Florence Emily Underwood, 1878

Name
Florence Emily /Underwood/
Given names
Florence Emily
Surname
Underwood
Also known as
Florence Emily /Meakin/
Birth

Florence Emily Underwood was born at Derby in 1878. Her parents were Octavious Underwood, born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, in 1857, and Agnes Underwood (nee Meakin) born at Chellaston, Derbyshire, in 1885 who married in 1895. They were living together as husband and wife from about 1877, and listed as such on various census entries, but did not actually get married until 18 years later in 1895. Florence Emily Underwood was was their first child and was registered with her mother’s surname of Meakin, but subsequent children were registered in the name of Underwood.

Note

Biography

Florence Emily Meakin was also known as Florence Emily Underwood and also as Florence Emily Meakin Underwood.

She was born at Derby in 1878 and her birth was registered in her mother's name of Meakin.

Her parents were living together as husband and wife from about 1877, and listed as such on various census entries, but did not actually get married until 18 years later in 1895.

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

Florence Emily was was their first child and was registered with her mother's surname of Meakin, whilst all the subsequent children were registered in the name of Underwood. As a result she sometimes used the surname 'Underwood' and sometimes used the surname 'Meakin'.

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

When Florence Emily Meakin Underwood married Charles Percy Williams at Shardlow, Derbyshire in 1899 the marriage was registered using both surnames, Meakin and Underwood.

They had at least three children,

  1. Charles Frederick Williams born Derby about 1901
  2. Florence Theresa Williams born Derby about 1902
  3. Francis Joseph Williams born Derby about 1904

In 1911 the family emigrated to the United States of America, eventually settling at 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

References

1878 Birth UK Birth index 1878. Derby, Derbyshire Jul-Sept, vol 7b, page 517. Meakin, Florence Emily.

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.

**1899 Marriage ** UK Marriage index 1899. Shardlow, Derbyshire, Jul-Sep, vol 7b, page 937. Williams, Charles Percy Underwood, Florence Emily Meakin.

1901 UK Census. Osmaston Road, Osmaston, Derbyshire, England.

  • Charles P Williams, Head, 28, Machine Minder Lace Trade, birthplace unknown.
  • Florence E Williams, Wife, 22, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Charles F Williams, Son, 0, born Derby, Derbyshire.

1911 UK Census. Derby, Derbyshire.

  • Charles Percy Williams, Head, 38, Lace Maker Twist Hand, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Florence Emily Williams, Wife, 32, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Charles Frederick Williams, Son, 10, School, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Florence Theresa Williams, Daughter, 9, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Francis Joseph Williams, Son, 7, born Derby, Derbyshire.

The family emigrated from the UK to the USA in 1911.

1911 USA Arrival (Husband) Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists 1891-1943 Ship Name: Franconia sailing from Liverpool 18 Apr 1911

  • Williams, Charles Percy, 38 yrs, Male, Married, Lace maker, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Country: England, Race: British, Last residence: Derby England. Nearest relative in home country: Mrs F Williams (wife) 62 Coburg St, Crewton, Derby. Final destination: River Point, Rhode Island.

USA Arrival (Wife and Family) Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists 1891-1943 Ship Name: Bohemian sailing from Liverpool 29 July 1911

  • Williams, Florence E, 33yrs 1 month, Female, Married, Wife, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Country: England, Race: British, Last residence: Derby England. Nearest relative in home country: Mrs Underwood (mother) 16 Albion Street, Derby. Final destination: River Point, Rhode Island.
  • Williams, Charles F, 11yrs 3 month, Male, Single, Child, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Country: England, Race: British, Last residence: Derby England. Nearest relative in home country: Mrs Underwood (mother) 16 Albion Street, Derby. Final destination: River Point, Rhode Island.
  • Williams, Florence F, 9ys 6 month, Female, Single, Child, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Country: England, Race: British, Last residence: Derby England. Nearest relative in home country: Mrs Underwood (mother) 16 Albion Street, Derby. Final destination: River Point, Rhode Island.
  • Williams, Francis J, 7ys 6 month, Male, Single, Child, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Country: England, Race: British, Last residence: Derby England. Nearest relative in home country: Mrs Underwood (mother) 16 Albion Street, Derby. Final destination: River Point, Rhode Island.

1915 USA Census Rhode Island State Census 1915 Enumeration District: 38, County: Kent, Town: West Warwick, District: 2 Address: Pleasant View

  • Williams, Charles P, Head, Male, White, 41, born England, Father born England, Mother born England, Citizenship: Alien, Employed as Weaver in Lace Mill.
  • Williams, Florence, Wife, Female, White, 36, born England, Father born England, Mother born England, Not Employed.
  • Williams, Charles F, Son, Male, White, 14, born England, Father born England, Mother born England, Employed as Threader in Lace Mill.
  • Williams, Florence, Daughter, White, 13, born England, Father born England, Mother born England, Not Employed.
  • Williams, Francis, Son, White, 11, born England, Father born England, Mother born England, Not Employed.

