William Underwood, 1813

Name
William Underwood
Given names
William
Surname
Underwood
Note

William Underwood 1813

William Underwood was baptised at Atford, Wiltshire on 07 Nov 1813.

His parents were John Underwood born in 1794 and Ann Stone, who married at Atworth in 1813 (at that time both Atford/Atworth was part of the parish of Bradford on Avon).

REFERENCES

1813 Baptism St Michael, Parish of Bradford, Wiltshire. Chapel of Atworth. Baptism Register 1813 Page 3 07 Nov 1813 William, Son of John Underwood, Labourer and Ann Underwood at Atford.

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 seems not be 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

There must be some record of this person after his baptism, even if it is a quick death.

Future Research Find additional sources later than 1813 baptism. Start with Atworth Parish Registers.

William Underwood 1813

Family with parents
father
17941824
Birth: 1794
Death: 1824Atworth, Wiltshire, England
mother
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: January 21, 1813Bradford, Wiltshire, England
10 months
himself
1813
Baptism: November 7, 1813Atford, Bradford, Wiltshire, England
Death:
6 years
younger brother
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
5 years
younger brother
1823
Christening: June 15, 1823Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: