Rosa Matilda Underwood, 18591938 (aged 79 years)

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Biography

Rosa Matilda Underwood was born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, on 26 Nov 1859 although the birth was not registered on the UK Birth index until 1860 and her baptism was held on 8 Apr 1860.

Her parents were George William Underwood born at Atworth, Wiltshire in 1819, and Matilda Curtis, born at Bath, Somerset, in 1835, who married at Dursley in 1851 after the death of George’s first wife in 1850.

In 1892 at Dursly, Gloucestershire she married John Edwin Riddick who was born at West Knoyle, Wiltshire but whose birth is registered at Mere, Wiltshire in 1861.

They had at least two children:

  1. Lily Rose Riddick born at Stroud, Gloucestershirein 1893
  2. Albert Henry Riddick born at Stroud in 1894. Albert Henry Riddick died in 1895 before his first birthday.

Her husband, John Edwin Riddick, died at Banbury in 1900.

In 1906 at Swindon the widow Rosa Matilda Riddick married the widower Arthur George Bennett.

Rosa Matilda Underwood appeared on the 1861 census at one year old, and the 1871 census at eleven years old.

In the 1881 census she is described as a 21 year old invalid.

In the 1911 Census she is listed living with her second husband at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.

She died at Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1938.

References

1860 Birth Index UK Birth Index Dursley, Gloucestershire Jan-March, Vol 6a, Page 193 Underwood, Rosa Matilda

1860 Baptism Dursley Parish Church, Dursley, Gloucestershire Baptism Register 08 Apr 1860 Rosa Matilda Underwood, born 26 Nov 1859 Father: George Underwood Mother: Matilda

1861 UK Census. Railway House, Dursley, Gloucestershire

  • George Underwood, Head, married, aged 42, Railway Engine Driver, born Atworth, Wiltshire.
  • Matilda Underwood, Wife, Married, aged 29, born Bath, Somerset.
  • Annie M Underwood, Daughter, unmarried, aged 17, Rope Maker, born Bridgwater, Somerset.
  • George Underwood, Son, aged 9, Scholar, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
  • John H Underwood, Son, aged 7, Scholar, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
  • Orlando Underwood, Son, aged 5, Scholar, born Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • Octavius Underwood, Son, aged 2, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Rosa Matilda Underwood, Daughter, aged 1, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.

1971 UK Census RG10Piece2494Folio9Page9 44 Lower Mills, Dursley, Gloucestershire.

  • George Underwood, Head, married, 51, Railway engine driver, born Atworth, Wiltshire.
  • Matilda Underwood, wife, married, 39, born Bath, Somerset.
  • George Underwood, Son, unmarried, 19, Gardener, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
  • Octavious Underwood, Son, 13, scholar, born Dursley Gloucestershire.
  • Rosa Underwood, Daughter, 11, scholar, born Dursley Gloucestershire.
  • Eugene Underwood, daughter, 9, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Kate Underwood, daughter, 5, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Alice Underwood, daughter, 3, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Arthur Underwood, son, aged 1, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • ... Underwood, daughter, 3 weeks, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Laura Underwood is not named on the above 1871 Census, but her birth was later registered in those names.

1881 UK Census Lower Mills, Dursley.

  • George Underwood, head, widower, 60, born: 1821 Atworth, Wiltshire. Engine Driver.
  • Rosa M Underwood, daughter, single, 21, born: 1860, Dursley. Invalid.
  • Eliza K Underwood, daughter, single, 15, born: 1866, Dursley. Dressmaker.
  • Alice C Underwood, daughter, single, 13, born: 1868, Dursley. Scholar.
  • Arthur Underwood, son, single, 11, born: 1870, Dursley. Scholar.
  • Laura M Underwood, daughter, single, 10, born: 1871, Dursley.
  • Sarah Curtis, mother in law, married, 60, born: 1821, Wick, Glouc. Houskeeper.
  • William Curtis, father in law, married, 71, born:1810, Dursley.

1892 Marriage (First Marriage) UK Marriage index 1892. Dursley, Gloucestershire Jul-Sep, vol 6a, page 416. Underwood, Rosa Matilda John Edwin Riddick.

Her first husband died in 1900.

1901 UK Census Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England.

  • Maria A Baynes, Head, 54 years, Living on Own Means, born Calcutta, India.
  • Caroline E Baynes, Sister in Law, 57 years, Living on Own Means, born Poona, India.
  • Mary A Jeynes, Servant, 40 years, Domestic Cook, born Tewksbury, Gloucestershire.
  • Roasa M Riddick, Servant, 41 years, Widow, Domestic Parlour Maid, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Emma E Marmont, Servant, 24 years, Domestic House Maid, born Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.
  • Frances C Bullock, Servant, 15 years, Domestic Kitchen Maid, born Longhope, Gloucestershire.

