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VFA Players

VFA Players


Between 1885 and 1907, Richmond were part of the VFA.
Below is a list of known players who played for the club in a premiership game during that period.
An asterix* indicates they continued their Richmond career into the VFL.
Note that there is incomplete data on some games. As well, player's names were often misspelt week to week, and often their first names were not documented.
There may be player first names that are never known. If you can assist with any information or missing data please email rhettrospective at gmail.com

 

Name
Year
Games
Goals
Birth
Death
Notes
A
J. Ackman188510 
Adams188510 
Henry William Allender189610 1872? Possibly played Carlton 1899.
Fred 'Socky' Alsop1893-954950  came from Carlton FC. Camberwell. After Richmond transferred to Launceston. T. Alsop?
Charles Alves 1901 8 4 1880? 1966? possibly Charles Hurtle Alves born in Footscray. Permit to Essendon 1905 If it is him then he died 16 Dec 1966, aged 87, (formerly of Cooper St Essendon)
Marty Anderson 1900 4 0
Armstrong188611 
Will Arnott189320 7 April 1873 Coll FC 1895-96. Carlton 1897. Also fought in Boer War
Aspinal189290 
B
Charles Roger Backhouse1891 -05221 43 1871 Emerald died 5 August 1925 East Melb Son of Thomas James. His clearance to Richmond in 1890 here Cleared to Preston in May 1906
George Edward Backhouse 1897-01 21 22 1878 Emerald Hill d: 1964 Sth Melb Son of Thomas James. Prahran 15.5.1902 Pictured here in 1903 Prahran team
William Bateman Backhouse1891 -30  b: 1868 d: 1920 Fitzroy Son of Thomas James
Christopher Simon Bahen1893, 94-0212936  b: 1872 d: 16 Sept 1912, Richmond Life Member of 1904. Younger brother of John.
John Bahen189320 b: 24 July 1867, Collingwood d: 17 July 1924, Fitzroy, 57 Older brother of Chris. His son 'Con' played Stk 1927,29. Grandson John (Fitz 1962-1967)
Baker189110 
Baker 1897-98 12 0
G. Bambrook 1899-00 6 0
A.Banner1887-1890342  came from Sth Melb/ Pt Melb FC
A.Barker 1904 2 1 Prahran 2.5.1905
Albert William 'Buster' Barling 1904 8 3 b: 24 January 1878 d: 2 Dec 1952 Gee 1897-98, Chilwell FC 1904, Marylebone FC (1905)
Thomas Henry (?) Barmby1894201867?  possibly R.C.C 1895-96.
Barnard 1886 2-9 games listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust Football Vol 3
Barnett188620 
Bartholomew 1907 1 0
Bartlett188661 
W. T. Bassell189050 1867? Possibly William Thomas Bassell, born 1867 to William Thomas in Collingwood. From Richmond Juniors.
Batters188510 From South Yarra. (possibly spelt Battis)
J.Baylis 1907 1 2
Baxter189410 
B Beaman189540  capt Richmond City 1899
Alfred Beck 1907 3 1 From Ballarat (1906) Northcote 1908
Beckwith188610 possibly Beck. From Richmond Juniors (as per Pennings vol 3)
Bell 189910 possibly William N
William Edwin Bennion 1906-07 20 18 b: Sept 6 1881 d: Dec 18 1940 From Geelong 1901-1904 Prahran 1908
Berrigan 1897 1 0
Percy. J Beswick 1905 1 0 b: 22 Feb 1881 d: 7 June 1944 From Ferntree Gully. Played Melbourne 1909-10 16 games
John Thomas Blakeley1890-92332 b: 1868 d: Nov 1942 possibly "Jack". (possibly R.C.C 1896-97). From East Richmond. Players wore crepe armbands for his brothers death Brother was Charles Jordon.
W. Blazey188620 also Blazar
Con Bourke1894-96213 
William Bourke* 1906-07 7 0 b: 23 July 1882 Boot manufacturer. d: 13 Nov 1932 Richmond 1908-09, Permit to Preston in 1908, but he mustn't have gone
Robert Emmett Bowden* 1906-07 23 7 B: 29 March 1887 d: 17 Oct 1964 Played with Coll in 1906. StKilda 1913-1915, 1918-1919
Bownas189630  Possibly Willam Hy Thomas Boanas, born 1873
George William Bownas 1902-07 92 3 b: 1876 Hutton-Mulgrave, Yorkshire, England ? d: June 5 1937 sometimes spelt Boanas
Boyd188540 either W Boyd or S Boyd
Boyd1887117 possibly the same Boyd above
Tom B. Box188610  Carlton 1887. It is possible it is John T Box, born circa 1869, died may 1926 . Pennings vol 3 has T. Box (Carlton) for 1887, yet also T Box departing Richmond in 1889 to Frankston
J. Boxhall 1905 1 0 Burwood 25.5.1905
Branbrook189610 
F. P 'Bux' Bray189362  Permit to StKilda 1895
Arthur 'Snowy' Brennan1896-97, 04-05 417 b: 2 March 1881  d: 12 Sept 1931 (possibly two players 1896-97, then 04-05). StKilda 1901, Collingwood Jnrs 1903, Pt Melb 1906-7, Foot 1908
Brennock189220 
Brew189220 
Brown 1899 2 0
William 'Billy' Foster Brown1888-1889,18914663 B: 1863 D: 26 Nov 1927, West Brunswick, aged 64. Recruited from Norwood. Went to Fitzroy FC in 1890.
