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Charles Cyril Bradford


Charles Cyril Bradford born Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire 9th June 1865. Attended Clifton College 1880-1884. Brasenose College Oxford. Rugby Blue 1887. He joined Clifton RFC in 1889.

1881 census at Clifton College

Back Row (L-R): W.Rashleigh, J.B.Sayer, W.G.Wilson, R.O.B.Lane, C.C.Bradford, R.J.N.Fleming. Seated: L.R.Paterson, J.D.Boswell, R.C.M.Kitto, H.H.Castens. On Ground: J.M.Glubb, D.W.Evans, E.P.Simpson.

Above Oxford University XV of 1887 with Cliftons Charles Cyril Bradford. Unfortunately Richard Dutton Budworth was absent when this photograph was taken, hence only 14 players.

Father was Charles William Bradford vicar of Clyffe Pypard

Above Clyffe Pypard Parish Church, St.Peters.

Above Memorial Window to Charles Bradfords father at Clyffe Pypard Parish Church.

1891 census he was a Teacher of Classics & Modern Languages Bingley, Yorkshire.

From 1889-90 he was an Assistant Master at Harrow.

Charles Bradford also played cricket for Oxfordshire and was captain from 1897-1901.

From 1890-1902 he was a master at J.H.Wilkinson's School at Clifton.. The 1901 census says he was a school master at The Highlands, South Stoke, Oxon.

He was Receiver of the Dowager Duchess of Somerset's Broad Town Charity, 1904-1921. A Solicitor from 1905-13 in Swindon (Messrs Bradford & Co.), he is listed in the 1912 Clifton College Register as living at The Quarry House, Swindon. He was also a JP in Oxfordshire.

In 1911 the Bradford's had been married 6 years and were living at The Quarry House, Springfield Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Charles Cyril Bradford Head Married Male 45 Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire Solicitor
Mary Evelyn Bradford Wife Married Female 34 Wolton, Gloucester
Charles James Bradford Son Male 5 Swindon, Wilts
Thomas Wyalt Bradford Son Male 1 Swindon, Wilts
Christian Mary Monica Bradford Sister/Visitor Single Female 37 Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire Private Means
Mary Elizabeth O'Keefe Servant Single Female 24 Devizes, Wilts Cook (Domestic)
Edith Lily King Servant Single Female 22 Wroughton, Wilts House Parlourmaid (Domestic)
Mary Jane Head Servant Single Female 24 Sevenhampton, Wilts Nurse (Domestic)

Above Charles Bradford's signature.

In the 50 Years of Sport book he is also listed as working, at some point, at Woodcote, Reading Solicitors, The Quarry House, Swindon and The Rookery, Adderbury nr Banbury

He died on 21st June 1945. His Obituary appeared in The Times on June 25th 1945 and said

BRADFORD.- On June 21, 1945, CHARLES CYRIL BRADFORD, of The Rookery, Adderbury, Banbury, ages 80. Cremation private. No letters, please.

Above The Rookery, Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire