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Norman Winckworth

Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 1
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  William Norman Winckworth
Birth Wednesday, 9 February 1870 at 9 St. George Square, Westminster, Middlesex
  registered in St. George Hanover Square January-March 1870 - part of the Middlesex County Registration until 1889.
"WINCKWORTH.―9th, at 9, St. George's-square, S.W., the wife of Lewis Winckworth, Esq., of a son." - The Evening Standard, Friday, 11 February 1870.
Baptism Saturday, 9 April 1870 at St. James the Less Church in Thorndike Street, Westminster.

According to the 1871 census, William N. is the youngest of four children to Lewis and Francis Maria (née Powell). Along with five servants, they live at 9 St George Square in Westminster.

"BIRTHS... WINCKWORTH.―2d, at Devonshire Lodge, The Avenue, Brondesbury, N.W., the wife of Lewis Winckworth, Esq., of a son, stillborn." - The Standard, Tuesday, 6 July 1875.
"A shade of gloom has been cast on the residents in the Avenue, Willesden-lane, by the very sudden demise of Mrs. Winckworth wife, of Mr. Lewis Winckworth, of Devonshire Lodge, the Avenue. The deceased lady was delivered of a still-born son on the 2nd inst., and on the Saturday morning she became rapidly worse and died on the same day. The deepest sympathy is felt in the neighbourhood, as the deceased lady leaves behind her four young children." - The Kilburn Times and Western Post, Saturday, 10 July 1875.

According to the 1881 census, his mother had died, and his father and family were still living at 128 Holland Road in Kensington. There is no William though.


According to the 1891 census, William N., a clerk in the Tea Trade, is one of four children (not the youngest), living with his father, a solicitor,  in Holland Road, with three servants.

Does not appear in the 1901, 1911 and 1921 census' because he is in India.

"ARMY DEPARTMENT ,,,The following are appointed to the India Army Reserve of Officers:―to be Second Lieut. Cavalry Branch, William Norman Winckworth." - The Englishman 'Gazette of India', Thursday, 19 November 1914
"ENGAGEMENTS ...A marriage has been arranged, and will take place quietly early in November, between Lieut W. Norman Winckworth, I.H.R. (formerly of Calcutta) and Miss Mary Russell Watson, of 46 Hanover Gate Mansions, London, N.W., only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Morrice Watson, Dundee, and sister of John Caird Watson, Dundee." - The Scotsman, Wednesday, 25 October 1916
Marriage to Mary R. Watson, on Thursday, 2 November 1916 at St. Columba's Church of Scotland, Pont Street in Knightsbridge
  registered in Chelsea October-December 1916
"WINCKWORTH―WATSON.―At St. Colomba's, Port Street, London, on the 2nd November, by Rev. Archibald Fleming, D.D., WILLIAM NORMAN WINCKWORTH, Lieut., I.A.R. (formerly of Calcutta), third son of the late Lewis Winckworth, Solicitor, to MARY RUSSELL, only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs JOHN MORRICE WATSON, Dundee, and sister of J. Caird Watson, Dundee." - The Scotsman, Saturday, 4 November 1916.
Children Norman and Mary Winckworth had numerous children. Amongst them, Norman (b.14 October 1917), Douglas Stuart and Catherine (b.14-17 November 1920),

...WINCKWORTH.―On the 14th inst., at 24 Devonshire-street, W., Mary, the wife of W. Norman Winckworth, of Dunchideock House, of a daughter."
"WINCKWORTH.―On November 17th, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Winckworth, of Dunchideock House, near Exeter, aged three days." - The Devon and Exeter Gazette, Friday, 19 November 1920.

According to Kelly's Directory of Devon, W. Norman Winckworth (left, in 1932) was residing at Dunchideock House, and still there in the 1937 Who's Who of Devonshire.
The 1939 register supplies the extra information that W. Norman and Mary R. are still married, living by private means, and they live with their two surviving children, Archibald Norman and Douglas and four servants.

"Friday was nomination day for urban and rural council elections in the West. The elections take place on Monday, April 5th.
"ST.THOMAS. DUNCHIDEOCK.―Wm. Norman Winckworth." - The Western Times, Thursday, 25 March 1937.
Death Sunday, 9 November 1941 at Belmont nursing home in Exeter, Devonshire
aged 71 years 273 days registered in Exeter October-December 1941
"Mr. William Norman Winckworth, late of Calcutta, died at Dunchideock House, near Exeter, on Sunday." - The Western Times, Friday, 14 November 1941
Probate "WINCKWORTH William Norman of Dunchideock House near Exeter died 9 November 1941 at Belmont Nursing Home Exeter Probate Llandudno 23 June to National Bank of India Limited.
Effects £32,239 17s. 11d." [2019 equivalent: £1,530,412]


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

Playing Career

Attended and played for Westminster School in 1888, acting as captain, and then played for the Old Westminsters AFC until 1896. During which, he played with Condor FC from 1892-93, acting as a goalkeeper at times. Played for Clapham Rovers FC, and for Pa Jackson's Scratch team against the Universities in 1896. In 1899, he was found playing for and L.A. Fevez XI. Fevez being a former Westminster pupil also. Winckworth was a founding member of the Calcutta FC in 1902.
Corinthians 1890-94
Club honours None
Individual honours London FA (1889 vs. Glasgow, 1893 vs. Sussex, and vs. Sheffield); Middlesex FA (1891 vs. Kent, and vs. Hertfordshire).
Distinctions None
Height/Weight Not known


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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 190th players (193) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 45, 5 March 1892, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 25 days.
Last match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Handsworth, aged 23 years 16 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1891-92, 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1891-92, 1892-93;
Individual honours The South (one appearance, January 1891),
The Stripes (two appearances, March 1891-February 1892),
The Amateurs (one appearance, March 1893);

Beyond England

Winckworth's football career ended in 1894 when he went to Calcutta and was in business there until 1914.  He later lived near Exeter in Devonshire. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.273.

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 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4 0.5 100 +2
Both of his matches were played in the British Championship competition

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4.00 0.50 100.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4.00 0.50 100.0 +2
2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4 0.5 100 +2

Match History

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

Age 20 trial  
one appearance - The North vs. The South, January 1891;
Age 21    
one appearance - The Whites vs. The Stripes, March 1891;

u/o 19 December 1891 - England 6 Canadian-Americans 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW withdrew

Age 22 trial  
one appearance - The Whites vs. The Stripes, 29 February 1892;

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

1 45 5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2
The Racecourse, Wrexham
BC AW   ch

one of eight who became the 190th player (193) to appear for England
one of two who became the sixth Old Westminister AFC player to represent England
one of five who became the 39th Corinthian to represent England

Age 23
2 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1
Wellington Road Football Ground, Handsworth
BC HW 60 long shot ch

one appearance - The Professionals vs. The Amateurs, 22 March 1893;