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IV. Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, , d/o William (and Mary BUTLER?) Underwood, was born bef 1682, died 1726, King George Co, VA; married (1) bef 1705, Sylvester THATCHER, Jr. (s/o Sylvester THATCHER, Sr. and Margaret (POWELL?) who married 2nd Warwick CAMMOCK), who died 1715-1718; and (2) 1717-1723, Francis JETT, who d 1723-24.

Elizabeth is named in the 1717 Richmond Co, VA will of her father, which also includes a bequest to two of her children: "… unto my Loving Grand Sons Jon & Wm THATCHER two hundred Acres of Land Equally divided between them Lying between ye Land of William TRIPLETT and Mary TUTT…"

1723/4 (KG WBA1:47) JETT, Francis (d.i. 1723/4) OB1, p. 154,8: 7 Feb 1723/4: Admin on est. of Francis JETT, deceased, is granted to Elizabeth JETT his widow and she gave bond as adm. with Richard TUTT and John GILBERT [her brothers-in-law] securities (BB#1, p. 2b, 8 Feb 1723). Ct. Ord 6 Mar 1723/4 inventory taken, rec. 5 Jun 1724 in I#1, p. 38-41 and signed by Elizabeth JETT, adm. OB#1, p. 533: 6 Nov 1730: Ct. Order dated 5 Dec 1724 together with rept of Nicholas SMIT, Gent., presented into court by William JETT, vizt: Pursuant to within order did within a few days aft the date thereof state and settle all accounts therein mentioned and found yet remaining 11:11:6 pds. of est. of Francis JETT, deceased, in hands of his son, William JETT. S/Nicholas SMITH. (King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1, 1721-1752 & Miscellaneous Notes, George Harrison Sanford King, Fredericksburg, VA, 1978, SHP, Easley, SC, 1986)

7 Jan 1725 King George Co, VA OB, 1725-1728, p. 295. At a Court held for King George County on Friday the 7th day of January Ano Dom: 1725 … Administration of the Estate of Silvester THATCHER decd., is granted unto William UNDERWOOD nearest Friend to Thomas THATCHER during the said Thomas THATCHER’S minority… William UNDERWOOD and John FOX acknowledge their Bond for One hundred pounds Sterling for William UNDERWOODS due administration of the estate of Silvester THATCHER and for saving the Court harmless. (Order Book Abstracts of King George County, Virginia, 1725-1728. This book is part of King George County, Virginia, Order Book 1721-1735. This part, 1725-1728, covers pages 294-443, Courts of 3 December 1725 through 8 March 1728/9. Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1320 Mayflower Drive, McLean, Virginia 22101, 1992)

15 Apr 1726 - 2 Sep 1726 (KG WBA1:47) Will of Elizabeth JETT… sick of body but strong of minde… children Margaret, Elizabeth and William THATCHER 700 pds. Tobo. and gold ring each; Thomas THATCHER the remainder of the Tobo after paying debts and one white faced heifer; Margaret, Elizabeth and William rest of estate to be equally divided among them. Brother John GILBERT be trustee and overseer until my said children come of age to take the same; appoint son Thomas THATCHER and daughter Margaret THATCHER Ex. and Executrix… S/Elizabeth JETT (Seale) Wits: Luke TIPPET, Mathew [his M mark] MARTIN. LWT of Elizabeth JETT deceased Presented Fri ye 2nd day of Se 1726 by Thomas THATCHER one of the Execs and proved by oaths of Luke TIPPET and Mathew MARTIN (King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1, 1721-1752 & Miscellaneous Notes, George Harrison Sanford King, Fredericksburg, VA, 1978, SHP, Easley, SC, 1986)

No mention is made of Elizabeth's son, John THATCHER, who apparently predeceased her. Presumably, Margaret and Thomas are both of age by this time? (but not named in grandfather's will?)

?? 1730 - (King George DBA-1:29-34) Thomas THATCHER of King George to William WHEELER of Westmoreland… deeds of lease and release… 3400 lbs. tobacco… grant tract part in King George and part in Westmoreland & part in Stafford County containing 110 acres… part of 220 acres left to said THATCHER'S wife by her Deced father William PANNELL & bounded … corner tree to Henry BERRY & Robert PECK; near HAILES Path; line of George KING; John PEARCE; Beaver Dam of Jordans bridge; line of Thomas PORTER, land first granted to one Thomas HARVEY by Deeds bearing date of 20 Jul 1697 & by serveral conveyances which other deeds will appear became William PANNELS which said tract left by will to be Equally Divided between his two Daughters Katherine and Mary .. the whole containing 220 acres. S/Katherine [X] THATCHER, Thomas THATCHER; Wits: Chas. SEALE, Benj. STROTHER, Francis LACON; ..1st May 1730 Katherine solely & secretly examined relinquished her dower…(Sparacio)

According to George H. S. King's "The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA, 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes," Thomas THATCHER died testate in King George County in 1751, husband of Catherine PANNELL, daughter of William PANNELL (circa 1670-1716) and Frances STERNE, his wife, all of Richmond County, Virginia."

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