S: Underhills of Warwick
BC: Who are they ?
FC: THE WARWICK YEARS
2: ... the story begins in 1750 ...
3: Joseph Underhill and Elizabeth Clerkson married by 'Banns' on Monday, June 22nd, 1750 at St. Nicholas Church, Warwick.
4: What exactly is Elizabeth's name? | CLERKSON | John Carter (Begins with C) | Nicholas Chamberlaine (not Ch) | Hannah Classon (Cl - same hand-writer)
5: During the period 1750-1770's there is no evidence of a marriage between a Joseph Underhill and a 'Mary'. The best estimate is that on the death of her daughter 'Mary' the then 'Elizabeth" decided to use Mary as her first name ... perhaps, in her daughter's memory. | The case for Elizabeth being Mary !
6: Marriage 1750 | A few facts: * King George 11 (1727-1760) * Richard Arkwright patented his spinning frame 1769, the first true factory at Cromford,near Derby *1750 - approx. date of beginning of Industrial Revolution | Joseph Underhill and Elizabeth/Mary Clerkson
7: Next Generation | What is known about Joseph and Elizabeth/Mary is that they were married in 1750 at St. Nicholas Church Warwick, both being "of the parish" at the time of their wedding. Nothing prior to their wedding indicates an association with Warwick. So the mystery remains - where did the Underhill family originate? There are records of a family "Clarkson" in and around Warwick, but records indicate a definite 'a' in their names, not an 'e' as in the registry for their wedding.
8: Next Generation | John (1759-1833) and Elizabeth Pickering (1762-1838)
10: JOSEPH, Aged 12 in 1841 | 1851 Jane (Widow) | 1861 Jane living alone in Alms House
11: 1841 Census
12: Bridge End, Warwick
14: But, Joseph was a bad boy !! | His 2nd marriage
16: Marriage of Joseph Underhill and Sarah Cope, August 8th, 1850 | ... he was already married. Cannot find any evidence of a divorce agreement, and indeed seems to be a matter of desertion! The subsequent marriage to Agnes Taylor took place in Maccelsfield, in Cheshire -- does that mean that the bride wanted a marriage away from her home, Derby -- for obvious reasons?
18: Joseph (1829-1912) & Agnes Taylor (1836-1914) | Of the 14 children, 7 did not make it to be teenagers. The last 2 children, twin girls Ada and Zilah (the A-Z children) died probably at or close to birth. Agnes was 42 years old by then, but lived in Derby until she died in 1914 at the age of 78. Joseph lived to be 82. Most of the family are buried in Derby, where all were born except Joseph, apart from Joseph Edwin who moved to Swindon (with the railway) and thereby creating the Wiltshire Strand of the Underhills
19: ... and finally George Edward Underhill (1873-1907) & Annie Reader (1874-1958) | Grandma and Grandad Underhill (Geo. Edw.) | Grandma | Grandma, Dad and Uncle Albert | Volume 2 - the "Derby" years to follow