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Joseph Underwood

Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Uknown father of Joseph Underwood and Unknown mother of Joseph Underwood
Husband of Mary Underwood and Mary Underwood
Father of Mary Underwood; Martha Underwood; Hannah Gibson; Joseph Underwood; Thomas Underwood and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Underwood of Watertown

Occupation: Grocer
Managed by: Ned Reynolds
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About Joseph Underwood of Watertown

Joseph Underwood (1614-Feb 17, 1677)

Joseph probably emigrated from London to Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635. Joseph Underwood removed from Hingham to Watertown was admitted a freeman May 16, 1645. He married first Mary and second Mary How of Dorchester April 29, 1665. The names of children are found in the record of the settlement of estate. He died February 16, 1676/77 aged about sixty two years.


  1. Thomas
  2. Elizabeth married September 13 1693 William Bull
  3. Mary married August 18 1670 Isaac Ong
  4. Martha
  5. Sarah
  6. Joseph born 1650
  7. Hannah married October 14 1680 John Gibson

Joseph Underwood's brother Thomas moved to Hingham, MA in 1637, and he probably went with him to Watertown; in any event he was admitted freeman at Watertown, MA in 1645. Thomas died in 1668, apparently childless, as he left his estate first to his widow Magdalen and after her death to his nephew Thomas (Joseph's son) who was living with them. It is possible that the younger Thomas actually married the widow afterward.


  1. Mary Wilder c. 1640 (c. 1614-1658)
  2. Mary Howe April 29, 1665

Children of Joseph Underwood and Mary Wilder (order unknown)

  • Thomas
  • Elizabeth married Sep 13, 1693 William Bull (his second marriage)
  • Mary 1645-c. 1739
  • Martha
  • Sarah
  • Joseph 1650-
  • Hannah married Oct 14, 1680 John Gibson


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Joseph Underwood of Watertown's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
Age 23
Age 23
From England
April 13, 1645
Age 31
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 42
Watertown, Massachuttes
October 11, 1658
Age 44
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 11, 1658
Age 44
Watertown, Massachuttes
Age 44
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
April 29, 1665
Age 51
Boston, Dorchester, MA, USA
May 16, 1665
Age 51