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Loyalist Directory: William Underhill

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Surname : Underhill
Given name : William
Rank : Capt.
Where Resettled : Spoon Is., Wickham Parish, Queens Co., NB
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V40 N1 Jan 1909
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Queens Rangers
Enlistment Date : Sometime in 1775
Date & Place of Birth : c.1728 in Philipsburg, Westchester Co. NY. He was the son of Thomas Underhill and Phoebe Davenport
Settled before war : Philipsburg, Westchester Co. NY.
Date & Place of Death : before 17 Mar 1813, Wickham, Queens County, NB
Place of Burial : Unknown, likely Wickham
Wife Name : Mary Sutton
Children : Eleanor, Thomas, Abigail, Phoebe, Mary, Elnathan
Biography : Went to what is now St. John, NB in 1783. He drew Lot 173 in Parrtown, before moving to the grant on Spoon Island.

He “delivered his claims to Colonel Robert Rogers at New York about the last September 1783 as he promised to carry it to England.”
Proven Descendants : Grand River 2008.08.05; Grand River 2008.08.05; Victoria Branch 2009.01.19 (Fran Rose); Grand River 2017.11.27 (Patricia Alfreda Mordue);
Military Info : Joined the British as soon as they landed on Long Island. Served 9 months as a Captain in the Queens Rangers, raised 162 men and afterwards had a Warrant to raise men from Colonel James Rogers. He was going after some of Burgoynes Men when he was taken Prisoner, kept prisoner for 2 years and 9 months. He was on Parole, when Andre came from General Arnold. Claimant advised him to go to Capt. Kipp's Company in the wood and they would get him within the Lines, he was taken soon after.

“Produces Certificate to his having brought in a Number of Recruits for the Provincial Corps Viz and to his Loyalty from Colonel Winslow.”
(From his Memorial Claim, dated 1 March 1787, St. John.)
Loyalist Genealogy : Arrivals 99, Our First Families in New Brunswick includes a listing for his son, Thomas Underhill and family, which does mention William and his wife, Mary (Sutton) Underhill.
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Reference letters K

Information submitted by Fran Rose
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