E. 'Ted' E. Brown 1905, 07 20 6 Transferred to Port Melbourne 1908
F Browne 1886 1-2 games listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Footall vol 3
Bruce189310 
A. Bullin 1904 3 0 Collingwood Jnrs 25.4.1905
Burhop189610 
Edwin William 'Ned' Burwood1886-1890550  b 21 Jan 1866 d 3 Sept 1955 Butcher/carpenter
(Herbert Alfred ?) Burwood189080  (b 27/12/1870 d 1919 ?)
Byrne188510 
C
William "Billy" J. Carroll188651 Also played with Melbourne in early 1886, and then StKilda in 1887. (Pennings lists him to Hotham in 1887)
William 'Barlow Carkeek 1899-01, 05-07 73 48 b: 17 Oct 1878 d: 20 Feb 1937 Ess 1903-05. Test cricket wicketkeeper
Carter189310 
Jack Cathie 1900-03 41 13
Alf. E. Catlin 1903-05 21 10 Played Coll FC 1899.
J 'Pus' Catte1891, 94-95340 
Doug Chapman* 1907 1 1 b: 14 May 1889 d: 18 Nov 1975 played Melbourne 1913 (10games).
G. Cheswass 1905 8 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9892811" rel="external nofollow">one of the lightest players in the association
H Christie1885- 188650  (Brighton St School? WW1>)
Clark189010 
Arthur Cleghorn 1904-06 27 13 b: 1 Dec 1873 d: 7 May 1951 Ess 1897-1901,1903.
H. 'Clinker' Clarke1890152  From Britannia
William Clarke1896-01, 05 633  Burwood FC 25.5.1905
Clements 1886 listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Footall vol 3
D Coleman188810  From StKilda Royal.
Coles18851   from Juniors.
Jim Coles1888-1893459  From Cremorne
A. Collins1891-92100  Permit to Nth Melbourne 1893
Dan 'Artillery' Collins189131 
Comport189610 
Jack Conlon1885156 possibly also play Rd 3 1885. Also spelt as Coulson. From Cremorne.
J Connelly189461 
Jim Constable188920  from North Park (North Melb Juniors)
A. Cooper 1901 2 0
Cordian 1898 1 0
William Charles 'Corney' Cornigo1893-966113 b: 1870, Adelaide d: June 7 1942 in Melbourne. Father was Simon Cornigo
G. Cornish 1900 3 0
Creighton189110 
Cresswell189110 
Frank Joseph Crohan188552  From Geelong Juniors / Geelong / Melbourne
Crowley1892175 possibly Joseph Charles
Cunningham 1898 2 0
Curtain 1899 7 1
Charlie Curtis 1901 16 0 Cleared 27.5.1902. Came from Carlton 1898-1900. Younger brother Harry, famous Coll player/pres
D
Daly 1897 2 0
Daley189110 
Dalton 1904 1 0
Michael Daly1891155 
J. H. Davey 1903 2 4 (from Geelong) Chillwell FC (30.6.1903)
A. 'Chook' Davidson 1899-02 41 22 possibly Alex .M (played Fitz 1897-98) . Cleared to Coll Jnr 1903
A. J Davis1889-1891, 1893-95691 Pennings vol 3 has him as A.J.Davis from Britannia. (also known as Davies. Either J. or T (Tate) (Sth Bendigo 1896)
Tom Deane1890-956515  From Union Jack (Sth Melb Junior), and Melbourne
F. Deathbridge189380 
Destree189510 
Harry 'Charles' Dickens1890, 92-93268 From Britannia
Alf (or Alex) 'Peggy' Digby1893-94202 
Jim Digby1892-93210 
Joe Doble189130 
Jimmy Dobson1895-97396  R.C.C 1896-97. From St Ignatius. Cleared from Melbourne 1905
Docherty188620  (also spelt Dogherty)
Donnelly 1899 7 1
James Melbourne Douglas 1901-02 23 17 B: 1880 D: 22 Feb 1951 in Richmond (Parents James, and Eleanor)
Jimmy Matthew George 'Tracker' Dowdall1893-94197  came from Sth Melb . Sth Tasmania to Coll 1897
Downie 1897 1 0
Du Feu 1897 3 2
Duby189210 
Jas. Duff 1899 2 1 West Richmond 24.4.1900
C. Duffield18851   played with East Ballarat in 1885
Ernie Dunn189011  Possibly nickname 'Diver' Is it maybe the G Dunne below instead..If it is the 'Diver' Dunn listed in the article, then it could be Frank Dunne. Wiki here. Went to StKilda during 1890.
