Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Underwood

Male 1720 - 1774  (53 years)


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  • Name William Underwood 
    Born 25 Jul 1720  Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Apr 1774  Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28042  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father William Underwood,   b. 1677, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1726, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jael Shippey,   b. Abt 1690, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Dec 1714  Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Hackley,   b. Abt 1720, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Abt Nov 1758  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jael Underwood,   b. 23 Aug 1759, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1839, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F18478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: According to Howenstein's book "Patrios, Their Footsteps Erased" Will of William Underwood V of Culpeper County, Virginia
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      Title Underwood, William.
      Publication 1774
      Gen. note Part of index to Culpeper County Wills and Administrations (1749 - 1800)
      Note p. 125-126. Will pro. 18 Apr 1774.
      p. 142-143. Inv. & Appr. rec. 17 July 1775.
      Note Will Book B, 1770-1783 (Reel 31
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      1770-1783 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book B; [Dorothy Ford Wulfeck];
      Will dated 2 Aug 1773. Proven 18 April 1774 --- William V married Ellen Hackley Donavan Stubblefield
      "Legatees: Wife Ellen Underwood: Daughter Jael Underwood
      Contingent Legatees: If wife and daughter die, then to George Stubblefield and James Stubblefield. Owned land in Culpeper and Orange Counties.
      Mentions Anne Brown, wife of Hezekiah Brown and her daughter Nelly Brown, Sarah Underwood Zigler as contingent legatees.
      Also children of his brothers Lott Underwood and Zachariah Underwood and Children of his sister Sarah Schooler.
      Two of the children of Lott Underwood were William Underwood and Jael Underwood.
      Executors: Wife Ellen Underwood (She was also William's cousin)
      Witnesses: William Hawkins, Anne Stubblefield, Mary Stubblefield"
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      1770-1783 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book B; [Dorothy Ford Wulfeck];
      Inventory and Appraisal of Estate of William Underwood, dec'd. 17 July, 1775. Made by William Ball, John Gray, Richard Hackley.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-15 18:40:19

      William Underwood the 5th daughter Jael Married Robert Pollard of Lancaster roots. This makes Thomas & Hannah perhaps from the Edward or William or George Marshall Line.

      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Defendant Benjamin Long; Thomas Mitchell
      Locality Culpeper Co.
      Plaintiff Thomas Marshall (assignee of Robert Pollard)
      Administrative Information
      Record title Marshall vs Long
      Year recorded 1794
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 388-84
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002
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      1743-1752 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 130-131
      To all Christian People .. We SAMUEL REIDS & JAEL his Wife Brunswick Parish King George County .. in consideration love towards WILLIAM UNDERWOOD Son of said Jael by WILLIAM UNDERWOOD late of said County former Husband of said Jael .. have granted .. 100 acres in King George County bounded .. corner tree of tract belonging to Colo. JOHN TAYLOE now in occupation of Mr. JOHN GILBERT .. corner of Capt. JOHN TALLIAFERRO .. Mr. JAMES HACKLEY .. River bank the said land being the sole property of the said Jael by Inheritance from her Mother ELLENOR SHIPPEY Daughter & Coheir to Mr. GEORGE MOTT .. the said Samuel Reids & Jael only reserving to themselves the use of the land during their natural lives .. 7th March 1745.
      Presence Wm. Longmire, Samuel Reeds
      Isaac Arnold, Josa. Lampton Jael x Reeds
      At a court held 7th March 1745... Deed of Gift recorded.
      Know all men .. I William Underwood .. am bound unto Samuel Reeds & Jael his wife .. in sum of Five hundred pounds current money of Virginia .. 7th March 1745/6. Condition .. if suffer unmolested the above named Samuel Reeds
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      King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1 1721- 1752 page 234
      In the Name of God Amen. I Samuel REEDS of King George County being sick and weak but of perfect sense and memory thanks to mighty God for the same, hoping to have a joy full resurrection my desire is to be buried in a Christian manner by my executors hereafter names, as touching my worldly estate that it hath pleased Almighty God to Bless me with do leave as followeth, vix
      Item: I give to my loving son Samuel Reeds my young horse called Spark and my saddle and bridle.
      Item My desire is such that my loving wife Gale (Jael) Reed is to keep all the rest of my estate in her hands during her natural life, then to be equally divided amongst my three children, Samuel reeds, Gale Reeds, and Mildred Reeds, my desire is that my loving son in law William Underwood and my wife Jale Executors of this my last will and Testament revoking all other wills by me made.
      My desire is that my estate shall not be appraised. As witness my hand this 4th day of November 1749. Sam REEDS
      Signed Sealed & Delivered
      In the presence of
      Josiah Farguson
      Joseph Hackley
      Elias Powell
      Thomas Schooler

