Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Navy Top. Inspired by the great rugby history of Rugby Football.
William Webb Ellis History
After leaving Rugby School in 1826. Webb Ellis went to Brasenose College, Oxford, aged 20. He played cricket for his college. Also, for Oxford University against Cambridge University in a first-class match in 1827. He graduated with a B.A. in 1829 and received his M.A. in 1831.
He left Rugby School and entered the Church
He entered the Church and became chaplain of St George’s Chapel. This was at Albemarle Street, London (closed c.1909). And then rector of St Clement Danes in the Strand. He became well known as a low church evangelical clergyman. In 1855, he became a rector of Magdalen Laver in Essex. A picture of him (the only known portrait) appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1854. After he gave a particularly stirring sermon on the subject of the Crimean War.
Lived in France until 1872
He never married and died in the south of France in 1872. In addition, he left an estate of £9,000, mostly to various charities. His grave in le cimetière du vieux château at Menton in Alpes Maritimes was rediscovered by Ross McWhirter in 1958. Also, it was renovated by the Riviera Hash House Harriers in 2003. And is now maintained by the French Rugby Federation.
Manufacturing – Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Navy Top
Manufactured from waffle cotton mix, the Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Purple Top features a stylish woven label crest on the chest. On the front ‘Probables’. Also included is decorative overlock stitching on the shoulders and rib cuffs. Also velvet tape on the neck opening. A classic garment that is a loose-fit style.
Limited sizes are available.
As well as the Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Navy Top. In addition, we offer this style in Purple. Or, we also offer a Heritage England Rugby Shirt 1871 Vintage.