cathedral, played the nuptial music, and hymn 578 (A. & M.), 'O, Perfect Love,' was sung by the choir. The bride's wedding gown was much admired. It comprised a white satin corselet skirt, covered with rich tambour lace, and rucked bodice with spray of myrtle, jasmine, and orange blossom across the front. She wore a plain tulle veil, with wreath of the same, and carried a choice bouquet of stephanotis and smilax. She was attended by two bridesmaids, viz., her sister, Miss Faith Smith, and her cousin, Miss May Smith, who were gowned in white Louisine silk with pale blue silk sashes, and blue silk and muslin hats to match. They also wore silver buckles, the gifts of the bridegroom, and, instead of bouquets, carried ivory-covered Prayerbooks. Mr. Edgar Langdon was in attendance on the bridegroom as 'best man.' The bride's travelling costume comprised a reseda Venetian cloth coat, and skirt and hat to match...After the ceremony, a reception was held at Horbling Hall. Dr. Geoffrey Wilson, who holds n appointment on the medical staff of the Kesteven County Ayslum at Rauceby, is well-known in sporting circles—we believe he is an old International football player, and, when in the zenith of his fame, is played pretty regularly with the Corinthians. In almost every department of sport, Dr. Wilson has been very successful, and during the honeymoon, which is to take place in Ireland, we understand some time will be devoted to salmon fishing. The newly-married pair left Horbling during the afternoon, motoring in the bride's father's car as far as Grantham Station, whence they embarked on the first part of their honeymoon tour."
- Grantham Journal/Sleaford Gazette, Saturday, 28 July 1906
Children Geoffrey and Mary Wilson had four children together, Diana (b.1910), Joan Eileen (b.1911), Pauline (b.1912) and Peter Plumpton (b.1918)
The Medical Register
FOR 1910-1912
WILSON, Geoffrey
Kesteven County Asylum,
1902, Oct. 1
Mem. R. Coll. Surg. Eng., 1902
 Lic. R. Coll. Phys. Lond., 1902.

According to the 1911 census, Geoffrey Plumpton is an assistant medical officer, still married with one child, Diana. Another child had died. They are living at Kesteven County Asylum in Rauceby.
(His father died 19 January 1912)

The Medical Register
FOR 1913-1921
WILSON, Geoffrey
Eden Vue,
1902, Oct. 1
Mem. R. Coll. Surg. Eng., 1902
 Lic. R. Coll. Phys. Lond., 1902.
The Medical Directory
"WILSON, Geoffrey Plumpton, Ketton, Stamford, Rutland (Dunn, Wallace, Wilson, Beaumont; Tel. Ketton 3)—.M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1902; (Lond. Hosp.); Med. Off. Ketton Dis. Stamford Union & Pub. Vacc.: Certif. Fact. Surg."
1920 "WILSON, Geoffrey Plumpton (address uncommunicated)—.M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1902; (Lond. Hosp.)"

According to the 1921 census, Geoffrey Plumpton is a medical officer, still married with three more children, Joan Eileen, Pauline and Peter Plumpton. They are living at Ketton High Street with a Governess and a servant.
(His mother died in mid-1924)
Kelly's Directory of Rutland 1928 players Geoffrey P. at The Mount in Ketton.

The Medical Register
FOR 1922-1934
WILSON, Geoffrey
Ketton, Stamford 1902, Oct. 1
M.R.C.S. Eng., 1902;
L.R.C.P. Lond., 1902.
The Medical Directory
1925; 1930
"WILSON, Geoffrey Plumpton, Langwathby, Cumbld.—.M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1902; (Lond.Hosp.); Asst. Med. Off. Penrith Union; Med. Off. P.O."
Death Monday, 30 July 1934 in Ketton, Rutlandshire.
aged 56 years 159 days registered in Ketton July-September 1934
"WILSON.—at Ketton, on the 30th ult. Dr. Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson, M.R.C.S." - Grantham Journal, Saturday, 4 August 1934


