John Underwood, 17941824 (aged 30 years)

Name
John Underwood
Note

John Underwood 1794–1824

John Underwood was born about 1794.

He married Ann Stone in Atworth Chapel, Atworth, Wiltshire, in 1813 (Atworth was then part of the parish of Bradford on Avon).

They had at least three sons

  1. William Underwood b.1813 at Atford (AKA Atworth)
  2. George Underwood b.1819 at Atworth,
  3. Joseph Underwood b.1823 at Atworth.

Their marriage appears to be the only 'Underwood' marriage within the parish of Bradford on Avon during this period, so it seems likely that John Underwood is related to the 'Underwood's from Potterne, Wiltshire about 11 miles away (of whom there are many - so many John Underwoods and William or George Underwood's in fact that it is currently proving difficult to determine where exactly they fit into the Potterne families). Backing up the supposition that the Underwood's were not originally from Atworth is the fact that there are no 'Underwood' gravestones in the Atworth parish churchyard.

He died in 1824 and was buried at Atworth, Wiltshire on 8 December 1824 aged 30 years.

REFERENCES

1794 Birth John Underwood is described as 30 years old at his death in 1824.

1813 Marriage St Michael Parish Church, Bradford on Avon Chapel of Atworth Marriage Register, 21 Jan 1813 John Underwood, Labourer Ann Stone, Servant Witness: Thomas Stone Witness: William Gibbs

1824 Death St Michael Parish Church, Bradford on Avon Chapel of Atworth Burial Register, 08 Dec 1824 John Underwood Residence: Okeford, Atworth, Wiltshire Aged 30 Born 1794 Buried 08 Dec 1824

POSSIBLE CONFUSIONS

This JOHN and ANN Underwood married at ATWORTH, Wiltshire in 1813, and had a son named George Underwood born in ATWORTH in 1819

This is NOT the JOHN and ANN Underwood who married at POTTERNE, Wiltshire in 1810, and had a son named George Underwood born at POTTERN

The two George Underwood's are listed at different places in both the 1841 and the 1851 census.

1841 UK Census George Underwood from ATWORTH is listed living with his wife. George Underwood from POTTERNE is listed still living with his parents.

1861 UK Census George Underwood from ATWORTH is listed with his wife and children. George Underwood from POTTERNE is still listed with his parents.

POSSIBLE CONFUSIONS

Atford, Wiltshire and Atworth, Wiltshire are the same place!

For clarity reasons, the word 'Atworth ' is prefered.

The following information is taken from the home page of the Atworth Village Website http://www.atworth.org.uk/

The famous mapmaker and cartographer John Speed (1552 - 1629) shows Atworth on his maps of Wiltshire, but it is named as "Atford". Later, in 1773, the mapmakers Andrews and Dury, published a map of Wiltshire in which Atworth appeared as both "Atford" and as "Attworth".

The "At" component of the name has been associated with the word "oat", which may imply a role in the service of grain markets of the time.

When or where there may have been a ford in the village is not known at present.

By the time the Ordnance Survey produced its first maps in the early 19th century, the village was almost exclusively referred to as "Atworth".

FUTURE RESEARCH

Their marriage appears to be the only 'Underwood' marriage within the parish of Bradford on Avon during this period, so it seems likely that John Underwood may be related to the 'Underwood's from Potterne, Wiltshire about 11 miles away. He may have been born at Potterne, but there is no conclusive evidence of that at present.

It may be worth doing a spreadsheet of Pottern Parish Records to see if the Atworth and Potterne families can be linked.

John Underwood 1794–1824

Family with Anne Stone
himself
17941824
Birth: 1794
Death: 1824Atworth, Wiltshire, England
wife
1794
Birth: estimated 1794
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: January 21, 1813Bradford, Wiltshire, England
10 months
son
18131824
Baptism: November 7, 1813Atford, Bradford, Wiltshire, England
Death:
6 years
son
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
5 years
son
1823
Christening: June 15, 1823Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: