Matilda Curtis, 18311873 (aged 42 years)

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Biography

Matilda Curtis was baptised at Dursley Parish Church on 25 December 1831.

Her Father was William Curtis, born at Wick, Gloucestershire in 1821. Her mother was called Elizabeth. Elizabeth died in the early 1830's. In 1838 William Curtis married Sarah Owen, who became Matilda's step-mother.

Matilda Curtis and George Underwood married at Dursley Parish Church on 9 March 1851, and the Bans of Marriage describe them both as residents of the parish. The Parish Marriage Register give Matilda Curtis' father as William Curtis, and the witnesses in the Register are William Curtis and Sarah Curtis. Sarah Curtis was Matilda Curtis' step-mother.

They had eleven children:

  1. George Thomas Underwood, b.1852 Gloucester
  2. John Henry Underwood, b.1853 Gloucester
  3. Orlando Underwood, b.1856 Clifton, Gloucestershire
  4. Octavious Underwood, b.1857 Dursley, Gloucestershire
  5. Rosa Matilda Underwood, b.1860 Dursley, Gloucestershire
  6. Sarah Charlotte Eugene Underwood b.1862 Dursly, Gloucestershire
  7. Florence Jane Underwood b.1863 Dursly, Gloucestershire
  8. Eliza Kate Underwood b.1865 Dursly, Gloucestershire
  9. Alice Curtis Underwood b.1867 Dursly, Gloucestershir
  10. Arthur Underwood b.1869 Dursley, Gloucestershire
  11. Laura Mary Underwood b.1871 Dursley, Gloucestershire

At the 1851 census she was living with her husband in Dursley with her husband's two surviving children from his first marriage, William George Underwood b.1841, and Ann Maria Underwood b.1844.

Matilda Curtis is subsequently listed as living together with her husband and children in the same place in the 1861 and 1871 census.

Matilda Curtis died in Dursley in 1873.

References

1831 Baptism Dursley Parish Church Baptism Register 25 Dec 1831 Matilda, Daughter. Father: William Curtis, Abode: Dursley. Labourer Mother: Elizabeth.

1841 UK Census Slade Lane, Dursley

  • William Curtis, 25, Labourer, born Gloucestershire
  • Sarah Curtis, 20, born Gloucestershire
  • Matilda Curtis, 8, born Gloucestershire
  • Charlotte Curtis, 5, born Gloucestershire

1851 Marriage UK Marriage index 1851 Dursley, Jan-Mar, vol 11, page 349 Underwood George Curtis Matilda

Dursley Parish Church 1851 9 March George Underwood, of age, Widower, Engineer, Residence Dursley, Father Deceased Matilda Curtis, minor, Spinster, - , Residence Dursley, Father, William Curtis, Labourer Witnesses: William Curtis and Sarah Curtis

1851 UK Census HO107Piece1962Folio323Page27 Barton St Mary, Lower Barton:

  • George Underwood, Head, married, aged 32, Engine Driver, born Atworth, Wiltshire.
  • Matilda Underwood, Wife, aged 20, born Bath.
  • William George Underwood, Son, aged 9, Scholar, born Bridgwater, Somerset.
  • Ann Maria Underwood, Daughter, aged 7, Scholar, born Gloucester.

In the above census, the person taking the census got confused and got the places of birth wrong for the two children. It was William George Underwood who was born in Gloucester, and Ann Maria Underwood who was born in Bridgwater.

1861 UK Census Parish of Dursley. Railway House:

  • George Underwood, Head, married, aged 42, Railway Engine Driver, born Atworth, Wiltshire.
  • Matilda Underwood, Wife, Married, aged 29, born Bath, Somerset.
  • Annie Maria 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.

1871 UK Census RG10Piece2494Folio9Page9 44 Lower Mills, Dursley

  • 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

In the above census, 3 week old Laura Mary Underwood is not named but her birth was later registered in those names.

1873 Death UK Death Index 1873 Dursley, Gloucestershire, Jan-Mar, volume 6a, page 161 Underwood Matilda Aged 41

Sources

↑ Dursley Parish Church. Baptism Register 25 Dec 1831 ↑ UK Census 1841. Slade Lane, Dursley. ↑ UK Marriage index 1851. Dursley, Jan-Mar, vol 11, page 349. ↑ Dursley Parish Church 9 March 1851. Marriage Register ↑ Census1851. HO107 Piece1962 Folio323 Page27. Barton St Mary, Lower Barton ↑ 1861 UK Census. Parish of Dursley. Railway House ↑ UK Census 1871. RG10 Piece2494 Folio9 Page9. 44 Lower Mills, Dursley. ↑ UK Death Index 1873. Dursley, Gloucestershire, Jan-Mar, volume 6a, page 161

Family with parents
father
18091881
Birth: between 1809 and 1816Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1881Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
mother
18041835
Birth: between 1804 and 1805Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: between 1835 and 1838Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: February 5, 1831Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
11 months
herself
18311873
Birth: 1831Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1873Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
5 years
younger sister
1835
Birth: 1835Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
Father’s family with Sarah Owen
father
18091881
Birth: between 1809 and 1816Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1881Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
step-mother
1821
Birth: 1821Wick, Bristol, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: April 16, 1838Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Family with George William Underwood
husband
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
herself
18311873
Birth: 1831Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1873Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: March 9, 1851Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
22 months
son
18521925
Birth: 1852Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925St Pancras, London, England
2 years
son
18531907
Birth: 1853Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1907Islington, London, England
3 years
son
18551924
Birth: December 19, 1855Bristol, England
Death: 1924St Pancras, London, England
22 months
son
18571934
Birth: October 19, 1857Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1934Basford, Derbyshire, England
2 years
daughter
18591938
Birth: 1859Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1938Stroud, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
daughter
18621880
Birth: January 9, 1862Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Burial: September 7, 1880Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
daughter
18631868
Birth: 1863Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1868Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
daughter
1865
Birth: July 4, 1865Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
2 years
daughter
1867
Birth: July 29, 1867Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
3 years
son
18691906
Birth: 1869Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1906Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England
2 years
daughter
1871
Birth: March 13, 1871Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
George William Underwood + Maria Lane
husband
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
partner’s partner
18231850
Birth: 1823Wiltshire, England
Death: 1850Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1840Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
21 months
step-son
18411925
Birth: September 23, 1841Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925Islington, London, England
3 years
step-daughter
18441915
Birth: 1844Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Death: 1915Stockton on Tees, Durham, England
6 years
step-son
18491849
Birth: 1849Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1849Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
step-daughter
18501850
Birth: 1850Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1850Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
George William Underwood + Sarah Owen
husband
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
step-mother
1821
Birth: 1821Wick, Bristol, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: 1881Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, England