1906 Marriage (Second Marriage) UK Marriage index 1906 Swindon, Wiltshire Jan-Mar, vol 5a, page 11. Riddick, Rosa Matilda Bennett, Arthur George.

1905 Marriage Banns Christchurch with St Mary Parish Church, Swindon, Wiltshire. Marriage Banns 1905, Page 89. Between Arthur George Bennett, Widower and. Rosa Matilda Riddick, Widow, both of this parish. 32 Ripley Road. Sunday Dec 17th. Sunday Dec 24th. Sunday Dec 31st.

1906 Marriage Register Christchurch with St Mary Parish Church, Swindon, Wiltshire. Marriage Register 1906, Page 249. Jan 11th 1906. Arthur George Bennet, 51, Widower, Wool Sorter, 32 Ripley Road. Father: George Bennett, Deceased, Wool Sorter. Rosa Matilda Riddick, 47, Widow, 32 Ripley Road. Father: George William Underwood, Deceased, Engine Driver.

1911 UK Census Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.

  • Arthur George Bennett, Head, Married 5 years, Woolsorter, aged 46, born Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.
  • Rose Matilda Bennett, Wife, aged 52, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Her husband's died aged 69 at Stroud in 1924.

1938 Death UK Death Index Sept 1938, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Vol 6a, Page 443. Rose M Bennett

Sources

↑ Dursley Parish Church, Gloucestershire, Baptism Register 08 Apr 1860 ↑ 1860 UK Birth Index. Dursley, Jan-March, Vol 6a, Page 193 ↑ Dursley Parish Church, Gloucestershire, Baptism Register 08 Apr 1860 ↑ 1861 UK Census. Railway House, Dursley. ↑ 1971 UK Census, RG10Piece2494Folio9Page9, 44 Lower Mills, Dursley. ↑ 1881 UK Census. Lower Mills, Dursley. ↑ UK Marriage index 1892. Dursley, Jul-Sep, vol 6a, page 416. ↑ 1901 UK Census, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England. ↑ UK Marriage index 1906, Swindon, Jan-Mar, vol 5a, page 11. ↑ Christchurch with St Mary Parish Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, Marriage Banns 1905, Page 89. ↑ Christchurch with St Mary Parish Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, Marriage Register 1906, Page 249. ↑ 1911 UK Census, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. ↑ UK Death Index Sept 1938, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Vol 6a, Page 443.

Family with parents
father
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
mother
18311873
Birth: 1831Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1873Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: March 9, 1851Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
22 months
elder brother
18521925
Birth: 1852Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925St Pancras, London, England
2 years
elder brother
18531907
Birth: 1853Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1907Islington, London, England
3 years
elder brother
18551924
Birth: December 19, 1855Bristol, England
Death: 1924St Pancras, London, England
22 months
elder brother
18571934
Birth: October 19, 1857Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1934Basford, Derbyshire, England
2 years
herself
18591938
Birth: 1859Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1938Stroud, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
younger sister
18621880
Birth: January 9, 1862Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Burial: September 7, 1880Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
younger sister
18631868
Birth: 1863Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1868Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
younger sister
1865
Birth: July 4, 1865Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
2 years
younger sister
1867
Birth: July 29, 1867Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
3 years
younger brother
18691906
Birth: 1869Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1906Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England
2 years
younger sister
1871
Birth: March 13, 1871Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
Father’s family with Maria Lane
father
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
step-mother
18231850
Birth: 1823Wiltshire, England
Death: 1850Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1840Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
21 months
half-brother
18411925
Birth: September 23, 1841Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925Islington, London, England
3 years
half-sister
18441915
Birth: 1844Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Death: 1915Stockton on Tees, Durham, England
6 years
half-brother
18491849
Birth: 1849Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1849Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
half-sister
18501850
Birth: 1850Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1850Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Father’s family with Sarah Owen
father
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
step-mother
1821
Birth: 1821Wick, Bristol, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: 1881Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, England
Family with John Edwin Riddick
husband
18611900
Birth: 1861Mere, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1900Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
herself
18591938
Birth: 1859Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1938Stroud, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1892Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
daughter
1893
Birth: 1893Stroud, Bristol, England
Death:
2 years
son
18941895
Birth: 1894Stroud, Bristol, England
Death: 1895Stroud, Bristol, England
Family with Arthur George Bennett
husband
1854
Birth: 1854Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
herself
18591938
Birth: 1859Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1938Stroud, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1906Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Arthur George Bennett + Elizabeth Spill
husband
1854
Birth: 1854Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
partner’s partner
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: November 13, 1886Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England