Ernest Cheston

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Ernest Cheston
Full name Ernest Constantine Cheston
Date of birth 24 October 1848
Place of birth Hackney[1]
Date of death 9 July 1918
Place of death (registered in) Eastly (aged 69 years 258 days)
School Haileybury and Imperial Service College
University Merton College, Oxford
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Forward
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Oxford University
Law Club
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1873-1876  England 5 Tries:1

Ernest Cheston was a rugby union international who represented England from 1873 to 1876.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ernest Cheston was born on 24 October 1848 in Hackney[1] the sixth son of Chester Cheston of Clapton.[2] He attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College[3] where he was the captain of the school rugby XX. He went on to study at Merton College, Oxford from 1 February 1868 to 1872[2] where he was captain of the Boat Club.

Rugby union career[edit]

Cheston made his international debut on 3 March 1873 at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow in the Scotland vs England match.[1] Of the five matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on three occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 6 March 1876 at The Oval in the England vs Scotland match.[1]


Cheston became a solicitor operating from Great Winchester Street.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Ernest Cheston Profile on
  2. ^ a b University of Oxford, Joseph Foster, Alumni oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, p245, (Parker and co., 1888)
  3. ^ a b Lionel Sumner Milford (ed), Haileybury register, 1862-1891, p16, (Stephen Austin and Sons, 1891)