G. Dunne1887-1888, 1890-93677 Went to StKilda 1889. From Sth Yarra, Stkilda 1890
R. Duncan 1902-04 23 20
Dwyer189320 
E
A. Eddy 1899 5 0 Cleared to Port Melbourne There is an Eddy who played in Pt Melb 1901 flag pictured here Is it possible it is Eddie Williams (who was born Eddie Williams Eddy, and played for Richmond VFA in 1905. The photo of the Eddy in 1901 resembles Eddie Williams in 1905. Plus his obit says he was a Port Melb native. Refer to Eddie Williams entry)
Alexander 'Alec' James Edmond 1899-07 126 20 b: 1878 d: 8 Jan 1950 transferred to Northcote 1908
H. 'Bruce' Douglas Edmond 1904 1 1 b: 1884 d: June 30 1952 brother of Alec Edmond.
Jack Edmonds 1900 2 1 (is this John William Edmond, brother of Alec and Bruce. B: 1874 D 1952
Edwards1890104  
Edwards 1899 2 0
Edwards 1906 3 0
Fred Egglestone1892, 94110  from StKilda FC
Alf 'John 'Punch' Elder1888, 1890-99124106 b: 1868 Richmond d: 1935 Richmond. Permit to Richmond in 1890 From Richmond 2nds. Went to East Richmond for 1889.
Dave Elder1885-1887195  Also cricket umpire . 12 Test matches
W. Harry."Jelly" Eldridge1887-1888, 1890404  From Geelong.
William 'Billy' Ellis189310  (there is a W. Ellis listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' for 1886)
E. Evans 1904 4 0 Transferred from Carlton to Richmond in 1903. Therefore is it Harry Evans who played for Carlton
L. Evans 1901 1 0
F
J. Fairbanks 1904 1 0 Nth Melbourne 1909
Ernest John 'Jack' Fayle 1904 2 1 b: 1878 d 15 June 1929 ] The club had organised a dance on 15 June to raise funds. It appears he died that day . Brother of Vincent Fayle
Vincent William Fayle 1904-06 17 12 b: 1885 (or 1888), in Richmond d: 1965, Dandenong Brother of Ernest John "Jack" Fayle
Henry Edgar "Son" Feore 1904-05 5 0 d: 1931, Richmond, aged 50
Fiddes189620 
William Fildes 1906-07 22 4 From local juniors. Permit to Melbourne in 1907. He played a game for Iona (Gippsland?) in 1906
Fisher 1899 1 0
J Flynn189556 
Ford189510  From Geelong
Fox189250 
W. Frame1894123 
G
Gardiner 1906 1 0 from Dandenong district
Tom Gault 1900-03 35 9 Possibly Richmond City 1901
Stewart Drummond Geddes 1904 11 3 b: 6 March 1879 d: 6 May 1952 Melbourne 1897-1902. StKilda 1905. West Torrens coach 1914-15
E. 'Ted' Geggle 1903 10 1 "now in the golden West' (AR 1904)
Jack Geggie 1906 17 0 b: 29 Oct 1881 d: 20 Jan 1973 Ess 1902-1904, Melb 1910.
Percy Gibb 1902-03 34 6 Coll 1905-1914
P. Gibney 1902 1 0 Cleared to Chilwell Football Club 'on the grounds of unfitness' on 8 July 1902 (MB)
A. Gibson1894-95174 
George Gibson* 1907 18 15 Bunbury W.A 1905, Played Ess 1906-07. Richmond 1908-1912
Gilden 1907 1 0 Is this J.F.Gilding who went to Nth Adel in 1908
William 'Billy' Giles 1899-00 22 0 cleared to Melbourne FC April 1901
J. Glynn 1900 1 0
Good 1885 1 0
Percy A. Goode1892-94230  From Williamstown 1891 ?Possibly also 1888-1895
Benjamin James Goodwin189220 b 1872, d July 30 1940 in Charles St, Richmond 1922 life member .
Gorman188620 
J. Graham188510 
Tom Graham1885-1886, 1890-91558  From Sth Melbourne. Went to Port Melbourne 1887. Came back from Port Melb to Richmond in 1890.
Grandison189140 
Grainger189450 
Gregory188510 
W. Green 1904 2 1
Grogan189110 
George Griffiths1889-1890314 possible nickname 'Snowy'. From StKilda.
Charles Guest 1905 5 5 From Launceston. West Melb 4.7.1905
Guthrie188910 
H
Clarrie Hall* 1907 14 12
E. 'Joker' Hall 1903 15 13 (from StKilda)
J. Hall188920 possibly Joe Hall. From Richmond Juniors.
Hanley1891143 
M Hannan 1906 1 1 Cleared from New South Wales in 1906
Hard 1897 2 0
F. Hart 1903 2 0
John "Jack" F Hardiman* 1906-07 25 6 b: 27 July 1877 d: 17 November 1955 Played Geelong 1900-1901. Richmond VFL 1908. Father of Les and Peter from Geelong FC. Transfer to Northcote 1909
Timothy Patrick Hardiman 1898-00, 02 23 4 Preston 26.5.1903
K. Hardy 1902 1 0
Norm Harper1885-1887271  From Richmond United. Went to Essendon during 1887.
Harris1890, 1892, 1897-98 60  There's a Bill Harris given permit to StKilda from Richmond in 1900. AFL Ency book also says Stkilda 1900 was 'ex Richmond -VFA). Played Prahran cricket 1895. Which of these years was Richmond VFA Bill Harris? Pennings Vol 3 says he came to Richmond in 1890 from Railway.
