Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Haileybury Pupils, 1867-1871

    Charles Gathorne Hill
Patrick emailed to say that there is a web page for the Clifton Rugby Football Club, Bristol which contains information on former members,  One of their former players(1879-80) was Charles Gathorne Hill, who also went to Haileybury College and is featured on my page giving details, including photographs, of some of the pupils who were there between about 1867 and 1871. (See Pupils and Masters at Haileybury, 1867-1871). The biography on the RFC site reads:
Born 7th June 1857. Clifton College 1867. Hailbury College. ()1867-Trinity College, Cambridge. In business at Bristol. J.P. for Gloucester and Somerset. Of Hazel Manor, Compton-Martin, Bristol. Major, N. Somerset Yeomanry. Died 11th December 1934 East Harptree Court, East Harptree, Somerset. Buried at Ubley, Somerset. 

1 comment:

  1. Patrick comments:

    Going through the newspapers of the time, and there are few rugby match reviews, I have so far found 2 matches that C.G.Hill played in. On 26th Oct 1878 when Clifton played Wellington (See

    Also playing for Clifton that day was James Alfred Bevan who went on to become the first captain of Wales in 1881.

    Unfortunately I haven’t found a team photo for the season 1878-79 yet.

    The list of club members says he joined the following season but local newspapers say he played in 1878-79. I have the 1879-80 1st XV team photo but he doesn’t appear.

    We have had quite a few former Hailbury pupils play for us. I must go through your list as there may be more.


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