Peter Brown Family History

Summary of Wills of Family Name Underhill

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The 'Wills' are of five types. a) Transcripts, b) Abstracts, c) Copies from Microfilm, d) Seen 'Will' microfilm and extracted base information, e) 'Will' listed in an index and not seen or is unreadable. These are in listed in forename/date order.

A lot of 'Wills' do NOT have a transcript but over time hopefully this situation will be improved. Wherever possible I try to show an original copy of the Will' with a transcript. This then enables any later queries to be resolved. NOTE: If anyone reading this page has a Transcript or a good copy of any of the 'Wills' mentioned then I would be very thankful for a copy.

'Wills' have been cross referenced to/from Family Group pages in this site (but in a few cases the link has yet to be established). Where a link is shown under Copy/Transcript, then either a Transcription (or Abstract) of the Will is provided if available or a photocopy from the microfilm.

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Name Place Date
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Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
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Anne Underhill (widow) East Grinstead, Sx 20/11/1704 1705 LEWES A45.P329 Son: Benjamin
Daughters: Mary, wife of Edmund Driver; Jane, wife of John Mithelbourne
Grandchildren: Mary Driver (and others un-named)
Witnesses: Edmund Driver, Eliazbeth Creasey, John Creasy
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Anne Underhill (spinster) East Grinstead, Sx 14/09/1764 11/01/1766 PCC Prob 11/915/352 Cousins: Benjamin Driver , William Michelbourne (executor)
Kinsmen:
William Tooth (executor), Edward Tooh (deceased ) and his wife Susan and daughter Susan, Robert Tooth, John Tooth;
Elizabeth Michelbourne, Martha Michelbourne
Others: Mary Tapsfield, Sarah Dane; Mary & Sandy Outridge, John Gower, Robert Gower, Elizabeth Thuau!, Anne & John Parast
Mentioned as occupying properties : William Brooks, Joseph Browne , Thomas Browne
Witnesses: John Cranston, Francis Bursty, John Payne
Properties: The Chequer
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Arthur Underhill (Yeoman) Crowhurst, Sy 26/04/1639 14/05/1639 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1639/144 Father: Arthur (executor)
Son: John (under 21)
Brothers: George (executor) , Thomas (under 21),
Sisters: Mary (& 2 children), Elizabeth
Nephews: George son of brother George Underhill
Uncles: Richard Cole, John Cole
Witnesses: John Underhill, Thomas Heath, John Coverthoy
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Arthur Underhill (Yeoman) Crowhurst, Sy 13/03/1712 (Note: 'Will' shows 1711) 19/06/1714 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1714/116 Sister: Mary Alcock
Neices/Nephews: Edward Alcock, Jane Alcock, John Alcock(under 21), Thomas Alcock (under 21), George Alcock (under 21), Richard Alcock (under 21-executor)
Overseer: John Underhill of Puttenden,
Witnesses: Arthur Underhill, John Underhill, John Ketelbey
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Arthur Underhill (Yeoman) Lingfield, Sy 25/02/1718 (Note: 'Will' shows 1717) 18/04/1719 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1719/128 Nepthew: John Underhill & children (Arthur, Nicholas (under 21), Elizabeth (under 21)) & John's wife Susan.
Godchildren: John Gunner, John Balcomb, Mary Butcher
Others: Richard Mitchell
Witnesses: Richard Mitchell, John Bryant, William Plumie(?), John Kitelbey
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Edward Underhill (Tanner) Lingfield, Sy 13/10/1558 24/01/1559 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1558/280 Wife: Margaret
Son: Edward (under 21 & executor)
Brothers: Francis, Simon, John (overseer), Thomas (overseer)
Daughters: Margaret, Elizabeth, Thamasine, Joan & Agnes (all under 18 and unmarried)
Witnesses: John Underhill; Thomas Underhill; Harry Jamys
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Edward Underhill (Tanner) Lingfield, Sy 22/02/1634 (Note: 'Will' shows 1633) 04/07/1636 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1636/101 Wife: Joan
Sons: Nicholas, George, John, William
Daughters: Frances Collens (widow), Mathye Martyn (wife of Henry)
Kinsman: Nicolas Underhill (overseer)
Others: William Ledger (overseer)
Witnesses: William Harman, John Underhill
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Edward Underhill (Yeoman) Lingfield, Sy 09/09/1693 09/02/1700 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1700/095 Brother: Arthur
Sisters: Mary Standford (wife of Edward), Mercy Bawcombe, Elizabeth Underhill (widow)
Nephews/Neices: John Bawcombe,Catherine Underhill, Thomas Underhill, John Underhill, John Standford, Mary Standford, Edward Standford, Thomas Standford, Susanna Standford
Overseers: Thomas Sutton, Thomas Heath,
Witnesses: Mary Faulconer, Arthur(?), Pilbure(?), Alexander Luxford
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Elizabeth Underhill (spinster) Lingfield, Sy 17/08/1695 05/05/1696 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1696/071 Brothers (in law): Edward Knight, Richard Turner
Cousins: Ann Knight, Mary Marchant (wife of Joseph of Cowden), Mary Constable, Elizabeth Constable, Ann Bryant (Scraffon), William Bryant (Scraffon), Edward Turner, Richard Turner, Elizabeth Turner, Ann Turner
Witnesses: Ellen Knight, William Hoader, Thomas Stenning
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Ellen Underhill (widow) Lingfield, Sy 08/01/1580 29/03/1581 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1581/019 Sons: Peter (husbands son), Richard (executor), Edward (executor), Thomas (under 20), Samuel (under 20)
Daughters: Joan (husbands daughter), Agnes, Clemence, Mary, Elizabeth ( last four all under 20 & unmarried)
Brother in law: Nicholas Saxby (overseer & witness)
Others: Thomas Gaynsford (overseer & witness),
Witness: Robert Sprat
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Francis Underhill (tanner)
(Franncis Undrell)
Lingfield, Sy   31/10/1583 PCC Prob 11/66/31 Wife: Julia (executor)
Son: Thomas
Godsons: Thomas Underhill of Grinstead, Richard Underhill
Other: Edward Underhill
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Francis Underhill (bachelor) Lingfield, Sy 11/06/1619 24/06/1619 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1619/121 Brothers: William (executor), Thomas, George, Richard
Sister: Margaret (unmarried)
Brother in law: William Hoggett (executor)
Neice/nephew: Francis son of William Underhill, Joan Hoggett dau of William Hoggett
Overseers: William Plowe, Richard Saxby,
Witnesses: Thomas Carr, Henry Smyth
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George Underhill Ditchling, Sx   07/07/1584 LEWES B1.P130 Administration UnG1525  
George Underhill Ditchling, Sx   19/03/1586 LEWES B1.P152 Administration UnG1525  
George Underhill East Grinstead, Sx 05/09/1601   LEWES      
George Underhill (Yeoman) Lingfield, Sy 21/05/1723 29/10/1723 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1723/134 Wife: Avis
Sons: George, John
Sons in Law: Thomas Green (& grandson Thomas), Richard Alcock
Others: William Green, Michael Holmden, Nicholas Foster


