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The Cumbrian (England) Underwood Site Updated February 10, 2001
About Our Family Research
Before my father Sidney Underwood died last year, I had tried to get as much information as I could about my family. Unfortunately his memory was vague, and his anecdotes about his life were numerous. He was born at Caldbeck Cumbria in 1904, and had an older step-sister, an older brother Arthur, and a younger brother John. His step-sister married a man called Johns(t)on, and emigrated to New Zealand in the 30's. At a reunion in Whitehaven in the late fifties when the Johnsons were celebrating their golden wedding with a visit to England about 60 relatives were gathered in the Co-op Hall. I was near the end of the table, it being arranged in genealogical order. My father being close to the centre. Other surnames included Mossops, and Butlers. I never knew my grandparents on my father's side, but believe that one of those two names was the mane of my paternal grandmother. Another person whon figured at this reunion was Matthew Underwood who formarly lived inor near Goldhawk Road in Hammersmith, and later in Cobham RoadI in Leatherhead. If anyone can shed light on this part of my family history, please contact me.