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Name: Elizabeth Underwood

Burial Number: 0846

Gender: Female

Born: 16/05/1830

Died: 07/12/1916

Buried: 12/12/1916


Elizabeth Frances Underwood was born on 16th May 1830 in Fife Aberdeen to Robert and Frances Lindsay.  Robert was a ‘Gentleman’ and landed proprietor, which seems to mean that he owned lands in Scotland that may have been inherited. He also stood for election as a conservative candidate in Fife in 1841

Elizabeth married Thomas Nourse Underwood on 20th January 1864 in St. Mary’s Portsea, Hampshire. There are no records of any children being born

Thomas was commissioned on 17th February 1849 in the Royal Navy. He gained the rank of lieutenant on 2nd July 1851. He became a Commander on 28th November 1863 serving on the Duke of Wellington. He retired from the Navy on 13th July 1870 with the rank of Captain, late of the Royal Navy.

In 1871 they are living in Newstead house, Venns Lane, Ledbury, Hereford.  Thomas was a J.P. for the city of Hereford.

In 1881 they are living at Aylestone Hill near Venn’s Lane Ledbury Hereford

In 1891 they have moved to Worthing and are living at Wye House, Downview Road, Worthing Sussex.  Thomas died on 17th February 1899 at Wye House, Worthing.

Elizabeth moved to 155 St. Peter’s Road, Reading, Berkshire after her husband died. She died on 7th December 1916 whilst living at Southcote Road, Reading. She was buried in Heene Cemetery next to her husband.

She left an estate of £9848 4s 3d (£580,000 in 2020)



Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 27

Exact Location (what3words): impact.jeeps.jets

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Responsibility for cutting the grass and keeping tidy


Sacred to the memory of Thomas Nourse Underwood Captain Royal Navy born 11th June 1828 died 17th February 1899 also Elizabeth Frances widow of the above born 16th May 1830 died 7 Decr 1916

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Frances Underwood

Gender: Female

Born: 16/05/1830

Town: Unknown

County: Aberdeenshire

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name:Lindsay

Marriage Date: 20/1/1864

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Second Name: Nourse

Spouse Last Name: Underwood

Town of Marriage: Portsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/12/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Southcote Road

Town: Reading

County: Berkshire

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £9848 4 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £580000

Census Information


9 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, London

Robert Lindsay (Head) age 64, Frances Lindsay (Wife) age 65, Elizabeth Frances Lindsay  (Daughter) age 29, plus 4 servants


Newstead house, Venns Lane, Ledbury, Hereford

Thomas Underwood (Head) age 42, Elizabeth Underwood (Wife) age 40, plus 3 servants


Aylestone Hill near Venn’s Lane Ledbury Hereford

Thomas Underwood (Head) age 52, Elizabeth Underwood (Wife) age 49, Elin A (Sister) age 47, Gertrude Molesworth (niece) age 17, plus 3 servants


Wye House, Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex

Thomas Underwood (Head) age 62, Elizabeth Underwood (Wife) age 56, plus 3 servants


155 St. Peter’s Road, Reading, Berkshire

Elizabeth Frances Underwood age 78, Mary Ann Molesworth age 73, Plus 6 servants

Miscellaneous Information

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