Winesses: Ann Caile, Mary Sippitte, John Mills,
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George Underhill (Yeoman) Oxted, Sy 27/08/1728 10/10/1728 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1728/145 Mother: Avis
Sister: Avis Awcock (wife of Richard) & her daughter Elizabeth; Elizabeth Green (wife of Thomas) & her daughter Mary
Brother: John
Witnesses: Elizabeth Blundell, Thomas Ellison, Mercy Linnetes(?)
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John Underhill Lingfield, Sy 16/10/1539 30/04/1540

LMA-DW/PA/ ????????

Wife: Agnes
Sons: John (overseer), Richard, Simon, Edward, William (under 21), Thomas (under 21, Francis (under 21)
Daughters: Joan
Others: Edmund Allfrey & son John Allfrey, servant Alice Constable
Witnesses: George Rydley; Morgan Wallwyn; John U.;  Richard U.
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John Underhill (blackberry st) Lingfield, Sy   16/11/1580 PCC Prob 11/62/457      
John Underhill (junior) Ditchling, Sx 13/11/1593 22/12/1593 LEWES A9.P208

Brother: ?
Sisters: Margorie, Joanne, Elizabeth

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John Underhill Worth, Sx   06/06/1598 LEWES B2.P256 Administration    
John Underhill Worth, Sx 26/02/1616 (Note: 'Will' shows 1615) 28/05/1616 LEWES A15.P137 Wife: Anne
Brother: Nicholas
Daughters: Joanne (eldest), Ano (second), Mary, Elizabeth (youngest)
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John Underhill     1640 LEWES B7 Administration    
John Underhill East Grinstead, Sx 26/04/1641   LEWES      
John Underhill Lingfield, Sy   21/01/1659 PCC Prob 11/288/271      
John Underhill Lingfield, Sy   14/11/1672 PCC Prob 11/340/487      
John Underhill (senior - Yeoman) Lingfield, Sy 23/02/1678 (Note: 'Will' shows 1677) 17/10/1682 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1682/058 Wife: Frances
Daughter: Sybil
Son: William
Overseers: John Newman, John Constable,
Witnesses: James Fowkes, Lawrence Patricke
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John Underhill East Grinstead, Sx 20/06/1685 x/07/1685 LEWES A37.P47 Wife: Anne (executor)
Sons: John, Thomas (second son- under 21), Benjamin (youngest son- under 21)
Daughters: Mary, Jane (both under 21),
Sister: Rachel Davenford (should it be Rachel Comfort-married 1650)
Overseer: John Wicking & Thomas Matthew (both of East Grinstead)
Witnesses: John Monkes, Richard Knight, John Wicking
Properties: Houses & lands in Ashurstwood, Forest Row & Ashdown Forest
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John Underhill (tailor) East Grinstead, Sx 13/05/1695 01/12/1699 LEWES A43.P192 Mother: unnamed
Brother: Benjamin
Sisters: Jane Mitchelborn (& her son Thomas Mitchelborn- under 21) (Note: abstract is incorrect as shows John), Mercy Underhill
Others: Thomas & James Blatt of East Grinstead; Aunt Davenport
Witnesses: Samuel Spunf?, Rachel Davenport, Mary Allen
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John Underhill East Grinstead, Sx 22/01/1736 (Note: 'Will' shows 1735) 1736 LEWES A55.P107 Mother: Ellizabeth Underhill (executor)
Sister: Anne Underhill
Brother: George
Others: Susan Jenner (widow of William Jenner). John Jenner (shoemaker), Susan Jenner
Witnesses: Edward Bennett, Fran Green, Rich Pabrick
Property: House & lands called 'the Ship' in Eastgrinstead, House & lands in Rotherfield
