I am researching the ancestors of Clementia Underhill, who married William Caldicott in 1703. According to her burial record from 1760, she was born in about 1675.
I believe that she was the daughter of a George Underhill, and have a candidate born in 1645 in Adminghton, Warwickshire to Thomas Underhill and Ann his wife. He was christened in Quinton but the baptism record of his older sister Jane (b 1635) mentions the parents as being of Adminghton. (NB there is another George born to these parents in 1640. I assume that this was a case if infant mortality and name re-use.)
Several other trees on ancestry.com link Thomas Underhill to Whitchurch in Warwickshire, but disagree on his father. I am inclined to reject this because I cannot find a Thomas amongst the Underhills baptised there (the only one that pops up in the index is a transcription error, of a daughter). There's no particular reason to link these two families, that were more than 50km apart. The use of the unusual name Clementia for his putative granddaughter leads me to suspect that he is in fact the son of Clement Underhill, baptised in 1615 at St Mary Abchurch, London. A London residence near Court followed by a return to country estates in the next generation would make sense if they were a relatively elite family.
But all of that is just background. The strange thing is that while I can find baptisms of several children of Thomas and Ann Underhill in Quinton, as well as children of an Edward and a John Underhill, there isn't a single marriage involving a male Underhill or any burials of Underhills in Quinton in the entire period 1600-1650. (I've just been through the scans of the parish records on ancestry.com, page by page. I might have missed a female Underhill getting married because the from was always listed first.) While I can imagine that marriages might be in another parish, that of the other half of the couple, I'm surprised that there were no burials of any Underhills in the same parish as the baptisms. Infant mortality was very high, and there were plenty of burials of children of other families, including unnamed unbaptized children, in these records.
So my question is: what if anything should I infer from the absence of burials in the parish of the baptisms?
EDIT: Here are the entries I've found so far. Note that the early part of this register is in Secretary Hand, which is very hard to read. Consequently the register is quite badly indexed on Ancestry.com.
- Maria and Jane Underhill, daughters of Mr Humphrey(?) Underhill and Merriam his wife, baptised 3 May 1626. (mistranscribed as Overhill link, top of right hand page)
- Anne Underhill, the daughter of Mr Thomas Underhill, baptised 19 Nov 1628. (mistranscribed as Anderhill, link, near the bottom of left-hand page)
- John Underhill, the son of Mr Thomas Underhill, baptised 1 Mar 1631 (mistranscribed as Overhill, link, right-hand page)
- Jane Underhill, the daughter of Thomas & Anne Underhill of Admington, baptised 9 August 1635 (link, top of left-hand page)
- Thomas Underhill the son of Thomas Underhill and Anne his wife, baptised 2 Sep 1638 (link, near top of left page)
- George Underhill the son (daughter struck out) of Mr Thomas Underhill and Anne his wife, baptised 9 August 1640 (link, right-hand page)
- George Underhill the son of Thomas Underhill and Anne his wife was baptised 6 July 1645 (link, mistranscribed as George W Morhill)
- Thomas Underhill, son of John Underhill and Marie his wife, 3 Oct 1647 (mistranscribed as “Anderson”, link, near bottom of right hand page
- Martha Underhill, daughter of Mr John Underhill and Marie his wife, baptised 17 April 1649, (link, not indexed
- Marie Underhill the daughter of Mr Edward Underhill and Marie his wife baptised 27 December 1650 (link, right-hand page)
- Edward Underhill the son of Mr John Underhill was baptised 18 June 1651 (link, right-hand page)
- Martha Underhill, daughter of Mr Edward Underhill was baptised 29 January 1651 (the old calendar, link, towards the bottom of the right-hand page)