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Edward Underwood (1815–1856)

Edward Underwood attended Captain Beveridge's Naval and Mercantile Academy in Sydney in the 1820s.

He was the commander of the Blue Jacket, which was owned by his father-in-law James John Frost. In 1855 the ship, under the command of Underwood, had brought migrants to Australia.

He and his wife had four children – all born and brought up in England: Sydney Edward (1846-1925), Clara Elizabeth (1848- ), Powell Cecil (1849- ) and Angelina Fenn (1851-1891).

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22 August, 1815
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


16 September, 1856 (aged 41)
Madras, India

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