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Margaret Underhill (widow) Cowden, Kent 17/09/1678 20/02/1679 PCC Prob 11/359/278 Brother in law: George Underhill
Nephew/neices: John Underhill (son of George), George, William & Edward Underhill (brothers of John- edward being youngest).
Kinsmen:
William Young of Goudhurst (plus his daughter Susan & his son John);
John Ab.. of Sevenoaks;
Christopher Knight of Chiddingstone, his wife Dorothy and son John;
John Kippitt, his son Edward and daughter Elizabeth;
John Statry!.
Witnesses: Edward Stanford, John Burgis, Stephen Arnold
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Nicholas Underhill (Yeoman) Lingfield, Sy 04/12/1611 18/05/1612 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1612/163 Wife: Joan
Sons: John, Nicholas
Grandchildren: Joan, Ann daughters of John
Others: Richard Geale (servant), Elizabeth Hart (servant),
Overseers: Richard Plawe, William Squire
Witnesses: Edward Bantry, John Pickenye
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Nicholas Underhill Lingfield, Sy   03/09/1660 PCC Prob 11/301/662      
Nicholas Underhill Lingfield, Sy 26/04/1681 16/05/1681 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1681/066 Daughters: Joan Knight (wife of Edward), Elizabeth, Ann
Son: Thomas (executor)
Others: William Geale, Thomas Ashdowne,
Witnesses: Francis Collens, Thomas Kempe, James Howkes
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Nicholas Underhill (Yeoman) Lingfield, Sy 18/10/1705 23/01/1707 LMA-DW/PA/  05/1707/159 Wife: Mary
Son in law: Edward Knight
Kinsmen: John Underhill of Puttenden, Catherine Underhill (sister of John) Thomas Underhill (son of John!)
Others: lots-see will
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Samuel Underhill (Vnderhill) Cowden, Kent 20/06/1629 26/06/1629 PCC Prob 11/156/49 Wife: Margery
Brothers: Edward, Thomas
Sisters: Agnes Shouwty!, Elizabeth (wife of John Grene!)
Nephews/Nieces: George Underhill (son of brother Edward- under 21), Richard, William, Mary, Anne (children of brother Thomas all under 21); Mary & Joan Shouwty (daughters of sister Agnes); Edward Underhill (executor & residual beneficiary, but was also shown as servant to Samuel).
Others: William Allen (overseer).
Witnesses: Robert Sharpe, John Bartlett
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Thomas Underhill Lingfield, Sy 12/03/1537 24/03/1537 LMA-DW/PA/ ???????? Brother: Richard (executor)
Godson: Thomas son of brother Richard
Overseers: William Weston, priest
Witnesses: Morgan Moryce, clerk; John Wody; ... Tanner; WW
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Thomas Underhill Lingfield, Sy 23/04/1563 1563 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1563/060 Wife: Joan Plawe daughter of William Plawe
Brother: Richard (overseer)
Others: , Thomas Beast, George Mills, Thomas Knolden, John Hedd
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Thomas Underhill East Grinstead, Sx 08/01/1591 (Note: 'Will' shows 1590) 26/04/1591 LEWES A8.P412 Wife: Elizabeth
Sons: John (joint executor), Arthur (joint executor), Salomon (under 21)
Daughter: Elizabeth (under 20 and unmarried)
Overseers: Walter Humfrye, my brother (in law) Plawe & Peter Harrys
Witnesses: Walter Humfrye, Francis Underhill, Joseph Duffelde, Sd Richard Bunoppe minister there the writer.
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Thomas Underhill Ditchling, Sx 15/06/1620 30/06/1620