J. 'Cocky' Harris1895-97391  From Marylebone which suggests he hadn't played with Richmond prior to 1895.
Harrison188610 
Alf Hassett 1904 18 1
B. Hay 1901 1 0 may be 'May' not Hay.
J. Hayes1895-982213 
Tom Heaney* 1906-07 34 28 Fitzroy 1913-17, 19-21
Henderson 1906 1 1
William Tulloch."Billy' Hendrie 1905-06 7 7 b: 22 Jan 1884 d: 11 May 1939, Burnley Hawthorn (1907) Preston 1908, Melb 1910-15. WW1
Bert Heusker 1905 9 0
Alf Hill1885-1890, 965227 b: 1861, Richmond d: 1957, Richmond, aged 95 From Melbourne . 1951 AR says the club 'received Christmas greetings from our oldest living player, Alf Hill, 90 years'
Herbert Hill* 1905-07 22 2
Matt Honey189210 
Hopkins189410 
Hooper189040  From Hawthorn.
Tommy Horan188840  From Sth Melb/Hotham/Sth Melb. Albert Park (Pennings vol 3)
Sam Hore 1904-05 9 2
D. Hourigan189576  From Footscray
House188851 
E Howard1894, 9940 
Patrick Howard189310 
Tim 'Hockey' Howard1894-973126 
George Howarth1885-1888181b: 1864  Died: August 8 1943 says he was the oldest former player. However check Alf Hill entry. Article suggests he was active with James Charles in forming the club. Death Notice . Went to East Richmond in 1889. Came from Juniors
C. Hudd 1904 2 0 From Prahran on May 1904 . Transferred to Footscray 8.6.1905
George Hughes1888-1890163 
W. Hughes 1901 1 0
A. Hunter189462 
Hunter189281 
Hunter 1907 1 0
Jack Hutchinson 1904-07 70 207 transferred to Footscray 1908
Hynes 1897 1 0
J. Hynes 1904 6 1 From Richmond to Nth Melbourne in 1903, then From Nth Melbourne back to Richmond in 1904 Went to Footscray 4.9.1905
I
Len Incigneri* 1907 11 0
Inman 1899 1 0
J
Henry 'Harry' Jackman1885-1886132 
Jackson 1897 2 0
Johns 1907 1 0
George Sidney 'Mallee' Johnson 1901-04 39 32 Carlton FC 25.4.1905
Jones1894-9520 
J. Jones 1907 1 1 From Western Australia (1906)
Julius189320 
Henry 'Ernie' Justins 1902-04 42 1 b:1871 Emerald d: Dec 4 1929
Joe Justins 1901-02 15 0
K
F. Kane 1899, 1901 6 0 Rose of Northcote 25.4.1905
Jack Kearns 1900 4 0
Keenan 1906 9 1 from Port Melbourne.
Kelly188810 
Richard Terence Kelly1895-973912  Melbourne 1887-1894
S Kelso1885-1886157 either Sam or J. From Stanley, and Richmond Standard
Kemp1889, 189241  From Sth Yarra Juniors
E. D Kenney 1907 4 0
J. Kenney 1903-04 5 0
Kiely189610 
Kight1895-96210 possibly W. Kight. Nickname possibly 'Barber'
M. Kight189640 
J. Kilmartin1889-1890, 94-95435  permit from Stkilda to Richmond in 1894. Was also from Marlton.
Kilner189380 
Frank King 1901 12 0
Richard Knell 1905-06 22 53 Permit to Ashby 1907
L
William 'Billy' Laffan1892-93169  from Vaucluse
Lane 1905 1 0
Bill Lan Franchi* 1905-07 39 24 changed surname to Lang
Langdon188910
Lawrence 1897 2 0
Layton189130 possibly Harry Layton below.
Harry Layton1885-1886194  died in 1915. He had 10 children. 2 died in war. Went to Port Melbourne FC in 1887.
Charles Layton188511  brother of Harry.
Edward "Ted" Hale Leach 1905-07 39 15 Coll 1901-1903, Melb 1904 + 1909
Lee188731  Ex captain of the Waratah, NSW
W. Leaver189060also 'Lever'  From Ivanhoe FC
'Checker' Le Fevre1893-94210 
Ley189210 
Austin W. Lewis189083  There's an A Lewis transferred from Carlton to Richmond in 1901. Is it this person? And it is the Bill Lewis who played Carlton 1900?. Pennings vol 3 says he came to Richmond in 1890 from Ivanhoe.
Lewis1895-99307 There's an A Lewis transferred from Carlton to Richmond in 1901. Is it this person? And it is the Bill Lewis who played Carlton 1900?
Lewis 1906 1 0 There's an A Lewis transferred from Carlton to Richmond in 1901. Is it this person? And it is the Bill Lewis who played Carlton 1900?
