M, b. before 1480
|Father||John Underhill b. 1450, d. 29 Nov 1518|
William was born before 1480 at Wolverhampton, Stratfordshire, England. William was not given an inheritance in lands and thus was forced to make a living in another way. He chose to become an attorney; the fact that the landed inheritance went to his younger brother created a rift in the family.1
- [S781] Henry C. Shelley, John Underhill Captain of New England and New, page 7 - …William, the son of John Ettington by his first wife – who was an attorney of the Court of Common Pleas, and who had been Clerk of the House of Commons from 1510 to 1514….