Clifton Rugby Football Club History
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Everett Leonard


Born abt. 1860 Clifton, Bristol. Son of George Hare Leonard JP, Colliery owner, and Eliza B (nee ?). Brother of Dr. Robert Cecil, who was also a member of Clifton. The family owned Easton Colliery in Bristol. Clifton captain 1883-1885. Glos rugby. Played three times for Western Counties in 1884. Hon. secretary of the Clifton Rowing Club for four years. A keen amateur singer, he was a member of the Madrigal and Musical Festival Society. Married Sarah Henrietta ?. Director of his father's firm Leonard, Boult & Co. After the company went into liquidation in the 1890's he became a partner in the coal merchants Watkins & Leonard. Died 26th February 1944 at The Laurels, Flax Bourton, nr Bristol.

Back Row (L-R): A.Spencer, J.C.Gilmore, H.C.M.Hirst, H.C.Baker, H.I.Pocock, H.Budget, A.M.Fry, R.I.Pocock. Middle Row: T.Myles, E.D.Evans, E.Leonard (Captain), J.Smith, H.Williams, F.Devis,. Front Row: T.Adams, F.R.Fry.

Above Clifton XV of 1884-85 with Leonard as Captain.

Above Leonard from the Clifton 1st XV of 1888. He became Hiatt Cowles Bakers right-hand man.

He played rugby for Gloucestershire enough to win his county cap. He played for Gloucestershire against the Maori's, otherwise known as the New Zealand Natives on February 2nd 1889 with Hiatt Baker as captain.