Albert Lithgow 1905 12 6 From Carlton
Lieven 1897-98 7 0  
G. Locke1890-92369 also Loch. From Vaucluse.
F. Lord1894141 
Jim. Loriot189620 Carlton 1901
A. 'Dodger' Lott 1900-01 22 11
Lovell 1899 1 0
Lucas1894-9520 
James Luff 1905 1 0 ( Fitzroy 1906)
William Luff* 1905-7 21 2
Lyons 1898 1 1 Possibly Johnny Lyons (Coll 1899) and later WA . Transfer here of an S Lyons to Coll Jnrs. Typo? , J Lyons played for Coll few weeks later and was from 'Coll Jnrs'. In June 1899 a listing of Lyons permit to Collingwood
Horace Lyons 1903 18 16 (from Prahran 1901). Permit to Prahran in 1904
T. Lyons1889191 
M
Mace 1897 1 0
William Mahoney 1906-07* 25 22 b: 1 Jan 1885 d: 26 Nov 1939 From Geelong and StKilda FC. Richmond VFL 1908-15,20
Main188621  from Richmond Juniors (as per Pennings vol 3)
E. Maine 1902 2 0 From Blenheim FC. Annual Reports list him as Maine. Occasionally the press say Main.
Jack Maine 1902-04 29 36 From Blenheim FC Annual Reports list him as Maine. Occasionally the press say Main. "now in the golden West' (AR 1904)
T. Main 1899 8 0 West Richmond 24.4.1900
Manning 1902 7 1
Rupert Manzie 1903-04 2 1
Jack Marmo189210  Permit to StKilda. (Later played with Footscray)
Marsh 1906 2 2
Martin 1905, 07 3 5
G. Martin189110 
J. Martin 1899 2 2 Richmond City 24.4.1900
S. Martin188730 
Matthes 1903 1 0
McAuley189530 
J. McCall 1900 2 2
William George Greenwood McCance 1902-03 22 3 b: 1882, Hotham d: 1907, Hotham, aged 25
McCart 1898 4 0 Is it F.J.McCart who was cleared from Richmond to Prahran in 1904
McClaverty1891-93332 Formerly of Port Melbourne FC. Incorrect listed as McCartney
McCroft 1900 1 0
Ernest 'Rhoda' McDonald* 1901-02, 04-07 70 53 Coll 1897 , Carl 1901
J.McDonald188610 also vice capt of 1886 2nd XX 
R. McDonald 1902 2 1
McEvoy 1897 1 0
McFadzen189510 
McFarlane1895, 97 91  Is it F. McFarlane permit to Richmond JFC
McGuiness189610 
M. McGuire 1899 1 0
Phillip McGuire 1898, 1901 25 24 May also be spelt Macguire
McIntosh189620 
Denis 'Dinny' McKay1892-933120 b: 23 Nov 1867 d: 17 Aug 1897 Sth Ballarat 1886, Sth Melb FC 1886-1891, 1894-1897.
William 'Ollie' McKelson 1905 1 0 Played Sth Melb 1903 Went to Northcote 1908
H. Manderson 1901 1 1
Martin 1901 1 0
C. McGeorge 1901 1 0
McLean189610 
George McLeod1888-1889302  Went to Fitzroy FC for 1890 practice matches. Pennings vol 3 has him as R McLeod , from Carlton.
M. F. McMeikan1892-93180 
Archibald McIndoe 'Tiny' McNair 1900-04 56 19 b: 1881 d: Feb 18 1960 Occupation: Warehouseman. Was assaulted after 1903 game. Cleared from Sth Melb to Richmond in 1900. It is probably Archibald McNair - but if so their birth and death date is wrong. More info here about Richmond career
McNamara 1905 1 2
J. McNamara1895101  Collingwood 1894. Recruited from Kew Jnrs
McPhee1889130 
P. McSweeny1889-1890, 1892210
Mead189210 
Jack Megson* 1905-07 48 19 Ess 1905, Richmond VFL 1908-09
Miller189271 From Melbourne
G. Mills 1906 2 3
Hector N. Milne 1899 -00 24 27 Clearance to West Richmond held over? Went to War (his brother was Herbert 'Boxer' Milne)
J. Minnock188710  From Geelong District (Pennings vol 3). Went to Footscray FC in July 1887
Mitchell188510 possibly Kingston
Mitchell 1899 5 1
Henry Mitchell1893-9430  Carlton 1892-93, Melb 1897-99
Rodger 'Ringer' Mitchell1893120 
Moloney188850  From Richmond Juniors
Moore189040  From Sth Melbourne Juniors
A. Moorehouse189010  (possible spelt Morehouse.). From StKilda/ Prahran
Morrison1895-96103 
Herbert Morton1887-18893622  Went to StKilda, back mid-June.
Morton189410 possibly Jack.
W. Mudge 1900-01 14 0 From Brunswick
James Mullally1885-188681  From Park Hill (Richmond Jnr) and Richmond Juniors
T.Murphy 1903 1 0
W. Murray1889130  Went to Geelong
P. Murray 1905 1 1 Wellington FC 25.5.1905
N
William 'Bill' Newton189550 possibly also spelt Newtown
Hector Norman 1904 5 1
Nowell188510 
Chris Nuttall188710  Permit in 1887 Came from Nth Melbourne during the season. Went to Hotham during the season , June 15 (Pennings)
O
J.W. O'Connor189271  Transferred to StKilda (31 May 1893)
O'Flaherty 1904 1 2
J. O'Grady189540 
James Patrick O'Halloran1890, 95-99420 b: 12 January 1872  d: April 28 1943, aged 72 From East Richmond. First Class cricketer
J. W. O'Keefe 1906-07 13 1 Clearance from Port Melb in 1906
Patrick 'Toots' O'Laughlin1887-18928516 b: circa 1868 d: 26 Aug 1916 , WW1. Came from Richmond Juniors.
