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Charles Douglas Moffatt

Male 1870 - 1953  (82 years)


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  • Name Charles Douglas Moffatt  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 5 July 1870  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth 5 July 1870  New Cross, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Greenwich Sept 1870 1d 710
    Census 1871  4 Brockley Terrace, Deptford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1881  St Saviours School, Ardingly, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1889  Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Submitter 843 
    Died 1 March 1953  British Hospital, Capital Federal, Distrito Federal, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried after 1 March 1953  British Cemetery, Capital Federal, Distrito Federal, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28156  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 September 2009 

    Father Alexander Charles Baddeley Moffatt,   b. June 1841, St James, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March 1925, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Caroline Eliza Sanderson,   b. December 1841, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9914  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Josephine Fay,   b. 8 December 1872, Carmouse, Prov de Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 February 1945  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 31 August 1896  Capital Federal, Distrito Federal, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate Marriage 2 September 1896  Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Edward Douglas Moffatt,   b. 23 June 1897, Banfield, Prov de Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 December 1942, Haedo, Prov de Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Cecil Margaret Moffatt,   b. 19 August 1900, Banfield, Prov de Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Alexander Moffatt,   b. 24 December 1902, La Plata, Prov de Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Beatriz Mary Moffatt,   b. 29 October 1909, La Plata, Prov de Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F9913  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Douglas Moffatt
      (One of the champion soccer players en Argentina)

      By Edward George Moffatt Clan Moffat Society Member #843
      E-mail address : eduardomoffatt@yahoo.com.ar

      Charles Douglas Moffatt was born on July 5, 1870 in London. The first of eight children, his parents: Charles Alexander Baddeley Moffatt and Caroline Eliza Sanderson. His brothers and sister: Frank, Hubert, Ronald, Hugh, Kenneth, Robert Septimus and Christine Margaret.

      He arrived to Argentina on November 1889. Worked in Argentina in the following companies: Walter Sons & Co.; then in Hume Brothers and finally at the Sarmiento Railway, from where he retired in 1928. Married to Mary Josephine Fay on the 2nd of September, 1896

      Charles Douglas Moffatt participated in the first soccer championship that took place in Argentina in the year 1891, playing for the champion, the St Andrew’s Athletic Club. My Great-Grandfather played from the age of 6 in London, it was a compulsory exercise at school.

      The Argentine Football League presided by Mr. F. L. Wolley, founded in 1891, organized a championship in which six teams was registered: St. Andrew’s Athletic Club, Buenos Aires Football Club, Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway, Belgrano Football Club, Old Caledonians club and Hurlingham club, this last one didn’t present a team therefore the competition was reduce to five participants.

      On May 17th 1891, St. Andrew’s Athletic Club beat Old Caledonians Club 4-0, for the first time. Later on, the tournament ended with these two teams with the same points. The definition couldn’t be fairer: both were declared champions, but some days later they would change their decision and they decided a tie-breaker should be played.
      The final game: It took place on August 30th, 1891 at the field of Flores Polo Club ( it no longer exists) where the final was played. The Sr. Andrew’s, with three goals scored, one by the left insider Charles Douglas Moffatt, remained with the title, beating the Old Caledonians 3-0 for second time. Later on, those eleven players entered into history as the first champions of Argentine soccer.

      The Managing Committee of the St. Andrew’s Athletic Club was formed by: President: A. Grant; Vice-president: A. Colven; Captain: W. Waters; Secretary: E. Morgan; Treasure: W.H. McIntosh; Members: A Lamont, G. Ellis, J.D. McIntosh, C. D. Moffatt, J.G. Black, A. Buchanan.
      The first St. Andrew’s team was formed by: Waters (Capt), Carter, Penman, Lamont, McIntosh, Francis, James Buchanan, E Morgan, Desborough and others that my great-Grandfather was sorry not to remember.

      Why the name of St. Andrew’s?. Soccer was utilized first by Rev Spilsbury, in Flores; and after then Reverend Fleming of the Presbyterian City Church, to keep the lads away from bad habits, and to thank him for his help and support, they called the team with the name of the kirk in which the Rev. Fleming officiated.

      Ones again champion: Later on, playing for the Banfield Athletic Club, founded in 1896, he participed in the first division championship of the 1897 and 1898 seasons. When the second division was created in 1899, the Banfield Athletic Club registered a team, in which my great –grandfather played, winning that tournament that was played by nine teams: Banfield Athletic Club; English High School; Belgrano Athletic Club; Lomas Athletic Club; Lanus Athletic Club; Porteño Athletic Club; Maldonado Football Club; Scots School Club and Lomas’s Barker Memorial School. I keep save the medals win in those two tournaments (1899/1900) by my Great-Grandfather

      Founder of many sports institutions: Charles Douglas Moffatt abandoned soccer in 1901, practiced rowing, swimming, tennis, and cricket. He was the founder of the Gascòn Lawn Tennis Club in Banfield city, and the Rowing Club in La Plata city.

      This shows the influence of our ancestors had in the cultural, social, religious, and sports growth of the different countries where they chose to live. Argentina had a big British immigration, with many Scots among them. They met first in churches and later on in charitable associations to help the members of the British community in general.
    • Participated in St Andrews Athletic Club, and won first Argentine football championship, 30.8.1891. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S2256] GEDCOM file from Clan Moffat UK genealogy file.


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