Octavious Underwood, 18571934 (aged 76 years)

Name
Octavious Underwood
Birth

Spelling on birth register is 'Octavious'. Later, on Census it is changed to Octavius.

Occupation

(Octavius Underwood is my great grandfather, the son of my great great grandfather George William Underwood) Spelling on Census is Octavius, but spelling on birth was Octavious.

Note

Octavious Underwood 1857–1934

Octavious Underwood was born in 1857 at Lower Mills, Dursley, Gloucestershire, on 19th October 1857. Although his name was spelt Octavious on his birth certificate, death certificate and on the 1871 census, the second ‘o’ was ommitted when he was listed on the 1861 and 1881 census as Octavius.

His parents were George William Underwood born at Atworth, Wiltshire in 1819, and Matilda Underwood (nee Curtis) born at Bath, Somerset, in 1835, who married at Dursley in 1851 after the death of George’s first wife in 1850.

Octavious Underwood lived with Agnes Meakin from about 1877, and they were listed as husband and wife on various census entries, but did not actually get married until 18 years later in 1895.

All but one of their six children were born before they got married.

Their first child, Florence Emily Underwood was born in 1879 and registered with the name of her mother (Meakin).

The Other children were all registered with the name of Underwood, Octavious George Underwood born in 1881, Percival Harry Underwood born in 1883, Orlando Meaking Underwood born in 1884, Alice Eugenie Underwood born in 1889 and Cyril Oliver Underwood born in 1897.

In the 1861 census he is listed as being a 2 year old scholar, and in the 1871 census he is listed as being a 13 year old scholar, both times living with his parents, George Underwood and Matilda Underwood in Dursley.

By the 1881 census he is a 23 year old engine fitter in Derby, living with his wife Agnes Underwood, one year old daughter Emily Underwood, and two month old son Octavious Underwood.

By the 1891 census he is described as a 33 year old miner at Chellaston, living with his wife and five children, although there is no actual marriage record until 1895.

By the 1901 census he a miner living with his wife and four of his children at the home of his father-in-law, Edward Meakin (a mine manager), in chellaston.

At the time of the 1911 UK Census his wife and two of his children are listed at Derby, but Octavious Underwood is not listed with them although he is still alive. He is listed separately working in a mine in Nottingham.

His death was registered in 1934 when he was 76 years old.

REFERENCES

1857 Birth UK index of births 1857. Dursley, Gloucestershire Oct to Dec, vol 6a, page 170. Underwood, Octavious.

1857 Birth Certificate Registered at Dursley, Gloucestershire. Born 19 October 1857, Lower Mills, Dursley. Octavious Father: George Underwood, Railway Engine Driver. Mother: Matilda Underwood, formerly Curtis. Registered 17 November 1857.

1861 UK Census RG9Piece1753Folio18Page27 Railway House, Dursley, Gloucestershire:

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

Laura Underwood, aged 3 weeks, is not named on the above 1871 Census, but her birth was later registered in those names.

1881 UK Census RG11/3404 folio 8 page 10 6 Wellington Street, Derby, Derbyshire

  • Octavius Underwood, lodger, married, aged 23, engine fitter, born Wales.
  • Agnes Underwood, wife, married, aged 25, born Derby.
  • Emily Underwood, Daughter, aged 1, born born Derby.
  • Octavius G Underwood, Son, aged 2 months, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.”.

1891 UK Census RG12Piece2721Folio35Page7 Shedule 42, Bolton Edge, Chellaston, Derbyshire.

  • Octavius Underwood, Head, Married, 33, Miner / Plaster Pit Labourer, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Agnes Underwood, Wife, Married, 35, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Florence E Underwood, Daughter, 12, Scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Octavius G Underwood, Son, 10, Scholar, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
  • Percival H Underwood, Son, 7, Scholar, born Nottingham.
  • Orlando M Underwood, Son, 6, Scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Alice E Underwood, Daughter, 1, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.

