William Underhill

M, b. before 1480
FatherJohn 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


  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….