"The death of Dr. Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., came as a great shock to parishioners of Horbling, where he was born 57 years ago. He was the youngest of six sons of the Rev. P. S. Wilson, for many years Vicar of Horbling, and it was there he spent his boyhood days. He was educated at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancs., and after leaving took up his medical and surgical training in London, and became very skilled. He was extremely well known in the Sleaford district, and for some years was assistant Medical Officer at the Kesteven County Asylum, under the late Dr. Ewan. Subsequently, he went into practice with a firm of surgeons at Ketton, and his death took place on Monday.
"He married Mary Constance, elder daughter of the late Mr. Ben Smith, solicitor, Horbling; she, with a family of one son and three daughters (two of whom are married), survive him. Dr. Wilson was a brilliant all-round sportsman, and excelled in football, cricket, shooting, and golf. He was an England Amateur International Association footballer, and at one time played cricket for Lincolnshire, Burghley Park, and Sleaford. When the Billingborough and Horbling C.C. was at the zenith of its fame, he, and four of his brothers, rendered great service.
"Dr. Wilson was a breeder and recognised authority on Labrador Retrievers, and, in fact, all breeds of sporting dogs, and he frequently judged at shows. He was regarded as one of the finest trainers of Labradors in the country. He was extremely popular with all classes."
- The Grantham Journal, Saturday, 4 August 1934
Probate "WILSON Geoffrey Plumpton of Ketton Rutlandshire died 30 July 1934 Probate London 1 June to Constance Mary Wilson widow.
Effects £3424 11s. 4d." [2024 equivalent: £202,759]

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Rossall School, making the XI in 1894 and 1895, becoming captain in 1896. Wilson also made three appearances for Southampton FC in October 1901; He appeared with the Casuals FC team and London Hospital.
Corinthians 1897-1902
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played minor counties cricket for Lincolnshire CC.
Height/Weight 5' 6½" [1899]


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 252nd players (254) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 69, 26 March 1900, Wales 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Temperance, Cardiff, aged 22 years 33 days.
Last match No. 70, 7 April 1900, Scotland 4 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 22 years 45 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1899-1900;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Germany 1899
The South (two appearances, 1ᵍ February 1899-January 1900)
Goalscorers honours England's Joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1900)
Distinctions Youngest brother of Kenneth Wilson and Charles Wilson.

Beyond England

A physician and surgeon by profession, qualifying in October 1902. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians. He had entered into a practice will fellow surgeons in Ketton, before his untimely death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.272.

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes goals ave.min comp. goals captain
2 2 2 180 1 180 min 1 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 0 0 1 2.5 25 -1
Both of his matches were played in the British Championship competition and at an away venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1899-1900 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 0 0 1.00 2.50 25.0 -1
BC All 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 0 0 1.00 2.50 25.0 -1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 0 0 1.00 2.50 25.0 -1
2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 0 0 1 2.5 25 -1

Match History

 Club: Corinthians F.C. - two full appearances (180 min) 1ᵍ F.A. International Select Committee - two full appearances (180 min) 1ᵍx

Age 21 trial  
one appearance  - The South vs. The North, 1 February 1899;

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

FA Tour of Germany 23 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 13, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin
AW cf
24 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 10, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin AW   il
25 November 1899 - Austria 0 England 8, Stadión Letná, Praha AW cf
28 November 1899 - Germany 0 England 7, Military Exercise Ground, Karlsruhe AW reserve

Age 22 trial  
one appearance  - The South vs. The North, 7 March 1900;

1 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
BC AD 4 il

one of four who became the 252nd player (254) to appear for England
one of two players to become the 59th players from Corinthians FC to represent England
the 47th player to score on his England debut - the 31st competitive
his older brother Charlie also played for England in 1884 - the twelfth set of brothers to do so

2 70 7 April 1900 - Scotland 4 England 1
Celtic Park, Glasgow
BC AL   il

his single goal in 1900 makes him joint-top goalscorer for the year/season