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William John Underhill

William John Underhill

Male abt 1881 - abt 1935  (~ 53 years)


  • Name William John Underhill  [1, 2
    Birth abt Nov 1881  Devonport Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    • son of John Gasper Underhill & Elizabeth Ann Webb, marriage reg Plympton 2Q1877
    Residence Apr 1891  32 Parkes St, Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • son, resid with: John Underhill, head, 44 b Bristol, assistant prison warder; Elizabeth A, wife, 37 b Plympton; + 3 daughters: Ethel, 11; Beatrice E, 10; Louisa G, 3; + Henry, brother, 31 b Bristol, blacksmith striker
    Occupation Mar 1901  Kitchen Range Fitter  [4
    Residence Mar 1901  90 Green Lane, Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • son, resid with Henry Underhill, head, 40 b Bristol, blacksmith's striker; Elizabeth, wife, 47 b Plympton; Louisa, dau, 14 b Warwick, cycle warehouse girl; Ernest, son, 9 b Warwick; Emily, dau, 5 b Warwick.
      Death John Gaster Underhill reg Warwick 4Q1892 age 46.
      Marriage Henry Underhill & Elizabeth Underhill reg Coventry 3Q1893.
    Marriage abt May 1905  Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    Marian Annie Hydon,   b. 25 Jun 1883, Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1972, Weston-super-Mare Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1911  Engine Tester  [1
    Residence Apr 1911  142 Crocketts Rd, Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Occupation aft 1911  Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location ; Head of Engineering Division, Colombo Commercial Company  [7
    Death abt 1935  Spittel Nursing Home, Bullers Rd, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Septicaemia  [7
    • Cause of the blood poisoning not known, although apparently he was not a fit man. His doctor at the hospital said that he was a delightful person and bore his illness bravely. [EJT]
    Notes 
    • On one occasion he saw a man drowning in the Beera Lake and dived in and rescued him. There is a plaque in The Colombo Commercial Company offices recognising his bravery. [EJT]
    Person ID I3692  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2012 

    Family Marian Annie Hydon,   b. 25 Jun 1883, Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1972, Weston-super-Mare Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1905  Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1911: William Henry John Underhill, son, age 4 b Smethwick.
      Bill Underhill junior became a senior manager in Goodyear tyres and owned a restaurant in the Tottenham Court Road area for some years. He was also in Ceylon and played rugby with Harry Tatham and Godfrey Hindley. He did well in the war and made Colonel. He married a Welsh girl Mavis Thomas, and they had a daughter Lesley Anne born abt 1947 and a son Billy born abt 1951.
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Elsie Underhill,   b. 07 Nov 1910, Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1991, 15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 01 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F1062  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Nov 1881 - Devonport Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 32 Parkes St, Warwick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 90 Green Lane, Handsworth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt May 1905 - Warwick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt May 1905 - Warwick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 142 Crocketts Rd, Handsworth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Head of Engineering Division, Colombo Commercial Company - aft 1911 - Colombo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Septicaemia - abt 1935 - Spittel Nursing Home, Bullers Rd, Colombo Link to Google Earth
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    William John Underhill (1881-abt.1935)
    William John Underhill (1881-abt.1935)

  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 29 b Devonport

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Stoke Damerel, 4Q1881.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 8 b Devonport

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 19 b Devonport

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 5 yrs

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Warwick, 2Q1905.
      William John Underhill = Marian Annie Hydon

    7. [S03] Family Members, RWTT.