Jimmy O'Meara1893-96363  Went on to play with Sth Melb and Frankston (1899). This article suggests he was still alive in 1940
Edward 'Ted' James 'Janey' O'Neill 1900 15 2 Father of Kevin O'Neill
J. O'Neil189220 
O'Shannassy 1899 11 3
A. O'Shannassy188560 
O'Shea188510 
Thomas O'Shea 1900 3 0
J. Orr188910  From Sale. Pennings vol 3 has his initial as J. Went to Sth Melbourne 1890
Jack Orr189420 
Osborne1895-9670 
Charles Edward Over1886-188733b: 1867, Richmond  RCC 1889-1890.
Fred Owen188621 An Owen also played 4 games 0 goals from 1885
H. Owens 1905 2 1
R 'Dick' Owen1886-1887161 An Owen also played 4 games 0 goals from 1885
P
Charlie Pannam* 1907 13 13
Norman Fricand Pannam 1907 4 0 b: 1880 in Daylesford d: 1969 in Daylesford Younger brother of Charlie Pannam
James Hewitt. 'Charcoal' Parker1891-0017036 B: 1872 d: 19 Sept 1911 at work in Flinders St from Ivanhoe
Patterson189170possibly James, or R.S
Patterson 1898 4 2
Perry 1897 1 0
Jim Paternoster 1897-99 8 2 Played Fitzroy 1901
Richard Francis Pirrie 1901-02 24 12 b: 15 April 1879 d: 15 Sept 1962 From Melbourne.
Franklyn Pitcher 1897 12 11 Melb 1898-1900
S. Pitcher 1897 3 1
Alf Pontin1891, 189340  see also Albert Pontin below
Mark Pope 1899 2 0
Albert C. 'Snowy' Pontin 1900 2 0 Is this Pontin the same as Alf listed above? There was an A Pontin who got permit from Geelong to Richmond in 1900. Yet Alf Pontin was a Geel player. Are they two different players.(brothers?)
Porter189430 
Porter 1904 1 0
Arthur 'Bolivar' Powell1886, 1888, 1892, 97447  from Sth Melb FC. Former captain of Lilydale. Went to Sth Melb in 1889. Went to Launceston in 1893. Later played with Kalgoorie. More info Left footer, who once kicked long goal from old tree on Punt Road. Still alive in 1953 WA BDM has an Arthur Griffiths Powell dying in 1956, aged 88. Is that him?
J. Powell 1900 1 0
A. Power1892,94, 96131  Is he Superintendent J Power who also played for Fitzroy in 1898
Pratt189610 
Price188840  From Camberwell
Price 1899 1 0
Tom Price1893-95358 
W. Prince 1898-00 12 0
Paddy Purcell1885-1886191  J.P.Purcell as listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust Football vol 3
Q
Arthur Owen 'Ginger' Quinn 1898 7 7 b: 1875 d: 15 Nov 1916 in WW1 Obit
R
'Tot' Reddan1887-1889345 
Reid189420 
W. Read1890141 also Reid, or Reed. From Toorak/Carl according to Pennings vol 3.
Relly 1897-98 2 2
H. Archie 'Pony' Richardson 1902-04 49 2b: 18 July 1879 d: 7 March 1981 Went over to U.S wrote columns for The Referee. According to his wiki - he played for StKilda, he fought in war for the U.S , and lived to 101
Charlie Ricketts* 1904-05 35 13 Sth Melb (1906-1912), Richmond (1913-1914), StKilda (1921)
Harry Rigby 1905-06 15 1 Carlton 1900-1902, 1907-1908
G. Riley1896 40 
Robertson189410 
T. Robinson188620 
Robson1896-9782  Is it A Robson who was cleared to Coll Jnrs in 1900
Artie. H Robson 1903 8 1 Played for Coll 1900-01. In 1902 an A H Robson tried to get a clearance to SthMelb
Edward 'Ted' Rogers189510 
G. Rose1891, 9560 
Royal189661 possibly spelt Royle.
Ernest Rudd1896, 98-049014   Permit was refused to Northcote in 1908
H. Rudd 1899 1 0
Ruddard 1898 2 0
Ernie Ruddock 1904-06 34 2
W. Rushton188581  From Richmond Standard
Russell189010 
Rutherford188610  possibly G.H.Rutherford. (Brighton St State School WW1?)
Ryan188511 
Ryan188910 
Edward 'Ted' Ryan189320 
J. Ryan189370  possibly the below Ryan who was known as 'Jeremiah Tommy Ryan'
Thomas Ryan1895-975327  Carlton 1895, Melb 1899-1903
S
H. Sandilands 1900 1 0
Alexander Salton1886-1889, 1892257 b: 1869 d: 10 Sept 1916 in WW1 Fitzroy 1889-90, Carlton 1891, Melbourne 1892, VFL Goal Umpire. Possibly played East Richmond in 1887 I personally believe 'Salmon' listed for Richmond in 1886 is Salton.
Billy Schmidt* 1907 4 6
Scoonie 1898 1 0
Scotal 1904 1 0
Scott189320 
Alf Searle1885-1890, 1893629  From Stanley, and Scotch College
Herbert Serle 1899 7 3 1869 ? Possibly born 1869 Clearance to Essendon Town refused
Serong189520 
Seymor189620 
J.S. Shand1885-188650  From Juniors
A. Shannon1893-94160   Permit to North Melbourne in 1895
Sheahan 1907 1 0
Sheppard189410 
J Shore188510  Junior team
James John 'Jimmy' Shore1888, 1890-91, 1893-941041  b: 12 April 1866 in Richmond d: 20 Aug 1938, Richmond He was born Shores (as per family historians). From Richmond Juniors.
