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Did he play Football for Everton?
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:15 GMT (UK) »
Family lore has Thomas Wilkinson son of George Wilkinson and wife Isabella Ratcliffe born Beamish, County Durham, 1902  playing football for Everton. Is there evidence of this. Probably in the + - 1920 years.

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Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Found this page.....

 www.evertonfc.com/teams/all-time-players

Can't see him though.

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Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:30 GMT (UK) »
He's not on this list:  http://www.evertonfc.com/teams/all-time-players?page=85  but there's a Jonathan Wilkinson born 1908.
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Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 January 19 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Although it seems obvious that Thomas did not play for Everton he may have "tried out" for Everton in which no records were kept/survived. Thank you all for trying.

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Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 January 19 00:39 GMT (UK) »
A possibility....

Burnley News 18 July 1928 p5.

NEW FORWARD FOR NELSON. During the week-end inside forward, Thomas Wilkinson, has been signed for Nelson F.C. by Mr. J. English, the manager of the club. Wilkinson, who has been on Evertonís staff for the past two seasons, is 24 years of age, 5ft 8in and weighs 11st 7lb.

Player list from Burnley Express 4 August 1928
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T. Wilkinson, Pelton 5ft 9in 11st 6lb
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You might need a look at https://www.soccer-books.co.uk/acatalog/Nelson-FC-in-the-Football-League---A-Complete-Record-and-Who-s-Who-1921-31-4330.html

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Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 January 19 03:05 GMT (UK) »
BINGO ScOOp

Thomas had 9 brothers and sisters previously found born in West Pelton. Pelton (County Durham) is indicated on the little biography you sent me. 1911 Census is stated as Thomas being born in nearby Beamish. All places in this reply being in walking distance. With the price of Petrol I would do a lot of walking. The Pelton Lane Ends House where he lived on 1939 Register is still there. Discription of Pelton Lane Ends.

"Pelton Lane Ends is a small village community with access to local amenities both in the village itself and in nearby Pelton. The village has road links and public transport routes to Chester-le-Street where a wide range of facilities are available".


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Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 January 19 06:54 GMT (UK) »
Well done a good find. Two years at Everton in the time Dixie Dean was there. It might be worth contacting Everton I'm sure there must be some record. Local newspaper as well I'm not sure what's on findmypast with the collection they have I haven't got a sub at the moment.



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