      At a court held for King George County on Friday March 2, 1749 (1749-1750.
      The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Reeds, deceased was presented in to court by William Underwood, his Executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Josiah Farguson and Elias Powell and admitted to record.
      Copa Test Harry Turner Cl Cur
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      Fauquier County, VA Wills By J. Estelle Stewart King
      Will Book Number 1 1759-1783
      REDMAN, Richard
      28 June 1759. 23 Aug. 1759. inventory.
      Appraisers: William Underwood, Joseph Smith, Henry Mouffett. (p. 4)
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      1762-1772 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book D, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; £1000 Benj. Johnston and Robt. Johnston, admrs. of Oliver Towles, decd., with Wm. Underwood and Wm. Wood, sec. May 8, 1770.
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      1735-1752 King George Co VA Deed Book; pp. 281-284
      Indenture made 27th/28th February 1748 between SAMUEL REIDS & JAEL his Wife of Brunswick Parish King George County of one part & GEORGE MORTON of same by deeds of lease & release for sum Twenty pounds Sterling sold 15 acres lying on the Little Falls Run binds as follows •• on land of JAMES HACKLEY where PHILLIP ROBERTSON now lives and on the land of Fitzhugh & Burwell the same land being the sale property of said Jael Reid by the Inheritance of her Mother ELLINOR SHIPPY Daughter & Coheir to GEORGE MOTT
      Presence Andr. Doniphan, Samuel Reids
      Josiah Farguson, Wtn.Underwood Jael x Reeds
      At a court held 3rd March 1748/9 deeds of lease & release, the said
      Jael being Privily examined acknowledged her free consent •• recorded.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 246-248
      Indenture Tripartite 19 May 1767 between BERNARD MOORE, County of King William, Executor of John Spotswood, etc., of 1st part, EDMUND PENDLETON and ROGER DIXON, 2nd part, and WILLIAM UNDERWOOD, County of Culpeper 3rd part .. sale of entailed land .. 202 acres for £72.15.6 .. bounded .. Rapidan River .. Morrison .. Nicholson's line . .
      Witnesses: Ber'd Moore
      Benja. Pendleton Edm'd Pendleton
      Thos. Ficklyn, Rawleigh Palmer Roger Dixon
      Recorded Orange County 24th September 1767.
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      1765-1769 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book E; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 379-81.
      19 May 1767. Bernard Moore of King William County, Esqr., only acting executor of the will of John Spotswood, Esqr., and guardian of his son Alexander Spotswood, with the consent and approbation of Edmund Pendleton and Roger Dixon, Gent., to William Underwood of Culpeper County. For £36.12.8 current money. By Act of Assembly passed by George III instituted an Act to direct the sale of certain intailed lands whereof John Spotswood, Esqr., died seized for payment of the debts due from him and the estate of Majr. General Alexander Spotswood, it is enacted that Bernard Moore or the acting executors of the will of John Spotswood or the guardian for the time being of Alexander Spotswood the son should be impowered with the consent and approbation of John Robinson Esqr., Edmund Pendleton, Roger Dixon and John Campbell, Gent., to sell so much of the intailed lands whereof John Spotswood died seized (the mine tract excepted) so as that the whole of the money to be raised did not amount to more than £6000, and convey the land to the purchasers. 157 acres ... corner to Benjamin Long ... in Underwood's cleared ground corner to Brumfield Long ... on Brook's Run ...corner to William Hawkins ... corner to Mrs. Hackley
      Berd. Moore
      Edmd. Pendleton
      Roger Dixon
      Wit: Ben Pendleton, Thorns. Ficklin, Rawleigh Palmer.
      19 June 1767. Proved by the witnesses.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 101
      Know all men .. that I JAMES HACKLEY of County of Culpeper being justly indebted to WILLIAM BALL and WILLIAM UNDERWOOD as Securitys the sum due from me to JAMES SLAUGHTER Gent. for the Deputy Sheriff s place for the year 1767 for the securing such payment I do hereby grant and mortgage to William Ball and William Underwood such a part of my Estate to wit Negroes Hanah, Philis, George, Aaron, Nan and Sarah .. to hold the said Mortgaged effects as their own proper Estate provided that James Hackley shall well and truly satisfy James Slaughter .. all demands the said Slaughter shall call on them for their Securityship then this Mortgage to be void .. 25th September 1769 ..
