William George Underwood, 1898

Name
William George /Underwood/
Birth

Newington was part of the St Saviour Registration District until 1901, when part of Newington (and all of Kennington Park) was moved to the Lambeth Registration District

Note

William George Underwood 1898

William George Underwood was born at London in 1898.

His parents were Joshua William Underwood born at Bristol, Gloucestershire in 1966 and Matilda Bridle, born at Dorchester, Dorset in 1866, who married at St Giles, London in 1894.

His paternal grand-parents were William George Underwood born at Gloucester in 1841 and Emma Birmingham, born at Selworthy, Somerset in 1830, who married at Bristol, Gloucestershire in 1862.

His maternal grand-parents were Joseph Bridle and Mary Jane Bridle.

REFERENCES

1898 Birth UK Birth index 1898. St Saviour, Jul-Sep, vol 1d, page 113. Underwood, William George. Newington was part of the St Saviour Registration District until 1901, when part of Newington (and all of Kennington Park) was moved to the Lambeth Registration District.

1901 Census. Aldred Road, Walworth, London.

  • Joshua W Underwood, Head, aged 34, Warehouseman (Drapery), born Bristol, Bedminster, Somerset.
  • Matilda Underwood, Wife, aged 34, , born Dorchester, Dorsetshire.
  • Joseph Underwood, Son, aged 4, born Regents Park, London.
  • William Underwood, Son, aged 2, born Newington, London.
  • Emile Heymann, Boarder, male, aged 28, born Bavaria, Germany (Foreign Subject).

1911 Census. St Mary, Newington, London.

  • Johnathan Underwood, Head, aged 44, Salesman Wholesale Drapery, born Bermondsey, London.
  • Matilda Underwood, Wife, aged 44, born Cerne Abbers, Dorset.
  • Joseph Underwood, Son, aged 14, Boy Corenting House, born Regents Park, London.
  • William Underwood, Son, aged 12, School, born Kennington Park, London.

POSSIBLE CONFUSION

The 1911 census appear to be the family, but Joshua appears to have changed his name from Joshua to Johnathan and his location of birth from Bristol to Bermondsey! Even the occupation is similar drapers porter (1891 census) drapery warehouseman (1901 census) and wholesale drapery salesman (1911 census).

The changes in the birth place of Matilda, from Dorchester to Cerne Abbas, can be explained by Cerne Abbas being on the outskirts of Dorchester. The changes in the birth place of William from Newington, London to Kennington Park, London is explained by the fact that both Newington and Kennington Park both became part of the same registration district in 1901.

FUTURE RESEARCH

Army service and death needs confirming

William may have served in the Army during WWI.

  • William Undewood, b 1898, joined 3rd reserve Cavalry Regement 33814 aged 19 in 1917.
  • William Undewood, b 1898, joined Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 53008, 5th Battalion aged 18 in 1917.
  • William Undewood, b 1898, joined Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) S/52008, 5th Battalion aged 20 in 1919.

If he lied about his age, he could have joined earlier.

  • William Underwood, b 1915, Joined Royal West Kent Regiment, 20039, 1st Battalion, aged 19 in 1915.

Possible death records.

  1. UK Death index. 1946 Surrey Mid.Eastern, Jan-Mar, vol 2a, page 315. Underwood, William G. Aged 49.
  2. UK Death index. 1953 Northampton, Jan-Mar, vol 3b, page 786. Underwood, William G. Aged 56.

William George Underwood 1898

Family with parents
father
18661944
Birth: November 25, 1866Bristol, England
Death: 1944Eastbourne, Sussex, England
mother
18661950
Birth: September 3, 1866Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: 1950Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1894St Giles, London, England
3 years
elder brother
1896
Birth: 1896Pancras, London, England
Death:
3 years
himself
1898
Birth: 1898St Saviour, London, England
Death: