Agnes Meakin, 18551912 (aged 57 years)

Name
Agnes Meakin
Married name
Underwood
Birth

There are two Agnes Meakin's born in Derbyshire in the 1850's The first born at Derby and the second born at Shardlow, Derbyshire. The first child, born at Derby in 1853 also died the same year so it is not the correct one. The second child was born at Shardlow, and Chellaston (where she was baptised) is a parish in Shardlow so it is the correct one.

Note

Biology

Agnes Meakin was born at Chellaston, Derbyshire in 1855.

At her christening her father is listed as George Meakin born 1828, and her mother is listed as Hannah.

When her parents were married at Chellaston Parish Church on 11 November 1852, their parents were listed as Thomas Meakin and Thomas Bates.

According to the UK Death index there is a George Meakin and Hannah Meakin who died in Derbyshire between the birth of Agnes Meakin and the 1861 Census. These are probably Agnes's parents as by the 1861 Census 5 year old Agnes Meakin was living with her grandfather, Thomas Meakin, at Derby Road, Chellaston, Derbyshire.

In the 1871 UK Census 16 year old Agnes Meakin is listed as a servant of Henry Parkin, a Lace Manufacturer at Long Eaton, Derbyshire. Subsequent census records show her living with her 'husband' Octavious Underwood.

Agnes Meakin lived with Octavious Underwood as husband and wife from about 1877. 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.

Agnes died at Derby in 1912 aged 57.

References

1855 Birth UK index of births 1855. Shardlow, Derbyshire Oct-Dec, vol 7b, page 293. Meakin, Agnes.

1855 Baptism Chellaston Parish Church Baptism Register. 11 Nov 1855. [2] Chellaston, Derby, England. Agnes Meakin Father: George Meakin. Mother: Hannah.

1861 UK Census RG9 Piece 2490, Folio 44, Page3, 07 Apr 1861. Moor End, Chellaston, Derbyshire, England.

  • Thomas Meakin, Head, Married, age 66, Farmer of 12 Acres, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Sarah A Meakin, Daughter, Unmarried, age 24, Unmarried, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Agnes Adams, Daughter, Married, age 20, Married, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • William Adams, Grandson, age 11, Errand Boy, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Mary A Marlow, Grandaughter, age 7, Scholar, born Over Seal, Leicestershire.
  • Emily Meakin, Grandaughter, age 7, Scholar, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Agnes Meakin, Grandaughter, age 5, Scholar, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
  • Joseph Adams, Son in Law, Married, age 22, Tailor and Post Messenger, born Melbourne, Derbyshire.

1871 UK Census RG10, Piece 3556, Folio 71, Page10 High Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England.

  • Henry Parton, Head, Married, 25, Lace Manufacturer, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
  • Susannah Parton, Wife, Married, 22, born Beeston, Nottingham.
  • Agnes Meakin, Servant, Unmarried, 16, Servant, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.

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

  • 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 RG12, Piece 2721, Folio 35, Page7 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. Nottingham, June 1895, Vol 7b, Page 593 Underwood Octavius Meakin Agnes

1895 UK 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.
  • Percival 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.

1911 UK Census Derby, Derbyshire, England.

  • Agnes Underwood, Head, 55 years, Married, Net Mender, born Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Octavious George Underwood, Son, 30 years, Single, Farm Labourer, born Long Eaton, Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Alice Eugenie Underwood, Daughter, 21 years, Single, born 21 chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Cyril Oliver Underwood, Son, 14 Lace Hand Threader, born Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire.

1912 Death UK index of deaths. 1912. Derby, Derbyshire Oct-Dec, vol 7b, page 613. Underwood, Agnes Aged 57.

Possible Confusions

There are two Agnes Meakin's born in Derbyshire in the 1850's The first born at Derby and the second born at Shardlow, Derbyshire. The first child, born at Derby in 1853 also died the same year so it is not the correct one. The second child was born at Shardlow in 1855. Chellaston (where Agnes was baptised) is a parish in Shardlow making that the correct one.

Sources

↑ UK index of births 1855. Shardlow, Oct-Dec, vol 7b, page 293 ↑ Chellaston Parish Church Baptism Register. 11 Nov 1855. Chellaston, Derby, England ↑ 1861 UK Census. RG9, Piece2490, Folio 44, Page3, 07 Apr 1861. Moor End, Chellaston, Derbyshire, England ↑ UK Census 1871. RG10, Piece 3556, Folio 71, Page10, High Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England ↑ 1881 UK Census. RG11/3404 folio 8 page 10, 6 Wellington Street, Derby. ↑ 1891 UK Census. RG12, Piece 2721, Folio 35, Page7, Shedule 42, Bolton Edge, Chellaston, Derbyshire ↑ UK index of marriages. June 1895. Nottingham 7b 593. ↑ Marriage certificate in possession of great grandson Richard Underwood ↑ 1901 UK Census. RG13/3206, Folio 36, page 1, Newton House, 2 Snelsmore Lane, Chellaston, Derbyshire ↑ 1911 UK Census, Derby, Derbyshire, England. ↑ UK index of deaths. 1912. Derby, Oct-Dec, vol 7b, page 613

Family with parents
father
18281877
Birth: 1828
Death: before June 19, 1877Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England
mother
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: November 11, 1852Chellaston, Derbyshire, England
3 years
herself
18551912
Birth: 1855Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1912Derby, Derbyshire, England
Family with Octavious Underwood
husband
18571934
Birth: October 19, 1857Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1934Basford, Derbyshire, England
herself
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