John Houlding – Founding father Liverpool Football Club


Houlding in the media.

Born: 1833, in Liverpool, in England.
Passed away: March 17 – 1902, in Cimiez, in France.

Timeline:
1833, August 4 – Baptised at St Martin-in-the-field, in Liverpool.
1841, Census: Aged 7, living at Tenterden Street, with his parents, Thomas (35, born 1803 in Heskin, Lancashire) and Alice (40, born in Scarisbrick), brothers Thomas (16) and William (5).
1851, Census: Aged 17, living at 15 Tenterden Street, with his parents, Thomas (48) an Alice (51), and brother William (14). Fathers’ occupation is cowkeeper.
1856, July 20 – Marries Jane Lowe (born, 1828).
(1857, September 27 – Brother, William, son of Thomas Houlding marries Marry Jane Meadows, daughter of the late James Meadows, in st. Peter’s Parish Church) – note in Liverpool Mercury – unconfirmed if correct family.
1861, Census: Aged 28, living at 117, North John Street, with his wife Jane (35), and child Alice (1)..
1862, Supports Mr. Cooper in the election for “Lime Street Ward” (John Houlding, publican, London Street).
1866, August 27 – Annual Licensing Session.
1871, June 22 – Treat for the Bluecoat Boys.
1871, July 19 – Masonic installation and festivities.
1873, Elected member of the West Derby Board of Guardians.
1874, March 19 – Elections of West Derby Guardians.
1875, January 12 – John Houlding selling freehold property.
1875, April 7 – The election of Guardians.
1875, April 17 – Elections of West Derby Guardians.
1876 – moved into Stanley House, Anfield.
1878, May 29 – The nineteenth century’s greatest athlete visits Stanley Park.
1879, December 2 – The annual dinner of the Everton Quoit Club.
1879, December 22 – Conservative meeting at Everton.
1880, January 20 – John Houlding – the working men’s candidate.
1881, Census: Aged 47, living at 32, Anfield Road, with his wife Jane (56), and children Alice (21), William (18), and Isabella (15).
1881, April 13 – The Queen’s Head meeting.
1881, June 22 – The foundation of the Everton Bowling Club.
1881, June 23 – The opening of a new bowling green at Everton.
1884, Elected to represent Everton and Kirkdale in the Liverpool City Council.
1884, April 23 – Medals for Everton.
1884, June 12 – Annual General Meeting of the Liverpool Football Association.
1884, June 23 – John Houlding re-elected President of Everton Football Club.
1885, May 18 – Anfield is now mine, says John Houlding.
1885, May 23 – Football match in aid of the Stanley Hospital.
1887, December 12 – Interview with the Everton secretary Alex Nisbet.
1888, December 13 – Football League Rules conference in Liverpool.
1889, November 16 – The Everton heroes.
1891, May 8 – Presentation of the League trophy.
1891, May 15 – The Annual General Meeting of the Everton Football Club.
1891, August 22 – Picnic in Formby.
1891, September 15 – Proposal to form the Everton Club into a Limited Company.
1891, September 21 – Where are Everton to permanently pitch their tent?.
1891, September 29 – Awaiting Mr. Houlding’s reply.
1891, October 12 – Mr. Houlding cancels the rental agreement with the Everton Club.
1891, October 29 – Meeting with John Houlding and friends.
1891, November 3 – The Municipal Elections.
1892, January 22 – John Houlding one of the three candidates.
1892, January 23 – The future of Everton Football Club.
1892, January 25 – The Everton Club dispute.
1892, January 26 – A football war arising in Liverpool.
1892, January 26 – The vacancy in the Everton Division.
1892, January 30 – The new company’s claim.
1892, February 2 – John Houlding refused the members book.
1892, February 2 – The Conservative contest in Everton.
1892, February 6 – A coup in the making.
1892, February 15 – The friends and the enemies.
1892, February 15 – Letters from Mr. John Orrell.
