Octavious George Underwood was born at Shardlow, Derbyshire in 1880. His parents were Octavious Underwood, born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, in 1857, and Agnes Underwood (nee Meakin) born at Chellaston, Derbyshire, in 1885 who married in 1895.
Octavious George Underwood, like his father before him, sometimes had his first name spelt ‘Octavious‘ but sometimes also had his name spelt without the second ‘o’ as ‘Octavius‘.
His birth was registered in 1880 at Shardlow, and he is listed on the 1881 UK Census at 2 months old with his parents in Derby, on the 1891 Census as a 10 year old scholar in Chelaston, and as a 20 year old labourer in a plaster mine whilst living with his parents at the home of his mother’s father.
He married Charlotte S Widdlson at Basford, Derbyshire in 1913 but subsequently joined the Grenadier Guards and died in 1915 in France during the First World War.
Birth of Octavious George Underwood:
UK index of births. Oct to Dec 1880.
Underwood Octavious George
Shardlow, Vol 7b, Page 443
Marriage of Octavious George Underwood
UK Marriage index 1913
Basford, Derbyshire, Jul-Sept, vol 7b, page 447
Octavious Underwood and Charlotte S Widdison
Death of Octavious George Underwood:
The death of Octavious George Underwood is commemorated on the Le Touret war memorial, Pas de Calais, France, and the transcript reads as follows: Private 10535 UNDERWOOD_OCTAVIUS_GEORGE of the 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards died on March 10, 1915. Son of the late Octavius and Agnes Underwood
Census Records for Octavious George Underwood:
1881 UK Census
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
42 Bolton Edge, Chellaston, Derbyshire
Octavius Underwood, Head, Married, aged 33, Miner / Master Pit Labourer, born Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Agnes Underwood, Wife, Married, aged 35, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
Florence E Underwood, Daughter, aged 12, Scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire.
Octavius G Underwood, Son, aged 10, Scholar, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Percival H Underwood, Son, aged 7, Scholar, born Nottingham.
Orlando M Underwood, Son, aged 6, Scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire.
Alice E Underwood, Daughter, aged 1, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.
Snelsmore Lane, Shardlow, Derby.
Edward Meakin, Head, m, aged 66, born Chellaston, Derbyshire
Agnes Underwood, House Keeper, f. aged 45, born Chellaston, Derbyshire
Octavius Underwood, border, m, aged 43, born Dursley, Gloucestershire
Octavius Underwood, border, m, aged 20, Labourer plaster mine above ground, born Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Percival H Underwood, border, m, aged 17, born Nottingham
Alice E Underwood, border, f, aged 11, born Chellaston, Derbyshire
Cyril B Underwood, border, m, aged 4, born Chellaston, Derbyshire.”
Edward Meakin is the father of Agnes Underwood (maiden name Meakin).
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