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Alfred George Goodwyn (1850 - 1874)

Alfred George Goodwyn
Born in Roorkie, Bengal, Indiamap
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Died at age 24 in Roorkie, Bengal, Indiamap
Profile last modified | Created 17 May 2020
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Alfred Goodwyn is Notable.

Alfred George Goodwyn was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, who competed in the first ever FA Cup Final, which was played on 16 March 1872, at the Kennington Oval.

Alfred was born in Roorkie Bengal India on 13 March 1850, and baptised in Agra, Bengal on 7 April 1850, he was the son of Alfred George Goodwyn and his wife Maria Anne. [1] [2]

He was shown on the 1871 census, aged 21 and a Gentleman Cadet, attending the Royal Military Academy [3]

Alfred had the unusual distinction of playing for the Royal Engineers in the very first FA Cup Final, held at the Kennington Oval in 1872; unfortunately his team lost.

He graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 2 August 1871 [4]

He died at Rourkee on 14 March 1874, as the result of a riding accident, and was buried there the following day. [5]

His probate calendar entry shows [6]

GOODWYN Alfred George. Administration of the effects of Alfred George Goodwyn, late of Roorkee in the East Indies, a Lieutenant in Her Majesty's Royal Engineers, a bachelor, who died 14 March 1874, at Roorkee was granted at the Principal Registry to Maria Anne Goodwyn of 27 Park Street, Bath in the county of Somerset, widow, the mother, and the only next of kin.


  1. Ancestry India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947 [1]
  2. "India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947", database, FamilySearch ( : 5 February 2020), Alfred George Goodwyn, 1850.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 April 2019),
  4. "Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 August 2019), Alfred George Goodwyn, 1871.
  5. "India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948", database, FamilySearch ( : 5 February 2020), Alfred George Goodwyn, 1874.
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