1892, March 1 – Out of the frying pan into the fire.
1892, March 12 – Preparations for the Special Meeting of Everton F.C..
1892, March 15 . The final battle for Everton F.C..
1892, March 15 – Mr. Houlding removed from his office.
1892, March 28 – Mr. Houlding elected President of Liverpool Football Club.
1892, May 14 – Strong financial results for Everton.
1892, May 24 – 1st Division or nothing else.
1892, June 11 – Annual Athletic Sports for the Anfield Road Board Schools.
1892, June 27 – The prospectus has been issued.
1892, August 20 – Liverpool at the Ring O’Bell’s Hotel.
1892, August 23 – Gang of youths burgled Mr. Houlding.
1892, September 1 – Liverpool crush Rotherham Town in their first ever match.
1892, September 3 – Dinner party with Mr. Houlding.
1892, October 15 – The working men and Mr. John Houlding.
1892, November 7 – Weak defence and insipid shooting.
1893, January 28 – A happy poem for John Houlding.
1893, February 3 – A new scheme for the Football Gala.
1893, March 3 – The Theatrical Football Gala at Anfield.
1893, May 20 – Time for praise and celebration.
1893, April 5 – William Houlding married to Miss Henrietta Sarah Tinsley.
1894, January 11 – Dinner on John Houlding.
1894, March 29 – John Houlding bound for the Holy Land.
1894, May 19 – The return of Mr. Houlding.
1894, May 22 – John Houlding greeted on his return.
1894, August 23 – A great day with the Liverpool Football Club.
1895, Raised to the bench of Aldermen.
1896, August 8 – The annual picnic.
1896, November 4 – The funeral of Mrs. Houlding.
1897, February 11 – The Football Gala in 1897.
1897, Represented the Liverpool Corporation at the International Health Conference in Moscow, Russia.
1897, October 18 – Alderman Houlding and the Lord Mayoralty.
1897, November 9 – Houlding elected Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
1898, April 14 – Mayor Houlding – Liverpool and Bordeaux.
1899, May 23 – Alderman Houlding on industrial pursuits.
1900, March 10 – Houlding gather strength in Nice.
1900, April 17 – Funeral of an Everton director.
1900, July 20 – Liverpool Conservatives and Dr. Flinn.
1900, October 27 – A club was formed bearing the name of Liverpool.
1901, Census: Aged 67, living alone at 73 Anfield Road (Stanley House) with his house keeper.
1902, March 22 – The man who made first-class football possible in the city of Liverpool.
1902, May 10 – Houlding, John of Stanley House Anfield Road Liverpool brewer died 17 March 1902 at Cimiez France. Probate Liverpool 10 May to William Houlding esquire barrister-at-law Thomas Knowles gentleman and Robert Alfred Hampson solicitor Effects £44,946 7s 10d.
1902, August 23 – Preparations for a new season.
1917, October 6 – The Tophetites and the Holdemites.
1923, February 13 – A gas explosion shakes John Houlding’s old brewery.
1925, April 25 – The “father” of Liverpool Football Club.
1926, November 20 – The history of Liverpool Football Club – Part 1 – Our founding fathers.
1934, November 16 – Death of the man who invented the goal net.
1936, March 23 – My dearest football friend, John McKenna.
1938, April 6 – Ind. Coope acquires Houlding’s shares.
1938, April 8 – Likely brewery merger.

Image(s):
John Houlding.
John Houlding John Houlding poem John Houlding sketch John Houlding Houldings beacon ale

John Houlding’s signature from 1891, from the Everton Collection.
John Houlding signature

John Houlding’s marriage certificate from 1856.
Houlding marriage

John Houlding in the phone book for: Metropolitan, Midland, Southern, Western, Scotland, Northern, North Western, Ireland – 1896.
Houlding tel 1896

John Houlding’s grave (private pictures of Kjell Hanssen):
John Houlding grave IJohn Houlding grave IIIJohn Houlding grave IIJohn Houlding grave IV

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