Emma Birmingham, 18301907 (aged 77 years)

Birth

She was baptised 18 months before the christening. This may indicate she was ill at birth and not expected to live.

Occupation

(Emma Underwood [nee Birmingham) is the wife of William G Underwood who is the son of George Wiilliam Underwood and Maria Lane)

Occupation

Although described as a 'Widow' it is believed her husband is alive at this time but a patient in a mental institution.

Note

Biography

Emma Birmingham was born in Selworthy, Somerset in 1830 and was baptised on 28 June 1830 at All Saints Parish Church, Selworthy, although she was not actually christened until November 1831. She was baptised 18 months before the christening. This may indicate she was ill at birth and not expected to live.

She married William George Underwood, born at Gloucester in 1841, at Bristol, Gloucester in 1862. They had at least three children

  1. Joshua W Underwood born Bedminster, Bristol in 1866
  2. Sarah Underwood born bedminster, Bristol in1869
  3. Joseph Underwood born Bedminster, Bristol in 1871.

Her husband, William George Underwood is not listed with the family after the 1871 census and it is believed he was the William Underwood listed in the 1881 and 1911 Census as a patient at a mental health hospital (or as it was described then, an 'asylum for imbeciles’) at Caterham, Surrey.

Emma Birmingham herself became a dress maker at Bedminster (1881 census) and then a tailoress (1891 census) and then lived with her daughter and her daughter's husband into her seventies (1901 census). She died in 1907.

References

1830 Baptism / 1831 Christening All Saints Parish Church, Selworthy, Somerset Baptisms Register 1830-1836. 09 Nov 1831 Birmingham, Emma Parents: William and Jane, Abode - Holnicote Trade of Father - Gardener Baptism date - 28 June 1830, Private baptism. Christened 9 Nov 1831.

1841 UK Census HO107Piece936Folio18Page28 Parks, Carhampton, Somerset.

  • William Birmingham, 55, Gardener, born Somerset.
  • Jane Birmingham, 50, born Somerset.
  • Mary Birmingham, 20, born Somerset.
  • John Birmingham, 14, born Somerset.
  • Emma Birmingham, 10, born Somerset.

1851 UK Census Ship Lane, Bedminster, Somerset.

  • Rubin Nunn, Head, married, 35, Mason and Beer House Keeper, born Stoke Flemming, Devon.
  • Jane Nunn, Wife, married, 38, born Selworthy, Somerset.
  • Rubin Nunn, Son, 10, born Selworthy, Somerset.
  • Emma Birmingham, Visitor, unmarried, 20, Dressmaker, born Selworthy, Somerset.

1862 Marriage UK Marriage index April-June 1862. Bristol, Gloucestershire, vol 6a, page 173. William George Underwood Emma Birmingham.

1871 UK Census RG10Piece2508Folio76Page46 5 Bartley Street, Bedminster, Bristol.

  • William G Underwood, Head, Married, 30, General Mason, born Gloster.
  • Emma Underwood, Wife, Married, 40, born Selworthy, Somerset.
  • Joshua Underwood, Son, 4, Scholar, born Bristol, Somerset.
  • Sarah Underwood, Daughter, 12 month, born Bristol, Somerset.
  • George Underwood, nephew, Unmarried, 14 yrs, Machine Ruler, born Bristol, Somerset.

1881 UK Census. Essex Street, Bedminster, Somerset, England.

  • Emma Underwood, Head, aged 50, Married, Dress Maker, born Selworthy, Somerset.
  • Joshua Underwood, Son, aged 14, Shop boy, born Btol, Bedminster, England.
  • Sarah Underwood, Daughter, aged 11, Scholar, born Btol, Bedminster, England.
  • Joseph Underwood, Son, aged 9, born Btol, Bedminster, England.

1891 UK Census. RG12Piece1948Folio13Page21 17 Dean Crescent, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset.

  • Emma Underwood, Head, Widow, 61, Widow, Tailoress, born Selworthy, Somerset.

Although described as a 'Widow' in the above census it is believed her husband is alive at this time but a patient in a mental institution.

1901 UK Census. Chessell Terrace, Chessell Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

  • Alfred Binding, Head, aged 31, born Bristol.
  • Sarah Binding, Wife, aged 31, born Bristol. Emma Underwood, Mother in Law, aged 70, born Selworthy, Somerset.

**1907 Death. ** UK Death index 1907. Bristol, Jan-Mar, vol 6a, page 2. Underwood, Emma Aged 76.

Sources

↑ All Saints Parish Church, Selworthy, Somerset, Baptisms Register 9 Nov 1831. ↑ 1841 UK Census. HO107Piece936Folio18Page28. Parks, Carhampton, Somerset. ↑ 1851 UK Census. Ship Lane, Bedminster, Somerset. ↑ UK Marriage index April-June 1862. Bristol, Gloucestershire, vol 6a, page 173. ↑ 1871 UK Census. RG10Piece2508Folio76Page46, 5 Bartley Street, Bedminster, Bristol. ↑ 1881 UK Census. Essex Street, Bedminster, Somerset, England. ↑ 1891 UK Census. RG12Piece1948Folio13Page21. 17 Dean Crescent, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset. ↑ 1901 UK Census. Chessell Terrace, Chessell Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire. ↑ UK Death index 1907. Bristol, Jan-Mar, vol 6a, page 2.

Family with William George Underwood
husband
18411925
Birth: September 23, 1841Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925Islington, London, England
herself
18301907
Birth: 1830Selworthy, Somerset, England
Death: 1907Bristol, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1862Bristol, England
5 years
son
18661944
Birth: November 25, 1866Bristol, England
Death: 1944Eastbourne, Sussex, England
3 years
daughter
18691948
Birth: May 12, 1869Bedminster, Bristol, England
Death: 1948Wells, Somerset, England
3 years
son
18711883
Birth: 1871Bedminster, Somerset, England
Death: 1883Bedminster, Bristol, England