John Henry Underwood born 1853

John Henry Underwood was born at Gloucester, in 1853.  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.

John Henry Underwood married Annie Bourne at St Pancras, London in 1875 and they had several children, Herbert Mathew Underwood born at St Pancras, London in 1877; Annie Underwood born at St Pancras, London in 1879; Maud Velton Underwood born at Holloway, London in 1882; Alfred Ernest Underwood born at Holloway, London in 1887; and Lilian May  Underwood born at Holloway, London in 1889.

John Henry Underwood spent most of his adult life working as a florist in Islington, London (similar to his brother George Thomas Underwood who also had a florist business in London) and he died at Islington in 1907.

Birth of John Henry Underwood

UK Birth index 1853
Gloucester,  Oct-Dec, volume 6a, page 201
Underwood, John Henry.

Marriage of John Henry Underwood

UK Marriage index 1875
Pancras, Jul-Sep, vol 1b, page 36
Underwood, John Henry and Bourne, Annie

UK Census Records

1861 UK Census.
Railway House, Dursley.
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.
* Ann Maria Underwood is listed as Annie M Underwood in 1861 Census.
** Spelling on 1861 census is Octavius, but on his birth record it was Octavious.

1861 Dursley Census
1861 Dursley Census (Click to enlarge in new tab)

UK Census 1871
Barton St Mary, Gloucestershire, England
Under the family of John Holbrook, 38 years, Engine Driver
John Underwood, Lodger, 17 years, Fitter, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire

UK Census 1881
Holloway Road, Islington, London
John Henry Underwood, Head, 26 years, Florist, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Annie Underwood, Wife, 29 years, born Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Herbert M Underwood, Son, 3 years, born St Pancras, London
Annie Underwood, Daughter, 1 year, born St Pancras, London
Mary Jane Bayfield, 17 years, born Norfolk, England

UK Census 1891
Holloway Road, Islington, London
John H Underwood, Head, 37 years, Florist, born England
Annie Underwood, Wife, 38 years, General Assistant, born Somersetshire, England.
Herbert Underwood, Son, 13 years, born London, England
Annie Underwood, Daughter, 11 years, born London, England
Maud Underwood, Daughter, 9 years, born London, England
Ernest Underwood, Son, 4 years, born London, England
Lillie Underwood, Daughter, 2 years, born London, England

UK Census 1901
Holloway Road, Islington, London
John H Underwood, Head, 47 years, Gardener and Florist, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Annie Underwood, Wife, 49 years, born Bristol, Gloucestershire
Herbert M Underwood, Son, 23 years, Warehouseman, born Camden Town, London
Annie Underwood, Daughter, 21 years, born Camden Town, London
Maud V Underwood, Daughter, 19 years, born Holloway, London
Alfred E Underwood, Son, 14 years, born Holloway, Underwood
Lillian M Underwood, Daughter, 11 years, born Holloway, London

Death of John Henry Underwood

UK Death index 1907
Islington, Apr-Jun, vol 1b, page 223
Underwood, John Henry. Aged 53