Clifton Rugby Football Club History
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Club Members 1872-1945


This project aims to eventually identify all club members (playing and non-playing) and guest players. It is being started from 1872 to 1945.


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Name Joined Club Details Photograph
Nash, Augustus   Born 7th November 1851 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Joseph H Nash, Iron Merchant, and Elizabeth (nee ?). Brother of Herbert. Clifton College 1862-1879. Trinity College, Oxford. Barrister. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Died 26th January 1913 Kensington, London.
Nash, Herbert 1873-74 Born 22nd June 1855 Clifton, Bristol. Brother of Augustus. Clifton College 1864-1869. Died 1st December 1933 Guildford, Surrey.  
Naylor, Stanley Shepherd 1909-10 Born 1886 Great Crosby, Lancashire. Son of Benjamin Shepherd Naylor, Fruit Merchant and Caroline (nee Mills). Journalist. Died 13th March 1940 Northants Sanatorium Hollowell, Northamtonshire.  
Neale, Aubrey George 'Tiny' 1930s Born 1907 Glos. Son of Hastings William Neale and Margaret Annie (nee Cam). Married Phillis E Newman. . Died 21st May 1991 Berkeley, Glos. Book on his life A Tiny Glimpse, published in 1994.
New, Leslie Penny 1920-21 Born abt. 1895 Plymouth, Devon. Son of Egbert Athelstan New, Bank Manager and Sarah Maria (nee Bullock). Capt 5/Bedf R, Devonshire Regiment WW1. Married 1929 Dorothy F Parbury in Bedford. Died 1978 Bedford.  
Newall, George Alfred 1872-73

Born 10th August 1850 Liff Benvie and Invergowie, Angus, Scotland. Son of George Hair Newall, Linen Merchant, and Eliza Syme (nee Huie). Clifton College 1863. Civil Engineer. Clifton's first Treasurer. He scored Clifton's first ever try. Up until 1882 Director of Newall and Ogilvie, Engineers, St. Philip's Ironworks, Albert Road, St. Philip's, Bristol. Sole practicioner afterwards. Died 1927 Axbridge, Somerset.  

Newcombe, E.S. 1896-97    
Newnham, Arthur Tristram Herbert 1879-80 Born 17th January 1861 Dharwar, Mysore, India. Malvern College. Cricket for Worcs and Glos. Died 29th December 1941 Wolborough, Devon.
Newsome, A. 1920-21    
Newsome, N.F. 192?  
Newton, P.A. 1920-21    
Newton, R.F. 1911-12    
Nicholas, A.G. 1882-83    
Nichols, Arthur George 1883-84

Born 20th April 1858 Almondsbury, Glos. Son of George Nichols, Farmer and Land Agent, and Mary (nee Nattris). Clifton College (Wiki says, although not listed in register) and Royal Agricultural College, Glos. Emigrated to Australia in 1880. Owned a Queensland station and invested in the stock market, but after a visit to England he was bankrupted when his agent embezzled his funds. After a period with a Sydney drama company he became a landowner in the Drouin district. In 1900 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Gippsland West, serving until his defeat in 1902. He subsequently became a sharebroker in Melbourne. Died 5th July 1926 Essondale, British Columbia, Canada.


Nichols, John 1879-80 Born 1862 Wraxall, Somerset. Son of George Nichols, Farmer and Land Agent, and Mary (nee Nattris). Brother of Arthur. Played rugby for Somerset. Solicitor. Partner in the firm of Bevan, Hancock & Nichols. Married 1891 Pauline Lilian Zoe Shadders in Wharfedale, Yorkshire. Daughter was the novelist Beverly Nichols. Freeman of Bristol. Died 17th February 1946 at the Vicarage, Great Crosby. Lancashire
Nicholson, Harold 1899-1900 Born 23rd March 1881 Bristol. Clifton College 1892-1897. Sheep Farming, New Zealand. Died 19th April 1959 Palmerston North, New Zealand.  
Nicholson, J.W. 1898-99    
Nisbitt, R. 1884-85    
Norrington, H. 1895-96    
Norrington, Frederic Conrad Swithin 1891-92 Born 15th July 1871 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Frederick Norrington, Chemical Manufacturer, and Clara Terrel (nee Weekes). Brother of Henry. Clifton College 1883-1890. Sandhurst. Lt.-Col . Army. Army Service Corps WW1. Retired 1921. Died 1935 Glendhu, Bell Barn Road, Coombe Dingle, Bristol.  
Norrington, Henry Lawrence Weekes 1891-92 Born 16th August 1872 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Frederick Norrington, Chemical Manufacturer, and Clara Terrel (nee Weekes). Brother of Frederic. Clifton College 1883-1891. University College, Bristol. RAMC. Married 1st September 1899 Ethel Victoria May Toppin in Calne. Died 14th April 1950 Bournemouth, Dorset.
Norrington, H.S.A. 1891-92    
Norrington, N.W. 1891-92    
Norrington, Reginald Lewis 1905-06 Born1887 Plymouth, Devon. Son of Reginald Norrington, Chemical Manufacturer, and Di (nee ?). Died 1960 Honiton, Devon.  
North, Michael Arthur 1891-92 Born 29th August 1866 Lewisham, Kent. St Paul's School. Blackheath Proprietary School. Christ's College, Cambridge. Master Clifton College 1889-1915. Headmaster Warren Hill School, Eastbourne. Died 27th September 1928 Farnham, Surrey.
Nuding, Eric Gordon 1921-22 Born 11th May 1898 Hampstead, London. Baptised 19th June 1898 Hampstead. Son of Charles Nuding, Lace Manufacturer and Edith Maude (nee ?). Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk. Lt RAF WW1. Moved to South Africa. Married Margaret Pascal. Died 1985 Maidstone, Kent.  
Nunneley, Frederick Heygate 1872-73 Born 14th May 1837 High Street, Boston, Lincolnshire. Son of John Nunneley, Grocer and Tea Dealer, and Sophia (nee Heygate). Grandson of Robert Benjamin Heygate. Brother-in-law of Clifton player Arthur Nunneley Waterman. Solicitor, Whitson Chambers, Nicholas Street, Bristol. Died 1st January 1916 25 Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol. Left £111,075 7s 1d in his will.  


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