1895 Marriage UK index of marriages 1895. Nottingham, Apr-Jun, vol 7b, page 593. Underwood, Octavius Meakin, Agnes.

1895 Marriage Certificate 17 June 1895 Nottingham Registry Office. Octavius Underwood, 36 years, Bachelor, machine fitter, 57 Annesley Street. Father: George Underwood (deceased) railway engine driver. Agnes Meakin, 38 years, Spinster, 57 Annesley Street. Father: George Meakin (deceased) railway waggon painter.

1901 UK Census RG13/3206 Folio 36, page 1 Newton House, 2 Snelsmore Lane, Chellaston, Derbyshire.

  • Edward Meakin, Head, Widower, 66, Manager Plaster Mine, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Agnes Underwood, Housekeeper, Married, 45, Housekeeper - Domestic, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Octavius Underwood, Border, Married, 43, Plaster Miner Below Ground, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  • Octavius G Underwood, Border, Single, 20, Labourer plaster mine above ground, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
  • H Underwood, Border, Single, 17, Labourer Plaster Mine Above Ground, born Nottingham.
  • Alice E Underwood, border, 11, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Cyril B Underwood, border, 4, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.

In the 1901 Census Agnes Underwood was Edwin Meakin's Niece (he was her father's brother). Cyril Oliver Underwood has mistakenly been listed as Cyril B Underwood

1911 UK Census RG 14/1227 Shedule 127 5 Lariges Row, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.

  • Charlotte S Widdison, Head, 53, Widow, Charwoman, born Lincoln.
  • Octavious Underwood, Boarder, 52, Married, Plaster Miner Blower, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.

At the time of the above 1911 UK Census his wife and two of his children are listed at Derby, but Octavious Underwood is not listed with them although he is still alive. He is listed separately working in a mine in Nottingham.

1934 Death UK index of deaths 1934 Basford, Nottinghamshire, Jan-Mar, vol 7b, page 291. Underwood, Octavius Aged 76.

Octavious Underwood 1857–1934

Family with parents
father
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
mother
18311873
Birth: 1831Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1873Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: March 9, 1851Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
22 months
elder brother
18521925
Birth: 1852Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925St Pancras, London, England
2 years
elder brother
18531907
Birth: 1853Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1907Islington, London, England
3 years
elder brother
18551924
Birth: December 19, 1855Bristol, England
Death: 1924St Pancras, London, England
22 months
himself
18571934
Birth: October 19, 1857Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1934Basford, Derbyshire, England
2 years
younger sister
18591938
Birth: 1859Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1938Stroud, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
younger sister
18621880
Birth: January 9, 1862Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Burial: September 7, 1880Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
younger sister
18631868
Birth: 1863Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1868Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
younger sister
1865
Birth: July 4, 1865Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
2 years
younger sister
1867
Birth: July 29, 1867Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
3 years
younger brother
18691906
Birth: 1869Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1906Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England
2 years
younger sister
1871
Birth: March 13, 1871Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:
Father’s family with Maria Lane
father
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
step-mother
18231850
Birth: 1823Wiltshire, England
Death: 1850Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1840Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
21 months
half-brother
18411925
Birth: September 23, 1841Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1925Islington, London, England
3 years
half-sister
18441915
Birth: 1844Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Death: 1915Stockton on Tees, Durham, England
6 years
half-brother
18491849
Birth: 1849Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1849Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
2 years
half-sister
18501850
Birth: 1850Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1850Gloucester Union, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Father’s family with Sarah Owen
father
18191890
Birth: 1819Atworth, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1890Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
step-mother
1821
Birth: 1821Wick, Bristol, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: 1881Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, England
Family with Agnes Meakin
himself
18571934
Birth: October 19, 1857Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1934Basford, Derbyshire, England
wife
18551912
Birth: 1855Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1912Derby, Derbyshire, England
Marriage
Marriage: June 17, 1895Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
-17 years
daughter
1878
Birth: 1878Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death:
3 years
son
18801915
Birth: December 1880Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1915France
2 years
son
18831963
Birth: April 28, 1883Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: 1963Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
20 months
son
18841894
Birth: 1884Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1894Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
6 years
daughter
18891914
Birth: 1889Chellaston, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1914Derby, Derbyshire, England
8 years
son
18961983
Birth: November 16, 1896Chellaston, Derbyshire, England
Death: April 8, 1983Derby, Derbyshire, England