LEWES A17.P113

Wife: Margaret
Sons: Richard, George
Daughter: Joane
Overseers: Brother (in-laws?) Nicholas Arnold, John ?
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Thomas Underhill (tanner) Lingfield, Sy 08/04/1620 05/07/1622 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1622/105 Wife: Margaret (executor)
Sons: Thomas (executor), Francis, John, Richard, (last three all under 21)
Daughters: Margaret, Elizabeth, Ann, Joan, Mercy ( last four all under 21)
Overseer: John Underhill of Easthampstead, Berks
Witnesses: William Rice, Richard Scrafton (also overseer) .
Properties: lyne house
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Thomas Underhill (yeoman) Lingfield, Sy (Blackberry Street) 30/11/1624 11/04/1625 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1625/256 Father: Edward (witness)
Brothers: Nicholas, William, John, George, Robert
Sisters: Ano Collens, Martha
Kinsmen: Elizabeth Davie, Nicholas Underhill (overseer & witness)
Brother in law: William Collens (overseer)
Others: Ann Lusted, Joan Walter
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Thomas Underhill (tanner) Lingfield, Sy 18/04/1682 10/05/1682 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1682/056 Sisters: Joan Knight (wife of Edward), Elizabeth, Ann Turner (wife of Richard)
Witnesses: James Newnam, Nicholas Pigott, Robert Swaysland, John Fowkes
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Thomas Underhill (Yeoman) Crowhurst, Sy 27/06/1689 13/07/1695 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1695/078 Wife: Jane
Daughters: Jane Ryland (wife of Valin), Mary Ancocke (wife of Edward), Elizabeth
Sons: John, Arthur (executor)
Overseers: Edward Underhill of Lingfield and Edward Aulcock of Oxted
Witnesses: Edward Underhill, Thomas Heath, Thomas Heath, jnr, James Fowles
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Thomasine Underhill (widow) East Grinstead, Sx 29/12/1619 02/02/1620 LEWES A17.P52 Daughter: Anne   Copy

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William Underhill Lingfield, Sy   06/05/1658 PCC Prob 11/278/293      
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William Collens (re.Underhill) Lingfield, Sy 04/05/1631 1631 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1631/025 wife: Francess
Elizabeth daughter Martyn
Other: Edward Underhill of Blackberry, father of Frances, his brother in law Nicholas Underhill (executor)
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Agnes Squire (re.underhill) Lingfield, Sy 04/02/1626 1632 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1632/088 Son: Thomas Squire, John Squire
Daughter: un-named Underhill, un-named Saybe
Thomas Underhill and un-named son & daughter
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