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Name: Thomas Underwood

Burial Number: 0313

Gender: Male

Occupation: Captain Royal Navy

Born: 11/06/1828

Died: 17/02/1899

Buried: 21/02/1899


Thomas was born on 11th June 1828 to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Underwood.

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.

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

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. He left £ 15685 18s 11d, (approx £1,226,000 in 2020) Probate to Edward Morgan Underwood and Arthur Dyne Steel Solicitor

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.


Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 26

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: Thomas Nourse Underwood

Gender: Male

Born: 11/06/1828

Town: Ross-on-Wye

County: Herefordshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/1/1864

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Lindsay

Town of Marriage: Portsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/02/1899

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Wye House

Address line 2: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £15685 18 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £1226000

Census Information


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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