Matilda Curtis born 1831

Matilda Curtis was born in Bath, Somerset in 1831.

She married the widower George William Underwood at Dursley in 1851 when she was twenty, and at the time of the 1851 Census she is living with him in Dursley together with George’s two surviving children from his first marriage, William George Underwood who had been born in 1841, and  Ann Maria Underwood who had been born in 1844.

She is subsequently listed as living together with her husband and children in the same place in the 1861 and 1871 census.

Matilda Curtis and George William Underwood had eleven children of their own including George Thomas Underwood born in 1852, john Henry Underwood born in 1853, Orlando Underwood born in 1856, Octavious Underwood born in 1857, Rosa Matilda Underwood born in 1860, Sarah Charlotte Eugena Underwood born in 1862, Florence Jane Underwood born in 1863, Eliza Kate Underwood born in 1865, Alice Curtis Underwood born in 1867, Arthur Underwood born in 1869, and Laura Mary Underwood born in 1871

Matilda Curtis died in Dursley in 1873

Marriage of Matilda Curtis and George William Underwood

Underwood George, Dursley, Gloucestershire, volume 11, page 349
Curtis Matilda, Dursley, Gloucester, volume 11, page 349

1851 UK Census: Parish of Barton St Mary, Gloucestershire

George Underwood, head, aged 32, Engine Driver, born Atworth.
Matilda Underwood, wife, aged 20, born Bath.
William George Underwood, son, aged 9, scholar, born Bridgwater, Somerset.
Ann Maria Underwood, daughter, aged 7, scholar, born Gloucester.

1851 Census Barton St Mary
1851 Census Barton St Mary

1861 UK Census, Parish of Dursley. Railway House:

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

1861 Dursley Census
1861 Dursley Census

1871 UK Census Parish of Dursley. “44 Lower Mills:

George Underwood, Head, married, aged 51, Railway engine driver, born Atworth, Wiltshire.
Matilda Underwood, wife, married, aged 39, born Bath, Somerset.
George Underwood, Son, unmarried, aged 19, Gardener, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
Octavious Underwood, Son, unmarried, aged 13, scholar, born Dursley Gloucestershire.
Rosa Underwood, Daughter, unmarried, aged 11, scholar, born Dursley Gloucestershire.
Eugene Underwood, daughter, unmarried, aged 9, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Kate Underwood, daughter, unmarried, aged 5, scholar, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Alice Underwood, daughter, unmarried, aged 3, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Arthur Underwood, daughter, aged 1, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
* Laura Mary Underwood, daughter, aged 3 weeks, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.

* Laura Mary Underwood is not named on the 1871 Census, but her birth was later registered in those names.

1871 Dursley Census
1871 Dursley Census

Matilda Underwood, died in 1873

UK Death Index 1873 Jan-Mar
Dursley, Gloucestershire, volume 6a, page 161
Underwood Matilda, aged 41