C. Sibly 1898, 1901 5 0
Fred Sigmont 1901 2 0 Definitely transferred to Prahran 5.6.1901 (MB). (Is it : From Williamstown to SthMelb in 1895 'Old Sth Melb player' 1897 . Cleared to Collingwood 1900. Goal Umpired 1909 Grand Final. )
Jack Sinclair1892-94379  Permit REFUSED to Nth Melb in Apr 1894 Permit to Essendon 1895
G Simpson1894-95131 
Sinclair189440 not J. Sinclair
Slattery189110 
Denny Sloss 1900 9 0
Smale 1904 3 0
R. Smart188510  Is first initial T From Juniors.
Smith189510 
D. P. Smith188777 
George 'Geordie' Smith1885- 1888, 1890632 b: 1854 d: May 31 1905 First captain of Richmond VFA. From Carlton, East Melbourne, Richmond Juniors. Went to Sth (1898), StK (1899). Father of Dave Smith - Richmond VFL
Smith 1897 1 0
J. Smith1887, 189191 
Jack Smith 1905-06 17 son of George Smith (above), brother of Dave Smith
T Smith188610 
W. Smith188610 
Snell 1898 1 0
J. Snow 1897-98, 1901 4 5
Joe 'Soda' Soderstrom1893, 9530 1872 ? Possibly Joseph Henry Mason Soderstrom born 1872]
Soutar188510  From Juniors
George Stephen 'Sugar' Sparrow1891-968658 b: 20 November 1869  d: 6 April 1933 Sth Melb (1898), StKiilda (1899).
Rupert "Rupe" Anderson Speary189290 b: 1872  d: 1 Oct 1905 in Geraldton Western Australia aged 33 from StKilda FC. Wesley College.Obit mentions his StKilda football Family notice
Charlie Stephens1885-1890759  From Richmond Juniors. Went to Lilydale
Stevens 1897 2 0
W. Stevenson1896-98243 possibly spelt Stephenson
John J 'Bosco' Stewart1885-1893, 951255  From Sandridge Star (Pt Melb Juniors), and North Richmond, and Cremorne.
William 'Ginger Stewart1887-1893, 95, 97753  From Sandridge Star (Pt Melb Juniors)
A. Stokes189191 
Sullivan 1905 2 1
W. Sweey189630 
John Maguire Swift 1899-00 10 2 Born 1877? RCC 1897-98 / 1906-07 ?
Walter F. Sykes 1905-06 32 4 b: 2 May 1881 d: 4 Oct 1967 Coll 1904, Melb 1907-1912
Christopher Rees Syle1885-189110631  From Star of Carlton, Carlton , and Stanley.
T
Jack Tate 1899-00 16 0
Charles Fishy' Taylor1894-96,98-028918  b: 1872 d: 1 September 1951
John 'Jack' Taylor1885-1886200  From South Melbourne . Went to Port Melbourne 1887
Thomas 1904 2 1
M. Talbot 1906 2 0 There's a J Talbot cleared from Richmond to Essendon in 1907
Taylor189020 
Thom 1906 4 2
Harry Thompson1888-1891395 also Thomson. From East Richmond.
S. Taylor 1901 1 0
E. Tootell 1904 2 0 From Prahran (They have his initial as W)
Trengrove188910 
J. H Trowbridge1888-188951  From East Richmond. Went to Melbourne during 1889.
Turnbull189610 
F. Turnbull 1907 15 2 Brunswick 1909 In a Brunswick Team Photo here somewhere
F. Turner 1907 3 1 transferred to Prahran in 1908
V
Ernest Robert Charles Vollugi 1901, 19003 28 3 Went to Melbourne Permit to Melbourne 1904. He was at Richmond in 1902, but was ill and missed the season. A benefit concert raised 15 pounds for him
W
Edward 'Ted'. Wade 1903 17 10 went to Melbourne in 1904
J. Waller188741  from Juniors (generic).
Walker 1903 1 0
Walton189410 
Warren188930 Is his name Walter, from Williamstown. or is his first initial J, and he died in late 1944, early 1945. Pennings vol 3 has him as J Warren (Will, back to 29/6)
Watkins188520 maybe also be just Watkin
Watkins 1901 1 0
Watson188620 
Watson1895-96270 
Dave Watson 1898-02 66 0 B: 1878 D: 1927 (septic poison from injury at Glass works). Twin brother of Will. Also brothers of Joe , Tom. Dave moved to Sydney to work at Australian Glass Manufacturing Works. Coached Redfern football club. Club secretary of Sth Sydney Rabbitohs ?. His son Dave Watson Jnr was successful player for them.
Joe Watson 1898-99 3 0 b: 1873 in Dunedin New Zealand (D: May 27 1943, East Melbourne aged 70) Brother of Dave, Tom, William. Grandfather of Clive Watson , Ron Watson , and Alan Watson . Joe went on to become trainers at Richmond. Family In Memoriam notice. Sporting Globe reference
Thomas 'Tom' Watson 1897-01, 03 92 2 B: 1 January 1874 Carl 1902 (transferred back to Richmond in early 1903), Melb 1904. Brother of Dave, Joe, William. (Family dispute his death date is D: 28 May 1920 as listed on wiki)
William Watson 1898 2 0 B: 1878. Twin brother of Dave. Also brothers of Joe, Tom.
