John Underhill II

M, b. 11 April 1642, d. 23 December 1692
FatherCaptain John Underhill b. c 1608, d. 21 Jul 1672
MotherHeyltgen de Hooch d. b 1658
     John was born on Friday, 11 April 1642 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2 The 11th day of the 2nd month1642, John was christened in the First Church at Boston, Boston in the Massachuetts Bay Colony.3 John married Mary Prior, daughter of Matthew Prior and Mary (?), on 11 October 1668 in Town of Flushing, Queens County, Long Island, New York, at the Quaker Meeting House.4 John made his will on 15 December 1692.

Underhill, John, Sr., of Metennicock, 15 Dec., 1692. Wife to have use of estate for the benefit of the younger children. To two oldest sons, John & Daniel, land at Cedar Swamp; to sons Samuel & Abraham land in West Jersey; to son Jacob the homestead I now live on at Matenicock. To my four daus., Mary, Deborah, Sarah, & Hannah, the residue of the personal estate, and land at Hog Island. Wife exx. Overseers: John Feeks, John Dewsbury, & Richard Wiletts. Wits: Caleb Wright, Nathaniel Birdsall & John Williams.5

John departed this life the 28th day of the 10th month 1692, in Killingworth Upon Matinecock, Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. The bible record states the 23rd day of the 10th month 1692.6 His will was probated on 18 May 1693.


Mary Prior b. Mar 1652/53, d. 29 Mar 1698


  1. [S506] Note: This date was caculated for his christening date being 13 days old on 11 April 1642.
  2. [S79] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume III, page 328-329 - s. of John and Helena, Mk., b. 11 Apr. 1642 bapt. 24 Apr. d. 10 mo (Dec) 28, 1692; m Mary Priar, dt Matthew & Mary , d 1 mo (Mar) 29 1698 (m 8 mo (Oct) 1668).
  3. [S457] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Captain John Underhill - Children with 1st wife: John baptised 24 April 1642 being about 13 days old.
  4. [S79] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume III: page 260 - Mary Prior, daughter of Mattew & Mary, married John Underhill in 1668 [New York Monthly Meeting]
  5. [S1180] Amos Canfield, Abstracts of Early Wills of Queens Co., N.Y., Recorded in Libers A & C of Deeds, Pgs. 114-120, page 119 - Abstract of Will of John Underhill dated: 15 December 1692.
  6. [S1098] Underhill Genealogy, Volume II: page 51.