The long and rich history of Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Featherstone Rovers Families: Can you help?



There are a number of sets of brothers who have played for Featherstone Rovers, but a lack of information and/or a lack of time for new research prevents me from more than merely mentioning them. If you have any biographical details or information or memories of the following brothers, I’d be very happy to hear from you.

Jack Ogden (156 games between 1944 and 1953) and Maurice Ogden (51 games between 1951 and 1957).

Albert Cartwright  (86 games between 1922 and 1929) and David Cartwright (10 games between 1921 and 1923).

Eddie Davis (36 games between 1947 and 1950)  and Derek Davis (39 games between 1952 and 1956).

Austin Gill  (13 games in 1921/22) and Fred Gill (36 games between 1921 and 1924).

Jim Waring (3 games in 1945/46)  and Jack Waring (21 games between 1945 and 1949).

Fred Wilford  (5 games between 1929 and 1932) and Les Wilford  (3 games in 1929/30).

Jim Stephenson (51 games between 1946 and 1950) and Peter Stephenson (10 games between 1946 and 1949).

Ross Reynolds (9 games between 1949 and 1954) and  Mick Reynolds (24 games between 1957 and 1961).

It would take a lot of research to work out the tangled family trees of some popular surnames among Featherstone Rovers players. Having already covered some of the most popular surnames in Evans, Hughes and Morgan, here are some of the rest. If you can help me out, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Barraclough

1. Ernie Barraclough, prop forward.
Played 435 games between 1921 and 1934.
2. Fred Barraclough, second-row.
Played 1 game in 1930/1.
3. Irving Barraclough, full-back.
Played 57 games between 1943 and 1948.
4. Alfred Barraclough, centre.
Played 19 games between 1945 and 1947.
5. John Barraclough, hooker.
Played 1 game in 1947/48.
6. Jim Barraclough, second-row.
Played 53 games between 1954 and 1957.
7. Len Barraclough, full-back.
Played 4 games between 1955 and 1958.
8. Peter Barraclough, hooker.
Played 6 games in 1956/57.
9. Malcolm Barraclough, second-row.
Played 9 games between 1958 and 1964.

Jim and Alfred are brothers.

Barker

1. George Barker,  winger.
Played 73 games between 1930 and 1934.
2. Steve Barker, scrum-half.
Played 15 games between 1977 and 1984.
3. Peter Barker, prop forward.
Played 2 games in 1981/82.
4. Alan Barker, prop forward.
Played 13 games between 1985 and 1987.
5. Nigel Barker, full-back.
Played 199 games between 1980 and 1989.
6. Dwayne Barker, utility back.
Played 5 games in 2009.
7. Barker, three-quarter.
Played 21 games between 1937 and 1939.

Alan and Peter are brothers, and they are the cousins of Nigel. Dwayne is not related to any of the others.

Smith

1. Charlie Smith, full-back.
Played 10 games in 1921/22.
2. JW Smith, forward.
Played 93 games between 1926 and 1930.
3. Fred Smith, centre.
Played 74 games between 1928 and 1931.
4. R Smith, centre.
Played 1 game in 1933/34.
5. S Smith, utility back.
Played 12 games between 1928 and 1931.
6. J Smith, back-row.
Played 38 games between 1934 and 1936.
7.  Smith, hooker.
Played 3 game in 1941/42.
8. Derek Smith, three-quarter.
Played 69 games between 1945 and 1949.
9. Frank Smith, winger.
Played 101 games between 1956 and 1961.
10. Mick Smith, stand-off.
Played 374 games between 1964 and 1976.
11. Colin Smith, loose forward.
Played 44 games between 1969 and 1974.
12. Peter Smith, back-row.
Played 418 games between 1974 and 1989.
13. Richard Smith, winger.
Played 7 games in 1997.

Anderson

1. Colin Anderson, second-row.
Played 15 games between 1955 and 1958.
2. Lionel Anderson, three-quarter.
Played 9 games between 1921 and 1923.
3. P. Anderson, winger.
Played 2 games in 1932/33.
4. Joe Anderson, prop.
Played 47 games between 1958 and 1961.
5. Jack Anderson, full-back.
Played 17 games between 1960 and 1964.
6. Kevin Anderson, prop.
Played 51 games between 1977 and 1982.

Joe, Jack and Colin were all brothers.