1917 US Naturalization (Husband) Rhode Island District Court Naturalization Indexex 1906-1991 Vol 27, Page 157, C 799562 Date of Naturalization: 13 Oct 1917 Williams, Charles Percy, Wakefield St., Riverpoint, Rhode Island. Country of birth: England, When born: 08 Dec 1872 Date and Port of Arrival in US: 26 Ap 1911, Boston Mass. Witnesses: Elmer E Page, Nathan E Kendall.

1920 USA Census 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

  • Williams, Charles P, Head, Home: Owned, Mortgage Free, Male, White, Age 47, Married, Year of Immigration: 1911, Naturalized: Yes in 1918, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Mother Tongue: English, Father's birthplace: England, Father's Language: English, Mother's birthplace: England, Mother's language: English, Occupation: Lace Maker, Industry: Shop, Employment Status: Employee.
  • Underwood, Florence E, Wife, Female, White, Married, Age 41, Married, Year of Immigration: 1911, Naturalized: Yes in 1918, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Mother Tongue: English, Father's birthplace: England, Father's Language: English, Mother's birthplace: England, Mother's language: English, Occupation: None.
  • Williams, Charles F, Son, Male, White, Age 19, Single, Year of Immigration: 1911, Naturalized: Yes in 1918, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Mother Tongue: English, Father's birthplace: England, Father's Language: English, Mother's birthplace: England, Mother's language: English, Occupation: Lace Maker, Industry: Shop, Employment Status: Employee.
  • Williams, Florence T, Daughter, Female, White, Age 17, Single, Year of Immigration: 1911, Naturalized: Yes in 1918, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Mother Tongue: English, Father's birthplace: England, Father's Language: English, Mother's birthplace: England, Mother's language: English, Occupation: Clerk, Industry: Office, Employment Status: Employee.
  • Williams, Francis J, Son, Male, White, Age 15, Single, Year of Immigration: 1911, Naturalized: Yes in 1918, Can read: Yes, Can write: Yes, Mother Tongue: English, Father's birthplace: England, Father's Language: English, Mother's birthplace: England, Mother's language: English, Occupation: Draftsman, Industry: Shop, Employment Status: Employee.

1930 USA Census. 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  • Williams, Charles P, Head, Home Owned, Home Value 5,000, Radio Owned, Male, White, 57, Married, Married aged 26, Able to Read and Write, Born in England, Father born in England, Mother born in England, English spoken in home country, Immigration Year 1911, Nationalised, Speaks English, Weaver in Lace Factory, Worker, No military service.
  • Williams, Florence E, Wife of Head, Female, White, 51, Married, Married aged 21, Able to Read and Write, Born in England, Father born in England, Mother born in England, English spoken in home country, Immigration Year 1911, Nationalised, Speaks English, Works at Home.
  • Williams, C. Fred, Son, Male, White, 29, Single, Able to Read and Write, Born in England, Father born in England, Mother born in England, English spoken in home country, Immigration Year 1911, Nationalised, Speaks English, Weaver in Lace Factory,Worker, No military service.

1940 USA Census 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

  • Charles Percy Williams, Head, Male, White, aged 68, Married, Age at Marriage 26, Birthplace: England, Father's Birthplace: England, Mother's Birthplace: England, Occupation: Lace Maker, Industry: Lace Factory, No military service.
  • Florence Emily Underwood, Wife, Female, White, aged 61, Married, Age at Marriage 21, Birthplace: England, Father's Birthplace: England, Mother's Birthplace: England, Occupation: None, No military service.

Sources

↑ UK Birth index 1878. Derby, Jul-Sept, vol 7b, page 517. ↑ 1881 UK Census. 6 Wellington Street, Derby. ↑ 1891 UK Census. RG12Piece2721Folio35Page7. Shedule 42, Bolton Edge, Chellaston, Derbyshire. ↑ UK Marriage index 1899. Shardlow, Derbyshire, Jul-Sep, vol 7b, page 937 ↑ 1901 UK Census. Osmaston Road, Osmaston, Derbyshire, England. ↑ 1911 UK Census. Derby, Derbyshire. ↑ Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists 1891-1943. Ship Name: Franconia sailing from Liverpool 18 Apr 1911 ↑ Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists 1891-1943. Ship Name: Bohemian sailing from Liverpool 29 July 1911 ↑ Rhode Island State Census 1915. Enumeration District: 38, County: Kent, Town: West Warwick, District: 2. Address: Pleasant View ↑ Rhode Island District Court Naturalization Indexex 1906-1991. Vol 27, Page 157, C 799562. Date of Naturalization: 13 Oct 1917 ↑ 1920 USA Census. 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA ↑ 1930 USA Census. 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. ↑ 1940 USA Census. 294 Davenport Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

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
herself
1878
Birth: 1878Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death:
3 years
younger brother
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 Charles Percy Williams
husband
1873
Birth: 1873Chellaston, Derbyshire, England
Death:
herself
1878
Birth: 1878Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: 1899Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
3 years
son
1901
Birth: 1901Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death:
2 years
daughter
1902
Birth: 1902Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death:
3 years
son
1904
Birth: 1904Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death: