Percival Harry Underwood was born at 101 Annesley Street, Nottingham, England on 28 April 1883, with the birth being registered on 4 June 1883. His parents were Octavious Underwood, born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, in 1857, and Agnes Underwood (nee Meakin) born at Chellaston, Derbyshire, in 1855 who married in 1895.
Percival Harry Underwood married Lavinia Minnie Hart in Derby in 1904, and they had three children, George Frederick Underwood, born at Derby in 1910, Richard Underwood, born at Derby in 1914, and Alice L Underwood, born at Bakewell, Derbyshire in 1921.
Percival Harry Underwood is listed as a 7 year old scholar at Chellaston in the 1891 Census, and as a 17 year old living with his parents in his Mother’s father’s house at Chellaston in the 1901 Census. In the 1911 Census he is listed as a 28 year old chapel caretaker. In 1914, at the birth of his son, Richard Underwood, his occupation was listed as a farm labourer at Staker Fields, Micklover, Derbyshire. In the UK Register of 1939, he was listed as a general labourer living with his wife and two children at Wellfield Cottages, Wellfield Road, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Percival Harry Underwood died in Bakewell aged 80 in 1963.
Birth of Percival Harry Underwood
UK index of births. April to June 1883.
Underwood Percival Harry, Nottingham, Vol 7b, page 402.
UK Certificate of Birth.
District: Nottingham, Sub-district: Exchange,
28th April 1883, 101 Amnesley Street, Nottingham,
Percival Harry, boy, Father: Octavius Underwood, Mother: Agnes Underwood, formerly Meakin, Occupation of father: Machine Fitter,
Registered 4th June 1883.
School Record of Percival Harry Underwood
National School Admission Register 1892
Percival Hy Underwood, born 28 April 1883
Aston on Trent National School, Aston, Derbyshire.
Parent: Oct Underwood.
Marriage of Percival Harry Underwood
UK index of marriages. April to June 1904.
Percival Harry Underwood, Derby, vol 7b, page 1233
Hart Lavinia Minnie, Derby, vol 7b, page 1233
Census Records for Percival Harry Underwood:
1891 UK Census
42 Bolton Edge, Chellaston, South Derbyshire
Octavius Underwood, Head, Married, aged 33, Miner / Master Pit Labourer, born Divisley, 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.
1901 UK Census
Snelsmore Lane, Shardlow, Derbyshire
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 may be father of Agnes Underwood (maiden name Meakin).
1911 UK Census, 11 Liversage Place, Derby, Derbyshire
Percival Harry Underwood, head, male, aged 28, born Derby 1883, Caretaker PF Chapel.
Lavinia Underwood, wife, female, aged 32, born Derby.
George Underwood, son, male, aged 0, born Derby.
1939 UK Register
Wellfield Cotages, Wellfield Road, Matlock, Derbyshire
Percival Underwood, born 28 April 1883, General Labourer, Married.
Lavinia Underwood, born 02 Oct 1877, Housewife, Married.
* Alice L Beresford, born 3 Feb 1921, Cotton Winder, Married.
Richard Underwood, born 16 Apr 1914, Regular Army, Single. 453585 L/Sgt 12th Indian Infantry.
Eric Beresford, born 21 Nov 1918, Cook, Single.
* Alice was listed as ‘Alice L Underwood‘, but ‘Underwood’ was then crossed out and replaced by ‘Beresford’ although Alice and Eric were not married until the following year.
Death of Percival Harry Underwood
UK index of deaths. July to Sept 1963.
Underwood Percival Harry, aged 80,
Bakewell, Vol 3a, page 25