Charlie Hillsden

Challenge Cup Competition
DOB: 1849 Ireland*
DOD: 16 October 1877, Wellington NZ
Club Secretary/Treasurer: 1870
Career: 1867 - 1871

Charles Arthur Hillsden
Brother of Frank Hillsden.

Harriet D. and Robert Hillsden both aged 29 arrived in Sydney April 16 1850 on the "Elizabeth" (711 tons) with their children, Charles, Frank, Harriet and Lucy. They had departed Plymouth England on December 21 1849. (Ozships)

1867. Played in season final game North vs South of the Yarra.
North side won with goals kicked by Charlie and Frank Hillsden.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p15)

1868 C. Hillsden named in squad to play Emerald Hill at Emerald Hill Saturday 6th. June.

Named among the best players for season 1869.
History of Carlton Football Club ,Brian Hansen p20)

Played in season opener Queen's Birthday May 22 1869 vs Geelong at Royal Park.

Played in the North vs South match 1870.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p18,24)

1870 C. Hillsden replaced Robert McFarland as treasurer/manager of The Carlton Football Club.
(The History of The Carlton Football Club. Brian Hansen p,21.)

1876 Hillsden listed for this year. Charlie, Frank, or someone else?

Charlie aged 31 died in Wellington from rheumatic fever on October 16. His wife had passed away a month earlier. He was the business manager for the Theatre Royal in Wellington.
It is believed his brother Frank Hillsden was also in New Zealand.
Charles had accompanied Robert Heller who was one of George Coppins's many acts. He toured New Zealand with Charles ending up in Wellington.
(Heller - Magic in Sydney. sydneymagic.net)
Advert paperpast NZ Evening Post July 01 1877 p3

Friends of Bolton Street Cemetery web site says he died in hospital of appolexy on October 15.
Charlie was buried with his wife Jessie Matilda nee Mourgue born Surrey England 1844.
(ID 103427 Plot 3100 C of E) No tombstone.
Appolexy - unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral haemorrhage or stroke.

.* Frank (aged 3) and Charles Hillsden (less than 1 year old) arrived on board the "Elizabeth" with their family on 16 April 1850 from Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland.
Blueseum believes this could be the Hillsdens associated with the early days of the club.

Table Talk March 15 (p28), mentions both Charlie and Frank Hillsden were sons-in-law of George Coppin. After the death of his first wife Coppin married Lucy Hillsden and became their brother-in-law!

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