Jones

1. Dick Jones, back-row.
Played 17 games between 1921 and 1924.
2. C Jones, centre.
Played 4 games in 1921/22.
3. Jones, back-row.
Played 4 games between 1941 and 1943.
4. Eric Jones, centre.
Played 3 games between 1948 and 1950.
5. Wyn Jones, prop.
Played 86 games between 1956 and 1960.
6. David Jones, winger.
Played 28 games between 1986 and 1988.
7. Stephen Jones, second-row.
Played 6 games in 2001.
8. Steven Jones, three-quarter.
Played 4 games in 2005.

Taylor

1. G Albert Taylor, winger.
Played 161 games between 1923 and 1933.
2. George Taylor, back row.
Played 293 games between 1932 and 1944.
3. Stan Taylor, second-row.
Played 2 games in 1935/36.
4. Reg Taylor, second-row.
Played 26 games between 1946 and 1948.
5. Alf Taylor, stand-off.
Played 2 games in 1946/46.
6. Colin Taylor, second-row.
Played 38 games between 1965 and 1967.

Johnson

1. Taylor Johnson, centre.
Played 4 games in 1921/22.
2. Cyril Johnson, winger.
Played 4 games in 1928/29.
3. George Johnson Jr., full-back.
Played 108 games between 1931 and 1936.
4. Peter Johnson, winger.
Played 16 games in 1955/56.
5. Peter Johnson, prop.
Played 2 games in 1982/83.
6. Phil Johnson, stand-off.
Played 31 games between 1982 and 1984.
7. Matt Johnson, hooker.
Played 1 game in 2011.

Ward

1. Tom Ward, winger.
Played 34 games between 1924 and 1932.
2. Allen Ward, scrum-half.
Played 133 games between 1933 and 1939.
3. J Ward, winger.
Played 4 games in 1945/46
4. Jeff Ward, winger.
Played 2 games in 1954/55
5. Walter Ward, hooker.
Played 77 games between 1956 and 1964.
6. Frank Ward, winger.
Played 3 games in 1964/65
7. Gary Ward, back-row.
Played 6 games between 1981 and 1984.
8. Ged Ward, winger.
Played 1 game in 1979/80
9. Sean Ward, scrum-half.
Played 1 game in 1986/87
10. James Ward, back-row.
Played 7 games in 2007.

Also, these players may be related, but I'm not sure:

Askin

Tommy Askin, three-quarter.
Played 130 games between 1924 and 1929.
Ambrose Askin, second-row.
Played 14 games between 1937 and 1939.
L. Askin, winger.
Played 3 games in 1947/48.

Broom

William Broom, winger.
Played 31 games between 1926 and 1929.
Eric Broom, centre/second-row.
Played 51 games between 1959 and 1964.

Dooler

Carl Dooler, scrum-half.
Played 199 games between 1960 and 1969.
H Dooler, hooker.
Played 11 games in 1921/22.
Steve Dooler, back-rower.
Played 273 games between 1998 and 2008.


Lingard

Ivor Lingard, stand-off.
Played 69 games between 1960 and 1964.
Benny Lingard, three-quarter.
Played 89 games between 1933 and 1943.
Glyn Lingard, second-row.
Played 3 games in 1995/96.
Lee Lingard, winger.
Played 14 games in 2008.

Gunn

Laurie Gunn, winger.
Played 38 games between 1947 and 1954.
Geoff Gunn, hooker.
Played 1 game in 1960/1.
Richard Gunn, hooker.
Played 110 games between 1992 and 1997.

Kingsbury

Lou Kingsbury, back-row forward.
Played 27 games between 1921 and 1926.
Ken Kingsbury, second-row.
Played 10 games between 1958 and 1960.

Raybould

Arthur Raybould, hooker.
Played 1 game in 1948/49.
Steve Raybould, prop forward.
Played 14 games between 1978 and 1980.

Kinsey

Vic Kinsey, back-row forward.
Played 39 games between 1923 and 1927.
Brian Kinsey, winger.
Played 42 games between 1957 and 1961.
Vince Kinsey, back-row forward.
Played 4 games in 1958/59.

Vic is Brian’s father, and Brian and Vince are cousins.

Downs

David Downs, forward.
Played 2 games in 1984/85.
Craig Downs, forward.
Played 1 game in 1985/86.

Bradley

Bill Bradley, back-row forward.
Played 21 games between 1929 and 1931.
Ron Bradley, back-row forward.
Played 38 games between 1954 and 1959.


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