UNDERWOOD, Joyce

1907 - 2006

As Christobel Joyce Sherwood, she was born at Birdbrook, Halstead, Essex on 23 February 1907, second child of Richard Henry Sherwood (28 April 1864-31 October 1940), a farmer, and his wife Laura Julia née Whitlock (9 March 1870-31 August 1955), who married at Halstead in 1901 and in 1939 were living at 4 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich. In 1911, Christobel was a 4 year old, living at Birdbrook with her parents, 46 year old Richard and 41 year old Laura, with two servants. Christobel married at Ipswich in 1934, Wilfred Henry Underwood (11 January 1906-3 July 1977) and painted under the name of Joyce Underwood. In 1939, Wilfred was a wholesale leather & boot and shoe distributor, living at 61 Valley Road, Ipswich with his wife Christobel, a teacher of dancing. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1971-1974+ and exhibited from Copper Beech, 7 Onehouse Lane, Ipswich in 1971, an oil 'Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich' and in 1973 an oil 'Fore Street, Ipswich'. She died at Ipswich on 13 March 2006, they had three children Richard, George and Rosemary, all born at Ipswich.