      Presence: John Gray, Richard Hackley Jams. Hackley
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 21st June 1770 This Bill of Sale ordered to be recorded.
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      1765-1769 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book E; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 97-101.
      18 April 1765. Charles Carter, Esqr., to William Underwood and Frederick Zimmerman. Lease of 322 acres in St. Mark's Parish on the Mountain Run, being part of 3600 acres called the Mount Poney Tract ... line of the old oattent on the south side of the Mountain Run and corner to Lott no. 10 ... on the north side of the Mountain Run ... For the lives of William Underwood, Frederick Zimmerman, Allen [Ellen] Underwood, Joel [Jael] Underwood, Sarah Zimmerman and Frederick Zimmerman Junr. Yearly rent, £12 current money due 25 Dec. 1765. William Underwood and Frederick Zimmerman will plant three hundred good fruit trees whereof one third to be apple trees and will erect a good dwelling house twenty feet by sixteen and tobacco house thirty two feet by twenty after the manner of Virginia building; shall not work more than four labouring hands.
      Chs. Carter
      Wm. Underwood
      Fredk. Zimmerman
      Wit: Frans. Slaughter, Anthony Foster, French Strother,
      Augustin Slaughter.
      17 Oct. 1765. Proved by Anthy. Foster and French Strother.
      Alexd. Lang John Ceal [Seal] made oath that Charles Carter desired that the Clk. of this County to enter in the lease the lives of Sarah Zimmerman and Fredk. Zimmerman Jr.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 500-502
      This Indenture Tripartite made 20th July 1772 between BERNARD MOORE only Acting Executor of Last Will of JOHN SPOTSWOOD Esqr. Deceased of first part, ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD Esqr. Eldest Son and heir of the said John of second part, and WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of County of Culpeper of third part Whereas Major General ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD was in his lifetime seized in Fee Simple in large tract in Countys of Orange and Culpeper and in Spotsylvania called his Mine Tract and being so seized by his Last Will did give all his lands to his son John Spotswood in Tail Male with power to charge any of his lands (his Mine Tract excepted) with such Fortunes for his Daughters as he should think proper not exceeding One thousand pounds Sterling and after his Death John Spotswood the Son entered into all the lands and died seized thelreof leaving issue Alexander Spotswood party hereto his Eldest son and heir and two Daughters ANN and MARY said John having before his Death made his Last Will and charged the lands in Countys of Orange and Culpeper with payment of 2000 pounds Sterling fortune for his Daughters upon arriving to age of Eighteen or Marriage and Whereas Alexander Spotswood hath entered into the Estate and his Sisters have married Ann with LEWIS BURWELL Gent and Mary with PETER RANDOLPH Gent whereas their fortunes are become payable Alexander Spotswood hath exposed to sale part of his lands and amongst others William Underwood hath become Purchaser of a tract in County of Culpeper containing 54 acres Beginning at a white oak corner to Underwood and the Widow HACKLEY's Lot thence to a forked willow oak in Dixons line to white oak and pine corner to WILLIAM HAWKINS to Beginning for which the said Underwood was to pay Ten pounds Eighteen shillings which was the best Price that could be got .. A. Spotswood
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 20th July 1772 This Indenture Tripartite ordered to be recorded.

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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 147-149
      Indenture Tripartite 27 Aug 1771 between BERNARD MOORE-, Executor of John Spotswood, dec'd, first part, ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, his son, of 2nd part, and WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of Culpeper County of 3rd part .. to sell land to pay fortunes John Spotswood's daughters .. sold 9 acres for £6.15 .. land bounded Widow Banks; Wm. Underwood; Richard Reynolds .. Alexr. Spotswood
      Presence: Ben Winslow, Brumfill Long,
      Andrew Shepherd, Charles Bruce, Wm. Bell
      Recorded Orange County 28th October 1773.

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