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Two Scots who had brief a association with Everton in 1901-02 before moving on to Grimsby Town
Signed as an amateur playing for Sittingbourne, Birnie would make three Football League appearances for Everton in 1905 before returning to the southeast and then finishing his career with Bury
Ted Shaw had a successful amateur career with Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire but he turned out for Everton as a guest player in a couple of pre-season matches in 1891 and might have been good enough to join them full-time that year
The Scot played briefly for Everton in 1892 just as Goodison Park was being opened.
Thomas Marriott, Richard Morris and John Pickering played together at Everton in the 1880s
Discovered in Kendal, Turner made two Football League appearances for Everton at the end of the 19th Century before joining Portsmouth
He was to play a major role in the development of Everton Football Club before they established a permanent home at Anfield.
The Trefonen-born player represented Everton during the inaugural Football League season in 1888
At the time of his death, Billy Wilson was the last surviving member of the Everton team that had taken part in the first season of the Football League
Another of the Scots who played for Everton in the inaugural 1888-98 season, although he is believed to arrived on Merseyside with no knowledge whatsoever of the association game
Bangor-born and a regular Wales international, Billy Lewis joined Everton for their inaugural Football League season in 1888 but his time with the club was short-lived
The Bromborough Pool-born player played over 70 times for Everton after joining them when they were reigning Football League Champions in 1881
Isaac Roberts would play just once for Everton in February 1889
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