Charles R. Baillie-Hamilton

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Charles Robert Baillie-Hamilton (24 September 1848 – 28 July 1927)[1] was a Scottish civil servant, who became clerk to the Treasury. In his youth, he was a keen sportsman who played for the Scottish side in the first football match against England in March 1870.


Baillie-Hamilton was born in Greenwich, Kent,[2] the son of Admiral William Alexander Baillie-Hamilton (1803–1881) and Lady Harriet Hamilton (1812–1884).[1] His father was Second Secretary to the Admiralty from 1845 to 1855; his mother was the daughter of James Hamilton, Viscount Hamilton M.P. (1786–1814).

Baillie-Hamilton never married.[1]

Sporting career[edit]

In 1870, he was selected together with his elder brother William by fellow civil servant, James Kirkpatrick, to represent Scotland in a football match against England to be played at the Kennington Oval on 5 March 1870.[2] The match ended in a 1–1 draw, with the Scottish goal being scored by Robert Crawford.[3][4][5]

Civil Service career[edit]

For his international football appearance, he was listed as a member of the Civil Service club.

He became clerk to the Treasury.[1][6]

He died on 28 July 1927, aged 78.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lundy, Darryl (16 January 2011). "Charles Robert Baillie-Hamilton". Retrieved 14 August 2011. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ a b "The birth of international football: England v Scotland, 1870". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "England 1 Scotland 1". England Unofficial Matches. 5 March 1870. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "England 1 Scotland 1 (Match report)". 5 March 1870. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "England 1 Scotland 1 (Match summary)". 5 March 1870. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval (1911). The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Mortimer-Percy edition. p. 238. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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