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Bill Williams

show_image.php?id=37647Melbourne Rules - Challenge Cup Competition
DOB: 1849 Geelong
DOD: 19 May 1891
Original Carlton Football Club player.
Career: 1864 - 1876


Blueseum did have his place of birth as Wales UK but according to WikiTree, Bill was born in Geelong.

William Cornelius "Billy" Williams Jnr.

1864 A pioneer player, born in 1847 Billy would have been 17 in 1864.

1868 Outstanding player for Carlton during the season.
(The Carlton Story. H.Buggy and H.Bell p6,17)
W. Williams named in squad to play Emerald Hill at Emerald Hill Saturday 6th. June 1868.

1869 A leading player for 1869.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton football Club, p8)

1870 One of 12 Carlton players to play in the season opener North vs South game.


Played in Challenge Cup match against Albert Park on June 18 1870 at the Royal Park ground, which was inches deep in slush.
The game ended in a draw.
(The Carlton Story H.Buggy and H.Bell p24)

One of Carlton's stars of the early 1870's.
(The Herald. June 14 1919.)

1875 W. Williams named in The Argus as playing in a Carlton First Twenty side against a Carlton 25 team in a scratch match at Royal Park on Saturday 8th. May.

1875 Played for many seasons with credit, a capital mark, and useful player.

W. Williams scored one goal for Carlton Second Twenty during the 1875 season.
(The Footballer 1875. p27, 56)

1891 May 20
The Argus.
Deaths.
Williams - On the 19 inst., at his late residence, Flower Hotel, Drummond-street, Carlton, William C. Williams, aged 44, late of the Victorian Railways.
Members of the Carlton Football Club are invited to follow the remains of the late WILLIAM C. WILLIAMS to their last resting-place the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, Flower Hotel Drummond-street, Carlton, at 3 o'clock sharp. W. C. Donaldson, Hon. Sec.

LITTLE MARKS

1891 May 20
"William Williams, a Carlton footballer, 20 years of age, is dead. He was one of the originators of "little marks."
(Australian Star (Sydney) May 20 p6)
As Bill was 44 when he died, perhaps the newspaper meant that he was a footballer 20 years ago?

The Williams lived at the Flower from January 1885 - 1891. Bill's wife Johanna died one year before Bill. The hotel licence was taken over by Johanna's sister Mary Casey.
For further information see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Williams-75825

1891 May 23
The Australasian;
"Footballers of the old school will learn with keenest regret, that Mr. W. Williams, who in the seventies was prominent and exceedingly popular member of the Carlton club, has gone to his account.
In his day he was sterling player, full of pluck and determination, and his gallant efforts were often a signal to his side.
For many years the calls of business have precluded his even watching the game he loved so well, but his heart had ever a warm corner in it for his former associates upon the field."

Brother of Jim Williams ?
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The hotel was at 240 Drummond Street. This location is now part of the Neill Street Linear Reserve
1889 Carlton Gazette

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Contributors to this page: blueycarlton and Jarusa .
Page last modified on Thursday 21 of January, 2021 09:05:23 AEDT by blueycarlton.

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