Octavious George Underwood, 18801915 (aged 34 years)

Name
Octavious George /Underwood/
Note

Biography

Octavious George Underwood was born at Long Eaton, Derbyshire. The birth was registered at Shardlow, Derbyshire in 1880.

His parents were Octavious Underwood, born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, in 1857, and Agnes Meakin, born at Chellaston, Derbyshire, in 1885 who married in 1895.

His paternal grandparents were George William Underwood, born at Atworth, Wiltshire in 1819, and Maria Lane, born in 1823.

Octavious George Underwood, like his father before him, sometimes had his first name spelt Octavious but sometimes also had his name spelt without the second 'o' as Octavius.

His birth was registered in 1880 at Shardlow, and he is listed on the 1881 UK Census at 2 months old with his parents in Derby, on the 1891 Census as a 10 year old scholar in Chelaston, and as a 20 year old labourer in a plaster mine whilst living with his parents at the home of his mother's father.

He married Charlotte S Widdlson at Basford, Derbyshire in 1913.

During the first world war he joined the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards (Private 10535) but died in France on 10 March 1915.

References

**1880 Birth ** UK index of births. Oct to Dec 1880. Shardlow, Vol 7b, Page 443. Underwood Octavious George.

1881 UK Census 6 Wellington Street, Derby.

  • Octavius Underwood, lodger, married, aged 23, engine fitter, born Wales.
  • Agnes Underwood, wife, married, aged 25, born Derby.
  • Emily Underwood, Daughter, aged 1, born born Derby.
  • Octavius G Underwood, Son, aged 2 months, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

1891 UK Census. RG12Piece2721Folio35Page7 Shedule 42, Bolton Edge, Chellaston, Derbyshire.

  • Octavius Underwood, Head, Married, 33, Miner / Plaster Pit Labourer, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Agnes Underwood, Wife, Married, 35, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Florence E Underwood, Daughter, 12, Scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Octavius G Underwood, Son, 10, Scholar, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
  • Percival H Underwood, Son, 7, Scholar, born Nottingham.
  • Orlando M Underwood, Son, 6, Scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Alice E Underwood, Daughter, 1, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.

1901 UK Census. Newton House, 2 Snelsmore Lane, Chellaston, Derbyshire.

  • Edward Meakin, Head, Widower, 66, Manager Plaster Mine, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Agnes Underwood, Housekeeper, Married, 45, Housekeeper - Domestic, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Octavius Underwood, Border, Married, 43, Plaster Miner Below Ground, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Octavius G Underwood, Border, Single, 20, Labourer plaster mine above ground, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
  • Percival H Underwood, Border, Single, 17, Labourer Plaster Mine Above Ground, born Nottingham.
  • Alice E Underwood, border, 11, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Cyril B Underwood, border, 4, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.

1911 UK Census. Derby, Derbyshire, England.

  • Agnes Underwood, Head, 55 years, Married, Net Mender, born Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Octavious George Underwood, Son, 30 years, Single, Farm Labourer, born Long Eaton, Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Alice Eugenie Underwood, Daughter, 21 years, Single, born 21 chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Cyril Oliver Underwood, Son, 14 Lace Hand Threader, born Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire.

1913 Marriage. UK Marriage index 1913. Basford, Derbyshire, Jul-Sept, vol 7b, page 447. Octavious Underwood Charlotte S Widdison.

1915 Death The death of Octavious George Underwood is commemorated on the Le Touret war memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Transcript reads: Private 10535 UNDERWOOD OCTAVIUS GEORGE of the 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards died on March 10, 1915 aged 32. Son of the late Octavius and Agnes Underwood. Remembered with Honour

Sources

↑ UK index of births. Oct to Dec 1880. Shardlow, Vol 7b, Page 443 ↑ 1881 UK Census. 6 Wellington Street, Derby. ↑ 1891 UK Census. RG12Piece2721Folio35Page7. Shedule 42, Bolton Edge, Chellaston, Derbyshire. ↑ 1901 UK Census. Newton House, 2 Snelsmore Lane, Chellaston, Derbyshire. ↑ 1911 UK Census. Derby, Derbyshire, England. ↑ UK Marriage index 1913. Basford, Derbyshire, Jul-Sept, vol 7b, page 447 ↑ Le Touret war memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Family with parents
father
18571934
Birth: October 19, 1857Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1934Basford, Derbyshire, England
mother
18551912
Birth: 1855Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1912Derby, Derbyshire, England
Marriage
Marriage: June 17, 1895Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
-17 years
elder sister
1878
Birth: 1878Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death:
3 years
himself
18801915
Birth: December 1880Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1915France
2 years
younger brother
18831963
Birth: April 28, 1883Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: 1963Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
20 months
younger brother
18841894
Birth: 1884Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1894Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
6 years
younger sister
18891914
Birth: 1889Chellaston, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1914Derby, Derbyshire, England
8 years
younger brother
18961983
Birth: November 16, 1896Chellaston, Derbyshire, England
Death: April 8, 1983Derby, Derbyshire, England
Family with Charlotte S Widdison
himself
18801915
Birth: December 1880Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1915France
wife
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: 1913Basford, Derbyshire, England