Weaver189610 
William Wells188576  possibly from Sth Melb. Possibly born 1858 to John and Jane. Married Caroline Blake in 1885. From Sth Melb, and Richmond Standard. Pennings lists him in squad of 1886.
Weston 1904 1 1
Wheelan188510 
Wheeler189610 
Wilcox 1899 1 0
Wild189140 
C. Williams 1898 1 0
Charlie Williams 1902-07 103 2
Eddie Williams 1905 2 0 b: 1883, as Eddie William Eddy
D: March 1953.) Identified as noted boxer. Sporting Globe memories. Tells his life story here and mentions football (but not Richmond) He appears in 1905 Richmond team photo and it is the same guy as in this article. Is it possible he played with Richmond in 1899 as well. Refer to the entry of A. Eddy on this page
Hugh Williams1892-94, 98-99380  Cleared to StKilda 1900
P. Williams 1898 1 1
S.Williams 1904 1 1
Thomas "Tom" James 'Tiny' Williams 1898-99, 04-06 49 19 b: 28 May 1876 Sale d:18 Sept 1938 Ballarat. Cleared to StKilda 1900. Cleared to Sth Melb Jnrs 1901 War
Percy Willmott 1903 3 0 (b: 17 Feb 1881d :25 April 1950 Also played for Collingwood earlier this season
S. Wilson 1897 8 4
T. Wilson 1898-99, 02 4 0 Is this A.J. Wilson who went to Stkilda for 1900-01 season (Gillie Wilson - StKilda 1900-01 ?)
W. Wilson1896142 
Harry Windly189430  from Napier Imperial
Dick Wilson1891-9290 
Wiseman 1897 1 0
Fred Wookey1885-1887, 1889441  From Richmond United, and East Melbourne
T. Worman 1901 6 3
Wright188810 
John Wright 1901 6 0 Geelong 1902-1906. His father fought Ned Kelly in bareknuckle fight
Wrigley189610 
Wulff189630 
Y
Joseph.E Youlden 1907 7 0 b: 21 Nov 1883 d: 17 Aug 1959 Fitzroy 1906. Granted permit to University in 1909.
Tom Young 1904 6 0
Z
Zimmerman189610 


Possible players
George Barker (from Ess) played in pre season matches of 1906
Brandt - 1885
Bryant - listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' for 1886
A. Carlos listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' for 1886
Craig listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886
W. Ellis - listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886 (we did have a W. Ellis play in 1893)
J Goodwin - 1885 from Hotham, also listed here in 1887 'An old Hotham man'
Lockhart - 1885
Holden - listed in squad for Aug 1885 match
Hessey listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886
Jordan listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886
Bill Lacey (a boxer) is listed as playing with Richmond in VFA, in this 1940 article
Lean listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886
McMahon listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886
Marshall listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886
O'Brien,from Yarraville, played in pre season games of 1906
Did he play game late in season vs Nth . Was he from Dandenong area.
Robertson listed by Pennings in Origins of Aust. Football vol 3 as 'named in squads' 1886

Whelan - listed in squad for Aug 1885 match
Rigg - 1885
Coulson - 1885 and here, and here (There were A Coulson, and C Coulson playing for Melbourne, so confusion may have began there. He listed in selected team, but 'Conlan' isnt, yet Conlan appears in match descriptions
A. J Wilson - transferred to StKilda in 1900
There's a permit granted for a S. H Simpson from Richmond to Williamstown, H. Lewis from Carlton to Richmond, in June 1901
R Armstrong, cleared from Carlton to Richmond on 2 May 1900 Is it Robert Armstrong?
C Brennan is given a permit to Collingwood in May 1900. Is he maybe the Brennan who played 1896-1897, which is different from Arthur Brennan
W O'Sullivan was cleared to Beverley in 1906
E Bourke permit from Collingwood to Richmond in 1905
E Chapman permit from Richmond to Fitzroy 1893
Webb denied permit to play with Richmond in 1896.
This permit says N Paternoster from Richmond to Fitzroy. We already have Jim Paternoster from Richmond to Fitzroy, so this is most likely Matt Paternoster, his brother, who ended up at Fitzroy in 1901 (but didnt play a game with Richmond)
F Wilkie , A Davis, W Sincock, J Wilmott, F Inglis, W Malone , F Tempany, C Mainsh, J Asher all listed as players in early VFA for club
(worth noting a W Simcock, F Inglis, J Asher were committeemen in 1888 )
G Coppard permit from Richmond to Port Melbourne 1895
William Leeds was granted a permit from Carlton to Richmond in 1906. More info on his Carlton /umpire career here
H Heron permit from Port Melb to Richmond 1904
S Davidson, permit from Preston to Richmond was held over
A E Sharpe permit from Sth Melb to Richmond held over
Winks | 1888 | | | A New Zealand Rugby Player, listed in 8 June 1940 article. April 1889 indicated Richmond is trying to induce him to come over
Further reading:
VFA Leading Goalkickers
Premiership Teams