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It might well be that the answer lies in more liberal interpretation of Secretary Hand. I have since found an entry that might be a marriage involving an Underhill. If I read it right, it says: Mr Edward Underhill of Ebrington in the county of Warwickshire and Mrs Marie Savage of Meane, Widdow, were married February 19, 1649. And I did find some burials, ...


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The bondsmen were the executors or administrators of the estate. It was the church courts that administered probate in England & Wales prior to 1858. The executors or administrators of an estate were frequently required to to enter into a bond with the church authorities before the court would grant probate. The bondsmen pledged to carry out a defined ...


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