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Samuel Underwood

Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland or New Castle County, Delaware
Death: after November 06, 1722
Wilmington, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Place of Burial: New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Underwood, of Anne Arundel and Elizabeth Underwood (Meeres)
Husband of Mary Ann Underwood (Wilcox)
Father of Samuel Underwood; Joseph Underwood; Benjamin Underwood; Thomas Underwood; Reverend Alexander Underwood and 1 other
Brother of Sarah Underwood and Elizabeth Underwood
Half brother of Sarah Underwood

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About Samuel Underwood

Samuel Underwood

The following information was compiled by Linda Coate [Phone: (614) 915-1243; E-mail:] and retrieved from her site at

  • Born: Abt 1656, , Anne Arundel, MD
  • Marriage: WILCOX, Mary Ann about 1685
  • Died: After Nov 6, 1722, , New Castle, DE
  • Buried: Abt 1722

General Notes:

Samuel Underwood owned 22 1/2 acres by Sept. 29, 1682. He sold 50 acres of land, known as "Middle Neck" originally belonging to his father, Thomas Underwood on Mar. 24, 1683 to his brother-in-law. He purchased land from Samuel Matson six years later.

He and wife, Mary, sold 300 acres to Nicholas Rogers in 1689. He had land surveyed and patented to him from John Grigg on the 12th mo 18 1692-3, that he had apparently owned since 1685. (C-636) This might have been in preparation for a move as he and his family left for New Castle, Delaware about 1693 onto 150 acres. He is on record as paying taxes in that year in New Castle. He bought 250 acres of land in what is now London Grove, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1722. This was land he never moved to, but willed to his sons.

His will, made in 1722, is on file in Wilmington, Delaware. It is provided as follows in Lucien Marcus Underwood's "Notes from the Underwood Families of America" (C-2266) "The Last Will and Testimoney of Samuell Underwood, Sen of the County of New Castell upon Delaware he being at this presents in god sense and memory I doe by these presents revock all forme wills and testimonies whatsover desiring that my body be desently intered and commit my soule unto god that have it. Item I give to my well beloved wife the third of my personall estate and also my lodgin room at her command during her widowhood. Item I give unto my son Joseph Underwood the remaining part of my land which is a hundred and eleven ackers with all the plantation I now live upon. Item I give unto my son Bengemen Underwod one hundred and fifty ackers of land in Chester County and in the London track to be laid out at the north end of that tract containing two hundred and fifty ackers of land. Item I give unto my two sons Alexander Underwood and Thomas Underwood all the remaining part of the above tract they dividing it between then as they think good. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Harres one two year owld hefer. Item I give unto my son Joseph Underwood one Iron gray horse about five years owld. Item I leave my two sons Joseph Underwood and Bengemen Underwood to be my sole Executors of this my last will and testimony either in land or equity and when all my just debts and legasies be paid the remaining part of my Esteat I leave unto them they to divide it equally between them in witnes eleventh day of June in the year 1722. Samuel Undewood Signe sealled in the presents of us Thomas Hollingsworth Christopher Wilson Walter Clark

This Samuel's wife Mary was probably Mary Ann Wilcox as in CD-102.

This Delaware Underwood family has left descendents in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and throughout the west.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will, Jun 11, 1722, , New Castle, DE, USA. 10 In his will he gave 1/3 of his personal estate to his wife and her use of his login room at her demand. To son Samuel went 50 acres of land where he then lived. To son Joseph, he gave the remaining 111 acres of the plantation where he lived and it's improvements along with one five year old iron gray horse. To son Benjamin went 150 acres in London Grove, Chester Co., Pa. To son Alexander and Thomas, he gave the last 100 acres in London Grove. To daughter, Elizabeth Harres (Harris), he gave one two year old hefer. Benjamin and Joseph were his executors. (C-437, p. 94)

• Probate, Feb 18, 1722/23, Wilmington, New Castle, DE, USA.

Samuel married Mary Ann WILCOX, daughter of Henry WILCOCKS and Sarah LEWIS, about 1685. (Mary Ann WILCOX was born about 1670 in , New Castle, DE, USA and died after 1722.)


1 CD 102 (Automated Archives).

2 Shepard W. Burnett to Linda Coate Dudick Letter dated Nov. 24, 1985 at 43 Mann Terrace,Florence, MA 01060 Info. from The Underwood Families of America, Vol. 2, (C-260) 1985.

3 Underwood Annals Vol. 1.

4 Dale C. Kellogg, Through the Keyhole p. 18.

5 Billie Redding Lewis, Thomas Underwood 1650 Immigrant, His Descendants and their Families (unpublished, 1993 (copy of the book in possession of Linda Coate Dudick)).

6 Robert Jesse Harry, The Ancestors and Descendants of Hugh Harry and Elizabeth Brinton.

7 Elmer R. Underwood, David Underwood, 1815-1857, His Antecedents and Descendants (A Private Printing, c1974).

8 Family History.

9 Robert J. Harry, Harry Herald Vol. 3, #12 June, 1987.

10 Lucien Underwood, Comp, The Underwood Families of America (New Era Printing Company, c1913).

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Samuel Underwood's Timeline

February 14, 1655
Anne Arundel County, Maryland or New Castle County, Delaware
Age 26
Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Age 27
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age 30
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, Colonial America
Age 32
Pencader Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Age 32
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age 36
New Castle County, DE
November 6, 1722
Age 67
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Age 66
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States