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Ellis, Arthur Edward (1914–1999), football referee, was born on 8 July 1914 at 6 New Street, Pellon, Halifax, the elder of two sons of William Ellis (1888–1965), picture frame maker, and his wife, Zylpha Binns (1888–1976). He received his only formal education at ...


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Sir Stanley Ford Rous (1895–1986) by Elliott & Fry, 1949 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Rous, Sir Stanley Ford (1895–1986), football referee and administrator, was born on 25 April 1895 in Mutford, Suffolk, the eldest son and third child in the family of two sons and five daughters of Samuel George Rous, provision merchant, and his wife, Alice Coldham...


Taylor, John Keith (Jack) (1930–2012), football referee, was born on 21 May 1930 at 33 Sweetman Street, Wolverhampton, the son of Albert Taylor, butcher, and his wife, Olive Gertrude, née Lane. The family were regular churchgoers and Jack Taylor sang in the choir between the ages of ten and twenty-eight before, as he later put it, '...