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||Capt. John Underhill
||7 Oct 1597
||12 Dec 1628
||Kloosterkerk, The Hague, Netherlandsto Heylken de Hooch
||Southold, Suffolk, New York, United Statesto Elizabeth Feake
||21 Sep 1672
||Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
||Matinecock, Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York, United States
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John Underhill (7 October 1597 – 21 July 1672) was an early English settler and soldier in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Province of New Hampshire, the New Haven Colony, New Netherland, and later the Province of New York. He is most noted for publishing an account of the Pequot War of 1636-1637 and for participating in destructive attacks against Native Americans during the Pequot War and during Kieft's War.
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The settlement of Providence may be said to hinge, not upon the passage of the act of banishment of Roger Williams, for he did not then leave, but upon the decision to send Capt. Underhill to seize him, for it was to evade that seizure that Williams decided to leave Salem, and not simply on account of the act of banishment. Even before the act of banishment he, foreseeing trouble with Massachussetts Bay Colony, went among the Indians and negotiated with them concerning a possible settlement in their lands at Narragansett Bay. "Be it known to all men by these presents, That I, Roger Williams of the Towne of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New England, having in the yeare, one Thousand Six hundred thirty Foure And in the yeare one Thousand Six hundred and Thirty Five, had severall Treatyes with Counancusse, And Maintenome, the Two cheife Sachims of the Narragansett: And in the End, purchased of them the Lands and Meddowes upon the Two Fresh Rivers called Moshosick And Wanasquattuckett." The reason was, because he had drawn above twenty persons to his opinions and they were intended to erect a plantation about Narragansett Bay.
- Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895).
Capt. JOHN UNDERHILL born in Warwickshire, England about 1596, came with John Winthrop and his 900 emigrants to Boston in 1630 - his wife Helena was a member of the " Old South Church " in 1633. She was the mother of John1 baptised 1642. She died at Southold, L. I. 1658. John2 married Elisabeth, dau. of Henry Winthrop, and wife Elisabeth. After his fighting the Indians successfully in N. E., the Dutch Government invited him to come to New Amsterdam in 1649, and help them. He came then ; and again in 1653, the Mass. Government allowed him, and Capt. Edward Hull to come and fight the Indians on L. I. He bought (1657) a place in Southold and brought his family in 1658, but losing his wife soon, he sold his home in 1659, to Thomas1 Moore,-came west, and receiving a grant of land in Oysterbay, settled again, at a place which he named Kenilworth, joined the Society of Friends, raised a family, and died at his home, 21, 7, 1672.
Capt. John Underhill was one of the 8 men to assist the Governor of New Netherlands in 1648-9.
1639. Petronella Underhill, wife of Ulrich Leopold had money, lived west end of L. I.
1642. John Underhill, at Flatlands, bought land of Andries Hudd.
1674. Humphrey Underhill, west end of L. I. refused to pay for the support of the clergy.
1646. Deborah, dau. of Capt. John Underhill was at Flatlands,
1697. Jemima Underhill m. Benjamin Wyncoop.
1695. Sarah Underhill m. Joseph Budd.
1654. John Underhill was at Southold, L. I.
Elisabeth, dau. of Capt. John and Helena Underhill b. 1636.
Capt. JOHN1 UNDERHILL and 2d wife Elisabeth Feake had :
Deborah2 b. 1659-60, m. Henry Townsend.
Nathaniel2 b. 1663, m. 1685, Mary Ferris, dau. of John and Mary.
Hannah2 b. 1666, m. Thomas Alsop, son of Richard, she d. 1751.
Elisabeth2 b. 1669, m. Isaac Smith.
David2 b. 1672, m. Hannah.
- Underhill, Carl J.; Edwin R Deats; New York) Underhill Society of America (New York; Harry Macy; Josephine C. (Josephine C. Mayou Stillman) Frost; and Myron Charles Taylor. Underhill genealogy. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Gateway Press, c2002).
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 4:358-359.
JOHN, Boston, came in the fleet with Winth[rop] as capt. of any milit. force that might be employ. or instruct. as he had serv. under the great Dutch prince in the war of the Neetherlands, speedily join. the ch. being counted No. 57 in the list, and was sw. freem. 18 May 1630. His w. Helena join. 15 Dec. 1633, and their d. Eliz. was bapt. 14 Feb. 1636; and s. John, 24 Apr. 1642, a. 13 days old; but he was less fortun. in the ch. than in the town serv. rep. at the first Court that deputies came to, and in the earliest and the last hours of the Pequot war. He wrote a short story of his serv. wh. is the first Art. in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. Soon aft ret. from the triumph at the total extirpat. of that tribe, our victor capt. was in Nov. 1637, th first nam. among the disarm. for the antinom. heresy, and driv. away to New Hampsh. where his rest lasted not long, tho. he was chos. gov. at Dover, in place of Burdett, 1638, the same infirmity render. his rem. unavoid. and he went to the Dutch. With them he succeed. obt. good est. on L. I. and to that jurisdict. transfer. his alleg. yet gladly resum. it on the conq. by the Eng. and d. bef. the reconq. late in 1671 or early in 2. His heirs enjoy. the lds. without the martial toils of their ancest. by the will of 18 Sept. 1671, of wh. his s. John was made admor. 4 Nov. 1675, no unusual provis. are made exc. that his youngest s. Nathaniel remain. with his mo. Elizabeth until he be 21. In it he calls hims. of Killingworth, Oyster Bay. Bolton's Hist. of West Chester, II. 229, repeats the absurd tradit. about his serv. in Holland, eighty-five yrs. bef. under patronage of the Earl of Leicester, the favorite of Queen Eliz. Such ornaments belong to the work of fiction, under the name of Updike Underhill, by Reyal Tyler; and thence prob. they were deriv. by pop. credulity.
- ↑ Shelley, Henry C. John Underhill, captain of New England and New Netherland. (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1932), 98-9.
Footnote: b. Baginton on 7 Oct 1597, by tradition. All church records of Killingworth and nearby Baginton have disappeared, so impossible to verify.
- ↑ Frost, Josephine C. Underhill genealogy. (New York, N.Y.?: Myron C. Taylor in the interests of the Underhill Society, 1932), 32.
Died 21 of 7 mo. [Sept] 1672, buried in the Underhill Burying Ground.
[Vol. 2, p. 1, says "21, 7, 1672, as per the Flushing records of the Friends". NYGBR, Vol. 7, p. 39, "Records of the Society of Friends of the City of New York and Vicinity, from 1640 to 1800", says "John Vnderhill Sen'r of Killingworth dyed ye 21st day of ye seaventh month 1672."]
- Clarke, Robert Gordon. Early New Netherlands Settlers.
| The Winthrop Fleet (1630)
| The Winthrop Fleet brought over 700 colonists to establish a new colony at Massachusetts Bay. The fleet consisted of eleven ships: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
| Sailed: ||April and May 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
| Arrived: ||June and July 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts
| Previous Settlers: ||The Higginson Fleet (1629)