Peter Brown Family History

Will of Ellen Underhill 1580


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Ellen Underhill (widow) Lingfield, Sy 08/01/1580 29/03/1581 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1581/0191 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
UnR1515 Abstract


The following is an abstract of the will provided from the British Origins website

Ellen Underhill of Lingfield, widow, sick 8 Jan 1579/80
to my son Edward Underhill a young sheep; to my son Thomas Underhill five marks (but £1 is of his father's goods remaining in my hands by a letter of administration); to my son Samuel Underhill five marks (and a s Thomas); to my daughter Agnes Underhill £4 (and as Thomas), two candlesticks, a fine white sheet and a little brass pot; to my daughter Clemence Underhill, Mary Underhill and Elizabeth Underhill five marks each (and as Thomas); to my husband's daughter Joan a hook seamed sheet which was her own mother's; to my husband's son Peter Underhill a two year old bullock; to my four daughters and sons Thomas and Samuel a pewter platter each; all to my children at marriage or 20; residue to my sons Richard Underhill and Edward Underhill, execs.
Overseers: friends Thomas Gaynsford, gentleman; brother in law Nicholas Saxby (3s 4d each)
Witnesses: Thomas Gaynsford; Nicholas Saxby; Robert Sprat, minister of Lingfield 
Proved: 29 Mar 1581 to exec. Richard power reserved to other exec. [DW/PA/5/1581/19]


The following is a copy of the original will obtained via Ancestry from London Metropolitan Archives