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Births, deaths, and marriages for the family of William Underwood and Jael Shippey are recorded in a very old volume that was published in 1624 in London. The book is in the possession of Sue Trotter who has transcribed the personal family records for Combs &c. This book once belonged to her recently deceased brother who purchased old books from auctions and resold them, but he considered the book a prize and kept this volume.

Of this book Sue Trotter writes:

This book was printed in London. It is a book of sermons or seems to be that. I have not read it, but the chapters are on Bible topics. It is written in the old way with u for v and f for s. Most title pages say: AT LONDON then Printed by John Legat for Simon Waterson and are bee sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the crowne. 1624. (I used the correct letters)

The names and dates are written mostly on the blank pages. Other family names mentioned are: Sudduth or Sudouth, Green, Gheen, Attwell, Reid or Reeds, & John Kendall.

The book is in sad shape and starts on page 130. It is good that they have written the same thing in several different places so it should be facts. The pages are curled on the edges up to about page 200, but considering all, it is amazing to have this much. Many of the last pages are also missing.

Wm. Underwood and Jael His wife was married December 16, 1714

Sarah Underwood The Dater of Wm. Underwood and Jael His Wife was born 6 of March 1716

Thomas Underwood Sun of Wm Underwood and Jale His Wife Was born November 12, 1717

Wm Underwood Sun of Wm Underwood and Jael His Wife Was born July 25 1720

Ellen Underwood Dater of Wm Underwood and Jael His Wife Was Born March 9 1722

Lot the Son of Wm Underwood and Jael His Wife Was born June 25 1724

Zechariah Underwood the sun of Wm Underwood and Jale His Wife Was born May 5 1726

ST Notes: On the page across from the above it says: William Underwood Departed His Life Feb. 21 172? I think it is a 6. The page is torn away. Someone practiced writing James several times and Tho is written one time.

Written on another page is: Thomas Underwood Written July 17 1749

I also see on a page in the back part: Samuel Reids was born January 7 1727

When they wrote "was" it looked like wafe, I know the f was an s but don't understand the e. Also above each number of the month there is something written that looks like yer or yen. I don't know much about their writing so I don't know what it means.


Written on one page is the name John Kendall and the same page has the names of James Attwell two times with his hand and pen written after it. John Kendall is written two times, once large and once small. Also Thomas Underwood His Book (then part of the page is torn out).

See also the report on William Underwood III.
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